Roasted Cauliflower and Green Beans with Curry and Breadcrumbs

May 7, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the number of drool-worthy recipes in this month’s Food & Wine magazine. I jumped in with the Sticky Oat-and-Pine Nut Bars, and though they were not a raging success, I was not deterred. A good thing too, because the next F&W dish I made was delicious. (And easier […]

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Nacho Mama’s Quesadilla

May 3, 2010

This eater friends, is a Chesapeake Quesadilla Thing, filled with blackened chicken, crap dip, and cheese. Yes, there is crap dip inside. And yes, it’s as big and delicious as it looks. Its presence is a staple on the menu at Nacho Mama’s in Baltimore, a dive Mexican restaurant that doubles as a Natty Boh […]

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April 27, 2010

In 2008 Motorino opened in Williamsburg to instant raves. Less than two years later it rode its success train to the East Village. (Trend?) The raves continue. Reviewers are obsessed. Yelpers are fanatical. Many claim Motorino’s chef, Mathieu Palombino, is making the best pizza in NYC. As it turns out, I’m an outlier on this […]

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Stumptown’s Beet Cupcake

April 25, 2010

Advanced No. 7 Sub Maneuver: After you place your No. 7 sandwich order, instead of waiting idly for it to be ready, head around the corner to Stumpton Coffee and grab a Beet Cupcake to go. What’s smarter than dessert-inspired efficiency? One bite of this brilliant confection will have questioning your longtime love affair with […]

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No. 7 Sub

April 22, 2010

Anchored by the Breslin and flanked by No. 7 Sub and Stumpton Coffee, The Ace Hotel has become a gastro-mecca. Kudos to the brains behind this city-within-a-city, where behind its nourishing walls, you quickly forget about the pashmina and jewelry hawkers that are just a pig’s throw away. Despite my disappointing Breslin experience, I’ve been […]

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Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

April 19, 2010

Before we left for Buenos Aires, friends who had visited in years past spoke highly of the city’s steakhouses. Along with their recommendations they espoused exclamations of grass-fed!, cheap!, and Malbec! I scoured message boards and blog posts and enjoyed the lively debates over BA’s best steakhouse. They were reminiscent of the age-old NY steakhouse […]

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Sticky Oat-and-Pine Nut Bars

April 16, 2010

This month’s issue of Food & Wine is particularly good. Usually, there is a recipe or two I file away to make in the future. Sometimes I follow through, often I don’t. But the May issue was packed with recipes I’m excited to try, including this one, which from the moment I saw, I could […]

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April 12, 2010

We just returned from Argentina, where for the last nine days we’ve been stuffing ourselves with dulce de leche, empanadas, and of course, cow. Lots and lots of cow. When a customs officer asked if we were bringing any meat products back to the US, saying “no” almost felt a lie. I imagine if our […]

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March 30, 2010

Joe Dobias, chef owner of East Village restaurant JoeDoe, has a real distaste for food bloggers, Yelpers, and even NY’s beloved Eater staff. He has ranted his way to a canceled Twitter account (one can only assume his wife, who is also a partner in the restaurant, put the kibosh on his Tweetrums). So when […]

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Pain D’Avignon

March 24, 2010

Pain D’Avignon, bread supplier to some of New York’s top restaurants – Eleven Madison Park, Momofuku, and Corton just to name a few – recently opened a NY retail location in the Essex Street Market. Today I stopped in to check out the new digs. What the bakery outpost lacks in square footage it makes […]

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SHO Shaun Hergatt

March 22, 2010

Our night at SHO had a lot of things going for it. 1) It was the first time in months that my husband and I had a weekend night to ourselves. 2) We were armed with a gift certificate (a very generous thank you from dear friends). 3) I didn’t do any of my usual […]

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Colicchio & Sons: Review of a Review

March 20, 2010

We did not eat at the same Colicchio & Sons as Sam Sifton. Not even close. We ate at the same Colicchio & Sons as Adam Platt and Jay Cheshes, where there were only a couple standout dishes – for us the Sweetbreads starter and the Cod entree – from a menu that has more […]

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March 8, 2010

Fare trumps pretense, phew Dumplings with oxtail divine Ciao 8 hello Scott Faustina is located in the Cooper Square Hotel.

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March 8, 2010

French restaurants often serve Gougeres nestled in a basket or small bowl, covered with a napkin for warmth. Sometimes they’re served as an elegant bar snack. So while they’re not uncommon, Gougeres still manage to feel like a special treat. These savory cheese pastries are perfect for a pre-dinner nibble or as an accompaniment to […]

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K! Pizzacone

March 4, 2010

“Thanks for picking up lunch,” my husband said, “and for those things you fed me.” And just like that, he had perfectly described K! Pizzacone’s addition to the already flush Manhattan pizza scene. “Those things” are pizzas served in cones, a hybrid between a calzone and a slice. Some things are better left alone. K! […]

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