Kutsher’s Serves Modern Jewish Cuisine—No, Really

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Dining Crispy Potato Latkes_1 To talk to Zach Kutsher is to become convinced that opening a Catskills-resort-themed restaurant in Tribeca, modernizing American Jewish cooking, one of the world’s most maligned cuisines, was the most reasonable thing in the world to do. But step back and look at those elements individually—the Catskills? Didn’t they shut down the year after people [&hellip
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Around the World on the Upper West Side

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Breaking News, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, West Side Spirit

Gastronomie 491’s curated shelves are a labor of love By all rights, Nicole Ahronee should weigh 400 pounds. Walking through the aisles of Gastronomie 491 (491 Columbus Ave., betw. 83rd & 84th Sts., www.gastronomie491.com), the marketplace she recently opened on the Upper West Side, she has something to say about every single product on the [&hellip
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Reds That Double as Whites

Written by Josh Perilo on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, The Penniless Epicure, West Side Spirit

wineglass Vino rojo that’s as light and refreshing as springtime We’re in that weird period now in New York City weather; it isn’t cold, but it isn’t hot. In most areas of the country, the weather professionals would refer to this as “spring.” That season, however, does not exist in New York City. Instead, we have [&hellip
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Get ‘Em While It’s (Not So) Hot

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Breaking News, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink

New York’s elusive springtime deserves its own set of treats It is way too early to be thinking about the summer. It’s mid-April—taxes are behind us, Memorial Day looms far off on the horizon and you can’t walk past a garden in bloom without stopping to exclaim, like a 4-year-old, “Flowers! Pretty!” No way is [&hellip
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A Market for All Seasons

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Arts & Film, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, The Penniless Epicure, West Side Spirit

Épicerie Boulud fills every niche for the Upper West Side The avenues of the Upper West Side, in spots, can feel like someone dropped the Mall of America in the Grand Canyon, a wide-open valley of enormous glass-fronted chain shops and banks. And while elected officials and community members work to change zoning restrictions to [&hellip
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Follow that Cab: Punjabi Deli is a local spot for one of New York’s many kinds of local

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Our Town Downtown

When you travel, the first thing you’re told is to eat where the locals eat. Skip the tourist traps and the corporate cafeterias and look for the unassuming place packed with people all speaking the same language—preferably not the one you speak. A New York local, however, is a different kind of animal. We’ll tell [&hellip
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