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Chef FeaturesPortlandNational

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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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Illustration by Jeannie Phan

Taste MattersNew York

Does Being a Classic Restaurant Mean You Can Never Change?

When El Parador Café opened in 1959, it was one of just a handful of Mexican restaurants in New York…

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Taste MattersNew York

The Freedom of Cooking In America, or, How the Duo at Dhamaka Learned Not to Compromise

I was fishing for vegetables in the sambar one night at Semma, a new Southern Indian restaurant in the West…

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Taste MattersNew York

The Ingredients May Be New. The Quest For Deliciousness Is Eternal.

In 2012, the longtime Southern restaurant Acme, on Great Jones Street in Manhattan, transformed into a fashionable New Nordic restaurant.…

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Chef FeaturesNew York

The Musket Room Won’t Go Back to the Status Quo

The white gazpacho on the menu at The Musket Room in New York is more than a good dish, it’s…

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Photo EssaysNew York

Behind the Scenes at The Musket Room

Restaurants are high-pressure environments, full of tension — and not just the metaphorical kind. This explains, at least partially, why…

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