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First Look: Gaonnuri in Koreatown

Gannouri, a new Korean restaurant on the 39th Floor of 1250 Broadway in Koreatown, seeks to offer a fine dining atmosphere but its menu isn't jockeying for space with the new wave of high-end Korean restaurants. In fact, the eclectic selection of Korean pancakes, hearty stews, and meats grilled at your table may remind you of other ground floor K-town staples. More

Snapshots from Singapore: 12 Must-Try Dishes

I asked a native Singaporean why the people of Singapore are so food crazy. His answer was blunt and typical. "It's the only damn culture we have." With such an influx of new immigrants and ex-pats, it's no wonder that food is the unifying factor for all of Singapore's citizens. With so many flavors to represent, Singapore is absolutely clogged with places to eat; everything from the affordable hawker centers and eating houses to numerous high-end restaurants. Here are the 12 must-try dishes. More

16 Dishes That We Loved at the City Harvest Bid Against Hunger Gala

At Serious Eats, we're all about food. And even when we're not reading or writing about it, we're perhaps thinking, idealizing, and dreaming about it. But we're also cognizant of the millions of New Yorkers who don't have ready access to food, which is why we're down with City Harvest, an organization that for over 25 years, has helped to feed the New York City's hungry. And in order to fund this massive effort (they estimate they'll rescue 30 million lbs of food this year), they've partnered with some of the city's best restaurants to throw their annual Bid Against Hunger gala, which was held yesterday evening at the Metropolitan Pavilion. More

Snapshots from Korea: The O-Il Jang (Five Day Market) on Jeju Island

During the filming of PBS's The Kimchi Chronicles, renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his wife, Marja, visited one of the several O-Il Jang (5 Day Market) on Jeju-do, the provincial island off of the southern coast of the Korean peninsula. According to the producer of The Kimchi Chronicles Eric Rhee, Vongerichten was so inspired by the market that he halted the shooting schedule, bought everything in sight, commandeered the kitchen of a local hotel, and cooked an impromptu multi-course meal for the film crew and hotel staff. More

A Sandwich a Day: Hot Turkey & Mushroom at Andy's Sandwiches and Smoothies in Honolulu

Freshly shredded turkey breast in the Hot Turkey Mushroom sandwich is treated with respect, but it's not the star of the show. Instead, that honor is reserved for Andy's squishy homemade whole wheat bread, which is baked daily, as well as the fresh vegetables that are piled high—warmed mushrooms, crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and a tangle of sprouts. More

A Beginner's Guide to the Singapore Hawker Center

For the first-timer in a Singapore hawker center, the sheer size and outward disarray can be downright disconcerting, if not a little intimidating. With the help of friends and guidebooks, I, myself a recent Singapore newbie, decoded the basics of hawker center etiquette to help demystify this unique eating experience for future greenhorn foodies. More

Flushing: A Healthy Obsession for Korean Food at Gahwa

The Korean diet, at its core, is essentially health food. It's seldom the luscious strips of samgyeopsal (pork belly) or velvety slabs of galbi (short rib), which seep opulence and fat (although both are meant to be eaten with plenty of raw veggies). The everyday meal speaks in vegetables, seasonal and fresh. It demands dietary fiber and it sparingly utilizes economy cuts of animal protein. And it would be unforgivable if it were ever bland or boring. Mediterranean diet be damned, we're on to something here. More

A Sandwich a Day: Egg and Chorizo Torta from Tortas Frontera in O'Hare International Airport, Chicago

Rick Bayless, the respected patron of haute Mexican cuisine, has plenty of well deserved achievements and accolades in his trophy case. And he can add another for this egg and chorizo torta ($9) at his Tortas Frontera restaurant in Terminal 1 (near gate B11). While eating it, I was actually glad to be subjected to a one-hour layover in O'Hare airport. More

Headed to the US Open? Where to Eat in Flushing

Not even a hurricane can stop the US Open, kicking off this morning. And while the stadium concessions get a little more dressed-up every year, they'll never be able to match the surrounding neighborhoods of Flushing and Corona for incredible eats. Here are five great places to try in Flushing before or after you head to Arthur Ashe Stadium. (Stay tuned later this week for Corona!) More

