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January 11, 2017
11 Favorites I Discovered in 2016
I’ve been going out for dinner six nights a week. On...
December 14, 2015
It Isn’t Easy to Name the Best Dishes of 2015
After a longish mea culpa, I am now going to try to...
July 13, 2015
Where are you sending friends now?
Where do I eat when I’m not hustling to find something...
December 16, 2013
Feeding the Folks: Where to Go
May 14, 2012
Where can I take my 13-year-old to sample New York’s best food without breaking the bank?
Like his mother, my son loves to eat. I am trying to...

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September 5, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Mrs. Astor's Chicken Soup
Life lessons from Brooke…Telepan’s late summer lunch…Zarela doesn’t look a day over twenty.

August 28, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
BLT Market Play
Energizer bunny Laurent Tourondel…caught midhop at the Ritz Carlton…monster zucchini recipe roundup…

August 20, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Nibbles & Amuses
Wakiya burst on the scene as a favored contender.Sired in the mythic design stable of Ian Schraeger as a magnet for his born-again Gramercy Park Hotel,

August 9, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Charolais Crisis
Landlord’s pesky barricade keeps customers away....Discount Davidburke…an August deal to explore the star chef’s quirky menu…

August 5, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
That Old Sea Salt
Orhan Yegan is that Turkish pop-up doll, Zelig of the grilled octopus circuit. If you only discovered him puffed up and full of himself…

July 25, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Argentina Kultur Shock
Escaping NY Summer in Buenos Aires, Snow, $15 steak dinners, Patagonia wines.

July 13, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Nish Talks / Solace
Nish Talks...Solace for the Neighborhood…Sip cucumber cooler from Blue Smoke.

July 5, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Borough Warmup
Well now we know Zak Pelaccio can shop…but if it weren’t for Fatty Crab…

July 2, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Hill Country BBQ
...hunkering down to nibble chunks of brisket ripped off greasy butcher paper...

June 29, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Sirio's Makeover
In Tuscany Sirio is a hero…as a makeover team tackles the limping Le Cirque.

June 27, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Dean's Pizza
Well, actually all pizza is like sex. When it’s not so great it’s still pretty good. So my pulse is racing…

June 24, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Critic’s Dilemma
A restaurant critic’s moral acrobatics: critics who advertise their arrival by reserving in their own name

June 22, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Rayuela’s Labyrinth
With its sophistication and ambition, Rayuela is primed to seduce. A critic’s moral acrobatics.

June 19, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Gaucho Steak
A lusty down-and-out air, trend-flaunting carnivores skirt steak cowboys

June 17, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Seduction at E.A.T.
We march down shockingly deli-and-café-challenged upper Madison…Sunday bargain at Rain...

June 12, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Sopranos: Just Desserts
The wimpy bastards didn't have the guts to end it true. Don't they realize they owe us?...Now it's left to us, the restaurant critics.

June 6, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Sfoglia’s Meatball
In a constellation of meatballs as charted Wednesday by the DiningOut seers of the New York Times, Sfoglia’s monkfish orb would be my moon.

June 6, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Gilt Glows
It was Definitely-Worth-the-Splurge. Quiet. Romantic. Elegant, old-fashioned service.

June 2, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Hampton Eats
In golden olden Hampton days we cooked. Not now.

June 1, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Tutto Il Giorno Heat
We’ll go to this little shack on the water in Sag after the movie,” says my East Hampton pal. “It’s small and sweet and...nobody knows it’s there.

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