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Craig Cavallo

Craig Cavallo

Craig Cavallo has been working and eating in New York City restaurants for a decade. His insatiable appetite (and bike) take him to the next delicious thing. You can follow Craig's journey @digestny and on Digest NY, a website he launched in 2012 to share his love of food and the stories told through it. A love affair with wine grew organically when Craig was an opening staff member at Eataly's wine store. The job lead him to Piedmont, where he rolled in the hills of Langhe and discovered the beauty of hazelnuts, Arneis and salsiccia di Bra. Craig's from Syracuse, but he lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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  • Location: Brooklyn
  • Favorite foods: Guanciale, cheese, grape leaves, fresh herbs, grapefruit, butter, campfire hot dogs (anything cooked over fire really), and Little Debbie brownies.
  • Last bite on earth: Any bowl of phở in any back alley in Ho Chi Minh City.

Big Flavors in Unlikely Places at Rosette

Chinatown's pulse beats fastest at Canal and Bowery, where the Manhattan Bridge spills traffic onto the island and, nearby, the diesel engines of buses idle. Few people consider the eastern reaches of the neighborhood, between the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges, as a dining destination. But that's where Rosette opened at the end of January. More

After 16 Years, Lucien French Bistro Still Has Plenty to Say

Lucien is the sort of place you can go when you know what you want to eat, so long as what you want to eat is classic bistro fare. There's risk in running a restaurant so traditional—the food needs to be articulate and speak to guests in special, intimate ways, less the whole concept prove hollow and soulless. Lucien opened in 1998. After 16 years, the restaurant's got a way with words. More

Step Out of the Big City Into Petite Crevette

@VeryHungryHippo I'm glad! Thank you for the note.

Inside the Wonderful Restaurant Stuck in a Tiny Coffee Shop

@EBT84 They do! Limited selection of reds, whites, and bubbles, most of which are available BTG. Beers (mostly domestic) are available in bottle and can, with a pils and cider on draft on my visit. No hard stuff.

Meet the Tiny Lunch Counter Tucked in a Midtown Loading Dock

@wingding Eureka! Thanks so much for sharing, Meredith. How I wish I were present for the charm of old New York..

Cobble Hill is Lucky to Have Brucie

Guilty as charged, Erin. Though it was more like devoured..

Tamales, not Turkey: New York Immigrants' Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanks for the note, @gluttonygal. All fixed! I'm glad you enjoyed the story.