A Sandwich a Day: Cuban Roast from Paseo in Seattle, WA

If you can resist the Cuban press sandwich on steroids or the colossal grilled chicken breast sandwich, you'll want to try the Cuban roast ($8.50), which exalts fat hunks of pork shoulder, unbelievably succulent and blissfully meaty. Like most of Paseo's signature sandwiches, the Cuban roast is bound with a swipe of fragrant aioli, striated with piquant pickled jalapenos and topped with rings of plump, sweet roasted onions, and an obligatory stalk of crisp romaine lettuce. More

Flushing: Taking Stock in Beef Broth at Geum Sung Chik Naengmyun

For years, I've returned to Geum Sung Chik Naengmyun in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Flushing, which specializes in their namesake dish, chik naengmyun, cold arrowroot noodles. But what makes this preparation of chik naengmyun truly special is the base of irresistible home brewed beef broth, yook soo, which they expertly ply into a variety of classic Korean dishes. More

8 Great Hot Dog Topping Ideas

the banh mi dog is low brow brilliant! Must make them this summer.

Where to Go for Happy Hour in Washington, DC

Love the cocktail program at Range! One of the few places in DC that I've found Pappy as well. I think its also worthwhile to give Civil Cigar lounge some recognition as well.

Taste Test: Dennis Eats All of Cricket's Cat Food

What Ethnic Cuisines Do You Want to See in NYC?

Does cajun and creole food count as 'ethnic'? Would love to see more of that.

What's Your Biggest Gripe About New York Restaurants?

Tiny tables that are squished way to close together. If you combine that with a kitchen that doesn't properly course/time dishes, you get a tediously overloaded table where it's impossible to relax and not worry about knocking over your glass of wine or knocking your neighbor's plate off of their table.

What's Your Favorite Sushi in NYC?

I've not been to a ton of high end sushi places, but I really liked Sasabune

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

@Kenji - I had a similar experience at Daniel (and similar to the Pete Wells experience). Extremely snooty service, and because we weren't a regular, we got the cold shoulder on almost everything - the waiter didn't offer to decant our wine, didn't offer to wheel over the cheese cart, etc.

It was almost like we were sitting on the sidelines as we watched the customers in the VIP area of the restaurant get a take-away steak dinner for their limo driver, get the cheese cart, table side service, and a visit from Daniel Boulud himself. And its not like we were going the cheapo route - our dinner for 2 ended up around $900.

I don't think I would ever visit any of his restaurants again.

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

EMP w wine pairings. Worth every penny. Le Bernardin w wine pairings would be a close second.

Emmett's Does Not Serve the Chicago Deep Dish You're Looking For

I would normally never defend Chicago deep dish pizza, but based on the photos, that pizza doesn't do Chicago justice.

Ask the Critic: The Best of Alphabet City

Used to live at 7 & B. Love LOVE Sunny & Annies. Other great sit-down options are Esperanto for Brazilian, Buenos Aires for Argentinian, Pylos for Greek, Northern Spy Food for American and Grape & Grain for a nice and cozy wine bar.

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Pat LaFrieda Sliders

1. Make a lot of stupid prop/side bets with my friends/co-workers
2. Drink
3. ...
4. Profit

What Are Your Favorite Croissant Hybrids (Real or Imaginary)?

croissants + ramps = cramps

Please Dominique Ansel let this happen.

Point/Counterpoint: On Dairy Queen Coming to Manhattan

I'm with Max. I'm from the Midwest and grew up with Dairy Queen. I love NYC because its the antithesis of the Midwestern ideals of big chains and tiny expectations.

Where to Eat in Canada: 8 Great Spots in Vancouver, BC

I was super impressed by West Restaurant on Granville St

Who Makes the Best Pasta in NYC?

Hard to choose between the bucatini at L'Artusi and the fusilli with bone marrow & octopus at Marea. I could eat both every day.

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

Kenji - what are you shooting with? Those photos are amazing

A Late Night Korea Town Food and Bar Crawl

@kimchijjigae agree on Bangia and Take 31. Great replacements for Pan (although a little birdie tells me that Pan is re-opening soon under new ownership). Wa Bar (in the old Baden Baden space) is also a pretty good spot for late night noshes and drinking, and I think they have some of the better food/drink specials in K-town.

Where to Eat with Vegetarians and Meat Lovers in NYC: An Omnivorous Guide to 60 Restaurants

I think I enjoyed the veggie options at Balaboosta more than the meat based items, esp the fried cauliflower, eggplant toast, and a sunchoke soup that they used to serve (although wasn't on the menu last time I was there)

9 Oscar Dogs Inspired by the 2013 Best Picture Nominees

love it! Argo dog for me

Snapshots from Israel: What's The Best Hummus You've Ever Had?

