Author: Lauren Vespoli


Ariel Palitz walking across Delancey street in New York, NY on July 28th, 2022.

GuidesNew York

New York Is Back, and Nightlife Mayor Ariel Palitz Is Taking You on a Perfect Night Out

On a steamy evening in late July, Ariel Palitz, New York’s nightlife mayor, is taking in the scene at Dimes…

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A spread of Hawaiian dishes from Noreetuh.

GuidesNew York

The Resy Guide to New York’s Best Regional American Restaurants, From Coast to Coast

While New York is famously home to cuisines from all over the world, it’s also a great place to sample…

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A spread of dishes from Towa

The RundownNew York

Five Things to Know About Towa, Now Open in Nomad

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series,…

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A spread of dishes from Agi's Counter

The RundownNew York

Everything You Need to Know About Agi’s Counter in Brooklyn

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series,…

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Soho's Altro Paradiso is a lovely place to linger over a leisurely power lunch.

GuidesNew York

The Resy Guide to Power Lunches in New York

As the birthplace of the “power lunch” — a term first coined in 1979 by an Esquire editor to describe…

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The One Who Keeps the BookNew York

How to Get into New York’s Ci Siamo, and What to Order

The latest opening from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, Ci Siamo (which translates to “here we are” or “we’ve…

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The RundownNew York

Everything You Need to Know About Kappo Sono, Now Open on the Lower East Side

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series,…

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Dish By DishNew York

How Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine Brings the Best of the Islands to New York’s Restaurant Row, in Five Dishes

When Jasmine Gerald opened her restaurant in the fall of 2020, she wanted to create an escape, a place where…

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Plenty of space for wheelchairs, including at the bar, in Contento's dining room. // Photo by Lily Brown, courtesy of Contento

InterviewsNew York

How Contento Offers a Blueprint for True Acessibility in Restaurants

Sommelier and New York native Yannick Benjamin grew up surrounded by relatives in the hospitality business, including his father, uncle,…

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"It’s the technique from Europe, and the flavors I grew up eating," says Luthun's Nahid Ahmed. // Photography courtesy of Luthun

InterviewsNew York

At Luthun, Affordable Tasting Menus Are the Way Forward

In July 2019, Chef Nahid Ahmed achieved a dream more than a decade in the making: opening his own East…

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