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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 5, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
Chicago Eats
My holiday wasn’t meant for work, but we did have to eat.

December 14, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
There is chef Ryan Skeen to start with. He comes with a curse: he never stays long…

December 7, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Quality Eats!
Yet another steak house, I thought. Ho hum...

November 30, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
La Chine (CLOSED)
I had expected to see little Mao-like creatures here and there, martial arts champions, possibly some scattered chinoiserie on walls and tables, a store selling jade souvenirs…but no.

November 23, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
When chef Einat Admony announced she would move into the glass-wrapped Soho space that had been Taka Taka, a hapless canteen dispensing Japanese tacos, I couldn’t wait to taste…

November 16, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Best Dishes 2015
After a longish mea culpa, I am now going to try to choose the other best dishes I’ve eaten this year…

November 9, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Monte-Carlo (CLOSED)
I’ve had coq au vin three times this week in a trio of zip codes…

November 2, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Neither of them had ever been to Yunnan, but then not many New Yorkers have been either, so they probably won’t be sued for strict accountability…

October 26, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Defiant Vaucluse
I’m guessing that Michael White, or Chef Bianco...

October 19, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
It is scarcely a surprise that Epicure might be dazzlingly good. The trick is to live up to three star expectations…

October 12, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Paris Discoveries: Le Grand Restaurant Jean-François Piège
Certainly I was totally opposed to a fancy…

September 28, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Kat and Theo
There is the chef himself up front under the...

September 21, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
I nod wisely and sip my “Negronish.” The house license only allows wine and beer-fortified cocktails…

September 14, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Tourondel has wanted to do an Italian restaurant for years, even though his very snobby French father complained when the family was obliged to eat at his Italian mother-in-law’s table…

August 30, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
The Heyward
Be careful what you ask for…you might get...

August 26, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
La Pecora Bianca
I liked the Little Bo Peep theme – the clean...

August 17, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Chomp Chomp
I always meant to explore the street food of...

August 10, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
The Ribbon
It was a dream come true – a menu with something for everyone -- just what the neighborhood needed...

August 3, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Matsui O Tempura
I persist, neophiliac that I am, drawn to a privileged new indulgence -- tempura omakase punctuated by exquisite little kaiseki bites…

July 27, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Hampton Forks
I debated a fishwich versus a burger but I’d...

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