I found El Sabroso after helping a friend move things into a Midtown showroom. We took turns bringing boxes into the freight entrance of 265 37th Street. In the loading dock, where there should have been freight elevators, there was a lunch counter instead, with six stools, one table, and a glossy red menu with the words "El Sabroso Restaurant" at the top.
Pagani's reasonably priced Italian has its pleasures, but to thrive on Bleecker street it'll have to do more.
Anyone can fry potatoes, roast vegetables, and braise meats, but few can do it as well as Brucie's chef Zahra Tangorra.
This is La Palapa's 14th winter since Barbara Selby, a native to Mexico City, opened the restaurant. The good intentions (and much of the good food) are still there, but without Sibley in the kitchen, some of her passion for Mexico's cuisine can get lost in translation.
Beef offal specialist Takashi recently started a late-night ramen menu by reservation only. Forget pork tonkotsu; here's ramen with Kobe beef belly.
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.
Last night at City Grit, guest chef Dylan Fultineer of Rappahannock in Richmond, Virginia, prepared a six-course meal featuring local seafood and produce. Check out all the dishes here!
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.
Splurge on the secondi at this century-old pharmacy-turned-Tuscan gem, or (wisely) build a meal around the antipasti and excellent homemade pastas.
Park Slope's longstanding farm-to-table restaurant serves thoughtful American fare and does the term 'neighborhood spot' justice.
In many ways, Cafe Nadery a gathering place inspired by and built around the Iranian heritage of the 21 people who own it. The café is a venue for readings, live music, film screenings, art exhibits, lectures, and fora. It just so happens they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
My grandmother's earliest memories of Thanksgiving—roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy—are defined by traditional American customs. But those aren't the only American Thanksgiving traditions. Immigrants from Mexico, Israel, and China—now New Yorkers in the food industry—tell their own stories.
In a neighborhood that's seen an influx of new restaurants in recent months, standing out is a challenge. One way to do it is with a personal menu built around your heritage. Another is to open in a former glass factory. Glasserie did both.
"I need to hear everyone singing," Peter Weiss said. "Because if I don't I'm going to think you're eating the grapes." I was on the west side of Keuka Lake hand-harvesting riesling at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery. Weiss, who is from Germany's famous Mosel region, is the winemaker responsible for riesling there.
Each week we talk to a member of the Serious Eats community. This week we chatted with Paul Maki, aka Meat Guy.
A Sandwich a Day: Roast Beef at Dave's Hoagies, a Philly Sandwich Standout in the Financial District
Dave's Hoagies has brought real-deal Philly-style sandwiches to the Financial District.
Food-friendly events for the weekend and beyond.
The new drink is an icy blend of blueberries and raspberries that we found quite refreshing, if a bit thick and weighty should you get the optional dose of yogurt (we did).
The Lobster Place is back in Chelsea Market with a full sandwich lineup—some new, some improved.
It's hard not to love the Mexican sandwiches we get in New York: versions overstuffed with avocado and refried beans or slender but robust meat delivery vehicles; cemitas on poofy buns or griddled tortas with crisped Portuguese rolls. To add you on your own journey to Mexican sandwich self-discovery, we've rounded up 24 of our favorites from across the city.
Food-friendly events for the weekend and beyond.
On the chicken milanese ($12), chicken breast is pounded thin, lightly coated with seasoned breadcrumbs, and fried to golden brown. It loses its crisp under a blanket of fresh, melted mozzarella, but is still tender and juicy.
Ramps show up first. Rhubarb hits menus soon after, then soft shell crabs show up, as they've done at Certé in Midtown. The lunch counter introduced the Chip & Crab Dip sandwich ($8.95) yesterday as their sandwich special for the month of May.
"One of the great things about seasonal cocktails," Belanger says, "is the opportunity to incorporate fresh ingredients." But at Donna, you won't find bartenders slowly muddling fruit or other produce for each drink. Instead, the flavors of the season are incorporated into freshly made syrups and vinegar-based shrubs, such as a sweet-savory-spicy shrub made from strawberry, cilantro, and serrano peppers, which provides an unexpected mix of flavors in the Strawberry Sky.
At their creamery in Long Valley, New Jersey, Valley Shepherd makes a sheep's milk cheese called Shepherd's Basket. It's made from raw (unpasteurized) milk in traditional manchego basket molds and has a flavor profile that mimics the Spanish cheese: sharp, salty, buttery, and dense.