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  1. underground gourmet quick bite
    The Georgian Cooking at Chelsea’s Chama Mama Is Gobsmackingly GoodThe new restaurant showcases the distinctive walnut-sauced, tart-fruited, dairy-enriched gastronomy of the former Soviet republic.
  2. openings
    Finally, Via Carota Team Opens Bar Pisellino in the West VillageJody Williams and Rita Sodi complete their neighborhood mini-fiefdom with their restaurant’s long-awaited sister bar.
  3. openings
    At the Fulton, Jean-Georges Vongerichten Sells Seafood By the SeaportEverything from the menu to the décor is a tribute to the old Fulton Fish Market.
  4. the dish
    Mercado Little Spain’s Cardenal Is a Whipped-Cream Cloud of Pastry PerfectionAiry, tender, and drizzled with chocolate sauce, this Iberian import comes courtesy of market partner Albert Adrià.
  5. tools of the trade
    Why You May Soon Be Eating Your Dinner With ScissorsSnippers and clippers of varying design are moving out of the kitchen and on to the restaurant table.
  6. underground gourmet quick bite
    Crusty Meze Master Orhan Yegen Finds His Dream Clientele at Lokanta in AstoriaOn the menu: stuffed grape leaves, lamb’s head soup, minuscule manti, and more.
  7. the dish
    At Last, an Artisanal Bread That Tastes Like Kasha VarnishkesThe Jewish soul-food staple was the inspiration for chef-baker Max Blachman-Gentile’s latest loaf.
  8. underground gourmet quick bite
    Cult Coffee Shop Abraço Is Now a Nimble Little Vermouth and Cocktail Bar to BootThe bustling East Village social center has added evening hours, tasty new nighttime snacks, and some juicy wine on tap.
  9. underground gourmet review
    Ceviche Is the Star of Llamita’s New Nighttime MenuChef Erik Ramirez has revamped his Peruvian sandwich shop with a winning dinner service and a cozy new setting.
  10. the dish
    High Street on Hudson’s Radish Tartine Is Spring on a PlateThis collaboration between the restaurant’s new baker Melissa Weller and new chef Mary Attea is all blushing-pink crunch and runny golden yolk.
  11. taxonomy
    In Praise of the Squishy White-Bread SandwichIncluding the pinky-raising afternoon tea variety, the Japanese convenience-store sando, and the Italian tramezzino.
  12. good carbs
    Bagel Maven Melissa Weller Is Baking Again in New York at High Street on HudsonWest Village brunch has never looked better.
  13. openings
    Momofuku Ko Vet Sam Yoo Opens Golden Diner in Chinatown“Diners have these impossibly long menus,” says Sam Yoo. “And you can’t do good food that way.”
  14. initials
    The Great Mystery of Thomas Keller’s TAK Room SolvedA crucial talking point for the Hudson Yards restaurant is explained in time for tomorrow night’s opening.
  15. the dish
    Mister Paradise’s Apple-Pie Hot Pocket Is No JokeIt was partly inspired by another nostalgia-inducing fast-food archetype, the deep-fried classic chez Mickey D.
  16. openings
    What to Eat at Hudson YardsDavid Chang potato-salad sandwiches, José Andrés fried eggs, and Thomas Keller chocolate cakes.
  17. openings
    David Chang’s Peach Mart Is a Momofukian Riff on the Asian Convenience StoreThe Hudson Yards home of crustless sandwiches, honey-butter chips, and chicken-katsu kimbap.
  18. best of new york 2019
    The Best of New York Eating 2019Vegan Arabic sandwiches, Hunan charcuterie, and French onion soup.
  19. family business
    After 50 Years, the Donut Pub Is ExpandingTalking to Buzzy Geduld ahead of his doughnut shop’s new branch, opening soon off Astor Place in Noho.
  20. underground gourmet quick bite
    Chelsea Market’s Buon’Italia Has a Secret Pasta KitchenThe gourmet grocer slings a mean paccheri puttanesca and more.
  21. the dish
    This New BjornQorn Popcorn Will Bedazzle the Snack Snobs at Your Oscar PartyCult brand BjornQorn’s new meteorologically inspired flavor, Cloudy Qorn, is smaller, crisper, and roastier than the original.
  22. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Vegan and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in New YorkFrom fake-pepperoni pizza to terrine of foie gras made with tahini and cashew cream, vegan food even an omnivore will like.
  23. backups
    Introducing The Underground Gourmet Plan-B Restaurant DeterminatorWhere to eat when you can’t get at table at Misi, Ho Foods, Frenchette, and Lucali.
  24. the dish
    Augustine’s Viennese Wedding Soup Is Like a Middle-European RamenAustrian comfort food par excellence.
  25. openings
    Teranga Takes a Fast-Casual Approach to Pan-African CuisineThe restaurant opens at the Africa Center in Harlem early next month.
