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Grandaisy's Fudgy Chocolate Tortino Now Comes in Single Servings

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

The bakery's famed flourless chocolate cake is a chocolate lover's dream. More

Behind the Scenes at China Blue, the Shanghai-Style Restaurant From the Cafe China Team

Behind the Scenes Clay Williams Post a comment

At China Blue, the Cafe China team trades in Sichuan peppercorns for for sweet and sour flavors, soup dumplings, and lots of seafood. See what happens in the kitchen. More

A Seat at the Bar: The Odeon

Roger Kamholz 1 comment

At a joint like The Odeon, whose neons have lit Tribeca since 1980, dining at the bar whets the senses. The historic restaurant takes its name from the U.K. cinema chain, but the word itself is as old as ancient Greek theater. And so it seems only fitting to think of the bar as balcony seating, offering the full sweep of the drama of a night out in New York. More

Pakistan Tea House is a Downtown Office Worker's Dream Lunch Spot

The Vegetarian Option Lauren Rothman 3 comments

Pakistan Tea House is a special place: not only is its above-average food an incredible bargain, but it's also a welcoming spot that's open from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m., seven days a week. In the morning and early afternoon, the restaurant fills with office workers; in the middle of the night, it's home to cab drivers pulling a late shift and night owls with the munchies. More

Square Diner Serves Incredible Charm. Oh, and There are Sandwiches.

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz 5 comments

This place gushes charm the way Sunnydale's hellmouth gushed stake-fodder for Buffy. There's an unknowable calculus behind what makes a diner's atmosphere a given person's favorite diner, but Square's inches dangerously close to mine. More

Steakcraft: Watch Marc Forgione Make a Porterhouse and Steak Tartare at American Cut

Behind the Scenes Nick Solares 29 comments

While the porterhouse at Marc Forgione's American Cut has all the hall marks of the classic steakhouse—the deep char, being sliced for the table and doused in butter—there are also several decidedly untraditional flourishes that set it apart from the average steak. More

Steakcraft: Marc Forgione's American Cut Makes a Pastrami-Style Rib Steak

Behind the Scenes Nick Solares 13 comments

Chef Marc Forgione's Tribeca steakhouse features a rib steak that's rubbed in pastrami spices and smoked before cooking. More

Khe-Yo's Lao Food Needs to Kick up the Spice

Max Falkowitz 2 comments

The best thing I ate at Khe-Yo, a restaurant serving Laotian food by way of Tribeca, was a complimentary serving of sticky rice that had me reeling. It held together in tight balls and carried a faint floral perfume. Two sauces were served alongside for dunking balls of rice with your fingers: one an inky pile of eggplant cooked down into a thick paste, the other thin and full of sliced chilies, a roar of heat and fish sauce and garlic that kept me reaching for water for the rest of the night. But tongue ablaze, I kept dunking and dunking. I hid the sauce when they tried to take it away. I asked for more rice and did it all over again.

The menu implores you to eat it with your hands, saying the rice tastes better that way. I wish the rest of the food delivered the same rush.

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Khe-Yosk Serving Fancy Banh Mi in Tribeca

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz 1 comment

We've been keeping our eyes on Khe-Yo, Soulayphet Schwader's Lao restaurant in Tribeca, and you can expect a review down the line. But right now we're focused its brand new take out sandwich counter, Khe-Yosk, a spare operation selling banh mi dressed up with braised meat and foie gras for $11 apiece. More

Khe-Yo's Chef Soulayphet Schwader on Laotian Cuisine and the Perfect Bite

Jacqueline Raposo 1 comment

For a city that seems to pride itself on our diversity and regional cuisine, there's been a gaping hole in our restaurant map where Laotian food should be, and Chef Phet Schwader is helping us with that at Khe-Yo. He doesn't really care if you've never heard of Laotian cuisine before, just that you come in with an open mind and the capability for a little bit of play. Here he talks with us about why he wants to share the cuisine he grew up eating. More

First Look: The Butterfly, Michael White's Supper Club

First Look Nick Solares 8 comments

The food at The Butterfly, White's new downtown cocktail bar and supper club in collaboration with cocktail whiz Eben Freeman, is a departure from his renowned Italian cooking. It focuses more on American comfort food classics like the aforementioned patty melt, fried chicken, and spinach and artichoke dip. More

Cooking Rabbit at Locanda Verde

Behind the Scenes Laura Togut 3 comments

There is lot's to love about Andrew Carmellini's Locanda Verde, so we stopped by their kitchen one day to watch them prepare their Roasted Rabbit Ripiene from start to finish. More

In the Kitchen with Ryan Tate: Behind the Scenes of Le Restaurant's Tasting Menu

Behind the Scenes Jacqueline Raposo 2 comments

At the recently opened Le Restaurant below All Good Things Market in Tribeca, the $100 6-course tasting menu is "no choice / no substitutions," and changes daily depending on what Chef Ryan Tate feels like cooking and what's at peak season, literally, today. We hung out in the kitchen with Tate, owner Ryan Wittels and the team, to give you a glimpse on what's happening below the market. More

A Sandwich a Day: Sabich at Nish Nush

A Sandwich a Day Craig Cavallo 3 comments

You can think of Sabich as breakfast falafel: fried eggplant, egg, salad, and yogurt all stuffed into pita. That pita's a big part of what makes the sandwich, and at Nish Nush in Tribeca, it's made daily. It's light and springy, but strong enough to hold all the traditional components of a sabich. More

Sugar Rush: Apple Cider Doughnuts and Olive Oil Cake at Terroir

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

The best doughnuts are the ones fresh from the fryer. At Terroir they come in the form of Apple Cider Doughnut Holes ($5). These single bite cake doughnuts are drenched with a slow oozing cider caramel. More

A Sandwich a Day: Falafel at Nish Nush

A Sandwich a Day Craig Cavallo Post a comment

Nish Nush on the corner of Church and Reade in Tribeca avoids all falafel follies and turns out a delightful rendition for lunch. More

Steakcraft: Marc Forgione's Deceptively Complex Tomahawk Rib Steak

Steakcraft Nick Solares 22 comments

"What's more simple than cooking a steak?" asks Marc Forgione rhetorically of his dry aged tomahawk rib steak. And to Forgione it is simple, elemental even. It would be for you as well if your father was Larry Forgione, one of the deans of modern American cuisine, and if you had worked in restaurant kitchens your whole life before opening your own restaurant. More

A Sandwich a Day: Homestyle Meatloaf Sandwich at Dickson's Farmstand Meats

A Sandwich a Day Craig Cavallo Post a comment

On the Homestyle Meatloaf Sandwich ($8), beef and bacon meatloaf acts as the wise chaperone to a youthful couple of ketchup and pickles. More

Sugar Rush: Blood Orange Scones at Locanda Verde

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

The scones at Locanda Verde are more akin to biscuits than traditional scones when it comes to texture. But there's nothing wrong with that. More

A Sandwich a Day: Pastrami with Apricot & Celery Chutney at Dickson's

A Sandwich a Day Craig Cavallo 2 comments

This is an intensely marbled piece of pastrami that's made with beef navel. More

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