Going Out

PHOTOS: The Cronut birthday party at Dominique Ansel Bakery

After three years and 36 flavors, the Cronut remains as much of a star as the day it was born. The doughnut-croissant hybrid that changed the pastry world celebrated its third birthday this week, and like any proper proud papa, Cronut creator Dominique Ansel threw a party at his SoHo...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:02pm

Eat Here Now: Taiwan's salty cheese tea trend arrives in Queens

Each week, I'll pick three places to check out. They're totally subjective and occasionally political, just like New York's dining scene. Happy Lemon If there is one thing most of us can agree on, it's that cheese is good. Completely versatile and somehow the perfect complement in...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:07pm

PHOTOS: Bompas & Parr's enchanted dinner party Le Savoir reimagines Stella Artois

Pairing dinners usually emphasize the food with various drinks, but Bompas & Parr’s Le Savoir is all in the service of Stella Artois — and even if you’ve had it a hundred times before, it’ll be new again at least once during the night. The British culinary magicians...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:50am

The Met Breuer is New York's most modern art museum yet

The art world is always changing, and having works by old masters hanging next to modern artists just doesn't work. So the Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to expand, opening a new offshoot called the Met Breuer that aims to be New York's most modern art museum. Named for the...

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 3:18am

PHOTOS: New York on Location shows what's behind the camera

Movie magic is all around us on the streets of New York City, but there's plenty going on behind the scenes — and people making it happen without the recognition of onscreen talent. Normally closed to the public, Kaufman Astoria Studios opened its gates this Sunday and rolled out over...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:19pm

Here's the all-star menu at Chefs Club Counter, the fine-fast restaurant

Celebrity chef food is coming to a new fast-casual — excuse me, “fine-fast” — setting in SoHo. Los Angeles breakfast sensation Eggslut and New York’s own Jean-George Vongerichten make up the spectrum of popular to venerable chefs whose dishes will be served at Chefs...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:12am

Rosé-themed picnic and music fest Pinknic coming to Governors Island

The wine of summer is throwing an appropriately chill and stylish party on Governors Island. The first-ever Pinknic, a rosé-themed picnic and music festival for 16,000, will take place on the weekend ofJuly 9-10. It borrows some elements of Diner en Blanc — there's a...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 3:05pm

Ghost hunting in Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan's oldest house

Manhattan’s oldest house doesn’t come without some supernatural baggage. That’s been the experience of people who’ve come through Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights since the 1800s, and there’s a bona fide paranormal expert on staff who leads bimonthly tours...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:54am

PHOTOS: We want the Museum of Ice Cream to stay forever

Look at this wonderland of imagination and style. The Museum of Ice Cream is here (it officially opens July 29), and it's every bit the California summer-inspired ice cream paradise that creator Maryellis Bunn promised. The complimentary Scoop of the Week awaits at the welcome counter...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:39pm

New York's Museum of Chocolate is as delicious as it is educational

When master chocolatier Jacques Torres announced he was bringing a chocolate museum to Manhattan, we had our doubts. Last summer’s Museum of Ice Cream was an interactive art gallery rather than historic exploration of the frozen treat, while the Museum of Feelings was little more than a...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:09pm

BrunchCon? More like BrunchConned say disappointed New Yorkers

Instead of being a celebration of brunch, New York’s first-ever BrunchCon may have actually ruined it. “I hate this,” muttered one attendee around 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, about three hours into the five-hour event. It was a common sentiment among the 2,250 attendees, who...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:04pm

Best parks and gardens to see NYC in full springtime bloom

No need to wait for April’s showers — there are plenty of blooms coming up to welcome spring. Here are the best places to see truly impressive flower displays around the city. April 1 is the official kickoff to cherry blossom season, but some of the sweet-smelling trees in...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:11am

What's new in Coney Island for 2016

So much for the first day of spring. Last weekend’s random snow flurries canceled Coney Island’s planned opening ceremonies, but they’re making another go of it this Saturday, April 2. Among the festivities will be the annual Blessing of the Rides at Deno’s Wonder Wheel...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:43pm

Food pairings with Guinness, the beer of St. Patrick's Day

When it comes to actual St. Patrick’s Day traditions, Aaron Ridgeway is going to have to stop you at the color green. “There’s a bit of debate about it now,” says Ridgeway, who works at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. “The color green is said to not be the original...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:08pm

Why Semilla is NYC's best new restaurant

There’s a lot of iconic food in New York City; we’re used to ambitious decor, meat as both entree and garnish, and traditional dishes done right. But as the clean-eating trend shifts, restaurants have gone in the opposite direction: smaller, veggie-focused and innovative. And it...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 8:20pm

Mr. Bing brings Chinese street food to Times Square

From his cheerfully orange Mr. Bing booth at UrbanSpace’s Garment Street Holiday Market, Brian Goldberg is serving up something you’ve probably never heard of before. Jian bing is the street cart food staple in Beijing, where he studied Mandarin in 1998. The stuffed sandwich-style...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 7:48pm

Fuku and the chicken sandwich that ate New York City

There’s an admirable democracy to New York City’s food scene. We wait months for the privilege of paying over $400 (per person) for dinner in the same city that spawned the fast-casual revolution. Just look at anytime Shake Shack offers a one-off burger. This time, however, the cows...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:43pm

PHOTOS: NYC's best Christmas trees

Rockefeller Center may be the largest Christmas tree in New York City, but size isn't the only thing that matters. Check out our roundup of the most spectacular Christmas trees around the city. New York Public Library This time of year, even the lions get spruced up: Patience and Fortitude...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 9:49pm

Pastrami Pilsner is like drinking the Jewish deli sandwich

It’s a special Chanukah for Shmaltz Brewing Company, which is celebrating 20 years of making Jewish-themed, certified kosher beers this winter. A special occasion deserves a special beer, but… distilling a pastrami sandwich into a pilsner? "Pastrami Pils just kind of manifested...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 9:24pm

SantaCon 2015 will not be the rager of years past

Whether it’s an annual tradition or a rite of passage for you, SantaCon is almost here again. This Saturday at 10 a.m., the festive mob will begin their journey at McCarren Park’s Aphalt Football Fields 1 and 2. From Greenpoint, the day-long march of Santas, elves and (more...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 8:15pm