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Where to Eat with Vegetarians and Meat Lovers in NYC: An Omnivorous Guide to 60 Restaurants

Being a vegetarian in New York isn't the challenge it used to be, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. Sure, most restaurants these days offer one or two decent vegetarian options, but sometimes you don't want the pasta or a meal made cobbled together from side dishes. With that in mind, here are 60 recommendations for restaurants that accommodate vegetarians without disappointing carnivores. More

We Chat with Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy

At Dirt Candy, chef/owner Amanda Cohen takes vegetables as far as they can go, sometimes to the point where their flavor potential astounds even her. But she's not on a soap box about vegetarianism. Rather, she uses her voice to even out the playing field between diners and chefs, encouraging conversation and communication over elitism and anonymity. More

Behind the Scenes at Dirt Candy

Dirt Candy's dishes use single vegetables as their themes; they seek to deliver the most tomato-y tomato flavor and the most intense version of mushroom. Take a look into vegetable hero Amanda Cohen's tiny East Village kitchen to see how some of the prettiest (and tastiest) vegetarian dishes in New York come together. More

13 Great Bites at Meatball Madness

Meatball Madness was a hot ticket at this year's New York City Wine & Food Festival, as evidenced by the sold-out tickets and by the long line stretching far down Mercer Street. We understand; after all, who doesn't love meatballs? Particularly when they're being made by New York's hottest chefs. With our discerning meatball palates on high alert, we wove our way through the crowd of food-lovers and Food Network lovers alike (Giada De Laurentiis was the evening's host, and Guy Fieri made an appearance), sampling all sorts of meat- (and meatless!) balls. More

30 Savory Bites from Taste of the Nation, NYC

Monday's New York edition of Taste of the Nation proved to be an epic meal. The highlights among the savory dishes included an insanely rich Spanish mackerel crudo from the Union Square Cafe, a cup of creamy stracciatella with sea urchin, caviar, and nasturtium granita from Roberta's, and a suckling pig croqueta from Bar Basque that came with a dropper of salsa verde and a slow cooked quail egg. More

The Vegetarian Option: Dirt Candy

Kimchi donuts [Photographs: Maggie Hoffman] Dirt Candy 430 East 9th Street, New York 10009 (b/n Avenue A and 1st Avenue; map); 212-228-7732; dirtcandynyc.com Cuisine: Creative, sophisticated vegetarian Service: Knowledgeable Setting: Modern Veggie Options: Four appetizers and four main courses (made... More

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