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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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June 25, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Bocce USQ (Closes Seasonally)
Our server rushes, overwhelmed and elusive…

June 18, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
The Grand Affair
It’s a rally of chefs from the grand hotels of...

June 11, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Suicide Regrets
Suicide, the headlines not the inclination, distract me..

June 4, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Woodpecker At Play
Years pass and chefs mature, but there’s no need to fret that David Burke might grow stodgy…

May 21, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Little Frog
The old-fashioned need for an old-fashioned…

May 14, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Eat well and you will live 100 years… Mangia Bene che vivi 100 anni…

May 7, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Boqueria West 40th
There’s no longer a need to explain tapas to innocents from the western slope, the glaciers or small Texas towns…

April 30, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Two of us must have the brouillade, soft…

April 23, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Coco Pazzo Reboot
We’re packed into the modest Tribeca canteen and sandwich shop alongside clutches of youngsters from the neighborhood who probably never heard of The Dark Prince of Italian Dining…

April 16, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Simon & the Whale
We ask why it’s Simon, not Gabriel & the Whale...

April 8, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Zuma Encore
The space is even more stunning then I recall...

April 2, 2018 | About Gael
Don Angie
I’m haunted by memories of the chrysanthemum…

March 26, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
My Nights Off
Most of my evenings are spent exploring what’s...

March 19, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Oxbow Tavern
“What am I doing here?” Tom Valenti asks himself…

March 12, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
La Goulue
I figured it was one of those snooty East Side places I needed to brave with a regular…

March 5, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
A Confectionary of Chefs
The concentration of cooks, restaurateurs...

February 26, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Sushi by Bae (CLOSED)
She enumerated the thrills: the imported fish...

February 19, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Farewell Andre Surmain
Andre would have been deeply offended by the inelegance of the word Luxe...

February 12, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Opry City Stage
I've certainly had better fried green tomatoes…

February 5, 2018 | BITE: My Journal
Bouley at Home
A small collection of young men in newsboy caps stands duty…

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