While New Yorkers’ appetite for good food remains unaffected
by the economy, our annual survey of must-eats changes
with the times. Here, Adam Platt runs down this year’s best spots for splurging on gourmet lobster poêlé or saving on noodles.
On the Cover: Bucatini All’Amatriciana from Maialino. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker/New York Magazine.
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Christopher Coleman’s bright Williamsburg one-bedroom.
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Michael Cera doesn’t care if you mock him for playing an innocent adolescent. He’d prefer that you do.
A young playwright exiles King Lear from his own play.
Robert Downey Jr. brightens a grim Sherlock; Michael Haneke’s White Ribbon is just a grind.
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Photographer W. Eugene Smith’s infatuated vision.
Has Gabriel Orozco’s interesting weirdness turned into plain old shtick?
A director melds classic poetry and music, seeking more than the sum of the parts.
Café Boulud alums Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone open Torrisi Italian Specialties.
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Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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