It’s been a great year for food lovers of every
stripe, what with a slew of celebrity-chef spinoffs
that were not only terrific but easier on the wallet,
the rise of barbecue chic and upscale Japanese, and
plenty of brilliant new ventures—from
’inoteca, with its perfect paninis, to the
Biltmore Room’s sensational Asian fusion. Our
annual tour of the city’s best places to
eat—and be seen.
The 2004 Hot List
The city’s most talented chefs-in-exile—Thomas Keller (of the French Laundry) and Gray Kunz (formerly of Lespinasse)—are about to open new restaurants in the upscale Time Warner Center. Why foodies all over town are rejoicing, and what the two legends have been doing since they’ve been gone.
When Allan and Robin Chernoff’s twins were born with serious facial clefts, they undertook, with a team of innovative specialists, an almost unimaginable challenge: to painstakingly reshape their girls’ faces before corrective surgery. The process: traumatic for parents and babies. The results: spectacular.
Readers sound off on HBO's Angels in America, "Falling Stars" by Simon Dumenco, and more.
At Bodyhints, a vast array of well-displayed unmentionables at very mentionable prices
Zodiac belts by Dolce & Gabbana, a Philippe Starck lamp, and the N.Y.C. Trivia Game
My girlfriend's into fancy dining. Where can I learn to keep up with her?
Missed the Ugg boat? Try these Sherpa-style substitutes.
Plus: This week's sale listings featuring sales from La Perla, Mimi Maternity, and more
A new Clarins spa, plus our beauty picks for the holidays
A model turned designer wants to remake your bed.
Madge's artistic issues, Charlize Theron at the Monster premiere, and more.
What should the Democrats and the Republicans resolve to do in the New Year?
Your inactive kid’s getting fat? No sweat: Just have ZoneChefs deliver his meals.
When logos simply aren’t enough, designers put themselves on clothes.
Move over, cranberry juice. There’s a new fruity mixer in town.
Is she needling us or what? Olivia Chantecaillethe cosmetologist with makeup in her genesintroduces organic Botox.
Ignore the bears (and the cubs who follow them): The market’s going nowhere but up
In the competition to keep every bed filled, hospitals are poaching each other’s superstar doctors—along with their patients
One pre-op transsexual on sex, surgery, and the complicated joys of being a she-male
Robert Altman delivers a mash note to the ballet world with The Company; Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley go head to head in The House of Sand and Fog; documentarian Errol Morris gives Vietnam-era bogeyman Robert McNamara an open mike
John Leonard reviews Mars Dead or Alive, The Day I Will Never Forget, and DNA.
From OutKast’s inimitable beats to the lo-fi, high-energy White Stripes to Kompakt’s schaffel fever—the best albums of 2003
Five activities worth rolling out of bed for.
Riingo: Aquavit’s Marcus Samuelsson opens his much-anticipated restaurant and chic sushi bar in the Alex hotel.
Sex and the City: The Complete First Five Seasons, The War at Home, Anything Else, and more....
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