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Streetscapes: Union Square Greenmarket

In 1976, the Council on the Environment of New York City established the Greenmarket program, which provided regional small family farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables and other […]

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

In 1971, Alice Waters co-founded Chez Panisse and in the process, thoroughly revolutionized the face of American cuisine from that point forward. Drawing from her experiences in southern France, Ms. […]

Casa Mono

Whenever I’m at Casa Mono, I’m reminded of how much courage it takes for a restauarant critic to eat here, particularly if he or she isn’t a fan of organ […]


Chef Sam Mason, formerly of Palladin, Union Pacific, Atlas and most recently, wd-50, is a chef and partner at Tailor, a sophisticated dining and cocktail parlor in SoHo. Tailor is […]


The ceiling is decorated with thousands of bamboo sticks arranged in an undulating pattern that reminds you vaguely of the ocean. Interior shot. Fried clam bellies and oysters, tartar sauce. […]

A Hearth Retrospective

Spiked Luis Rivera cocktail: Navarro Gewurztraminer grape juice, rum, citrus fruits, mint. 2004 Kabinett Riesling Copper River salmon, market radishes, squash, sugar snap peas, gros sel. Pan seared rouget, opal […]

Pig Heaven

It only comes once a year. Tomorrow is the last day for the 2007 Big Apple BBQ Block Party. Hie thee hence if you’re able.

Hill Country

Hill Country is a Texas-style BBQ joint that’s the newest introduction to a budding barbecue restaurant scene in New York City. Here is a comprehensive preview courtesy of Off The […]


Chef Iacopo Falai, formerly of Le Cirque 2000, opened Falai in February 2005. The restaurant features authentic Italian cuisine with an ambitious scope generally not seen in the Lower East […]


Previous dinners at Hearth can be seen here and here. Chilled asparagus soup, chervil, peekytoe crab, croutons. 2006 Moschofilero, Mantinia, Tselepos, Greece Quail, slow poached quail egg, tomato confit, Portuguese […]


Chef Pichet Ong, formerly of RM, 66 and Spice Market, recently opened p*ong, a dessert focused restaurant featuring an intriguing array of offerings both sweet and savory. p*ong continues the […]

Hearth Restaurant

Dinner at Hearth Restaurant tonight. Click here for a dinner back in November 2006. Amuse: Smoked lentil soup Shakespeare’s Falstaff: Palo cortado, white wine-poached pear syrup Rabbit terrine, foie gras; […]

A Chicken In Every Pot

A while back, C_________ exclaimed “How does a New Yorker find time to make his own chicken stock? Or do you have day laborers over to take care of menial […]


Dinner at Degustation tonight. Chef Wesley Genovart, formerly of Jean Georges Vongerichten’s latest, Perry St., holds court at this East Village restaurant featuring inspired, dazzling creations with a distinct European […]

Brunch, 7 January 2007

A light brunch with friends in the Village today. Shrimp mousseline, tomato aspic. 2004 Petit Chablis, Dme S├ęguinot-Bordet, France. Vol-au-vent, filled with scrambled eggs and osetra caviar, topped with smoked […]

Dinner, 2 January 2007

Fusilli with Squid, Garlic and Herbed Breadcrumbs 1 T. butter 2 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 lb. squid, cleaned and diced 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped handful of […]