Food + Drink

Trick or Treat! Our Guide to the Best Sweets in NYC

Growing up, every Halloween meant a bountiful, pillow-stuffed harvest of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfingers, and (the thoroughly lamented, since our parents deemed them potentially dangerous and therefore inedible) homemade Rice Krispies treat. After fleecing the neighborhood, my brother and I would sit on the floor of our living...

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El Rey: California Dreamin’ in NYC

Janet Jackson ‘90s slow jams play in a small, white and bright space off of Stanton in the Lower East Side. There’s a small picture of Sade from her eponymous Best of album pinned above one of many indoor plants. A tiny food prep station—just large enough to do...

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SIXTY Eats: Lil’ Frankie’s

Squeeze your way through the gauntlet of people waiting in the narrow space between the bar and a brick wall, past the cozy front room filled with noisy diners and make a left. Take the stairs and follow the heat, where a wood burning pizza oven kicks the temperature...

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SIXTY Eats: Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs

The word “cozy” fully defines Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs (Tiny’s, for a, well, smaller option). Owned by Matt Abramcyk, formally of the long lost and forever lamented Beatrice Inn, the aptly named restaurant occupies an entire building along Tribeca’s West Broadway stretch—albeit a petite one. The first two...

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A Little Piece of Cuba in the East Village

Sometimes you need a little kick in the pants to get out of your comfort zone. When you live in New York long enough or travel here often, you become desensitized to the absurd number of offerings on the table. Out of comfort and habit, you find yourself eating...

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The Best of the BBQ (LA’s Tastiest Acronym)

LA’s food reputation has never really gotten over its Annie Hall treatment. Outsiders presume that living here is all about getting super skinny and eating sprouts atop everything, sipping your green juice along the Venice boardwalk and asking your waitress about the macrobiotic special of the day. The truth...

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The Rainbow Room: Past and Future

Before 30 Rock became culturally intertwined with Tina Fey’s hilarious sitcom exploits, it was—less colloquially—30 Rockefeller Plaza, in possession of its own associations, living in inextricable relation to its founders, a name synonymous with opulence, wealth, and American industry. Financed solely by the Rockefeller family at the dawn of...

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SIXTY Eats: Cherche Midi

Its exterior is fairly nondescript. They’ve changed the entrance from the noisy, truck-rattled corner facing Houston to the (equally truck-rattled) side adjacent Bowery. A few tourists stop to tie their shoes and check their cell phones on the outdoor patio, empty on account of the recently unseasonable temperatures. Fall...

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Three Desserts at Antibes Bistro

Full disclosure: This writer is not a dessert person. You could pass a piece of chocolate cake before her nose and she would gamely turn it down for a soy latte with nine extra shots of espresso. But there are some sweets in this world that are utterly undeniable—ones...

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LA Puts the ‘Pop’ in Pop-Ups

Pop-ups have long been a way for chefs to experiment with food and feed their fans without having to jump through the financial hoops of actually opening and operating a restaurant. Here in LA, we’re pretty familiar. Ludo Lefebvre blew minds all over town with ten iterations of LudoBites,...

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