Luna Rossa is an old-school, no-frills, comfy Italian restaurant: there aren't any innovative dishes to be found, but who needs innovative when the classics are done this well?
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I've been a fan of instant noodles all my life and in 2002, decided to turn this passion into a blog. While living in Seattle, I've found Asian grocery stores aplenty and my love affair with the instant noodle has only increased. Over the years, I've found some pretty amazing varieties; this list represents the best of the best.
On Saturdays and Sundays from April to late October, street food and Latin American food lovers of all stripes flock to Red Hook Park's ball fields to savor foods from the legendary Red Hook Food Vendors. Since 1974, vendors have operated on the edges of the park on Clinton and Bay Street. But this year is different. In the words of veteran vendor Marcos Lainez from El Olomega Pupusas, "This is the beginning and it could be the end."
Noah didn't jump into his first week of Smorgasburg expecting everything at Scharf & Zoyer to be perfect. If the first week was a feeler, than the following Saturdays could be described as a chance to make good on those initial lessons. One such lesson: figure out your "killer app" and run with it.
If you're visiting Little Italy in Chinatown in New York, get ready to eat well. But you have to know where to eat—and just as importantly, where to avoid. This guide aims to break it all down for you, handy printable map included.
Yuji Haraguchi started Yuji Ramen at Smorgasburg last year, and it's been a hit ever since. He took some time to talk with us about where he shops for ingredients, and where he goes when he wants someone else to do the cooking.
Spring has finally sprung in New York City, and with that comes the return of Smorgasburg, one of the city's largest outdoor food markets.
You may not expect much from a roasted vegetable medley sandwich, and rightly so, but damn does this one deliver.
At first glance M & O appears to be only an unremarkable bodega, but tucked in the very back of the store is a deli with surprisingly tasty sandwiches.
It takes a lot for a printed food guide book to feel worth it these days, but the Korean Food Foundation's Korean Restaurant Guide: New York may be one of them. We're giving two of them away right here.
Top Chef alum Manuel Trevino is busy with his new gig at Marble Lane, but come late night, he's free to explore his Upper East Side neighborhood.
The Lower East Side has no shortage of booze-spongey food open late on the cheap. But some bites are better than others, worth a special trip no matter the hour. From hero sandwiches and corner slices to meatballs and steamed crab legs, here are 15 ways to eat well after after dark on the LES.
Near the Meatpacking District but with more class, Chelsea has its own share of late night bites worth a trip: pizza, tapas, Japanese bar food...and more tapas, along with some duck noodle soup for good measure.
5 great happy hours in Nolita that really are worth your money and drinkin' time. We tracked down 2-for-1 craft cocktails, free bar snacks, and a great café with cheap wine.
The East Village may be best known these days as a nightlife neighborhood, but it also has breakfast down. And we don't mean brunch: we mean breakfast, available before you go to work on a weekday, something to nourish you rather than just nurse a hangover.
I don't always eat a sandwich the size of my own skull. But when I do, I prefer the Puma, a hand-held smörgåsbord named after its creator's favorite Mexican soccer team—Mexico City's Pumas.
It may be small and scummy, but Alimentos Saludables, a tamale outpost in Sunset Park is serving the real deal: a true Mexican breakfast of champurrado, arroz con leche, and some of the best tamales in the city, if you catch them on a good day. Plus—a tamale sandwich!
It's been a great year for Mexican food in New York, and as the community develops, second and third generations settle, and more chefs become inspired by the diversity of the cuisine, it can only get better. Here are some of the best dishes of the year, ten that would make even the most fervent disbeliever reconsider.
At its best, a fish taco is a totem of simplicity—just perfectly fried fresh fish in a warm tortilla with a drizzle of crema, the sweet crunch of cabbage, and a little hot sauce for punch. We checked out the city's fish taco scene to sort out the good, the bad, and the just alright.
Manhattan's Chinatown has its share of dumplings: potstickers aplenty, Shanghainese xiao long bao, some wontons here and there. But if you want real dumpling diversity, and an overall upgrade in quality, you have to hop the 7 train to Flushing. Here are the essentials to get the most out of your dumpling crawl.
Eating well late at night in midtown isn't quite as easy as it is elsewhere in New York, but that doesn't mean you can't do well for yourself and your maybe-tipsy urges. So here's your guide: burgers, pizza, Korean Spam stews, street meat, and plenty more to eat in the business heart of Manhattan.
This new Gowanus restaurant serves a sandwich that's all about balancing savory and sweet, soft and crisp.
The chicken sandwich ($10.50) is a solid lunch that's just as filing as it is healthy (minus the side of salty, delicious hand cut fries). Grilled chicken basted with basil pesto is layered with roasted peppers, romaine hearts, and roasted garlic.
OMilk's latest flavor: coffee milk (only available via delivery for now). It starts with a super-strong batch of cold brew extract, which gets a pour of their fresh almond milk and a touch of raw agave nectar swirled in. It's one part coffee to three parts milk, so it's strong enough to drink on its own though you could always up the caffeine by pouring it over a fresh-brewed cup (yes, coffee on coffee).