Posts Tagged ‘Dining’

Like Paris in the Springtime

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As spring breaks through in little bursts of sunshine and warm days, there is no better way to welcome it than by eating fresh mussels and sipping a glass of wine on the balcony of East Side newcomer Bistro Vendôme. Here, owner and chef Pascal Petiteau (of Jubilee fame) dishes up delightful plates of French [&hellip
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Marvels of the Middle East

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For about two decades, Al Bustan dwelt on Third Avenue between East 50th and 51st streets, where executive chef/owner Elias Ghafary’s authentic Lebanese cookery attracted a large and deeply devoted following. Then, in late 2008, Ghafary closed that location in favor of a much larger, more commodious and attractive two-level space on East 53rd Street. [&hellip
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Poco Dinero—Mucho Sabor

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“What should I get?” I canvassed the seven people pressed up against the metal steam trays in Abuela’s Cocina. A white-coated woman said definitively, “Stewed chicken. I get it every single day.” If variety is the spice of life, or at least snacking, then predictability offers comfort and the pleasure of anticipation
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Hang Your Hat at Henry’s

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With local and organic foods bursting into our consciousness, Henry’s restaurant is moving down the right path. Owner Henry Rinehart knew that with 10 years in business, it was time to revamp the menu and start featuring regional fare. First step in the process: hiring Mark Barrett, a chef who trained with Mario Batali and [&hellip
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The Meat Is On

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On the night of the last big snowstorm in February, I set out for dinner, demanding to be impressed for my troubles. The challenger: year-old Argentinean steak showcase Libertador. Would I walk back out into the pelting snow too content to notice, or would I be going for my knives
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Little Shop of Cheeses

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With the weather warming—I say this as if one could will this harsh winter to be over—what a delight to get a well-crafted sandwich from tiny cheese emporium Lamazou to bring to Madison Square Park. I watched the hungry Shake Shack hopefuls in their long line while I tucked into the “Lamazou Favorite” ($5.95/half): mozzarella, [&hellip
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Stuck on Stecchino

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Stecchino is Italian for “toothpick,” and while nothing on the menu includes these little wooden sticks, you will definitely need one after your meal. Especially if the soup of the day is red onion ($6), a luscious, Italian version of French onion soup with a strong burst of oregano. Every day the homemade soup changes, [&hellip
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