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Staten Island's Dosa Garden Gets Curry Right

Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Dosa Garden on Staten Island makes a big deal of their Chettinad-trained chefs. When it comes to the curry, you should listen. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Richard Gibbs' Staten Island

Neighborhood Guides Bao Ong 3 comments

It's not uncommon for chefs working in trendy restaurants located in trendy neighborhoods to live nowhere near where they spend long hours in front of the stove. When Richard Gibbs, the executive chef at Battery Harris in Williamsburg, isn't cooking up what he calls Afro-Latino cuisine or bottling his own barbecue sauces, he's spending time on Staten Island. Here's where he goes to eat. More

Market Tours: Lanka Grocery, Staten Island's Destination Sri Lankan Market

Clara Inés Schuhmacher 2 comments

The sloping, tree-lined Victory Boulevard that crisscrosses Staten Island's Tompkinsville neighborhood offers visitors a spectacular view of Manhattan. But it's more than a pretty residential street with views that would make a Brooklyner rethink their rooftop: it's also the heart of the Sri Lankan community that's taken hold on Staten Island (with some great restaurants to boot).

It's also home to Lanka Grocery.


Where to Eat Sri Lankan Food on Staten Island

Max Falkowitz 7 comments

Staten Island is New York's destination for Sri Lankan food, but if you've never been, or aren't that familiar with the cuisine, it can be a little daunting to decide what and where to eat. Here's your complete guide to the best Sri Lankan cooking on the island. More

Afternoon Snack: Dhal Vada and Vegetable Roti at New Asha on Staten Island

Afternoon Snack Max Falkowitz Post a comment

Victory Boulevard is one of Staten Island's concentrated rows of immigrant deliciousness, especially where its sizable Sri Lankan community is concerned. And at New Asha, right across the street from the dosa mavens at Dosa Garden, there are some great snacks to be found at rock bottom prices. More

Date Night: Bayou on Staten Island

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 2 comments

Bayou takes the New Orleans theme far, maybe too far, with Louis Armstrong's entire oeuvre looping on the stereo and movie posters for NOLA-set classics like Mardis Gras Massacre adorning the walls. But as the candles flick shadows across the brick walls and "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" starts up, you remember just what a sexy city New Orleans is. More

Date Night: Nürnberger Bierhaus

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 1 comment

This German restaurant on Staten Island crosses Middle America with Mitteleuropa. The result offers a warm, homespun atmosphere and yeasty, meaty staples. More

The Vegetarian Option: Dosa Garden

The Vegetarian Option Howard Walfish 2 comments

When it comes to dining in the five boroughs, Staten Island often gets left off of the radar. People are willing to make the trip out to Flushing or Sunset Park, but rarely across the water. I'm sure part of it is the trip itself; to get to Dosa Garden I had to take the train to the ferry, then another train, and then I had to walk (uphill) for almost a mile. Yet the stretch of Victory Boulevard between the Tompkinsville stop of the Staten Island Railroad and the restaurant was positively flush with sights that would make even the most jaded New York foodie sit up and take notice: a roti shop, a Nigerian grocery, and multiple Sri Lankan restaurants. More

Date Night: Enoteca Maria in St. George, Staten Island

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler Post a comment

Owner Joe Scaravella wanted a restaurant that reflected the home cooking he experienced throughout Italy. So he found a bunch of grandmothers willing to trade shifts in an open galley kitchen, and Enoteca Maria opened in 2007. More

Taco Thursdays: El Gallo Azteca, Staten Island

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez 2 comments

[Photo: Sara Markel-Gonzalez] This week we go back to Staten Island, where I've been exploring Victory Boulevard in the next few Staten Island trips, searching for the best tacos. El Gallo Azteca was the first stop, and all I... More

Taco Thursdays: La Canasta Bakery Grocery, Staten Island

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez Post a comment

[Photo: Sara Market-Gonzalez] It's perfect beach weather again—and a perfect week to again combine two of my favorite summer activities: going to the beach and looking for great tacos. (Although that last is a year-round activity). I took the... More

Staten Island Eats: La Canasta Bakery Grocery Inc.

Vincent Gragnani Post a comment

Bistec tacos. [Photographs: Vincent Gragnani] As do many Southern Californians who relocate to New York, I once ignorantly lamented the dearth of Mexican food in this part of the country. But a quick look around and I found that... More

Staten Island Eats: Bayou

Vincent Gragnani Post a comment

If the original Bayou on Staten Island was an eclectic Bourbon Street bar, the newly renovated restaurant is now a stately, elegant French Quarter establishment. A mini Galatoire in New York City's southernmost borough. Elegant mirrors and chandeliers, fleur-de-lis... More

Staten Island Eats: Chez Laurent

Vincent Gragnani 4 comments

There are five boroughs in New York City, but in the food media world, some get more attention than others. So please welcome our new Staten Island correspondent, Vincent Gragnani. —The Mgmt. [Photographs: Vincent Gragnani] What makes Chez Laurent unique... More

What's Your Favorite New York Slice?

Carey Jones 35 comments

All the polls! This week in the Serious Eats New York People's Choice Awards, we asked for your thoughts on the best pizza pie in New York. Today? The best slice. Which of these by-the-slice pizzerias is the greatest? Click... More

The Serious Eater's Guide to Open House New York

Carey Jones 2 comments

Each year, Open House New York hosts one of the greatest events on the city calendar: the OHNY Weekend, held this year on October 10th and 11th. But all that architectural touring is sure to work up an appetite. Which is why we at Serious Eats have put together The Serious Eater's Guide to Open House New York. More

Staten Island: Skippy's Hot Dog Truck

Adam Kuban 11 comments

Skippy's started in 1962 after Dawn Bellach bought a van for $100 from a junkyard and polished it up. A half century later, it still runs just fine and has a convenient shelf for hot sauce bottles--at least 36 varieties. Feel free to grab one and jack up your chili dog a few notches. More

Your Guided Tour of Staten Island's Mexican Treasures

ninalalli 6 comments

Nina Lalli takes you on a taco and torta hunt through Staten Island's Mexican restaurants. More

My Top Ten NYC Slices

Ed Levine 19 comments

By popular demand, here's a list of my top ten pizza slices in NYC: 1) DiFara (you all know where it is) 2) Adrienne's (Old Stone St., Wall Street) 3) Patsy's (117th and First Avenue) 4) Joe and Pat's (Staten... More

Denino's makes a fine pie

Ed Levine Post a comment

A reader e-mailed me about the Pala post and asked if I was a fan of Denino's, a Staten Island pizzeria. In Pizza: Slice of Heaven, my book about pizza, I wrote the following about Denino's: At Denino's, the pizza... More

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