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  • Duck Fricot with carrots, Swiss chard, dumplings, and savory. (Courtesy of King Bee)

    Acadian-Inspired King Bee Now Open in the East Village

    King Bee, recently open in the East Village, takes its inspiration from Acadia. The cuisine is a homage to Louisiana country cooking and its French... Read more

  • Burke in the Box, at Bloomingdale's. (Melissa Hom)

    Burke in the Box at Bloomingdale’s Reopens After Renovations

    After a month of renovation work, David Burke at Bloomingdale’s reopened with a new decor and an updated menu. Also known as “Burke in the... Read more

  • Barchetta, in Chelsea. (Alice Gao)

    Barchetta Launches Brunch Service

    Barchetta now offers brunch. Chef Dave Pasternack has created a menu that includes a wide range of dishes, from crudo to paninis to more traditional... Read more

  • Meaghan Dorman's cocktail list includes classics as well as a build-it-yourself old fashioned menu. (Courtesy of Raines Law Room)

    Raines Law Room Opens Second Location

    Raines Law Room has opened a second location at The William in Midtown East. The new outpost from Yves Jadot and Alberto Benenati will reflect... Read more

  • Chicken Salad with fall vegetables, lettuce, and Asian dressing. (Evan Sung)

    STATE Grill and Bar Now Serving Lunch

    STATE Grill and Bar, which opened on the street level of the Empire State Building on Oct. 8, is now serving lunch from 11:30 a.m... Read more

  • Making chocolate pasta at Giovanni Rana. (Courtesy of Giovanni Rana)

    Culinary Classes at Chelsea Market

    From wine classes to hands-on pasta making lessons, various businesses at Chelsea Market are offering culinary instruction. At Giovanni Rana, pasta-making classes ($75–$85 per person)... Read more

  • Gin is a versatile liquor that works well with many flavors. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    9 Fresh Ways to Gin Up Your Holidays

    Much as we might like otherwise, few of us have the cash, time, or energy to maintain a full bar. And that can be a... Read more

  • Pastitsio. (AP Photo/MatthewMead)

    Ina Garten Turns to Make-Ahead Meals in New Book

    Ina Garten is a best-selling cookbook author, an Emmy-winning television host, and the doyenne of casual elegance. But on a recent afternoon, the so-called “Barefoot... Read more

  • Cured Atlantic Salmon. ( Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Rouge et Blanc: A Culinary Tale of Two Countries

    Take a sip at Rouge et Blanc and you’ll be whisked off from SoHo to a vineyard in France.  The all-French wine list is meticulously... Read more

  • The Black Ramen, a take on the sweet-savory Korean jajangmyeon noodle dish. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Mokbar: A Ramen Bar With a Korean Heart

    At Mokbar, fermentation rules. The alchemy takes place discreetly out of sight, in pots and jars in a prep kitchen reachable through a labyrinthine path... Read more

  • The Liberty NYC is one of stops during the Fall Burger Crawl. (Epoch Times)

    Midtown Burger Crawl

    A burger crawl this Saturday will offer a taste of some very worthy—and off-menu—burgers in Midtown Manhattan. The crawl is presented by meat purveyor Schweid... Read more

  • (L–R) CEO of Patina Restaurant Group Nick Valenti, Executive Chef Octavio Becerra, and President, CEO, and Chairman of Empire State Realty Trust Anthony E. Malkin at the press opening of STATE Grill on Oct. 7. (Donald Traill/Invision for Patina Restaurant Group/AP Images)

    STATE Grill and Bar Opens in Empire State Building

    At a spacious 2,800 square feet, STATE Grill and Bar opened this Wednesday on the street level of the Empire State Building. The upscale restaurant,... Read more

  • Veal Cheeks With Salsify, Matsutake, and Oyster Emulsion (Courtesy of Urbo Loft)

    URBO Loft, the Latest Addition to URBO

    The 350-seat URBO Loft, serving modern American cuisine with a hyper-seasonal sensibility, opened on the second floor of URBO. URBO, sprawling over two floors and... Read more

  • A selection of mezedes at Zenon Taverna. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Restaurant Weeks in Queens and Brooklyn

    Queens Restaurant Week 2014 runs Oct. 13–31, with more than 100 restaurants participating over 30 neighborhoods. From Aegea to Zenon Taverna, restaurants are offering prix... Read more

  • Salmon sushi. (Courtesy of Stephen STARR)

    Japanese Pop-Up at New York Botanical Garden

    At the New York Botanical Garden, a Japanese pop-up by Stephen STARR Events opened last weekend, and runs until Oct. 26. It accompanies the current... Read more

  • The restored Rainbow Room. (Bart Barlow)

    Atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Rainbow Room Reopens

    Long an icon atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Rainbow Room has reopened. Designed by architectural firm Gabellini Sheppard Associates, Rainbow Room has been restored to glamour,... Read more


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