Ordering pad thai is like ordering the margherita pizza: it offers a good benchmark for a kitchen abilities. The thrilling, filling mix of stir-fried rice noodles, peanuts, egg, and fish sauce is a staple of both Thai street food and NYC restaurants. Here are our picks for the city’s best versions.
What, no summer house? You don’t have to leave the city for the Hamptons or the Jersey Shore to enjoy a day at the beach.
While there’s nothing wrong with a wedge of good old-fashioned cherry a la mode or a bit of coconut cream with extra whipped cream, sometimes you want to give your taste buds a zap. Enter these restaurants, all of which offer unique, and yummy, pies.
Question: what’s better with bacon? Answer: everything. As New York’s love affair with bacon continues apace, restaurants continue to find unique ways of making this food even better. The five dishes described below represent our current favorites.
Done well, fish tacos embody summer. A good one makes you feel the sand in your toes and salty spray in your hair, no matter how far from the beach you might actually be.
Long a staple of the kids menu, mac and cheese in NYC has grown up, thanks to elegant ingredients like gruyere, duck, and lobster. But this comfort food also comes with hot dogs and hamburger, and even plain, for any purists in the audience.
Let’s do lunch. The New York City lunch meeting has evolved over the last several decades, as businessmen and women meet to discuss new ideas, sign contracts or just catch up. Impress your clients and friends at one of these 10 top spots for “power lunching.”
Long a staple of picnics and potlucks, fried chicken has moved onto the menu at many New York City restaurants.
New York has no shortage of hustle and bustle, and the vivacious energy of the streets often spills into its restaurants. But sometimes you just want to sup in silence, to hear your thoughts or the thoughts of your companion.
After chef Dominique Ansel introduced the Cronut™ to the world, people went crazy for this half-croissant, half-doughnut hybrid, with some folks getting in line in front of his eponymous SoHo bakery as early as 4am. If you don’t feel like getting up before dawn, check out the restaurants below. While they don’t make Cronuts, what they do make is sure to satisfy just the same.
Indian buffets let you eat cheaply and well, offering a variety of meat and meatless dishes full of textures and spice. Our five favorites follow. They’re all-you-can-eat, oft-changing, and just plain good.
This week has been muggy, sticky and…well, really hot. When it’s unpleasantly warm outside, you just want to cool off inside. Satisfy that desire with one of these dishes, just about guaranteed to help you beat the heat.
While you’re at Citi Field for this week’s MLB All-Star events, there will be no shortage of foodie favorites and quality eats. And yes, you can eat really well inside Citi Field – or you can try one of the many great restaurants located close by.
When it’s too hot to eat, slurp. A nice soup serves as the perfect antidote to long, sweaty days. And we’re not talking about pureed ice cream, although that does make for a pleasant soupy treat. Here are five of our favorite, most refreshing summer soups, four chilled and one not.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn opposed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on 16-ounce sodas, but now, she herself has called for a ban on unhealthy food for children.