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  1. underground gourmet quick bite
    St. Jardim Isn’t Your Everyday All-Day CaféMoravian Muscat, labneh omelets, and Brazilian banana candy on a prime people-watching West Village corner.
  2. hot plate
    What to Eat, Cook, and Shop for Right NowRick Bayless’s terrific tortas, Hillary Sterling’s latest pasta innovation, Fly by Jing’s fiery hot pot base, and more.
  3. encounter
    Talking (And Shopping) With Superiority Burger’s Brooks HeadleyAs he prepares to expand his deceptively ambitious, Greenmarket-fueled veggie-burger joint.
  4. q&a
    Eric Adams Wants to Change the Way We EatIf elected mayor this fall, will he try to veganize New York?
  5. plant-based
    Are Vegetables Winning?From celery-root muffulettas to eggplant unagi, plant-based food is sweeping the city.
  6. underground gourmet quick bite
    7th Street Burger Has One of the Best New Burgers in TownSubstitutions, customizations, and special requests are not encouraged.
  7. fall preview 2021
    21 Fall Restaurant Openings You Need to Know AboutFrom a destination pizza pop-up to Chicago-style baby-back ribs.
  8. fall preview 2021
    Zou Zou’s Brings Eastern Mediterranean Cooking to Manhattan WestThere will be zhoug on the fluke, hazelnut dukkah on the sweet potato, and barberry mignonette on the Kumamoto oysters.
  9. fall preview 2021
    A Win Son Alum Cooks Homestyle CantoneseThe most elaborate dish on the menu takes the form of a whole deboned rainbow trout: “It’s like a giant fish sausage.”
  10. fall preview 2021
    Torrisi Italian Specialties Is Reborn As Torrisi Deli and RestaurantIt’s right up the block from their first venture.
  11. fall preview 2021
    At Lodi, Ignacio Mattos Wants to Fulfill All Your Midtown Noshing NeedsIt’s part café, part bar, part bakery, and part gourmet food shop.
  12. fall preview 2021
    Hillary Sterling Stokes Up the Grill at Danny Meyer’s Latest Italian Restaurant“It would be like if you came to my house.”
  13. fall preview 2021
    Court Street Grocers Team Will Resurrect Eisenberg’s As Eisen Coffee Shop“It’s roughly going to be the menu that’s always been there.”
  14. moves
    Brooks Headley’s Superiority Burger Is Relocating to the Old Odessa Diner Space“It’s always been my dream space.”
  15. underground gourmet quick bite
    A Gluten-Free Pastry That Takes the CakeKnead Love’s Cinny Buns are dark, dense, gluten-free, vegan, and mind-blowingly good.
  16. lunch
    The Top Tuna Sandwiches in New YorkTuna melts, tuna tramezzini, Tunisian tunas, and more.
  17. scandals
    TonnogateIs celebrity butcher Dario Cecchini really selling tuna fish at his meaty new sandwich shop?
  18. the dish
    Shukette’s Summer Cherries Are for Chile HeadsA fruit salad that should come with a Scoville rating.
  19. underground gourmet quick bite
    The Andouille-Sausage Corn Dog at Sidney’s Five Is Bar Food ExtraordinaireThe new East Village restaurant gives the state-fair staple a superb sweet-and-spicy southern flavor.
  20. hot plate
    What to Eat, Drink, and Watch Right NowDaniel Boulud’s oysters Vanderbilt at Le Pavillon, Audrey Saunders’s sour glass collab, the Wolfgang Puck biopic, and more.
  21. endorsement
    This Gin Rickey Is Summer’s Thirst-Quenchingest CocktailEven better than a G&T.
  22. q&a
    Legendary Pastry Chef Claudia Fleming Returns to the Danny Meyer Fold“I feel like the scene today is a baker’s paradise.”
  23. previews
    Here’s Where You’ll Be Eating NextSaraghina Caffè, Sixty Three Clinton, Runner Up, and more.
  24. where to eat
    66 of the Best New (or Newly Relevant) Places to EatHere’s your official summer 2021 restaurant guide.
  25. openings
    Casual, Community-Minded Dame Is the Restaurant We’ve Been Waiting ForIt’s the house that fish and chips built.
