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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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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.

May 29, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Out of the Mouths of Crocodiles
What a relief is right. Well, three weeks late is not bad for a brand new website, internet jockeys tell me. Here’s what I’m hearing.

May 28, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
From Alaska to the Bronx with Chodorow
Jeffrey Chodorow was so ticked off by Platt’s lukewarm billet doux to Wild Salmon… the wild eyed feeding baron was threatening to take another full page ad…

May 27, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
79th Street Boat Basin Café Sunset
79th Street Boat Basin Café Sunset The long Memorial Day weekend exodus seems like a blessing. Who’s in town beside the fleet?

May 17, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Stanton Social
Suddenly Stanton Social seemed the perfect place to celebrate the Road Food Warrior's birthday.

May 16, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Can Sandro Go Home Again?
I contemplated a first visit to the new Sandro’s somewhere up there in the wilds of the upper east side. I wasn’t rushing.

May 15, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Fiorello Fallback
For twenty years Cafe Fiorello has been our fall-in before or after the movies or a night at Lincoln Center.

May 14, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
And to Think That I Saw Him at Perry Street.
And To Think That I Saw Him at Perry Street I should be furious we waited an hour for our 9 o’clock table…I am when I think about it. But our friend was late, too.

May 12, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Sakagura Chef Does Spring
I never dreamed I’d find a kaiseki tasting at this mysterious sake enclave in the cellar

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