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Interview with Freehold's Derek Crimmins and John Garrett-Young

Derek Crimmins, chef at Freehold in Williamsburg, and John Garrett-Young, a managing partner at the restaurant, discuss the changes to the trendy eatery's menu, what their customers expect from the establishment (and what it expects from them) and the problems with unripe tomatoes in this Critical M...

Interview with Christopher Lockwood of Brasserie Witlof

Interview with Ephraim Nagar of Talia's Steakhouse


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Restaurant Review: Payag

I often worry that Manhattanites don't venture outside their borough enough when seeking out a nice dinner. I'll tell you one thing, though: If they did, they'd find a lot of wonderful eateries that they didn't knew existed on their doorstep....

Restaurant Review: Nippori

Restaurant Review: Talia's Steakhouse


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My Beef with Servers Who Introduce Themselves

Is it just me, or is the line "Hi, my name is [insert moniker here], and I'll be your server tonight" one of the worst things to hear at a restaurant when you're ready to order?...

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