Posts Tagged ‘Dining’

Eating Competitions around NYC Celebrate Uniquely American Pastime

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

Dining-kimchi-contest The eating competition is one of those American traditions you can’t quite explain without coming across as an apologist for obscene overconsumption. And while the Major League Eating circuit—yes, an actual organization that considers eating competitions sporting events, which has gone so far as to get airtime on one of the many ESPNs—is an easy [&hellip
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Best Burgers on the Upper East Side

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, Dining Our Town, Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town

Ottomanelli Burger Tracking down the best burger and fries in the neighborhood By Paul Bisceglio, Megan Bungeroth, Rebecca Harris, Regan Hofmann, Helen Matsumoto, Amy Smith and Amanda Woods New Yorkers have been searching for the best burger in the city since the dawn of time. But Our Town wanted to find out where Upper East Siders can [&hellip
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Cozy French Cuisine off Madison Avenue

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

m1 Table d’Hôte is your standard neighborhood spot—if your neighborhood spoke French One of the great joys of city life is the neighborhood restaurant. They’re friendly, comfortable, conveniently located—usually on a quiet side street—and the food is good but not complicated, skillful but not demanding. They’re the kind of place you can return to several times [&hellip
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Get a Room: The Hotel Americano is so delightful you may not want to leave

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

The Americano is so delightful you may not want to leave   The words West Chelsea and Beautiful People are enough to strike fear into the hearts of most of us mere mortals—not just those of average self-esteem, but also the pretension averse, the perfume allergic and the food lovers. These are not places you [&hellip
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An Apple a Day For Dr. Oz’s Daughter

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

Daphne Oz, co-host of The Chew, on healthy eating and her father’s influence By Angela Barbuti It’s before 10 a.m. and Daphne Oz has already eaten a lamb chop and sipped a mai tai. As one of the hosts on ABC’s The Chew, she spends weekdays in the kitchen, cooking with her co-hosts and contributing [&hellip
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Cold Facts About Ice Wine

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

thepennilessepicure Extreme flavors and price mark it as a cut above “No, you are not spending $65 on that teeny, tiny bottle of wine,” said my wife, arms crossed, hands on hips. “You don’t understand,” I said, cradling the bottle like it was a baby, “it’s ice wine!” I left without my ice wine that day, [&hellip
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Summer, When a Young Man’s Fancy Turns to Thoughts of…Spice?

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Dwell OTDT, Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Dining-Zabb Elee salad I don’t know if you noticed, but it got real hot real fast last week, catapulting the city from genuine springtime directly into the gaping maw of summertime. It’s a well-worn trope that when the going gets hot, the hot eat spicy foods. It’s well-worn, sure, but if you’re like 98 percent of the Western [&hellip
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Where’s the Beef? And Other Food Festival Questions

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

Big Apple BBQ(mt) A survival guide to summer food fests   This past weekend, The Great GoogaMooga, the chefs-as-rock-stars food festival that had many bemoaning the end of civilization and the rise of the foodie monster, took place in Prospect Park with some 75 vendors and 40,000 attendees. The first day of the two-day event ended with chefs, [&hellip
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Summer Guide: Eat And Drink

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Eat & Drink, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

San Gennaro by Ed Yourdon Chocolate Fest: A Walk-Around Tasting Have you been tempted every year to visit the Chocolate Show but ultimately turned off by the overwhelming scale and trade-show vibe? 92Y’s Chocolate Fest is a kinder, gentler (and boozier) version, featuring local favorites like The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck and Liddabit Sweets providing tastings alongside prestigious international [&hellip
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