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Where to Eat Before or After a Concert at Terminal 5

Ben Jay 20 comments

Terminal 5 has some great music, but its location on 11th Avenue and 56th Street, seemingly closer to New Jersey than the rest of Manhattan, means plenty of aggravation when looking for a decent bite nearby. But there are some good places to eat in the area; here's where you should go. More

The Best Lunch Spots in Hell's Kitchen

Lily Chin 9 comments

What are the best spots in Hell's Kitchen for an affordable lunch? Our favorites from deli sandwiches to authentic Isan Thai, right this way. More

Take a Tour of Gotham West Market

Jacqueline Raposo 26 comments

Far out on 11th Avenue, the Gotham Organization has pulled together eight top-notch food purveyors in an expansive space, where locals and tourists alike can grab coffees, small plates, bowls of ramen and classic American fare. We took a quick tour to see what's on the menus. More

Ivan Ramen's Slurp Shop: Damn the Authenticity, Full Speed Ahead

J. Kenji López-Alt 24 comments

Ivan Ramen's Slurp Shop is open, and it's good. Really, really good. The last great ramen rush in New York was all about the pork. It's not until the last year or so that we've been dipping our feet into craziness that is modern ramen. Slurp Shop marks New York's first headlong dive, and it's fitting that a Jewish guy from Long Island is bringing it to us, leaving authenticity far behind in the dust. More

A Plucky Fried Chicken Sandwich at Genuine Roadside in Gotham West Market

A Sandwich a Day Ben Jay Post a comment

At almost $10, it's definitely overpriced, but if you're looking for something juicy and crunchy and fried to satisfy your hunger quickly, look no further. More

Chef Brandon Kida's Favorite Hell's Kitchen Eats

Neighborhood Guides Bao Ong 2 comments

Brandon Kida, the chef de cuisine at the newly-opened restaurant Clement in The Peninsula hotel, isn't at home in Hell's Kitchen much these days. Like many other chefs, he can easily put in long hours seven days a week. But when he is home, there are plenty of spots to dine at within steps of his apartment. With the opening of Gotham West and the existing ramen joints, Kida says his neighborhood's culinary offering has changed a lot in recent years. He spoke with us about his favorites. More

Xai Xai, a South African Melting Pot in Hell's Kitchen

Nick Solares 3 comments

At Xai Xai we find all sorts of disparate influences—some expected, some not so much—woven around a modern wine bar that features a good selection of South African wines. More

Great Peruvian Roast Chicken at Inti in Hell's Kitchen

Lily Chin 3 comments

Inti is a small Peruvian restaurant on the northern end of Hell's Kitchen, and its warm interior makes it a solid choice for casual meals in the neighborhood. The star of the show is a roast chicken we'd head back for today. More

Jim Lahey's Favorite Hell's Kitchen Eats

Neighborhood Guides Bao Ong 22 comments

Master baker Jim Lahey describes Hell's Kitchen as the "last vestige of unpretentious, gritty New York." And while there are countless restaurants, he considers any place "even semi-edible in the neighborhood is a godsend." Here are his favorites. More

Larb Ubol Brings Serious Isan Thai to 9th Avenue

Max Falkowitz 3 comments

By my estimation, Ninth Avenue is home to a couple dozen Thai restaurants between 55th and 30th Streets. And with an exception or two, they're all pretty crummy. But with the arrival of Larb Ubol that might be changing. More

Larb Ubol's Pad Ped Moo Krob is a Standout on 9th Avenue

Max Falkowitz 6 comments

I haven't had a bad bite at Larb Ubol, a new Thai spot on 9th Avenue with the former chef of Zabb Elee running the kitchen, but this blew everything else away. More

All the Ramen at Ippudo's New Midtown Location

Jamie Feldmar 6 comments

After a string of delays, Ippudo II is now officially open on West 51st Street, with a slightly more streamlined menu than the offerings downtown. We stopped by the soft open for lunch last week to see how the Midtown branch stacks up. More

Sugar Rush: Flourless Triple Chocolate Cookie from Sullivan Street Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

This shiny, chewy cookie delivers a unique deep, dark chocolate flavor without any flour to get in the way. More

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream from Print Restaurant

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

This tiny dessert packs a ton of dark chocolate flavor. More

Sugar Rush: Fluffernutter Budino at Esca

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

The fluffernutter budino ($9) consists of a velvet-like banana pudding coupled with peanut brittle and salted caramel. There's also a large beehive-style swirl of meringue that's hand torched to order. More

A Sandwich a Day: Kofte Kebab at Turco Mediterranean Grill

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz 3 comments

The newly opened Turco in Hell's Kitchen makes a fine kofte kebab on even finer pita. More

A Sandwich a Day: Lazio at Sergimmo Salumeria

A Sandwich a Day Lily Wong Post a comment

Chorizo, provolone, and sweet olive salad come together in this salumeria sandwich. More

A Sandwich a Day: Huevo con Chorizo Torta at Tulcingo del Valle

A Sandwich a Day Tiffany Tay Post a comment

This sausage and egg torta is a steal for the prize, with flavors that hit all the notes you're after. More

A Sandwich a Day: Al Pastor Cemita at Tulcingo Del Valle

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz Post a comment

The bun doesn't really taste like a cemita, and the al pastor within is unconventionally rich in sweet chipotle sauce, but there's still something to love about this sandwich ($8) from Tulcingo Del Valle. More

Mexican Eats: The Chile Relleno at Tulcingo Del Valle

Mexican Eats Scarlett Lindeman 2 comments

The chile relleno, usually a soggy, leaden dish of wet crust and bland cheese, gets rectified at Tulcingo del Valle in Hell's Kitchen. More

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