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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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November 26, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Sex, Seduction, Chocolate
“Strip House is the sexiest restaurant in New York,” our pal Francesco announces…when I take a date there I know I’m going to make out.”…Fancy Chocolates on Amsterdam…

November 19, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Smith’s / Belcourt
Let me count the ways I love Smith’s…Belcourt has certain highly positive Balthazarian aspirations…

November 13, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Grayz Domain/Compass Supper
I’m not going to start by dissecting Gray Kunz in hopes of somehow divining his motivations. I’m going to start with Thursday’s rare and magical lunch. We are a trio of consenting gourmands...

November 5, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Bun Drama/Waldy Smokes
I see drama from crowds fighting to get in to the narrow little cubby to eat this fabulous food Can the marriage survive the noodle shop? Yes, you can almost feel that tension.

November 1, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Brasserie 44 / Auberge Ravoux
I tried not to see ghosts when I walked into the Royalton Hotel Monday. It doesn’t seem fair to mope just because a new generation has swept up your old stamping ground. Especially since…

October 23, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Deep Dish/Shorty's
He wanted to call it 32 seats till he walked around the corner and saw a restaurant called 12 Chairs. So chef-partner Josh Eden gave this small spot his own nickname…

October 16, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Wild Chodorow
“This is not a stomach,” says Chodorow...Allen & Delancey…Shelly’s Poseidon adventure…

October 9, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
By Wednesday of its first week…(it) already throbs with the pulse of the week’s imperative destination. Business powers, foodniks professional and amateur…

October 3, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Faux Autumn
The Farmer’s Almanac will note that fall came to Park Avenue Autumn September 23rd when it was still late summer at BLT Market and Indian summer at Grayz.

September 27, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Upper Westside Heat
Ducasse trolls for cash…The best taste in my mouth all week…Ed Brown’s fabulous ravioli afloat in a sunshine yellow froth…

September 18, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Centro Vinoteca
Wine bar, snackery, trattoria...yet another permissive outpost letting me eat the way I feel like eating.

September 13, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Let's Do Dinner at Hogwarts
Partly I was waiting for the Prince of Vanity to signal that Waverly Inn was officially open. And partly I was scrounging around for a way to get in without using my name.

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…

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