Tag: Restaurants

Train Delayed? Relax With a Bolivian Pastry and Bubble Tea

Crowded, loud and gritty are qualities frequently associated with New York’s subway system. A place to relax with an ethnic dish and a cocktail, and perhaps browse a boutique shop? Not so much. But if a retail overhaul by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority succeeds, those kinds of leisure activities will become more common. In an […]

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Guarding the Sanctity of Italian Food, One Meal at a Time

Berardo Paradiso chewed slowly, his fork halfway to his mouth. “Basil and pepper, they are a very good boyfriend and girlfriend,” he said, gazing at the two sauces around the fillet of red snapper with potatoes and string beans. “Naturally, the potato is very much the witness of the wedding.” But something wasn’t right. “It’s […]

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A Fashion/Food Blowout in the Shadow of Brexit

“Purposefully naff, twinkly, 1970s Capri glam” that is completely at odds with the London restaurant scene right now, one reviewer from The Guardian newspaper wrote. “It feels pleasantly deranged,” wrote another for The Evening Standard. As the traveling circus rolls into town for fashion week, London is sulking under the looming prospect of a chaotic […]

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A Family’s Dedication to Beef Lives On at Don Julio in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES — At Don Julio, a much-beloved steakhouse in the city’s low-rise Palermo neighborhood, a 110-square-foot grill dominates the soaring dining room in the way that a grand piano commands attention on a concert stage. ImageOver the years, wine bottles signed by customers have provided the décor in the main dining room.CreditMaria Amasanti for […]

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From Pizza to Tortillas, a Midwestern Chef Defies Assumptions

MINNEAPOLIS — Last summer, Ann Kim announced that she would open a restaurant inspired by a trip to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico, where she had tasted handmade heirloom blue-corn tortillas that moved her to tears. The Twin Cities news media responded with reports about her intention to open a Mexican restaurant. A year later, Ms. […]

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Peruvian Ceviche, Now With Plates and Chairs

Four summers ago, a young chef named José Luis Chávez began leveraging the poke craze and the salad-bowl trend into a string of fast-casual ceviche bars. He began with a counter in the Gansevoort Market food hall called Mission Ceviche; there is now another in Canal Street Market and a third is supposed to open […]

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Long Misunderstood, Appalachian Food Finds the Spotlight

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — If you were wagering on two of the most unlikely words to be paired in the English language, “Appalachian” and “bagel” would be a pretty good bet. And yet, that is exactly what you find at Button & Co. Bagels here in Asheville. The chef Katie Button, a native of New Jersey […]

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The City Poised to Become Europe’s Next Affordable Creative Haven

Over the past five years, Albania has been discovered by travelers as that rare thing: a largely unexplored corner of Europe (one with some 265 miles of coastline). The small Balkan country sits just across the Adriatic and Ionian seas from Italy’s heel and a mere 45-minute ferry ride away from the Greek island of […]

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In Australia’s Vast North, an Oasis Serves Thai Food

THE NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia — Kakadu National Park covers an area of 7,646 square miles. That’s roughly the size of Slovenia, or, in American terms, bigger than Connecticut but smaller than New Jersey. It is the country’s largest national park, in the very top, very middle of Australia, a vast area known as the “Top […]

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49 Good Reasons to Make a Restaurant Reservation

Change is the only constant in New York, and each season brings a host of new options for diners weary of the same old, same old. There are bigger, better food halls to lure the lunch crowd, and breweries and bars to tempt after work. Veteran chefs with solid reputations are taking risks, while unproven […]

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The New Generation of Chefs Pushing Japanese Food in Unexpected Directions

IN 1906, THE YOKOHAMA-BORN scholar Okakura Kakuzo published “The Book of Tea,” a brief tract for Western readers on chanoyu, the centuries-old, highly ritualized Japanese tea ceremony. He argued that the aestheticization of the humble act of drinking tea — “the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence” — must be […]

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Cooking Eggs in the Morning and Shucking Oysters at Night, Thanks to an App

As he wrapped up a brunch shift at the Australian cafe Two Hands in the Little Italy section of Manhattan, Christopher Mortenson saw his phone light up. All afternoon, he had been waiting for the notification: ABC Cocina, an upscale Latin American restaurant in the Flatiron district, needed a line cook. He had an hour […]

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15 Minutes to ‘Mayhem’: How a Tweet Led to a Shortage at Popeyes

They started a war in 15 minutes. At 1:43 p.m. on Aug. 19, Bruno Cardinali, a marketing executive for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, got a WhatsApp message from a colleague: That morning, one of Popeyes’ fast-food rivals, Chick-fil-A, had tweeted what appeared to be a thinly veiled critique of the new fried chicken sandwich that Popeyes […]

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India’s Restaurants Rebel Against Food Delivery Apps

MUMBAI, India — Aakanksha Porwal, the owner of a small retro diner called Vahnilla & Company, recently signed up for the Zomato food delivery app to make dishes like her veggie cheeseburgers and Kit Kat cakesicles available to a wider audience. She also joined Zomato’s Gold program, where she would offer two dishes for the […]

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What Sandwich War? KFC Sells Out of Plant-Based ‘Chicken’ in Atlanta

For weeks, a debate over where to get the best chicken sandwich has waged between Popeyes, Chick-fil-A and the chicken-eating public at large. But KFC, another chicken giant with a global reach, is working on its own agenda: a plant-based “chicken” that proved so popular in a sales test that it sold out in a […]

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A Taste of Home for California’s Punjabi Truck Drivers

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The rotis were flawless, king-size rounds. Each one was thin and even, freckled with char and shimmering. The dough had been rolled and cooked to order, so the rotis came out hot and supple, stacked on a paper plate alongside deli containers of dal and a few plastic spoons. It was a […]

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New Yelp features help you find what you need and avoid what you hate

Yelp, one of the largest and most trafficked brick-and-mortar business directories on the web, hopes to make its mobile apps more personal by better reflecting individual preferences. To this end, it’ll soon allow users to specify things like dietary restrictions, attributes, and interests to tailor the suggestions they see. When the revamped experience rolls out […]

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Cipriani Chef Found Dead May Have Been Drugged in Robbery Scheme

Police officers summoned to Room 15 at the Kamway Lodge in Queens last week were met at the door by the odor of a dead body and burning incense. Inside the room, they found Andrea Zamperoni, a missing chef, wrapped in bed linens and stuffed in a trash can with one foot protruding, according to […]

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