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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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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…

July 2, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Hill Country BBQ
...hunkering down to nibble chunks of brisket ripped off greasy butcher paper...

June 29, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Sirio's Makeover
In Tuscany Sirio is a hero…as a makeover team tackles the limping Le Cirque.

June 27, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Dean's Pizza
Well, actually all pizza is like sex. When it’s not so great it’s still pretty good. So my pulse is racing…

June 24, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Critic’s Dilemma
A restaurant critic’s moral acrobatics: critics who advertise their arrival by reserving in their own name

June 22, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Rayuela’s Labyrinth
With its sophistication and ambition, Rayuela is primed to seduce. A critic’s moral acrobatics.

June 19, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Gaucho Steak
A lusty down-and-out air, trend-flaunting carnivores skirt steak cowboys

June 17, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Seduction at E.A.T.
We march down shockingly deli-and-café-challenged upper Madison…Sunday bargain at Rain...

June 12, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Sopranos: Just Desserts
The wimpy bastards didn't have the guts to end it true. Don't they realize they owe us?...Now it's left to us, the restaurant critics.

June 6, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Sfoglia’s Meatball
In a constellation of meatballs as charted Wednesday by the DiningOut seers of the New York Times, Sfoglia’s monkfish orb would be my moon.

June 6, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Gilt Glows
It was Definitely-Worth-the-Splurge. Quiet. Romantic. Elegant, old-fashioned service.

June 2, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Hampton Eats
In golden olden Hampton days we cooked. Not now.

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