Chefs & Restaurants

No More iPhone Gratuity Apps! The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Tipping

Here's everything you need to know to make the correct decision on how much to tip a waiter at a restaurant, your bartender, your delivery person, or your barista at a coffee shop. Read more

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Restaurant Review: "Bay Leaf" an Oasis in a Wasteland of Indian Food

Fun Fact: It's not just Egg. There are other wonderful restaurants on the bustling corner of Bedford Avenue and North Fifth St. Read more


It Ain't Paris, But Hey: New York City's Five Best Macarons

To find the best macarons in New York City, you have to do some real searching. We were surprised at where the hunt for the best took us. Read more


Restaurant Review: When to Go to "Ippudo"

Everyone knows Ippudo, everyone wants Ippudo; nobody likes lines. We'll show you a quick, obvious secret to avoid the wait at New York City's most consistently delicious ramen house completely. Read more


'Get Jiro!' : Anthony Bourdain Writes a Graphic Novel

Yes, you read that correctly. No, you aren't in a coma. Anthony Bourdain really has written a graphic novel. Read more


Restaurant Review: The Shriveled Teat of David Chang's "Momofuku Milk Bar"

As legend goes, Executive Chef David Chang once hinted that he chose the name "Momofuku" for his brand because of its sonic proximity to the English expletive "motherf***er." In that vein, we'll show you why the food at his "Momofuku Milk Bar" is more Oedipal than edible. Read more

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Recession Eats: The Five Best Supermarket Ice Creams, and Why We Even Care

In this article, I run down the five best ice creams you can get at your local supermarket for cheap, and talk about why I'm so committed to writing about the stuff that most food writers ignore: unpretentious eats. Read more


Restaurant Review: A Bold Argument Sees Clumsy Iteration at "Bozu"

It pains me to speak my mind about Bozu for the simple fact that I do think, in spite of everything you're about to read, that it is a necessary restaurant: a sobering reminder to millions of New Yorkers that we were not the first city to discover Japanese cuisine, and our word on the subject we will not be the very last. Read more

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Restaurant Review: Simon Glenn's "Tchoup Shop" Has NYC's Best BBQ

Move over, Fette Sau. Neighborhood Newcomer "Tchoup Shop" is the real-deal, and at a fraction of the price. Read more


Smorgasburg in Twenty Dollars or Less: Week One

In this once-a-week feature, we'll show you how to get a full, delicious meal for $20 or less at Smorgasburg, the Food-Fair-to-End-All-Food-Fairs located in idyllic, bustling East River State Park every Saturday, rain or shine, for the entire summer. Read more


Fast Food Horror Stories: McDonald's Shoots Its Burgers with a Heat Ray

And there you have it, folks: the grossest headline you'll see in years. Read more


Get Fired and Go to Spa Castle for Lunch

There are so many reasons to lose your job these days: you get to spend more time with your loved ones, who have been shedding cat hair and mewing for ice cubes in their water all day today; you finally have the time to get started on your memoir, which you think will sell because there's a market for your incisive voice; most importantly, it ... Read more

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New York's Best-Kept Secrets: The Second Annual Coffee/Cocktail Mashup

Coffee? Cocktails? Now your heart can race *and* your words can slur. Read more

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The Only Diner in America You Ever Need to Know About

See why I had no choice but to whittle a list of the top five best restaurants down to just one. Read more


Hipster Haunts: South Williamsburg's "Diner"

Believe the Bourdain-bumped hype about the jewel in South Williamsburg's crown. Move over, Peter Luger. Read more


Recession Eats: New York's Best Lunch Specials

Unemployed or stuck at work? These really cheap, really plentiful lunch specials will be as kind to your tastebuds as they are to your wallet. Read more

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Bohemian Rhapsody: What Starving Artists Don't Want You to Know About How Much They Eat and Where They Eat It

Put on your beret, grab your first-edition copy of Howl, and head on down to any of these hip haunts. Read more


Secret Menus: What Big Fast Food Chains Don't Want You to Know

We're going to show you how to walk into one of the fast food joints you've been going to for your entire life and, with confidence, order something that isn't on the menu, but that line cooks are dying for you to order. Read more


The Best Places to Go for Fresh Juice

For those of you who are tired of jamming with Jamba, here are the three best juice joints in all of New York City. Read more


Chef Sung Park's "Bistro Petit:" Our Weekend Brunch Spotlight

Plan you weekend in advance with the good folks at FoodNRecipe. Every Friday, we're going to spotlight a fabulous brunch spot for you and your crew to unwind from the night before over some seriously good eats. Read more