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Meet & Eat: Marc Murphy, Chef, Restaurateur

New York Laren Spirer 4 comments

According to his bio, Marc Murphy "started cooking because he didn't have the funds to become a professional racecar driver." NASCAR's loss is New York's gain—since opening Landmarc in 2004, Murphy has created restaurants that have become fixtures in the... More

The Brunch Dish: Smoked Salmon Club at Ditch Plains

New York Nikki Goldstein Post a comment

[Photograph: Nikki Goldstein ] Leave it to a Chesapeake Bay-inspired restaurant to pair Old Bay with smoked salmon for brunch. The combo makes sense, and it's a welcome change from the usual bagel and cream cheese. At Ditch Plains... More

The State(s) of Fried Clams

Ed Levine 21 comments

Having just come from a thoroughly disappointing meat at NY's latest attempt at a clam shack, Ditch Plains, I began to ruminate on how much I love fried clams. With Memorial Day, the official start of the fried clam eating season, just around the corner, here is my absolutely incomplete guide to eating fried clams in the NYC area, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, with a southern Maine spot thrown in for good measure. The descriptions of the clams themselves will be minimal. As I discovered a couple of years ago when I went on a ten clamshack eating adventure with Dave Pastnernack, the chef of Esca, fried clams are either really good (sweet, nutty, crisp and greaselessly fried with no breading... More

Ditch Plains is not there yet

New York Ed Levine 6 comments

Clam shacks are one of my favorite eating destinations of all time, but sometimes I think that serious chefs think that all it takes to open a good one is to shuck some clams and make some chowder. Ever... More

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