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17 Great Cold Noodles in New York for Hot Summer Days

Linnea Zielinski 11 comments

Come warm weather, we're all up for cold noodles: cool, nutty soba; Korean nang myeun in ice broth; tongue-tingling Chinese noodles laced with chili oil—we'll take 'em all. What will we be eating when the thermometer rises to three digits? These are a good start. More

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

The Serious Eats Team 9 comments

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

Erin's Best New York Bites of 2012

Erin Zimmer 2 comments

Looking back on 2012, here are the bites and slurps I remember most fondly. From oysters to fried chickpeas to soba and uni, here we go... More

Ed Levine's Must-Eat New York Dishes of 2012

Ed Levine 5 comments

As usual I experienced so much serious deliciousness this year, so when Max asked me to come up with a list of my favorite must-eats, I found it excruciatingly difficult to limit myself to the usual ten, so I didn't. More

Sugar Rush: Matcha Affogato Sundaes at Cocoron

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Matcha affogato sundaes ($7) are available at the new Cocoron on Kenmare Street. It's a busy dessert, but it works. More

Cocoron Soba Opens Second Location in Nolita (And It's Good!)

J. Kenji López-Alt 7 comments

We've been making the trek over to Cocoron's original location in the Lower East Side for over a year now to get our fix of their excellent buckwheat noodles, delicate and nuanced broths, and fresh-made custard-like tofu. They've recently opened a new location that's larger than the tiny original. More

Kenji's 8 Best Bites in New York From 2011

J. Kenji López-Alt 4 comments

We've eaten at all sorts of excellent restaurants in the city this year, but what were the dishes that truly stood out? Here are my best bites of 2011. More

Sugar Rush: Coconut Tapioca at Cocoron

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

Served cold, the tapioca sets itself apart from the usual combination of creamy coconut milk and tiny tapioca bubbles with the addition of mint—a finely chopped flurry mixed into the bowl. More

Cocoron Shows Us What Soba Should Taste Like

J. Kenji López-Alt 15 comments

In the great quadrumverate of Japanese noodles—that would be ramen, udon, soba, and somen—New York is sorely lacking in the latter two. At least, we were lacking in the latter two. Cocoron, a new-ish soba joint in the Lower East Side has brought it, and man, is it good. More

Lunch for One: Cocoron

Lunch for One Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

At Cocoron, the cozy bar seats are perfect for the single diner. Pick the ones along Delancey Street; the corner seat allows the best view of front row kitchen action. More

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