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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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April 8, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
Swinging on a Star: Stella 34
Let’s just go somewhere quiet and surprisingly good with a fabulous view of the city. Let’s go to Macy’s. There’s a new restaurant on the sixth floor called Stella.

March 31, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
Carbone Downtown
The menu is huge and stiff. I try to open it without knocking over my $17 Manhattan.

March 25, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
Maysville: Smoke and Ice
It looks like we’re being herded to Siberia, a small back room, totally empty at this early hour, almost on top of the kitchen…

March 18, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
JoJo: Still Loverly
I didn’t really expect to see Jean-Georges tonight, even though he does have a way of popping into his restaurants when I’m there. But I love what we’re eating…

March 11, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
Battersby Brass
A stubbly mess, looking like a kindergarten art project follows. “Home made vegetable muesli on Greek yogurt,” says our waitress. Tilt, I think…

March 4, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
L&W Oyster Company
You expect to be welcomed like family, because anyone who’s ever been greeted by Eric twice becomes family...

February 25, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
The Tower of Babbo
The joys I’d forsaken come tumbling again, along with the bruises, at dinner one wind-whipped February Friday night…

February 19, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
Merci Bocuse
Students gasped and screamed and cheered when Paul Bocuse walked onto the stage in his whites with his son Jerome, to join a panel of Jean-Georges Vongerichten…

February 11, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
Arlington Club Stakes
The visigoths descended – obsessed eaters and night life hotties, aging playboys, media darlings, every phyllum of our town’s self-styled entitled…

February 3, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
Bill's Food & Drink
To cram 85 seats into the second floor dining room must have taken Macy’s most senior shoe salesman…

January 28, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
The Marrow
On some menus bacon just sneaks up on you. But at chef Harold’s Dieterle’s third small bistro in the West Village, meat stars in a bow to his ancestry...

January 21, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
EN Japanese Brasserie
I’m trying to recall another Japanese roller-coaster ride as exhilarating as this one…

January 14, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
Sirio Sour
But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Sirio is now the sons.

January 7, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
Azuri Cafe Heartbeats
If Pete Wells could blow half a page in the Times on a joint in Jersey City, I could take two hours on Wednesday to discover a new falafel and a cosmic shwarma.

January 2, 2013 | BITE: My Journal
Eating Around
Given the tantrums of Congress, we can’t know what 2013 will bring. But we do know there will be pig at inflated prices, kale on every menu, and cocktails yet to be invented, some scrumptious, some floppy and lacking

December 17, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
My Highs of 2012
We gather to worship spit-roasted short ribs – a giant slab of blackened ends, fatty fissures and juicy tendrils of meat, gift wrapped with green olives, onion petals, walnuts and horseradish, a tangle of bitter and sharp and sweet…

December 10, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
Eating It All @Talde
A caboodle of movers and shakers and appreciators organized by a new friend, converging for dinner at Talde in Brooklyn…

December 3, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
Morso Gets Moreso
Pino is cooking? How the flighty have fallen…

November 26, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
He chose Carroll Gardens, an established restaurant scramble, because of its long history with Italian-American immigrants…

November 19, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
Toot Sweet: Sugar & Plumm CLOSED
Forty-three hundred square feet of sugar and fat. I couldn’t wait to try the something-for-everyone menu of the sprawling…

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