  26. hot plate
    What to Eat, Drink, and Read Right NowBemelmans’ martinis, Peter Hoffman’s new memoir, a gluten-free vegan cookie for hedonists, and more.
  27. supply chain
    At One White Street, They Don’t Write the Menu. They Plant It.“I don’t want to go to the farmers’ market at Union Square and fight for the same sunchoke that’s on every other menu.”
  28. revivals
    5 Lost Drinks and Dishes, RediscoveredCoronavirus culinary casualties that happily can be found elsewhere, including Pegu Club cocktails and Bar Sardine’s burger.
  29. recovery efforts
    Chef Rawlston Williams Starts St. Vincent Volcano Relief InitiativeThe Caribbean native is building an on-island community kitchen to help feed his compatriots.
  30. underground gourmet quick bite
    Cafedelia Brings a Georgian Feast to Greenwich VillageThe khinkali have landed on 8th Street.
  31. sustainability
    Spare Tonic Is Taking the Waste Out of WheyBy finding commercial value in a by-product of yogurt-making, a new canned beverage tackles food waste.
  32. chefs to watch
    Ha’s Dac Biet Is a Pop-up With PanacheAnthony Ha and Sadie Mae Burns are making a name for themselves and their brand of “Vietnamese bistro” cooking.
  33. destination dining
    Vaxx, Then SnacksWhat to eat near five major vaccine sites, including Javits Center, Yankee Stadium, and Citi Field.
  34. reopenings
    Persistent Brooklyn Chophouse Gage & Tollner Will Open April 15The circa-1879 restaurant is now taking reservations for indoor dining.
  35. expansions
    Fried-Chicken Maven Charles Gabriel Plans a Citywide ChainHis investors include an operating partner of Daniel Boulud’s restaurant group.
  36. underground gourmet quick bite
    Marco Canora Is Making French-Bread Pizza on She Wolf Bakery BaguettesProust had his madeleine, for Marco Canora it’s Stouffer’s pepperoni FBP.
  37. spinoffs
    New York’s Big Pizza PivotChefs and restaurateurs are launching virtual pizza parlors inside their existing restaurants and establishing new brands around their new pies.
  38. back in business
    Iconic Greenwich Village Steakhouse Knickerbocker Bar & Grill Will ReopenMaybe as soon as the end of March.
  39. hot plate
    What to Eat, Drink, and Stream Right NowSublime Irish coffee, Gaia’s tomato sauce, Stanley Tucci eating his way through Italy, and more.
  40. layers
    The Unstoppable Appeal of LasagnaIt travels well. It reheats like a dream. You can even sell it from your restaurant’s makeshift general store.
  41. underground gourmet quick bite
    Mark’s Off Madison Is More Than Just Freds With an ApostropheAt Mark Strausman’s new restaurant, the eclectic (though not inexpensive) comfort-food menu seems tailor-made for the present moment.
  42. hot plate
    What to Eat, Drink, and Zoom Right NowSuper Bowl BBQ from former Craft cooks, Angie Mar’s savory pies, a virtual celebration of Black foodways, and more.
  43. chef to watch
    Nasrin Rejali Is Serving Up Her Family Recipes One Takeout Box at a TimeThe Iranian refugee is building a brand with delivery dinners and mail-order cookies.
  44. pivots
    Can Subscription Services Transcend Takeout and Save Restaurants?Summerlong Supper Club and Table22 aim to turn brand loyalty into reliable revenue streams.
  45. shopping
    The Grocery Gambit for New York RestaurantsAs the city faces a long, cold alfresco winter, chefs have increasingly become shopkeepers.
  46. the bagel wars
    Melissa Weller Blows Up the BagelThe minimalist maven debuts a new “bigger, softer, squishier” bagel at Gertie.
  47. the underground gourmet digest
    The Underground Gourmet’s Year-End DigestThe best new comfort food we ate in 2020.
  48. underground gourmet quick bite
    Cacio e Pepe Lasagna Is the Comfort Food to End All Comfort Foods“I was like, Why didn’t you think of doing this before?
  49. hot and bottled
    6 Local Chile Oils That Could Make Anything Taste GreatA look at the homegrown crop, all perfectly suited for rice-drizzling and stocking-stuffing.
  50. gift guide
    8 Highly Giftable Cookbooks by New York ChefsRestaurants may be in flux, but cookbooks are a constant.
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