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Where to Eat Near Times Square (Our Updated Guide)

Lauren McInnes 12 comments

Two years ago we shared our picks for where to eat near Times Square, the focal point of New York's tourist economy and home to many a chain mega-restaurant. But amid the mammoth TGI Friday's and Guy Fieri's 500-seat restaurant, you'll find plenty of quality places for a quick bite, a casual lunch, or a full sit-down meal. This guide covers the picks from our original guide, plus our new favorite spots we've encountered since July 2011. 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

Snapshots from Meatball Madness

Nick Solares 4 comments

The first Meatball Madness took place last night at the New York Wine and Food Festival, and judging from the attendance and the enthusiasm of the crowd it is fair to say that the event was a runaway success.... More

Tim Stark and Dave Pasternack: A Great Farmer and a Great Chef at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday

Ed Levine Post a comment

Tim Stark, tomato and pepper farmer extraordinaire, is also a fine writer to boot. His book Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer was first released last July and re-released this month in paperback. Stark will join forces with Esca... More

Esca Has the Best Fish You've Never Heard Of: The Louvar

Erin Zimmer 5 comments

Dave Pasternack showing off his web research of the louvar. If Dave Pasternack has to Google a fish, you know it's something special (or non-existent). Earlier this week, the Esca chef-partner got a call about a fresh-caught louvar, and... More

Patti Lupone, Restaurant Critic?

Ed Levine Post a comment

Photograph by Ethan Hill from pattilupone.net Actress Patti Lupone ("Gypsy," "Evita") weighs in on her favorite theater district restaurant Esca in the New York Post: "It's open after the theater. It has an Italian flavor, and it's primarily a fish... More

Best Affogati in New York: Coffee and Ice Cream, the Unbeatable Combination

Sugar Rush Ed Levine 2 comments

Editor's note: Every afternoon we post a short Sugar Rush to end your day. Think of it as the dessert to your daily blog reading. —Zach Photograph by Bob Blesse I'm an affogato freak, so I really appreciated Robin Raisfeld... More

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