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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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January 23, 2017 | BITE: My Journal
Defiance: The March
The clot scarcely moved in the wave of shouts...

January 16, 2017 | BITE: My Journal
Bouley Blinks
The bread passer lets us choose from a dozen options to start and sets a duo of butters on the table…

January 9, 2017 | BITE: My Journal
Settling Into Loring Place
Kluger and his two chefs de cuisine launched at full speed.

January 3, 2017 | About Gael
Chicago Eats
In his Chicago crowd, my brother Jim...

December 26, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
11 Favorites 2016
I’ve been going out for dinner six nights a week. On the seventh evening, I sloth out at home with tuna fish…

December 19, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
Havana Lyrics
It’s a long detour to the House of Gelato across from the Copacabana.

December 5, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
You could say it's Italianish...

November 28, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
Chaan Teng
It’s very “Tea House of the August Moon,” with pierced screens separating tables, blue and white vases on shelves, a porcelain Buddha, old teapots, and other vintage and flea market Chinoiserie,

November 21, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
White Gold Butchers (CLOSED)
Named for the prized ribbons of fat fancied by serious carnivores, it’s a place to buy meat and rotisserie chickens, ultimately planning to serve three meals a day.

November 14, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
Harold’s Meat+Three: I’ll See You in My Dreams
We’re three tonight, so that means I’ll get to taste nine sides. I didn’t mean to arrive so early, but now I have time to study the list and mark my must-haves.

November 7, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
Déjà vu
It was just coincidence that I stepped into the past for dinner twice this week.

October 31, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
"I know how to get things built," Borgognone said...

October 24, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
Gramercy Farmer & the Fish Goes Urban
Aren’t we all longing to grow lean and mean on scarlet turnips and fall raab and aggressive sungold tomatoes?

October 17, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
Samui Is Thai
I stand mesmerized by the giant circus façade, flashing red, then royal blue, then purple, then green…

October 10, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
Nakazawa Blossoms
The young staff is serious and elegant...

October 3, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
Avra Madison
Wall Street tycoons rising and falling...

September 26, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
What lures me now is a duo of chefs from the...

September 19, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
Vintage Insatiable
Foodies were few and not yet identified in the Oxford Dictionary…

September 12, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
Pie Bliss
“Crust is a new thing for me,” he confides…

August 29, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
I love bread, so does Floyd Cardoz. And bread loves the Goan-born chef...

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