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Where to Eat Near NYC's High Line (Our Updated Guide)

Ben Jay 12 comments

Since our last High Line guide came out, the popular elevated park and surrounding area have seen some interesting food-related developments. In addition to various restaurant openings in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market has seen some interesting new offerings, and vendors have started selling food on the High Line itself. So where should you eat while walking the High Line? With the Meatpacking District on one end and Chelsea on the other, you've got options. Here are our picks. More

Colicchio and Sons's Warm Chocolate Tart Brings the Chocolate and the Crunch

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

An unpretentious fine dining dessert that keeps comfort at its core. Pastry chef Stephen Colluchi once told Serious Eats, "I love making things that should not be at a three-star restaurant." That may be true, but this dessert would be equally at home at a three-star restaurant or gastropub. More

Dessert at Meatpacking District's Manon Surprisingly Upscale

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 2 comments

On first glance, it would seem an odd choice. However, they seem to have given her freedom to create some forward-thinking desserts. One such example is a Quark Cheesecake ($11) made with a fresh, drained cow milk cheese formed from warm, sour milk. More

Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls Are Your New York Heatwave Antidote

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Yup, it's hot this week. Defcon 1 hot. Hairdryer blowing in your face all day hot. To find an antidote to heat like this, I turned to a food city that's no stranger to super-hot, humid weather—New Orleans. More

What to Eat While Walking the High Line

Renata Yagolnitzer 1 comment

The High Line's spring hours kicked off earlier this month, and they brought some new faces (and some beloved returning ones) to the park's food scene. We took a recent sunny day as a chance to check them out; here's this year's lineup and vendor open hours. More

A Sandwich a Day: DIY Eggplant Pita at Istanbul Grill

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz 2 comments

Here's one late night sandwich that isn't a greasebomb. Good for lunch as well. More

Sugar Rush: Spiced Doughnuts at Abe & Arthur's

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 3 comments

Count them. There are exactly nine ping pong ball-sized doughnuts, a cascading carnival hot from the fryer. These are ricotta doughnuts ($16) with deeply browned exteriors that crunch into a fluffy poofs. More

Date Night: Casual Elegance at Zampa

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Zampa isn't the sort of restaurant you'd expect to find on the edge of the Meatpacking District. Specializing in cheese, charcuterie, and wine, it's made for the kind of date in which you want to show you care without coming off as overly committed. More

A Sandwich A Day: Roasted Organic Chicken Sandwich at Café Gitane

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Like Cafe Gitane's egg and merguez sandwich, this baby's best bit is its bread. More

A Sandwich a Day: Baked Eggs and Merguez at Café Gitane

A Sandwich a Day Hally Wolhandler 2 comments

Some sandwiches boast one ingredient so great that other less-than-perfect participants can be overlooked. Such is the case with the Egg and Merguez ($14) sandwich from Café Gitane. More

Sugar Rush: Torta di Zucca at Del Posto

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

New to Del Posto's menu this season is Torta di Zucca ($12), a creation with savory flavors more often found in that classic fall dish of pumpkin ravioli with brown butter and sage. More

10 Great Late Night Bites in the Meatpacking District

In the Midnight Hour Zachary Feldman 2 comments

For a neighborhood so seemingly devoted to the concept of nightlife (and everything that it aspires to be), the Meatpacking District is surprisingly bereft of the kinds of cheap, junky midnight snacks that party animals know and love. But here are ten great ones—everything from burgers and pizza to 24 hour kebabs and high class French pastry—to satisfy your late night urges. More

Where to Eat Near NYU

Sam Levison 12 comments

There's no end to great places to eat near NYU, which covers several of the city's best eating neighborhoods. New to town, broke, and hungry? Take a peep for some can't-miss bites to get you through class. More

Sugar Rush: Darby Sundae at The Darby

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The Darby Sundae ($15) comes to the table with giant scoops of vanilla ice cream piled to form a pyramid topped with crushed pralines. This is indulgent and definitely meant for sharing among two or more. More

Video: Behind the Cote de Boeuf at Abe & Arthur's

Jessica Leibowitz 13 comments

Let's preemptively kick off the summer with a mouthwatering inspiration known as the cote de boeuf. A lot of love (and butter) goes into the 40 ounce ribeye, and we're all the happier for it. It's admittedly not standard Memorial Day weekend barbecue fare—it's aged for 28 days and is cooked in four stages: in an infrared 1,700 °F salamander, a regular oven, and a clarified butter bath. More

Video: Serious Eats Makes Dim Sum at Buddakan

Jessica Leibowitz 4 comments

Edamame dumplings and Cantonese spring rolls: breakfast of champions? Yes, and it's called dim sum. More and more frequently, traces of dim sum can be found in dinner menus throughout the US, and we're not complaining. In fact, we recently snuck into a restaurant kitchen to see how the small dishes are made. Carey Jones even made some dim sum herself, under the careful guidance of Chef Yang Huang of Buddakan. More

Sugar Rush: Peanut Butter Cup Soufflé at Catch

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

This is the aftermath. This is what happens after you drop the spoonful of housemade creamy peanut butter ice cream into the heart of the soufflé ($12). It's hot and cold all at once, a steamy soufflé that not surprisingly tastes exactly like a Reese's peanut butter cup. Dig in and dig quick. The soufflé offers a crisp surface with an airy and delicate interior. More

Video: Serious Eats Cooks Peking Duck At Buddakan

Jessica Leibowitz 16 comments

Ever made a traditional Peking duck? Turns out it's a pretty involved process, requiring not only multiple steps but multiple days, cooking apparatuses, and spices. The end result: an incredibly crispy, juicy bird that's seriously delicious. Come along with Serious Eats's own Carey Jones as she learns how to make Peking Duck. Chef Brian Ray of Buddakan gives us the grand tour. More

Daily Veg: Wok-Fried Kangkong at Fatty Crab

Carey Jones 4 comments

A common complaint about the food of another nation, when cooked in America, is that it's not gutsy enough. Not as spicy or fish-sauce-y or buttery or Sichuan peppercorn-ed or smoky or sour as in its home country. Luckily, that's not a malady that afflicts the Wok-Fried Kangkong ($12) at Fatty Crab. More

10 Peppermint Sweets We Love in NYC

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 3 comments

The holiday season brings with it all sorts of rich tastes and smells: eggnog and warm apple cider; the scent of baking cookies and gingerbread; cozy spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. But then there's peppermint, and the million different ways restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops in this city incorporate it into desserts. From housemade peppermint patties to candy cane ice cream, deciding where to start is the hardest part. Check our ten of our favorites. More

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