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All'onda Makes Dining in Union Square Fun Again

Max Falkowitz 2 comments

All'onda in Union Square feels more grown up than most of its surroundings and more lively and spry than its established fine dining neighbors. The Italy-with-dabs-of-Asia menu has some next-level moments of radiance here—but what they add up to is still up in the air. More

Don't Skip All'onda's Crudo

Max Falkowitz 4 comments

We'll have more about All'Onda, the upscale self-described "modern Venetian" restaurant soon, but first the essentials: get the magical smoked uni bucatini, but don't skip the crudo either. More

Heart-Shaped Marzipan Cookies From Breads Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

If you're looking for another small Valentine's Day gift, these heart-shaped cookies may be just the thing. More

Coppelia's Blue Corn Pancakes, a Worthy Breakfast Available All Day

Breakfast Max Falkowitz 1 comment

At Coppelia, pancakes come in two spins. There are buttermilk pancakes—light, fluffy, and painfully common elsewhere—and a blue corn version, the narwhal of pancakes in New York. With a denser, weightier texture and cornbread-like crumb, they're the pancakes for people who like their pancakes with a little more substance. More

Breads Bakery Makes One Hell of a Cinnamon Bun

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 9 comments

This cinnamon bun thinks it's a croissant. More

Did Gotham Bar & Grill Make the Perfect Fancy Fall Dessert?

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 4 comments

If ever there was a fancy plated dessert that captures the essence of fall, Gotham Bar and Grill's Pumpkin Soufflé ($16) is it. But this dessert is about more than just pumpkin. Executive Pastry Chef Ron Paprocki cleverly incorporates a host of other ingredients that will make any diner nostalgic for the holidays. More

What's a Kugelhopf? Find out at Breads Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 2 comments

The Kuglelhopf is a unique, sweet, bread-based pastry with an interesting history. And now you can get one from Breads Bakery near Union Square. More

Find Maple Cotton Candy at the Union Square Greenmarket

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

This cotton candy has a mild but distinct maple flavor and is fun to eat. Absent from this treat are the fluorescent colors one usually associates with cotton candy. Instead, the candy puffs had a slight natural beige tint—the signature color of real maple candy products. More

Breadstick Snacks at Breads Bakery

Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Somewhere between a bite-size sandwich and salad, this cheese straw loaded with cream cheese, avocado, and cherry tomatoes pays great attention to its ingredients. More

Everything's in Season at the Union Square Greenmarket, Here's What to Cook with It

Market Scene: NY Ben Fishner 2 comments

It's time to go to the market. Hot weather is finally here, which is a drag, but that means that just about everything is in season right now. We're seeing tomatoes, corn, peaches, plums, okra, eggplant, peppers, blueberries, currants, gooseberries, beans, peas, and a lot more. Take a closer look at some produce, and grab recipes on what to do with it all. More

Sugar Rush: Chewy Chocolate Sunflower Cookie from Body and Soul Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 2 comments

The Vegan Chewy Chocolate Sunflower Cookie ($2.75) from Body and Soul Bakery lives up to its name—it is both very chewy and highly chocolatey. More

Sugar Rush: Fennel Scone from Las Delicias Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

In the last few summers, New York's greenmarkets have exploded in popularity. And in addition to the farms selling fresh produce, a number of excellent bakeries have become regular attendees. One fast-growing spot to check out is Las Delicias. More

Sugar Rush: Cardamom Cake at Taboonette

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 2 comments

Is there anything you can't do, Taboonette? Dessert now, too? You're too kind. More

First Look: The Fourth, New American in Union Square

First Look Nick Solares Post a comment

The Fourth recently opened in Union Square from the team behind neighborhood favorites Tocqueville and 15 East. More

Strawberries, Scapes, Snap Peas, and More at the Union Square Greenmarket

Market Scene: NY Ben Fishner 1 comment

This week at the Greenmarket, we're still awaiting the deluge of fresh summer fruit, but there are certainly plenty of strawberries all around the market. We're also seeing some of the first garlic scapes of the season, plenty of sugar snap peas, and other goodies. Click through the slideshow for a closer look. More

Good Bread: Bobolink Dairy's Bread is as Good as its Cheese

Good Bread Andrew Coe 7 comments

When you serve cheese, you need bread. Over a dozen years ago, that simple imperative led Bobolink Dairy, already renowned for its artisan cheeses, to build a wood-fired oven to bake rustic breads to go with their rustic cheeses. Today, Boblink's oven produces 17 varieties of bread made from largely local and organic grains. Thanks to the bakers' commitment to small batch, naturally leavened doughs, these loaves have a richness of flavor and texture that stands out in the city's crowded bread market. More

Feast: Tasting Menus for Group Dining in the East Village

Paul Yee 1 comment

Group dining can be a hassle in New York City—just try scouring Opentable for a 'table for six in a few hours from now.' If you don't have a reservation, and don't want to go to Chinatown for a big table, you could find yourself with something of a hassle. Feast, with its communal tables, is designed for just such an outing, with service we found swift and attentive. More

Sugar Rush: Pear Tart at Breads Bakery

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 1 comment

In addition to their great breads and sweet loaf cakes, Breads Bakery in Union Square is doing some serious pastry. More

Fast Food International: Yooglers and Vivoli

Fast Food International Krista Garcia 6 comments

Two foreign purveyors of chilled treats—each with a very different M.O.—have recently opened in Manhattan. More

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Babka, Loaf Cakes, and Canelés at Bread's Bakery

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Chocolate babka and caramelized canelés are both strong items at Breads Bakery. More

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