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At 180 years old, fine dining icon Delmonico's stays as modern as ever

To last 180 years, you have to be doing something right. That’s the milestone being celebrated at Delmonico’s, the stately Financial District steakhouse that claims the title of America’s first restaurant, and you can’t have a birthday like that without a major celebration...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:29pm

Ex-workers reveal lies behind McDonald's fries and you're not going to like it

McDonald’s fries are under fire after a rumor surfaced that the fast-food giant teaches employees to under fill French fry containers. In a discussion on the /r/askreddit sub thread titled “What did your job want you to hide from customers?” at least two former McDonald’...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:12pm

Dictator-themed restaurant features a Melania Trump portrait

Melania Trump may be used to strange bedfellows, but this is a new one: A dictator-themed eatery in Tunisia features a mural depicting Joseph Stalin, Kim Jong-Un, Adolf Hitler — and the first lady. At Restaurant Le Dictateur in Tunisia, dishes called "Anarchy," "Fascism"...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:08pm

The Halal Guys is leading the restaurant industry in global domination

Food trucks are a dietary staple for countless New Yorkers any hour of the day or night, and The Halal Guys is arguably one of the most well-known around the five boroughs — and beyond. What founders Mohammed Abouelenein, Abdelbaset Elsayed and Ahmed Elsaka started in 1990 to provide halal...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00am

Andrew Zimmern does this to find amazing food instead of using ‘useless’ Yelp

“I just… ugh… Yelp drives me crazy.” ...Said every person ever about the popular aggregator website that crowdsources its reviews and photos, and ranks various business from restaurants to hair salon. Well, Andrew Zimmern said it too. Indeed, the host of The Travel Channel...

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 11:47am

Food fight: Brooklyn restaurant fed up with landlord Jared Kushner

Gotta love a good restaurant real estate battle, right? We might, but we’re guessing Jared Kushner does not. The latest ordeal with Brooklyn restaurant La Nonna has us cringing more than anything else, especially since pizza and pasta is on the line. It all started this past winter when the...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:59am

New Yorkers' new obsession with activated charcoal food is everything unicornfood isn't

New Yorkers are trading in the glittery, pastel hues of the unicorn food craze for something darker: charcoal foods. And they’re pitch black. The color comes from the — you guessed it — activated charcoal, which is the byproduct of burning coconut shells, wood, or other...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:47am

Unicorn pizza is here and ready to fulfill all your sweet tooth fantasies

Just when you *think* your Instagram feed has recovered from Unicorn Frappuccino postings or the whole unicorn food trend as a whole, there’s a newcomer in one-horned mythical creature land ready to blow up your stream. Behold: Unicorn pizza. At Industry Kitchen, a buzzy bistro that’s...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:37pm

Want free pizza in NYC for a year? Here’s one way to get it…

Pizza fans, today’s your lucky day. Well, maybe. &pizza, the edgy and beloved Washington, D.C.-based brand known for epic ‘za, craft beverages (including wine, beer and unique soda offerings like Cereal Milk™ Cream Soda) and ampersand-tattooed employees (known as the “...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:40am

Eat like an insider: Matthew Gaudet's favorite Boston area seafood

When Matthew Gaudet’s much lauded Kendall Square restaurant West Bridge closed in 2015, the Boston restaurant scene suffered a loss. But now, with Superfine doing more than fine in Manchester-by-the-Sea, the 45-year-old chef’s recently returned to Cambridge with the brand new Freepoint...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:42pm

This NYC staple is making rose donuts that put the flowers to shame

Roses may be red and violets may be blue, but these rose donuts are better than either — you can see that it’s true. Valentine’s Day might be in the rearview mirror, but Doughnut Plant’s new offering — the rose donut — has us swooning. In fact, if they keep the...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 3:46pm

Where to find the craziest 'unicorn food' in NYC

About one Instagram lifetime ago, a "unicorn" was a person, place or thing that was the utterly unique manifestation of a fantasy — something or someone that seemed impossible to find.   Now it's the most ironic food craze of all time. Today, "unicorn food...

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:53pm

This Twitter thread confirms everything we thought about the Olive GardenTimes Square

Most New Yorkers know to avoid Times Square at all costs and, sorry not sorry, have disdain for most of the tourists who find themselves there — especially those who dine at the overpriced chains they can find back home in Anytown, USA. But a Twitter thread that is going viral takes us...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:33pm

Eat Like an Insider: Padoca Bakery's Rachel Binder takes over Eataly

Things have gotten very busy at Padoca Bakery. The Upper East Side shop’s signature pastry, the savory Brazilian cheese puff called pão de queijo, is the bread of the month for October at Eataly Downtown, and that’s got pastry chef Rachel Binder working overtime. “We upped...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:13pm

Eat Like an Insider: Follow Chris Santos to the party

If your idea of going out to dinner includes an element of see-and-be-seen, there’s probably a very specific set of spots you hit up: restaurant-lounge Stanton Social, lux speakeasy Beauty & Essex, splashy clubhouse Vandal. To go with their party vibes, what they all have in common is...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:43pm

Eat like an Insider: Area Four's Michael Krupp tells us his favorite Boston eats

There’s rarely no line outside A4cade, the Area Four/ Roxy’s Grilled Cheese venture that serves quirky cocktails and artisan grilled cheese alongside rows of token-fueled classic arcade games. It’s a brainchild of Area Four co-owner Michael Krupp and James DiSabatino of Roxy...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:29pm

$1 ice cream waffles on opening day of Wowfulls' first store

You won’t have to run between food markets and music festivals for Hong Kong-style waffle ice cream cones anymore.On March 31, Smorgasburg sensation Wowfulls is opening its first shop at 309 Houston St., serving its specialty waffles in original, chocolate and matcha flavors filled with ice cream...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:46pm

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 on the 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 Club Counter, opening March...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:23am

Breaking Bad restaurant Los Pollos Hermanos will be real for two days in New York

First we got Walter’s, a “Breaking Bad”-inspired coffee shop, and now the show’s fictional fried chicken (and money laundering) operation is coming to New York.Los Pollos Hermanos is popping up at 234 Pearl St. on Sunday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m....

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:39pm

Best new eats at Smorgasburg 2017 — and what you won't find this year

It's not spring until Smorgasburg comes out of hibernation, which happens this weekend at Williamsburg's East River State Park on Saturday, April 1, and Prospect Park on Sunday.This year, the market received about 300 applicants, with just 24 being accepted after passing a taste test for co-...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:00pm