Dining Reviews

El Rancho Serves Homemade Goodness in Every Mexican Dish

Entrance to El Rancho Mexican Restaurant in Goshen on May 5, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)
Entrance to El Rancho Mexican Restaurant in Goshen on May 5, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

eGOSHEN—Everything in the menu shouts ‘Homemade Ole!’ at El Rancho restaurant in Goshen. Owner Terri Hernandez says every dish is made from scratch from the...

  • Anna Madden, pastry chef and co-owner of Something Sweet cafe in Minddletown on May 6, 2015. (KatiVereshaka/Epoch Times)

    Middletown’s Something Sweet Cafe Is All That and More

    Downtown Middletown is the place where pastry chef Anna Madden and her husband Dave Madden have been steadily growing their business baby—the aptly named Something... Read more

  • Grazin Diner Hudson NY

    Grazin’ on Delectable Burgers, Straight From the Farm

    The Hudson Valley has become the New York region’s epicenter of the farm-to-table notion, at the forefront of the craft food movement. In Hudson township,... Read more

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    Chef Ted Pryor Shows Mastery of Seafood at The Sea Fire Grill

    Just a few blocks from Benjamin’s Steakhouse, its little sister, The Sea Fire Grill, was established two years ago in Midtown East. It serves modern... Read more

  • Amused Pig in a Pretzel

    Whimsy and Fun Bites at Amused

    Whimsy and fun are in the spotlight at Amused, a new restaurant featuring modern American small plates on the Upper West Side.  There’s Pig in... Read more

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    Village Prime Drops Anchor in West Village

    Steakhouses have been popping up all over the city in the past few months. But a new ship has pulled into port in the West... Read more

  • Ma Po tofu. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Sichuan Dishes That Will Make Your Mouth Go Numb

    Welcome to the land of “flower pepper” and “facing-heaven” chilies.  The two make up Sichuan’s spice signature, with the Sichuan “flower pepper” adding a mouth-... Read more

  • Ramendilla

    Presstea: Tea With Oomph, Served With a Side of Fun

    If you thought tea was exclusively a delicate beverage, you haven’t been to Presstea. At this airy, inviting West Village spot, it’s bold, full-bodied, and... Read more

  • Biryani. (Courtesy of Bhatti Indian Grill)

    Bhatti Indian Grill: Pure Decadence From Northern India

    Ever since trying Moti Mahal Delux, I have been itching to try another spot where Gaurav Anand presides over the kitchen fires. 
At Murray Hill’s... Read more

  • Chef Maria Loi at Loi Estiatorio in Midtown Manhattan, New York, on Feb. 6, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Loi Estiatorio: Divine Secrets of the Ancient Greeks

    Chef Maria Loi wants you to look and feel like a Greek god or goddess. Who could resist that proposition? Especially when it comes with... Read more

  • Eataly’s Cuoricino, a dessert white chocolate Bavarian cream with a raspberry gelee. (Courtesy of Eataly)

    What Romance Looks Like When Chefs Do the Wooing

    Gaurav Anand, Executive Chef and Owner, Awadh A Dish That’s Won Over My Sweetheart: Kofta Dilnaaz. My wife’s tastes aren’t simple so this was the... Read more

  • Jhal Muri, a street food from Kolkata. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Chef Hemant Mathur Makes Haldi a Hit

    Hemant Mathur works some magic at Curry Hill’s Haldi, which he has recently taken over as co-owner. The taste buds marvel, and so do wallets... Read more

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    Jongro BBQ: A Korean Favorite Arrives in NYC

    When Jongro BBQ opened at the end of last summer in Koreantown, it filled up immediately. Its asset: name recognition—by Koreans, that is. A franchise... Read more

  • Chilean Sea Bass. (Chris Manis)

    Village Prime Opens on Bleecker Street

    Village Prime, which opened this week, brings prime steaks and fresh seafood to Bleecker Street. Executive chef Rory O’Farrell offers USDA Prime meats, like the... Read more

  • Striped bass with celery root puree. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Bright and Hearty Fare at Trattoria Bianca

    Chef Julian Clauss-Ehlers has traveled the world, cooking at five Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, including La Côte St. Jacques and Les Prés d’Eugénie in France... Read more

  • Drumsticks in Hell's sauce. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    At Hell’s Chicken, Korean Fried Chicken Goes Gluten-Free

    First came the calls. Sung Jin Min hadn’t expected them. And they kept coming: Was it true he was offering gluten-free Korean fried chicken? It... Read more

  • Octopus with smoked potatoes, watercress pesto, Meyer lemon, and avocado. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Cooklyn Grows in Brooklyn

    After a week of self-indulgent, celebratory holiday eating, my taste buds called it quits. I’m not one to utter the word “detox” voluntarily, but it... Read more

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