In chef Michael Psilakis' hand: a sesame-rolled kristini, which is a savory Cretan breadstick infused with red wine and olive oil. "The first bite is sort of awkward, you just have to let it go, but by the time you get to the fourth bite, it's addictive."
He's right. But then again, Psilakis knows how to get to the heart of what's good about Greek food.
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It’s that time of year again to take stock of all the awesome offerings in our beloved New York City. From the best new restaurants, stores and bars, to the tried-and-true spots that are always among the “best of” in our book, here are this year’s picks in bars, chosen by us, for you.
Best Bar for Unique Cocktails: Whiskey Soda Lounge
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It’s that time of year again to take stock of all the awesome offerings in our beloved New York City. From the best new restaurants, stores and bars, to the tried-and-true spots that are always among the “best of” in our book, here are this year’s picks in dining, chosen by us, for you.
Most Successful New Kid on the Block: The Musket Room
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Want to gorge at home but have someone else do the heavy lifting? Here are our picks for where to pick up your Thanksgiving bounty.
This culinary-salon is doing “Sides & Pies” for Thanksgiving. You make the turkey, and they’ll do the rest. Order by Friday, Nov. 22 to pick-up on Wed., Nov. 27. $200 serves 6-8 adults, and includes your choice of bread, two starters, four... » more
Not everyone likes -- or wants -- to cook a giant Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily, traditions in New York City circa 2013 are not fixed, and no one expects you to stay home and make use of an oven that is otherwise never used.
So fear not! In this city of 8 million, there's something for everyone on Turkey Day. Just make your reservation ASAP.
Villard Michel Richard
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Are you familiar with this intimate Italian restaurant in the West Village? Yes, there are quite a few places that fit that description, but the newly opened Pagani (289 Bleecker St., 212-488-5800) stands out.
The man behind the spot is Massimo Lusardi of Uva, the Upper East Side standby wine bar. Mark Barrett (of Babbo) designed the menu, and his creations are excellent.
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New Yorkers have little patience for waiting on lines -- or for cooking. Due to busy schedules, sheer laziness, lack of creativity or the convenience of online ordering, many are turning to grocery delivery services.
And some are even leaving the menu planning up to those who run the services. A whole new crop of delivery and pickup companies have launched in the last couple of years that... » more
Cheers to ghouls, ghosts and goblins across Gotham!
The week of Halloween inspires tricks, tasty treats and costumes, but the holiday isn’t only fun for children popping door-to-door for sweets. Try these crave-worthy cocktails, created exclusively for amNewYork, crafted by good little witches everywhere through Nov. 3.
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It's the season of the cookbook for New York City restaurants. Everyone seems to be releasing a book of recipes and history, from the folks at Roberta's to Andy Ricker from Pok Pok. Here's a sampling:
DANIEL: My French Cuisine
By Daniel Boulud
The latest cookbook from French master chef Daniel Boulud comes out just in time to celebrate 20 years of Daniel, the flagship restaurant... » more
Pizza consistently ranks as the favorite food of many, many people. That must be due in part to the innumerable possibilities that pizza presents. The topping options are endless.
And some New York City pizzerias aren’t letting convention stop them when it comes to pizza. Toppings st these spots go far and beyond pepperoni and mushrooms.
For National Pizza Month, here are some favorites...
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