I'm not a hummus expert, but the best I've ever had is at Taim & Taim Mobile. I love that stuff to the point that if I had to choose between the falafel and hummus platter from Taim, and say... the black label burger at Minetta or a pie from Motorino... I think I might choose Taim.

Where to Drink Beer Outdoors in Queens, NY

In Flushing, I would recommend Paradise Alley in Murray Hill and Zurang, which is near the Broadway LIRR

What's The Best Airplane Meal You've Ever Had?

I do a lot of intl business class travel and eat a lot of slightly-less-terrible food as a result. My loyalty is to Delta, although non-US legacy airlines do a MUCH better job of serving palatable food. I have been subjected to much of Chef Bernstein's 'food' while flying Delta, such as a pork dish resembling dog food (it makes its own gravy!): http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris6sigma/6081400607

Soba noodles served frozen: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris6sigma/6081400431

Miso glazed black cod about the size of your thumb: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris6sigma/6082353969

A particularly sad dish of a single chilled and wilted shrimp and scallop with over-salty lentil soup: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris6sigma/7947421732

But the best airline food I've had to memory was hot congee and cold beer at the Delta lounge in NRT, and a baked cod with risotto while flying to London. At least there's that.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris6sigma/6081938832
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris6sigma/7947425806

Poll: How Much Do You Tip for Pizza Delivery?

Agree with Adam and Pizzablogger. I feel for the delivery guys that have to deal with constant danger, shitty weather, dealing with walk up apts or pissy doormen, etc. Not to discount regular restaurant FOH, but the delivery dudes arguably work much harder for a thankless job. I always go 15-20%, and always give the tip in cash (even if I pay for the food with a card).

Home Slice: How to Make a Pizza Burrito

this is awesome. Adam, let me know if you need a business partner to launch a Pizza Burrito food truck.

Snapshots from Singapore: 25 Singaporean Dishes You Should Know

Drooling! I can't wait to go back.

Isa in Williamsburg: Ambition Alone Does Not A Great Restaurant Make

There's obviously a great deal of thought put into this restaurant of Taavo Somer's, with Ignacio Mattos as the chef. And a lot of intentional quirk. The room is inviting and rustic, warmed and perfumed by an enormous wood-burning oven; while the photocopied, garishly colored menu looks like a 'zine cover from 1995. On that menu are dishes that change daily, their names handwritten in descriptions like "sunchoke cream, chestnut, dust." But while some of these wildly creative dishes delivered, others didn't at all. More

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: Canadian Mist Blended Whisky

It's been brought to my attention that the Bottom Shelf has been relying too heavily on overlong digressions about my home life, Scrabble habits, and condiment preferences. The criticism hurt; being told I stray too far from the topic felt as if Emily played quozz for a triple-word score and then rubbed Cholula in my eyes. But I am nothing if not handsome, and nothing else if not responsive to the desires of the medium people, so I've decided to drop all the narcissistic tween-on-Facebook bullshit and give you what you came here for: The official Bottom Shelf primer on the state of the American political system. More

Snapshots from Singapore: 12 Must-Try Dishes

I asked a native Singaporean why the people of Singapore are so food crazy. His answer was blunt and typical. "It's the only damn culture we have." With such an influx of new immigrants and ex-pats, it's no wonder that food is the unifying factor for all of Singapore's citizens. With so many flavors to represent, Singapore is absolutely clogged with places to eat; everything from the affordable hawker centers and eating houses to numerous high-end restaurants. Here are the 12 must-try dishes. More

Fast Food: Wendy's Chili

Wendy's chili isn't much to look at, but it tastes leagues better than Hormel. It's much thinner, but the sparse beef is augmented by plenty of small red kidney beans and pinky-gray pinto beans, and there are cursory bits of tomato skin, onion and, in a huh?-but-harmless touch, celery. More

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: ShotPak Premade Shots

A couple months ago I horrified us all with the news that I had been reduced to toiling several hours a week at an actual job to keep up with rising household spending relating mostly to pumpkin beer and deluxe mustards. Pumpkin beer season has finally crested, but it's always time for expensive mustard and now some jerk has started parking a lobster roll truck in my neighborhood, so it looks like I'll be checking IDs at the not-quite-dive bar for the foreseeable future. More

