Author: Mahira Rivers

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Middle Eastern Food Is Having a Moment. Two Star Chefs Explain Why

When Alon Shaya and Ayesha Nurdjaja met for the first time, their mutual admiration was easy to understand. At their…


Resy FeaturesNew York

Raf’s Brings Renewal to a Storied Little Italy Address

The fate of a pair of 88-year-old brick ovens at 290 Elizabeth Street in Manhattan, the heart of Little Italy,…


Resy FeaturesNew York

Torrisi Is Back. The Mozzarella Is Flowing, But Don’t Call It the Same Old Spot

In 2010, one of the hottest dinners in New York City was an affordable tasting menu found on Mulberry Street,…


Taste MattersNew YorkNational

In An Era of Luxe Sushi, Is the Greatest Tradition to Be Local?

I’m seated at the counter at Rosella, an American sushi restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood, faced with a platter…


Resy FeaturesPortland

With Kann, Gregory Gourdet Is Ready to Define Dining His Way

Take a scroll through Gregory Gourdet’s Instagram, and it’ll seem as though the celebrity chef is everywhere, all at once.…


Resy SpotlightNew York

Al Coro Is Here At Last. Can It Really Rewrite the Rules of Fine Dining?

There are few restaurant spaces in New York City that command the same sense of awe as the dining room…


Taste MattersNew York

Welcome to a Glorious Era of Street Food. You’ll Find It In Restaurants.

I remember when Anthony Bourdain first set out to bring a Singapore-style hawker center to New York City. It was…


Photo EssaysNew York

Behind the Scenes at Mel’s, the New Pizza Spot From the Crown Shy Team

Mel’s would be a noteworthy opening in any case: An approachable but still ambitious spot for pizza and the like,…

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InterviewsNew York

Melissa Rodriguez Is Ready to Reboot Fine Dining In New York. But First, Pizza.

Outside 85 Tenth Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, the black carpet stitched with bold block lettering is gone, ripped from…


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