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Despite the glamourous modern interior and seemingly intimidating open kitchen, North End Grill is a quite comfortable restaurant. That's a theme extending from sleek, plush leather booths to a delicious but unfussy dessert menu from pastry chef Tracy Obolsky.
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This small cafe does a wonderful brunch that's worth waking up early to beat the crowds.
Nearly six years ago, Ryan Angulo and his wife left Astoria for Bay Ridge to be closer to Angulo's restaurant, Buttermilk Channel. Now the chef, who's busy at the restaurant's new sibling French Louie, has plenty of reasons to stay beyond work. His recommendations for Middle Eastern food and groceries, old school Italian, and pizza after the jump.
Easter brunches, food policy discussions, and a Japanese-inspired Seder—see what food events are coming up in the week ahead.
Flushing's Canton Gourmet serves fried chicken and fried rice that, bite for bite, is one of the tastiest meals in the neighborhood.
Be it a diner with a killer roast beef sandwich, a street cart off the beaten path, or a little Italian place that's still (perhaps blissfully) undiscovered, tell us: what restaurants in the city deserve more attention than they get, and what do you visit them for? Let us know in the comments.
If you're tired of the same sad delis and fast food chains in Midtown East, we have you covered with the neighborhood's best, most reliable fast and cheap lunches, from deli sandwiches to falafel to Indian street food.
If you're looking for some small Easter sweets and are tired of Peeps, here are two options that are perfect for gifts.
You could stick to Yankee Stadium's improved but pricey concessions, or you could be bolder, save a few (read: a lot) of bucks, and venture out into the surrounding neighborhood. The Bronx is a wonderful place to eat if you know where to look, and we have you covered.
In a sweets-only kitchen, producing course after course of desserts that keep the diner eating and don't dull her palate with sugar is challenging, but Patisserie Tomoko in Williamsburg gets it right.
In conversations about gentrification, small business owners that ring in the changes—the fancy coffee shops and hip art galleries, for instance—are characterized as drivers of social change. But for a certain class of food entrepreneurs, opening a business in a gentrifying neighborhood has less to do with the change you want to make and more to do with where it's possible for you to thrive.
Italian import L'Albero dei Gelati may best be known for its ice cream, but it's really a full-service cheese and sweets shop, and if you're getting some of their excellent gelato, an order of cake shouldn't come too far behind.
Imagine someone caught squid off the Southeast Asian Peninsula and sent it to be cooked in the French Riviera. Such is the case at Rouge et Blanc, the four-year-old restaurant on MacDougal Street where Macks Collins cooks with one foot in France and the other in Vietnam.
At M. Wells Steakhouse in Long Island City, New York, pastry chef Bethany Costello blasts music and rolls her desserts out in an old-school cart. But her gusty, non-conformist style with pastry is the real deal.
Taverna Kyclades is the easier-to-get-into Rao's of Astoria's Greek restaurant scene. You'll find some good grilled fish there, but the real draw is the clubby community that leads to two hour waits for a table on peak nights. Fortunately, if you're looking for good traditional Greek, Kyclades is far from your only option.
Crunchy laminated dough makes this croissant so special, especially when contrasted with soft interior layers that are completely saturated with almond paste and soft, high quality dark chocolate. There's not a dry spot in this croissant.
Cent'Anni's attractive-looking menu holds promise, but it needs more work in the execution.