Only a few years ago, trend spotters were stamping the "next big thing" title on their favorite plate of braised goat shank. It looks like we're still a few years away from that being the case, but in the meantime, who cares? You don't need to be hip to eat goat, and it doesn't need to be pigeonholed as a novelty meat without versatility. To help you on your journey to loving goat, we present to you the Serious Eats Beginner's Guide To Goat In New York City.
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Set in the old Paris Common space on Bank Street and Greenwish Street, The Marrow is the third collaboration between Harold Dieterle and co-owner Alicia Nosenzo, and his first foray into meat-centric Italian and German fare. "This is the food of my family," he says. "I have an Italian grandmother on my mother's side and a German on my father's."
From marshmallow apples oozing liquid caramel to decadent red velvet cakes and whisper light coconut cakes to gigantic, golden honey toast, desserts in this city seem to only get better and even more delicious with each passing year. Click through for my picks of the top ten Sugar Rush sweets of the year.
Though I've loved virtually everything I've tasted at Kin Shop, this fried chicken special may be a new winner.
The thin batter and quick fry ensure that the crusty broccoli retains a nice crunch. But the real secret's in the sauce: the young coconut-gooseberry chutney and fermented plum vinegar provide tangy bursts that cut the grease, while sweet bites of Chinese sausage round out the vegetable bite.
What's the whole package—being a boss, working the stove, winning Top Chef, creating the kind of restaurant he wants to eat in—look like for Harold Dieterle? We talked with him to find out
Kin Shop offers the lightest coconut cake in town. It goes by the name Coconut Cream Cake, and $9 buys you an enormous slab that goes down dangerously easy.
"I like being able to play around, change things up a bit," says Harold Dieterle of the crab dinners he's doing at his West Village Thai restaurant Kin Shop every Monday. The five-course meal is $60 per person ($23 extra for beverage pairings) and features crab four ways—plus a crab-inspired ice cream sandwich at the end.
January is Vegetable Month on Serious Eats: New York, and every day we've been profiling a different vegetable dish in the city. But there are some veggies we love so much that it's tough to choose just a few. Chief among them? Brussels sprouts. Here are 12 of our favorite sprouts dishes in the city.
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.
Sure, we'd be happy eating heirloom tomatoes with nothing but a sprinkle of salt or a slather of mayo this time of year. But how are New York's chefs celebrating tomato season? Here are some of our favorite tomato dishes across the city right now. Get 'em while they're here!
As we've seen, there are some tourist-frequented spots that really do serve good food. But where do we think tourists should go? Here are a dozen places that we think visitors to our fair city shouldn't miss. (Pizza, bagels, burgers, Italian-American spots, picks for Food Network and Top Chef fans, and the best way to get into great restaurants for less cash—it's all here.)
At Kin Shop, the Turkey Burger ($13) is served only at lunch; the words "turkey burger" don't usually catch my eye on any menu, but this one stands out for a number of reasons.
The Duck Larb that Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle makes at his Thai restaurant Kin Shop (review here) is among the best I've had, in Thailand or out. Rarely do you find such a perfect balance between the hot, pungent, sour, and aromatic ingredients that are the hallmark to this classic dish. We asked him to show us how he creates it.
It's been quite a year for restaurants in New York. In fact, though it's hard to believe, some of my very favorite spots in the city have opened their doors within the last year. And others just came to our attention in the last twelve months, reminding us how very much exists in the world of New York restaurants. Here's a recap of my favorite eight reviews this year.
For those of you who work, live, or play in the West Village, here's a bit of good news: As of today, Kin Shop is now open for lunch. No word yet on whether Dieterle will be serving lunch-only specials or deals, but how does a hot bowl of Steamed Pork Meatball Soup with Crispy Garlic, Bok Choy Shoots, and Black Soy Sauce sound to carry you through the cold winter?
One could be forgiven for having low expectations of Kin Shop, Harold Dieterle's new Thai restaurant. Top Chef graduate takes over a floundering trendy Chinese spot and turns it into a contemporary Thai restaurant? Could be a recipe for showy and unevenly executed fusion fare. But Harold Dieterle is more than a television phenom. In fact, he's now serving some of the best Thai food we've had outside Thailand.
Many Serious Eaters know Harold Dieterle as the winner of the first season of Top Chef in 2005. With his winnings, he and partner Alicia Nosenzo opened Perilla in 2007 in the West Village—a favorite of both regulars in the neighborhood and those who come from afar seeking a taste of the dishes that earned Harold his title. He and Alicia will be opening their second venture in the fall, a contemporary Thai restuarant called Kin Shop, at Sixth Avenue and 12th Street. Harold talks to us about his love for Thai cooking, his dreams of becoming a Navy fighter pilot, and the lure of a grilled ham and cheese sandwich.