Distilled Opens In Tribeca

Executive chef Shane Lyons and partner Nick Iovacchini have opened Distilled in Tribeca .  Embodying the spirit of a historic American public house, the 110-seat restaurant serves a menu of regional favorites elevated with modern techniques and global flavors in a welcoming, communal setting. Lyons, formerly of Momofuku Noodle Bar, showcases a creative menu that…

Tribeca’s Best Restaurants

The TriBeCa “scene” may be relatively new compared to other parts of the city, but it has boomed in the last two decades, transforming itself into one of the most modern centers of luxury shopping, new condos and culinary creativity in all of New York. Here are our choices for must-dine experiences in this increasingly…

Hell’s Kitchen: NYC’s Gentrified, Yet Homey Neighborhood

Some know it as Clinton; others call it Midtown West. The most evocative name of this NYC neighborhood, however, is Hell’s Kitchen. The foreboding moniker is variously claimed to have derived from different sources. Perhaps the most credible is from a New York Times reporter, who came here in 1881 to report on a multiple murder. Like much of NYC, the grittiness of Hell’s Kitchen has long since been sanded down. It is now a…

West Village’s New Restaurants

The West Village is a vibrant and ever-changing neighborhood, full of young renters and only slightly older condo owners who are constantly seeking the new, the cutting edge and the finest in culinary creations. In the last six months, the West Village has had yet another injection of new restaurants. Here’s a selection of the…

Recap: 1st Annual NYC Hot Sauce Festival

Hey southern folk, what if I told you there is one day a year when Brooklynites and other New Yorkers come together to eat the stuff our dreams are made of? Need more detail? Numerous wing sauces, jalapeno popcorn, fiery flavored jerkies, grilled cheese sandwiches and absolutely not least, biscuits and gravy. If you’re not…

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Red & White Bash

On Thursday, May 9th, Wine Enthusiast Magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary and hosting  “The Red and White Bash” at NYC’s Hudson Hotel. According to event producers, this libation-infused affair will bring to life “La Belle Époque and old Paris in a resplendent carnival setting.” Featuring some of the best wines in the world, a…

Review: Del Frisco’s Grille Midtown NYC

On a cold and rainy fall night, I entered Del Frisco’s Grille to see what the rave was about. After hearing from several colleagues about their appetizers and steaks, I headed there to decide for myself. Set in the heart of Midtown in Rockefeller Plaza by Radio City Music Hall, Del Frisco’s Grille is the…

Rosa Mexicano Union Square Hosts Fall Harvest Dinner

Rosa Mexicano will host its first annual Fall Harvest Dinner on Wednesday, October 24th . Crafted by Culinary Advisor Jonathan Waxman,  the menu will feature a renewed focus on hyper-local sourcing and seasonal ingredients with highlights including Fall Guacamole with Toasted Hazelnuts and Pomegranate Seeds; Grilled Lobster and Scallop Tacos with Papaya and Pumpkin Seeds; and Ancho Chile…

Review: Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant

Founded in 1938 by Joe Maxwell, Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant has been a staple in the lower Manhattan scene. Known for it’s comfort food, laid back atmosphere, and well stocked bar, this historic restaurant has character and staying power. Based on the “simpler times” that was Joe Maxwell’s legacy, Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant aims to…