16 Dishes That We Loved at the City Harvest Bid Against Hunger Gala

At Serious Eats, we're all about food. And even when we're not reading or writing about it, we're perhaps thinking, idealizing, and dreaming about it. But we're also cognizant of the millions of New Yorkers who don't have ready access to food, which is why we're down with City Harvest, an organization that for over 25 years, has helped to feed the New York City's hungry. And in order to fund this massive effort (they estimate they'll rescue 30 million lbs of food this year), they've partnered with some of the city's best restaurants to throw their annual Bid Against Hunger gala, which was held yesterday evening at the Metropolitan Pavilion. More

A Sandwich a Day: Cuban Roast from Paseo in Seattle, WA

If you can resist the Cuban press sandwich on steroids or the colossal grilled chicken breast sandwich, you'll want to try the Cuban roast ($8.50), which exalts fat hunks of pork shoulder, unbelievably succulent and blissfully meaty. Like most of Paseo's signature sandwiches, the Cuban roast is bound with a swipe of fragrant aioli, striated with piquant pickled jalapenos and topped with rings of plump, sweet roasted onions, and an obligatory stalk of crisp romaine lettuce. More

Snapshots from Korea: The O-Il Jang (Five Day Market) on Jeju Island

During the filming of PBS's The Kimchi Chronicles, renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his wife, Marja, visited one of the several O-Il Jang (5 Day Market) on Jeju-do, the provincial island off of the southern coast of the Korean peninsula. According to the producer of The Kimchi Chronicles Eric Rhee, Vongerichten was so inspired by the market that he halted the shooting schedule, bought everything in sight, commandeered the kitchen of a local hotel, and cooked an impromptu multi-course meal for the film crew and hotel staff. More

A Beginner's Guide to the Singapore Hawker Center

For the first-timer in a Singapore hawker center, the sheer size and outward disarray can be downright disconcerting, if not a little intimidating. With the help of friends and guidebooks, I, myself a recent Singapore newbie, decoded the basics of hawker center etiquette to help demystify this unique eating experience for future greenhorn foodies. More

Flushing: A Healthy Obsession for Korean Food at Gahwa

The Korean diet, at its core, is essentially health food. It's seldom the luscious strips of samgyeopsal (pork belly) or velvety slabs of galbi (short rib), which seep opulence and fat (although both are meant to be eaten with plenty of raw veggies). The everyday meal speaks in vegetables, seasonal and fresh. It demands dietary fiber and it sparingly utilizes economy cuts of animal protein. And it would be unforgivable if it were ever bland or boring. Mediterranean diet be damned, we're on to something here. More

5 Can't-Miss Korean Eating Experiences in Flushing

Visitors to Flushing, Queens might think of the neighborhood as primarily a Chinese food destination, but the world of Korean options is vast and diverse. Our intrepid Flushing explorer Chris Hansen has tracked down massive goat feasts, pork belly cooked on your table, killer Korean barbecue, and more. We asked him to pick his five favorite finds so far; check out his can't-miss Korean eating experiences in Flushing! More

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: MD 20/20

After a month of suffering through the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's cavalcade of incompetence, Bottom Shelf research coordinator Emily announced last Thursday that she'd finally had enough of her 45-minute, 3-mile subway commute. I figured this meant one of two things: She'd either landed her dream job as a cookie-dispenser at Formaggio Kitchen, or she'd wised up to the fact that work is for suckers and was joining me in early retirement. More

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: Agavales 100% Agave Gold Tequila

My new neighborhood is the nicest I've ever lived in, which is great if you're into yoga and dentistry and $13 jars of jam, but less convenient if your tastes run to cheap liquor and a comprehensive selection of Slim Jim sizes and flavors. Though my immediate surroundings are a bit dandified for my liking, they are reassuringly sleaze-adjacent; a 10-minute walk to the dark side of Harvard Square puts me in safe proximity to grifters and winos and other friends. This is why it took me several weeks to fully appreciate the busted beauty of the only bar in the other direction. More

Flushing: Taking Stock in Beef Broth at Geum Sung Chik Naengmyun

For years, I've returned to Geum Sung Chik Naengmyun in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Flushing, which specializes in their namesake dish, chik naengmyun, cold arrowroot noodles. But what makes this preparation of chik naengmyun truly special is the base of irresistible home brewed beef broth, yook soo, which they expertly ply into a variety of classic Korean dishes. More