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Serious Eats Remembers Gray's Papaya

The Serious Eats Team 17 comments

We were heartbroken to learn this week that the West 8th Street Gray's Papaya closed thanks to a $20,000 rent hike. The original Upper West Side location remains intact, and owner Nicholas Gray is looking for new Papaya spots, but this closing irreversibly endangers the New York hot dog just that much more. Here are our thoughts and memories about Gray's. More

8 Great Late Night Bites in the West Village

In the Midnight Hour Zachary Feldman 4 comments

Known for its aggressive community boards as much as for its bevy of iconic New York dining institutions, Manhattan's West Village caters to palates and pocketbooks of every denomination. While its status as a safe haven for creative and alternative lifestyles is on the wane, the neighborhood remains one of the best areas on the island for the nocturnally hungry to snag a midnight snack. More

12 Tourist Spots in New York That Are Actually Good

The Serious Eats Team 32 comments

Any number of guidebooks, newspaper articles, airline magazine roundups, or TV shows can give first-time New York visitors a lengthy eating itinerary. Unfortunately, their recommendations aren't always the best. The good news? Some oft-visited tourist destinations really do have great food. Here are our favorites. More

What's the Best Hot Dog in New York?

Carey Jones 14 comments

All the polls! Today in the Serious Eats New York People's Choice Awards, we have one simple question for you: What's your favorite hot dog in New York? Street cart, Papaya, or cheffy haute dogs, we want to hear your... More

Manhattan Mashup: Gray's Papaya + Grandaisy Bakery

Erin Zimmer 4 comments

What if you stuffed an average Gray's Papaya dog into Grandaisy Bakery's fluffy pizza bianca? We did it. More

Do Restaurants Get A Political Voice?

Carey Jones 41 comments

Should restaurant owners make known their political stances, if they so choose? Or should partisan positions be left at the café door? More

Ed Levine's Updated Guide to the Best Hot Dogs in NYC

Ed Levine 4 comments

The 10 Best Hot Dogs in New York City More

Ruth Reichl's Favorite Fast Food

Adam Kuban 1 comment

"Well, I’m a huge fan of Gray’s Papaya; it’s one of my really guilty treats. I think you kind of have to be a New Yorker to like the papaya drink, but I even like that. I love the crispness... More

Gray's Papaya and Grandaisy Bakery: Dueling Breakfast Sandwiches on West 72nd

Ed Levine 3 comments

From left: Sausage, egg, and cheese on a burger bun, from Gray's Papaya; grilled asparagus, frittata, and asiago cheese on a ciabatta roll, from Grandaisy Bakery. Both next door to each other, near the corner of West 72nd and... More

Is There Such a Thing as a 4 Star Bargain?

Ed Levine 5 comments

Here's an interesting question for you. Is there such a thing as a four star bargain? We all know about the terrific informal eating bargains around the city and the entire country for that matter: the Gray's Papaya Special; two... More

My Top 6 Hot Dogs in Manhattan: What's yours?

Ed Levine 12 comments

ELE's Jeff asked for my list of the best hot dogs in Manhattan: Photo courtesy of liaoyusheng.com Gray's Papaya: Great natural casing, all-beef dog made by Marathon, Sabrett's parent company. I ask for mine well-done, not that any of the... More

One meal, $210, A Happy Camper?

Ed Levine Closed

Can one meal be so good that it's worth $210 before wine, tax and tip? Well I'm going to find out today when I have lunch at Per Se, which I sometimes refer to as the Church of Thomas... More

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