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A Beginner's Guide to German Wine

Excellent article about German Rieslings!

What are NYC's Most Overrated Restaurants?

Blanca is extremely overrated. Dopey policy of no smartphone use (no problem for no pictures, but what do they care if I want to read the NYTimes while I'm waiting for the next tiny course). Left hungry; almost stopped into Roberta's for a pizza.

What's the Most Expensive Meal You've Had in New York?

Extended tasting menu at Per Se. Wonderful, but too much food.

Las Vegas, NV: Don't Bet on the $60 Rossini Burger at Burger Bar

I did the "poor" person's version instead that was terrific: kobe beef, foie gras and truffle mayo--had originally requested the truffle sauce, but they brought the truffle mayo instead. Cost about half the price of the Rossini burger.

We're Loving the Bun Chika Bun Bun from ChikaLicious

Hope they start selling it across the street at ChikaLicious Dessert Club for take-out.

Open Thread: What's the Best Ice Cream in NYC?

Cones in the West Village is my favorite. Great flavors. Very nice service. Not a fan of Grom, Il Lab or E&B.

Sugar Rush: Kouign Amann at Macaron Parlour

Agree that the Kouign Amann is excellent at Macaron Parlour. Never had the DKA since it was already sold out when I stopped by Dominique Ansel.

Momofuku Ko's Five Year Anniversary Dinner

Great photos! I was at the earlier dinner, and it was wonderful!

The Nasty Bits: Chopped Liver

My favorite chopped liver is at Sarge's (perfect mix of chicken liver, sauteed onions and hard-boiled egg). While I adore most things at Russ & Daughters, I'm not a fan of their chopped liver.

Cannot add to your query about why Jews love Chinese food, but I love all Asian food!

Cool Drinks, NY: Soft Cocktails at Eleven Madison Park

I love the Orange Julius! I've had it a several times, and it's delicious!

Serious Grape: Our Search for the Best Riesling

I LOVE German Rieslings, and find they pair perfectly with all types of food. So glad that Momofuku Ssam Bar had a Summer of Riesling dinner this year! I think EMP has the most extensive collection of Rieslings.

Ladurée Now Open on Manhattan's Upper East Side

I went twice last week to Laduree. First, on Tuesday when the wait time was only 45 minutes. Second visit was Friday afternoon, when the wait time was 2 hours (credit card machine wasn't working and only one cash register). Both times the macarons were great! My favorites: caramel; lemon; coffee; vanilla; and (surprisingly) rose petal. Will wait a few weeks in hope that the wait time becomes more reasonable (no longer than 20 minutes). Want to do a taste test with my other favorite macaron, Bisous Ciao.

What's Your Favorite Cupcake Shop In New York?

I love ChikaLicious Dessert Club's premium caramel and red velvet cupcakes. Perfect sized cupcakes.

Where to Eat - Near 44th (between 7th and 8th)

I like Marseille (44 St. & 9th Ave.) for French brasserie food.

The Art of the Lunch Deal: Aureole

What a shame. Aureole used to be among my most favorite restaurants when they were at their townhouse on E. 61 St. I haven't been to their new location; sounds like I don't need to.

Riverpark: Tom Colicchio Presents Sisha Ortuzar

I've had dinner twice at Riverpark, and loved both times. Food is delicious (especially the cavatelli and lamb, duck, and rack of lamb). Agree that the beignets are yummy, as is the malt ice cream. Service is very friendly and professional. Views are gorgeous, and the outdoor tables will be among the most sought-after tables in all of Manhattan when the weather warms up again.

Artisanal's Pumpkin Gnocchi was seasonally delicious!

I agree about the "yummy" factor of the Artisanal Pumpkin Gnocchi. Was there for brunch this past weekend and ordered it, and it was wonderfu! Hope they keep this on the menu for a long time.

Sugar Rush: After-Dessert Desserts at Per Se

Do you know if you order dinner in the Salon (from the Salon menu) whether you would receive the same selection of mignardises? Definitely might be worth having dinner in the Salon.

Sugar Rush: After-Dessert Desserts at Per Se

Do you know if your order dinner in the Salon (from the Salon menu) whether you would receive the same selection of mignardises? Definitely might be worth having dinner in the Salon.

Mixed Review: Manischewitz's Honey Cake

I recently bought honey cakes from Russ & Daughters and Sarge's, and both were great! Great flavor and texture, with a slight edge to Sarge's.