Midtown East Italian Joint, “Destino” A Mixed Experience

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Our Town

Destino Scores Points With Service and Atmosphere, but food has not quite come into its own yet As I sat down inside “Destino,” a neighborhood-friendly Italian restaurant at 50th Street and 1st Avenue, I first noticed an elderly woman speaking with her waiter about which wine to order. The waiter remembered which wines she ordered [&hellip
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Capital Grille Brings Charity and Class to the Steakhouse Scene

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Lifestyle, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

3 NYC Locations: 
155 E 42nd Street - (212) 953-2000
120 W 51st Street - (212) 246-0154
120 Broadway - (212) 374-1811
Serving lunch and dinner. The steak joint offers a special wine to fight hunger By Helaina Hovitz My dad always liked to feel special at a steakhouse. He had the (perhaps slightly unrealistic) expectation that everyone would begin to fuss as soon as we arrived, shouting, “Oh, my god, they’re here!” To be fair, I think that anyone dropping [&hellip
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The Best Beef Marrow I’ve Ever Had

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The best beef marrow also happens to be far and away the best late-night meal ever By Elian Zach ust when I was about to formally change New York’s title from “The City That Never Sleeps” to “Sleepytown,” I found hope in the form of a delicious cardiac arrest. At 2:30 a.m. on a Thursday [&hellip
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The Final Frontier

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

On Avenue C, it’s still possible to watch Alphabet City reinvent itself As the old saying once went, “A you’re alright, B you’re brave, C you’re crazy, D you’re dead.” It’s not news that Alphabet City is no longer the minefield of socioeconomic misfortune it once was, but even today, when the focal point for [&hellip
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Cooking Under a Big Tent

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

When some chefs adopt another culture, it’s a crime. Tertulia is proof that there’s room for everyone. Picture an American chef. He falls in love with a cuisine from another country, travels to that country for a few heady months, takes copious notes (maybe studies with a few locals), then opens his own restaurant offering [&hellip
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A Chinatown Gem Shines Brightly

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Looks aren’t everything at Shanghai Café—and that’s a good thing The rule of thumb for most Chinatown restaurants is that the more nondescript the interior, the better the food. The best handmade noodles are found in an underground den where the chefs sit out in the dining room, forming dumplings on massive sheet pans during [&hellip
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Bring Back the Power Lunch

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Dining In the greatest food city on earth, why are we eating so many sandwiches? One of New York City’s most curious native establishments is the steam-table deli. Sprouting like mushrooms wherever offices can be found, these one-size-fits-all, in-and-out lunch factories are baffling novelties to visitors. Where did they come from? How can so many of [&hellip
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Jigsaw-Puzzle Japanese

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Dining_Courtesy of Ootoya A great meal comes in many shapes and sizes at Ootoya When the Tokyo chain sometimes called the Denny’s of Japan for its sheer ubiquity (somewhat unfairly, as what, then, are we supposed to call the many Dennyses—yes, the Denny’s—that also thrive there?) announced it was opening its first U.S. branch on a side street [&hellip
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Catcher in the Rye

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit

dining 005_Aamanns-52 Aamanns-Copenhagen brings New York the Danish staple we didn’t know we needed In the bathroom at Aamanns-Copenhagen (13 Laight Street, aamanns-copenhagen.com), among a medley of framed photos of Danish scenes both archival and new, is a page cut from a magazine. On a stark white background is a glamour shot of a loaf of dark-crusted, [&hellip
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Sweet Tooth Paradise

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By Laura Shanahan Sweets for the sweet – especially since it is/was Valentine’s Day, or Valentine’s Week. Like we need a reason to sugar up—right? (Cue maniacal laughter.) Well, whether it’s to get a last-minute or belated holiday gift, or it’s because nothing less than swigging a nearly 8-pound jug of Hershey’s chocolate syrup will [&hellip
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