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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

A Goat Sandwich for Midtown

A Sandwich a Day Ashley Tam 2 comments

Like the chupacabra, the perfect goat sandwich remains elusive, but if you're looking for a taste of the stuff in midtown, now you know where to go. More

Bouchon Bakery's MallowMore Lives Up to the Original

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 10 comments

Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery debuts their MallowMore. See if it lives up to the standard of the original. More

Updated Deli Classics at The Picnic Basket

A Sandwich a Day Rabi Abonour 1 comment

In the land of the steam table deli, The Picnic Basket proudly focuses on fresh, healthy food. Their sandwiches, largely updated deli classics, are a worthwhile option for a lunch around Harold Square. More

Bouchon Bakery's Peanut Butter Cream Puff Isn't What You Expect

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 5 comments

When you see Bouchon Bakery's Peanut Butter Cream Puff ($6) in the pastry case and read the descriptive name tag, you might assume, as I did, that it's just a basic cream puff. Pâte à choux, pastry cream, you know the drill. But it turns out there's much more to it—four distinct layers that may surprise you. More

Steakcraft: Uncle Jack's Kicks It Old School

Behind the Scenes Nick Solares 11 comments

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse has three bustling locations in New York—two in Manhattan and the original location in Bayside, Queens. As is befitting of a true New York steakhouse, each location dry ages its own beef, and in that tradition Uncle Jack's has a purchaser that still heads down to the Meatpacking District at an ungodly hour to personally select the restaurants' beef. More

Have Your Coffee and Danish All in One

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 2 comments

Coffee and Danish lovers rejoice. Paris Baguette has you covered with their new all-in-one Coffee-Danish ($2.50). The lightly sweetened pastry combines an almond flour dough and a thick coffee coating. More

Park Italian Gourmet is a Real Deli for Midtown Lunches

A Sandwich a Day Rabi Abonour 4 comments

Finding a good deli in Midtown is notoriously difficult. Could Park Italian Gourmet, with its Little Italy charm and no-frills decor, make sandwiches better than the ubiquitous steam table joint competition? More

Ayvalik Toast at Mmm...Enfes is Unusual but Tasty

A Sandwich a Day Ben Jay 9 comments

Ayvalık Tost is a popular Turkish sandwich, named for the Aegean resort town, containing some variation of sausage, more sausage, cheese, tomato, pickle, and Ayvalık bread. Luckily, if you ever feel such a craving locally, there's a place in Midtown that can help you out. More

Bouchon Bakery Gets Into the Canele Game

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 16 comments

Is the canele making another run at blowing up? Last week, New York City got its first canele-only bakery but quietly, for about a month, Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery has been selling mini versions of the sweet treats at their Time Warner Center location. More

Fancy-Pants Dessert With Whimsy: Le Bernardin's Pistachio-Passion Fruit

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

Technical skills combined with a light-hearted design from this three Michelin-starred Le Bernardin dessert. More

Schmackary's Nails the Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

Sugar Rush Cleo von Siebenthal Post a comment

The real determining factor of whether or not a cookie establishment is worth a visit is if they can bake up an impressive chocolate chip cookie. Schmackary's succeeds and then some. More

Steakcraft: Watch Alex Guarnaschelli Cook a 40-Ounce Rib Steak at Butter Midtown

Behind the Scenes Nick Solares 20 comments

While a ribeye or New York strip fit well on more delicate menu's, the new midtown location of Butter, chef Alex Guarnaschelli's restaurant, needed something greater—a much larger steak with almost the entire rib bone attached. More

Paris Baguette Has a New Midtown Location (and a New Green Tea Sweet)

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

This dessert is really a cross between a verrine (parfait) and a fruit tart. Two layers of green tea sponge cake are surrounded by a delicious green tea pastry cream with just a hint of sweetness. More

Steakcraft: The Makings of Circo's Super-Premium Ribeye

Behind the Scenes Nick Solares 11 comments

Circo, the younger offshoot of Le Cirque, serves a ribeye made with beef "beyond prime grade." More

Don Antonio's Sandwiches are as Good as Their Pizza. Who Knew?

A Sandwich a Day J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

Up until a few days ago I had no idea that Don Antonio serves sandwiches for lunch, but they do. Five of them under their panini section, ranging from $9 to $10. Sandwich is a bit of a misnomer, however. Sure, there's bread and stuff in between it so it technically qualifies, but the bread starts out as raw dough wrapped free-form around fillings that then get baked in their wood burning oven. More

Where to Eat Near Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue (Our Updated Guide)

Ben Jay 9 comments

Whether you're shopping, checking out the Christmas tree, surveying 30 Rock like Jack Donaghy, or just exploring the area, here's our updated guide to good eats around Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. More

Crepe Cake Bakery Lady M Takes on Pumpkin Pie

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

Something between pumpkin pie and cheesecake with the texture of a mousse, this "cloud cake" earns its name. More

Ask the Critic: Where To Get Lunch Near Penn Station?

Ask the Critic Carey Jones 10 comments

Lunch near Penn Station doesn't have to be as bad as you think. 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

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