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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
HE'S KOSHER. SHE'S VEGETARIAN. WHERE CAN I MAKE BOTH...
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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February 27, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
Jeanne and Gaston
It looks cute, with mullioned windows, small string lights, sidewalk board advertising the $40 prix fixe, but inside it’s almost empty…

February 21, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
Alison Eighteen
At last, a restaurant for grownups, casual but proper, respectful of threatened values, like enough light to read the menu and a noise-muffling ambiance…

February 13, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
Southern Promise: North End Grill
I love the snappy black and white fixtures like umbrellas overhead. I’m smiling already…

February 6, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
Caffé Storico Does Cicchetti
It’s a stunner, with a casual, dazzling sunniness that might make you feel you’ve stepped into a time warp…

January 30, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
Bowery Diner Ambition
I like the vintage diner airs with retro metal chairs in pastel hues. I like the pretty crowd. I like the waiter’s modish haircut. I’m nuts about this Reuben…

January 23, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
La Mangeoire Redux
Such longevity in this cruelly fickle town might be reason enough to check in…

January 16, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
Prima on First
It's Saturday night live and neighbors with a car have signed on for adventure…

January 9, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
El Cheapo Does Lunch
The economy needs me to lunch, for these three places I'm happy to oblige...

January 3, 2012 | BITE: My Journal
Insatiable Highs, 2011
Of all Bites this year, these are my favorites…

December 27, 2011 | BITE: My Journal
Slightly Oliver, Slightly Elizabeth
They could be ill-fated lovebirds in a novel...

December 19, 2011 | BITE: My Journal
The Smith Midtown
I count it as a favorite spot to eat everything I love that isn’t good for me on a shoestring, most hauntingly, my favorite mac’n'cheese…

December 12, 2011 | BITE: My Journal
Kutsher’s Tribeca (CLOSED)
Sixties Borscht Belt is rarely listed among the top ten cuisines. I worried that Jeffrey Chodorow might be riding into a wall…

December 5, 2011 | BITE: My Journal
Todd Plays The Plaza
Everything you ever wanted to eat but were too...

November 28, 2011 | BITE: My Journal
Loi Logic
I’m hearing the voice of the people: Fish lovers. Refugees from Milos. Healthy eaters of a certain age. Grownups, shall I say, grateful for dignity?

November 21, 2011 | BITE: My Journal
Kibo Ambitions
My guests tonight are over the moon about Steve Hanson's newest offering in the sprawling space where Japonais used to be...

November 14, 2011 | BITE: My Journal
Americano
Welcome to Chelsea Riviera, the city’s newest, surely soon to be hot neighborhood not far from the meandering High Line…

November 7, 2011 | BITE: My Journal
La Promenade des Anglais
Not that it doesn't look great…the spiffy collage of graphics on the ceiling, bold shaded lights with their perforated shades, checkerboard floor and slightly rumpled blue velvet banquettes...

November 1, 2011 | BITE: My Journal
Eating Venice
There used to be silent corners in Venice. Deserted back alleys and remote campos with only the sound of footfall…

October 17, 2011 | BITE: My Journal
Blue Skies, No Candy, a gift from Gael
A Gift from Me: Peek into the new digital edition of Blue Skies, No Candy...

October 10, 2011 | BITE: My Journal
Hospoda is Unique
There’s a feeling that we can’t possibly be...

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