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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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March 22, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
Brooklyn! Come Hungry
Bloggers love bleating about hipster-ish Pies ‘n’ Thighs ... two of my favorite things. Piquant sashays Southwest.

March 15, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
ABC Kitchen with Jean-Georges
Now Jean-Georges was going “green,” proclaiming vows to be organic, local and biodynamic…

March 8, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
Print at Ink48
You cannot go much farther west in Manhattan without getting wet or being washed up on the shores of New Jersey. But that did not discourage Californian Adam Block from creating his first restaurant…

March 1, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
No Mere Bagatelle
This oddly charming little bistro in the meatpacking district is a hive for noisy Euros and the voyeurs who like to breathe the same air and pretend they belong…

February 22, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
Picholine Reconsidered
Like a fabulous older woman Picholine has weeded out the closet, tried cosmetic surgery, survived romantic breakups and deepened over the years

February 15, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
PopUp Faustina
Faster than a flying mortadella. Like a rerun of his Food Network show, “24 hour Restaurant Battle” where two contestants must whip up a restaurant from concept to tablecloths in 24 hours…

February 8, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
5Napkin Burger/Szechuan Chalet
I’m as much into denial as anyone so I allow myself a burger once a week, usually by-passing the potatoes for a double order of cole slaw and a handful of frites I snitch from my mate’s plate...

February 1, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
Colicchio & Sons, est. 2010
Here’s a preview of a new reality for Bravo’s Top Chef warrior, Tom Colicchio. Chopped, chewed up and simmering in just three weeks…

January 25, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
Imperial Palace Crab Love
We’re going to Flushing with friends to eat crab....

January 18, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
Parky Pig
I brace for the roar of the bar, but quickly a host leads us past the melée into the comparative calm of the trattoria dining room...

January 10, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
Cascabel Taqueria
First sight through the window makes me anxious: it’s tiny, crowded, a little queue of people waiting. Second glance makes me laugh…

January 4, 2010 | BITE: My Journal
The Breslin
The six of us are cruising out of control. It's all that piggy stuff. I'd like to hope we're just caught up in an end of the decade seizure…

December 28, 2009 | BITE: My Journal
Square Meal
I imagine I see the ghosts of ladies who lunch in hats and men in seersucker suits. I recall long gone spots like the Women’s Exchange…

December 21, 2009 | BITE: My Journal
Eleven Madison Park
This is not just the fabled Meyers service. It’s the theater of four stars…

December 14, 2009 | BITE: My Journal
Tuesday? It Must Be Obao
Landlords are just begging Michael Huynh to take their abandoned restaurant spaces, and he must leap in now before the economy turns…

December 7, 2009 | BITE: My Journal
Café Boulud Reentry  
How benign it feels tonight in the discreet buzz...

November 23, 2009 | BITE: My Journal
Le Caprice
It’s jazz age sexy, shiny black with beveled mirrors, art deco sconces and photographs from the Sixties by David Bailey…buzzing all the way to the kitchen…

November 16, 2009 | BITE: My Journal
Gastropub: Tanuki Tavern
It’s the new venture of the week for endlessly optimistic feeding mogul Jeffrey Chodorow, downsizing what was once Ono in the Gansevoort Hotel, into a fantasy of an izakaya…

November 9, 2009 | BITE: My Journal
Starting Over: SD26
A wall of wines and a fancy do-it-yourself wine dispenser is getting a lot of action from a cluster of young people. The crowd is three deep at the long bar and all the small round tables in the lounge are populated…

November 2, 2009 | BITE: My Journal
Casa Lever
Sant Ambroeus, the espresso, insalata and pastry crib for gossip girls of all ages, hardly seems like the smartest fit for Lever House in the tug of war for midtown power lunchers…

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