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Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Richard Gibbs' Staten Island

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

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.

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Date Night: Bayou on Staten Island

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

The Vegetarian Option: Dosa Garden

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

Staten Island Eats: Bayou

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

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

The Serious Eater's Guide to Open House New York

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

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

My Top Ten NYC Slices

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

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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