Earlier this week I had the special opportunity to attend a Saveur Test Kitchen supper with Executive Chef Jason Pfeifer of Manhatta, one of New York's most buzzed-about new restaurants of 2018 and a Union Square Hospitality Group joint.Read More
$4 croissants. Incroyable.
Brunch at Balthazar isn’t easy to come by—especially when you don’t have a reservation. But don’t let that stop you, especially if you’re flexible…and especially if all you want is a pastry!Read More
Back to basics.
It’s been awhile, I realize, and for however many of you actually reading this, my humblest apologies. Between the extreme heat that didn’t dissipate at the beginning of the month and the relentless news cycle, I haven’t had much time to write.
I haven’t even had that much time for fun food—until recently.
To get back in the game, let’s keep things simple on this Monday afternoon: this post is only about fries and…rosé. (Sorry, no bubbles this time.) While finishing up some stories at the office over the weekend, I popped down to Beaubourg, the waterfront restaurant at Le District (a French-themed food hall), on Saturday afternoon. I wasn’t terribly hungry, but I wanted something…so you know what that means: FRIES.Read More
Tucked away on some leafy-shaded streets in Manhattan's West Village, this wine bar isn't easy to find. Locals might walk by it all the time as that place they keep meaning to try out. It doesn't get a lot of press either, like Sant Ambroeus just two blocks down or Café Cluny up the street on the same block.
But it's well worth the journey to St. Tropez.Read More
New York is in no short supply of French bistros. But there are so many—in Lower Manhattan alone—that it can be easy to overlook those in your backyard.
Take A.O.C., which has a charming backyard of its own. Along with plenty of seating and bar space inside, A.O.C.'s garden (jardin!) also has quite a few tables for small and even large parties.
Although I'm still not sure why they put a strawberry as a garnish on the Crémant. It wasn't brunch.Read More