Restaurant Review: Tung Thong 181

/ August 27, 2017

One of the fabulous things about the Big Apple is that you can find an abundance of great eateries in every neighborhood—and Washington Heights, a bustling, diverse enclave in the northern part of Manhattan, is no exception....

Restaurant Review: Payag

/ August 14, 2017

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

/ July 22, 2017

Not so long ago, Japanese izakaya—a style of restaurant featuring a variety of tidbits that are made to compliment sake, shochu, beer and other booze—were a rare sight on New York City streets....

Restaurant Review: Milon

/ June 7, 2017

New York City is a town where many quality Indian restaurants may be found—and there’s certainly no shortage of them along East 6th Street off First Avenue in Downtown Manhattan … an area that has for many years been known for its subcontinental offerings....

Restaurant Review: Wu's Wonton King

/ February 24, 2017

No one "discovers" restaurants. Someone's always been to a place before you....

Restaurant Review: PokeWave

/ February 11, 2017

Poke, the classic Hawaiian dish featuring cubed sushi-grade raw fish with mix-ins such as seaweed and fish roe, is having quite a moment right now....

Restaurant Review: Kitaro Sushi

/ January 9, 2017

New Yorkers are a curious crew. Some of the best restaurants in the world stand on our shores, and we still often find fault with them. Yet when it comes to our local, everyday eateries, we frequently treat them as we would a beloved teddy bear, caressing them as we whisper in their ears how sad we'...

Restaurant Review: Szechuan Gourmet

/ November 7, 2016

Remember the 1984 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic science-fiction novel Dune? Where everyone seemed to be waxing poetic, ad infinitum, about the “spice”? I totally know what they were talking about. No, I haven’t folded space or anything like that. Actually, my enthusiasm is far m...

Restaurant Review: Luck Thai

/ November 7, 2016

Never underestimate a local restaurant. That’s a good mantra to follow, especially when it comes to eateries such as Luck Thai, a sparsely decorated, low-priced establishment on a funky corner of Fifth Avenue in Park Slope that may reverse any conceivably preconceptions you have of it. Squarish in...

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