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Sandwiches and a Side of Cheer at A&A Coffee Shop

New York Rabi Abonour Post a comment

You won't find many frills at A&A Coffee Shop. What you will find is a tasty, affordable breakfast lunch, and that's good enough for me. More

American Heart and New Orleans Soul at Bo's Kitchen & Bar Room

New York Craig Cavallo 5 comments

After Crave Fishbar and South Edison, and having cooked in Soho's Kittichai and consulted on Cascabel Taqueria, Todd Mitgang has turned his talent with seafood south, where he looks to New Orleans for the menu's inspiration. More

Ootoya's Homemade Tofu Salad is a Killer Deal for Times Square and the Flatiron

New York Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Japanese import Ootoya specializes in teishoku, set meals of meat or fish with sides like rice and steamed egg custards, but you need to start your meal somewhere, and the Homemade Tofu Salad with Special Bonito Flakes ($12) is a fine way to do so. More

Maison Kayser's Marathon Bars Are an Energy Bar We Can Get Behind

New York Andrew Coe 2 comments

Bakers work notoriously long and irregular hours, with their days frequently beginning or ending in the wee hours of the morning. The question is, how to keep healthy? For Eric Kayser, globe-trotting founder of the Maison Kayser empire, and Yann Ledoux, overseer of his New York ovens, the answer is running. More

A Lemon Tart Like No Other at the NoMad

New York Niko Triantafillou 5 comments

On first glance, the tart appears to be surrounded by a thin, shiny layer of caramel or mousse. In fact, the covering is made of shortbread. Read on to see how it's made. More

Taste of Persia NYC, Your Ambassador to Persian Home Cooking

New York Max Falkowitz 2 comments

In the past couple months I kept hearing whispers from Middle Eastern food devotees about Saeed Pourkay's Persian cooking lodged in the corner of a Flatiron pizzeria. Then he received some glowing press. So here's hoping Taste of Persia NYC becomes the city's ambassador to homestyle Persian cuisine, a vacant position we'd do well to fill. The food certainly merits the title. More

D.C.'s Sweetgreen in the NoMad Hotel, a New Hope for New York Salad

New York Max Falkowitz 8 comments

There's a lot of magical thinking and doe-eyed sustainability prose on the company's website and college-newsletter-like menu, enough to make this bagel eater's eyes roll a little, but here's the bottom line: Sweetgreen is Manhattan's best quick-service salad chain with prices on par with other midtown lunches. It's a salad company for people who actually love salad, who don't eat their greens just because they're supposed to. More

A Homey Take on Japanese at Ootoya, Now in Times Square and the Flatiron

New York Krista Garcia 4 comments

Sure, you can have sushi or ramen at Ootoya, the large Japanese chain that recently sprouted its second US branch between Bryant Park and Times Square, but that would be missing the point. New York already has more than its share of single-minded specialists and Ootoya excels at less common teishoku, set meals with miso soup, rice, pickles, and egg custard, plus dish-specific sides, all presented in eye-pleasing ceramic and lacquerware. More

14 Great Lunches in the Flatiron District

New York Amalia Safran 11 comments

The Flatiron District, named after its iconic wedge-shaped building, is always bustling, especially around lunch. But finding an especially good one in this busy office neighborhood can be more of a challenge than you'd think. With that in mind, we've compiled 14 of our favorite lunches in the area: budget-friendly sandwiches, filling noodle bowls, and some nicer sitdowns. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Godfather Part II at No. 7 Sub

New York Andrea Kang 3 comments

Some say The Godfather Part II is superior to the first original movie. At No. 7 Sub, some may say The Godfather Part II, the sandwich, is superior to the Italian hero. And aptly so. Here, the classic gets revamped into a spicier, intensely flavored sub with some unusual flavors that work surprisingly well. More

ABC Cocina: Great Seasonal Latin, If You Can Stand the Wait

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 5 comments

Like its neighboring restaurant ABC Kitchen—also a Jean-Georges/Chef Dan Kluger tag-team—the menu is eclectic but seasonally based, simple to read, but interesting in its details. Though I've spotted Jean-Georges and Dan Kluger in the kitchen on a few occasions, the ship is helmed day-to-day by chef de cuisine Ian Coogan. Every single dish sounds like something you want to eat (and for the most part, is). More

A Sandwich a Day: The Broccoli at No. 7 Sub

New York Andrea Kang 8 comments

Cooked broccoli stuffed between bread doesn't sound like the most appealing sandwich, but you would be surprised. No. 7 Sub does this unexpected combination some real justice. More

Making Ramp, Squid, and Scallion Pancakes at Hanjan

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 7 comments

The scallion pancakes at Hanjan are one of the most delicious things I've ever put in my mouth, and I could think of no way upon which it could be improved.

Until ramp season, that is.

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Sugar Rush: Gianduja Mousse at Aldea

New York Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

Aldea's gianduja mousse is the rare dessert that has a multitude of interesting components and is still immensely satisfying. More

First Look: Sag Harbor's Sen Arrives in Manhattan

New York Nick Solares 5 comments

The newly minted Sen occupies an ambitiously large space on 21st street in Manhattan. The menu is a congruous blend of traditional and modern: classically prepared sushi and a broader, more eclectic kitchen menu with pan-Asian focus. If the concept sounds less than original, it's worth mentioning that Sen is an offshoot of the nearly two-decades-old Sag Harbor restaurant renowned for their sushi. More

A Sandwich a Day: Carnitas Torta at Choza Taqueria

New York Craig Cavallo 1 comment

We've already professed our love for Choza's tortas, both vegetarian and not. And with the carnitas ($8.04), we found the third time's another charm. More

First Look: Tres Carnes, Mexican-Flavored Barbecue with Texas Smoked Meat in the Flatiron

New York Nick Solares 11 comments

Tres Carnes opened last week serving up a fusion of Mexican flavors and Texas-style smoked meats using the (dare I say it?) Chipotle service model. If the concept sounds familiar, the barbecue has a stronger pedigree than you may suspect—the restaurant has enlisted Mike Rodriguez as pit master, who spent almost a decade running the pits at the legendary Salt Lick in Texas. More

A Sandwich a Day: Chorizo and Potato Torta at Choza

New York Craig Cavallo 1 comment

On the potato and chorizo torta ($9.04), the familiar Portuguese roll is griddled again to start things off. The high heat leaves the thin bread buttery, lightly toasted, and soft and chewy. More

A Sandwich a Day: Potato and Poblano Torta at Choza Taqueria

New York Craig Cavallo 1 comment

The potato and poblano torta ($8.04) from Choza Taqueria is proof once again that Mexican sandwiches can be vegetarian and delicious. More

Behind the Scenes: Sticky Toffee Pudding at John Dory Oyster Bar, NYC

Sweets Laura Togut 2 comments

Spring is finally (hopefully, actually) around the corner, but we wouldn't have gotten through the winter without desserts like the sticky toffee pudding at The John Dory Oyster Bar, which is warm, gooey, and comforting in all the right ways. See how this classic British dessert is made. More

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