  26. the dish
    Introducing the Calabrian Dish That Should Be On Every Pastavore’s Bucket ListThe cucina povera lip-smacker comes with anchovy, garlic, chiles, bread crumbs, and a not-so-appetizing backstory.
  27. the underground gourmet review
    Hot Hummus and “Mama Ghannouj” at Vish and ZyaraTwo pita-pocket-size spots serve up good cheer and great Middle Eastern grub.
  28. the dish
    Bistro Pierre Lapin Wants to Change Your Mind About Aspic“Dishes like eggs in aspic don’t get the respect they deserve,” says Harold Moore, whose oeuf en gelée is made with pork hocks.
  29. food chain
    Where an Entire Day’s Worth of Food Came FromA pair of obsessive eaters track down the source of every single morsel they put in their mouths, without losing their appetite.
  30. the dish
    How Narcissa Makes a Sweet Potato Taste Like BaconMurasaki and Okinawan sweet potatoes are boiled, smoked, smashed, and deep-fried, then draped in two Peruvian-inspired sauces and pickled peppers.
  31. the underground gourmet digest
    The Underground Gourmet’s Year-End DigestThe top pizzas, sandwiches, dishes, and desserts of 2018, ranked.
  32. the dish
    A Closer Look at David Chang’s Mortadella Breakfast Sandwich at Bāng Bar“This is the weirdest project we’ve ever done,” he says.
  33. the underground gourmet review
    At Çka Ka Qëllu, Albanian Cooking Gets a Long Overdue ShowcaseIt’s that rare species of the New York restaurant world: an Albanian restaurant that serves Albanian food.
  34. openings
    At David Chang’s New Bāng Bar, They’re Carving Mortadella Off the SpitIt’s Momofuku’s take on mall food, featuring freshly made flatbread, doner-kebab-inspired meats, and even cinnamon buns.
  35. cheap eats
    The Hidden Kitchens of New YorkThe Underground Gourmet’s guide to the city’s semi-secret, out-of-sight, and truly off-the-beaten-path restaurants.
  36. behind the menu
    Have Hillary Sterling and Missy Robbins Entered the Pasta Twilight Zone?It’s a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a raviolo.
  37. the dish
    The Structural Ingenuity of Existing Conditions’ Turkey ClubJapanese milk bread and meat glue help to curb the sandwich’s inherent messiness.
  38. the u.g. digest
    The Underground Gourmet Digest: The Best New Things to Eat Right Now, RankedPork buns, pastrami sandwiches, and over-the-top oatmeal.
  39. trendlet
    Skewers Are Primal, Fun to Eat, and Suddenly Ubiquitous in New YorkFrom Japanese yakitori to Chinese barbecue, stick food is on the rise.
  40. the dish
    Momofuku Nishi’s Whole Salt-Baked Turbot Is Bo Ssäm for Fish LoversThe textures of the turbot vary from firm and meaty to an almost pork-belly-like richness around the fins.
  41. fall preview 2018
    32 New Restaurants You Need to Know About This FallAn izakaya from Joaquin Baca, a shrine to California wine, a brand new Donut Pub, and more.
  42. fall preview 2018
    Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream’s New Flagship Is No Ordinary Scoop ShopThe new location is four times the size of the original and offers 88 flavors available in cone or pint form at any given time.
  43. fall preview 2018
    The Emily Team Is Tackling Grilled Pizza At Their Next Manhattan RestaurantWill this be the city’s next regional pie craze?
  44. fall preview 2018
    Golden Diner Is the First Solo Project From a Major Food Group and Momofuku VetWith Xian-style gyros and chicken katsu BLTs, Queens native Sam Yoo appeals to both the short-order purist and the 21st-century gastronome.
  45. the dish
    Santina’s Featherweight Eggplant Parm Is a Late-Summer DelightMade with eggplant at the peak of its season, barely cooked San Marzano tomatoes, and warm burrata.
  46. trendlet
    There’s a Lot of Great New Fried Chicken in New York Right NowServed hot, cold, and haute.
  47. the underground gourmet quick bite
    Loring Place’s Dan Kluger Unleashes Killer CalzonePizza’s overweight, underachieving sidekick gets an artisanal upgrade, plus a facelift and a tummy tuck.
  48. cheap eats 2018
    A Guide to the East Village’s Booming ‘Chinatown North’Charting the neighborhood’s Yunnanese, Hunanese, and more.
  49. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best New Square Slice of Pizza in New YorkNothing wrong with round, but the current pizzascape is all about rectangles.
  50. cheap eats 2018
    Queens Night Market Might Be the New Yorkiest Food Fair of AllA weekly festival that celebrates, at last count, the thrillingly eclectic cooking of 80 countries.
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