Dining

The Counting Room

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By Hillary Latos In a neighborhood characterized by perennially ironic hipsters, The Counting Room is like an unpretentious breath of fresh air that has quickly become a neighborhood favorite.  Reclaimed wood benches and tables, exposed brick walls and vintage glass pendant lamps, create a stylish ambiance with plenty of shared seating and communal tables that […]


Tarallucci e Vino

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A true Italian in the Flatiron The literal translation of Tarallucci e vino is savory biscuits and wine, but as Italians love to associate proverbial meanings with food – it refers to resolving a dispute by pretending there was no dispute to begin with- or the more familiar American expression- we agree to disagree so […]


Veritable Veritas at In Vino

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By Rory Winston “All due respect professor, but if you’re telling me it’s impossible to explain a layman the area of physics you’re specialized in then you obviously have a very poor understanding of your field.”  The older professor gaped, tuned a bit crimson and walked off, while my friend who made the comment, shrugged […]


Dessert in a glass – the superb Passito wines of the Aeolian Islands

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Story and photography by Manos Angelakis In Italy, the volcanic Aeolian Islands are planted, almost exclusively, with Malvasia grapes; a grape that has its roots in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean.


A Culinary Bio-Pic

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By Rory Winston They’re different,” said a film-reviewer colleague, “in Japanese movies about food, the main star is the food. Check Tampopo or Doing Time or Chef of the South Polar or even Flavor of Happiness, the recipe is the same: the cooking process tells all.” My friend was right. The love interest, the nemesis… […]


Dining Like Royalty

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By Christopher A. Pape What’s in a name; a rose by any other name smells just as sweet. And so it is with The Montague, on the Garden a four-star hotel, which seems to inhabit two worlds. With its ideal location – directly in front of it is the British Museum and the hustle and […]


A Prime Fascination

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By Christopher A. Pape Though Dylan Prime has survived through downtown NY’s biggest catastrophes since its opening in 2000, this renowned Tribeca foodie institution has recently reopened after transforming the interior and revamping the menu, much to the joy of its loyal following. Housed in a historic landmark building constructed in the 1800s, Dylan Prime […]


Take Me Out to the Steakhouse

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By Rory Winston Although many a Yankee fan may recall Jack Norworth’s 1908 classic, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, there are few diners that would turn to their mates while attending the renowned New York Yankee Steak House and belt out “Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks” moments before being served. The prestigious […]


Fidelity Italian Style

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By Rory Winston It’s easier to be faithful to a restaurant than to a woman”, said Federico Fellini, the director after whose most sumptuous character in Amacord they named Gradisca (gradiscanyc.com). And, it’s hard to imagine any patron risking infidelity if it could result in losing the sexy little Italian minx whose exposed brick walls, […]


A Venetian Classic

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By Spencer Bistricer I’ll be the first to admit that St. Marks Square architecturally has the advantage over Union Square, but the recently opened All’onda offers Venetian cuisine as good as anything you’ll eat overlooking the lagoon. Good Venetian cuisine reflects the rich history of Venice itself, and at All’onda, most dishes come with a […]


Pity the Victor

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By Rory Winston Yes, I’ll say it, “to the vanquished belong the spoils.” If success were gauged in terms of lasting cultural plunder rather than immediate gain, that’s how the proverb would read. Poetic justice prevails in that empires often learn very little from their victims, while the colonies both absorb the traditions of their […]


Birds of a Frotta

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By Rory Winston Shortly after Flatiron’s Ciano closed, the genius of a restaurateur, Stratis Morfogen, insouciantly announced, “Well, I’m going back to Italian-American” – this after realizing that his renowned purist of a chef, Shea Gallante, was taking himself out of the picture. The comment, unlike the resulting cuisine, could have been taken with a […]


Davio’s: La Vita Bella

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By W.A. Muller Located adjacent to Grand Central Station, it is the newest addition to the Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse restaurant group by Chef/Restaurateur Steve DiFillippo. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Chad Brown (Del Posto) and General Manager Doss Posey, Davio’s Manhattan serves an array of carefully sourced and seasonally inspired Italian cuisine featuring homemade […]


Mexico’s Medina

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By Rory Winston Medina has founded yet another Mecca – admittedly, an irrelevant pun given that Julian Medina is a Mexican chef while the new Mecca being referred to is a third restaurant in a growing New York based franchise known as Toloache. Still, there is something religious about Medina’s following – especially if one […]


Palette to Palate

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By Rory Winston Think Chelsea;’ it’s more than likely you’ve already started imagining yourself strolling down a gallery-riddled boulevard with colorful personalities splashed on for good measure. If, however, you’re trying to grasp the history that went into making this area what it is today then there are certainly more revealing and impressionistic journeys to […]


Scrumptious Stories

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By Rory Winston “The taste is in my mouth a little,” responded Abraham Lincoln in 1860 regarding his intentions to run for President. The comment was made shortly after he gave a speech at Cooper Union. Few are aware, however, that the most likely sensation still lingering on the esteemed candidate’s palate was the afterglow […]


Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos & Rory Winston From hearty Italian to the exotic tastes of Southeast Asia to haute Japanese, the New York culinary scene has been abuzz with new restaurant openings to satisfy savvy gourmands. We are sure that there is something here for everyone – from the delightfully authentic Rasa to the sinfully delicious […]


Like Your Beautiful Sister

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By Christopher A. Pape As many of you know, I go out to restaurants quite frequently. On these excursions, I meet people from all walks of life. Inevitably, once they find out I write about restaurants, they ask for recommendations. This isn’t so much of a problem for French, Japanese and even Indian cuisines.  But […]


Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos With New York abuzz with holiday merriment and cheer, we scoured the city and beyond to find the quaint neighborhood spots as well as glitzy New York hotspots to enjoy the season. Whether you are looking for comfort food with a twist, Italian, haute French, or steak and seafood, there is something […]


Awash, So Make Sure to Wash

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- A RESTAURANT REVIEW by LINDSEY WINTER and her dining companion of the week, Mimi  Dear fellow residents, Let us take you on a little tour of Africa – no, we won’t really be going all the way there. But, at least, we’ll take you as close as we recently got to that continent by […]


Latitude Bar & Grill – The Coordinates For An Authentic New York Bar Experience

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By Christopher A. Pape Latitude Bar & Grill is a fitting name for Midtown West’s new locale for the after-work crowd and weekend carousers. Drawn by its 36 foot long bar surrounded by a lively crowd, friendly staff, and alluring happy hour menu, this three level dining and entertainment space has become the ideal coordinates […]


4 Food Delights

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By John Friia Fast food that is good for you may sound like an oxymoron, but New Yorkers can indulge their taste buds in a new type of comfort food. When it comes to the double burger with cheese fries, I struggle to make the right choice, but stepping into 4food and looking at the […]


RedFarm Pleases the Palate

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By Christopher A. Pape There are few times that I can truly remember every dish that I’ve eaten at a particular restaurant. And there are even fewer times that each dish is remembered with such pleasure than at RedFarm – the ultra hip and deliciously sinful Chinese fusion restaurant in the West Village.


Patiala, A Taste of India

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By John Friia One of the many goals while living in Manhattan is finding delicious food at an affordable price that delivers to your apartment. With numerous types of cuisines, the possibilities of where to eat are endless, but if your taste buds are craving Indian cuisine check out Patiala in Hell’s Kitchen.


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