New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

This week, I add another two restaurants to the N&N list, Anton’s and Café Kitsuné. As the end of the year draws close, the holidays usually draw out the ‘old New York’ nostalgia and it looks like Anton’s menu fits the bill. Chef Nick Anderer…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Kochi and Xu’s Public House are added to this week’s New & Noteworthy list and Hutong is coming off as it isn’t so new now. I have been bemused to see that the reviews coming in for Hutong, mainly because the kudos seem to be…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Halloween has come and gone and we have gained an hour on the clock so the sun rises at a reasonable time, and the sun sets before we’re ready.  The nightfall helps stimulate my appetite so I feel like I am hungrier when dinner time…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Apologies for last week’s New & Noteworthy list, or more specifically, absence thereof.  I was in Tokyo (more of that in Side Bar). I did keep an eye on happenings and the restaurant I am adding actually opened in September. Somehow I was not so…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

The Daily Dish has a new look!  For those who wondered why the food/dining posts had a very serious look, it was because I was a squatter on a site launched focused on tech news.  As of this week, dining and cooking take over the…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

As noted in last week’s list, I am removing my interest in visiting Red Paper Clip. It’s not like I am super busy but I am not in the mood these days to commit to pre-fixe/tasting menu meals, not to mention the generally hefty price…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

After a flurry of openings to add, this week will be about pruning.  I am removing L’Accolade, Malibu Farm and Red Peony from the New & Noteworthy list. The early word from Eater’s Ryan Sutton is that Red Paper Clip means it may fall off…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Today is the first day of fall. While we have enjoyed some lingering hot weather, activity has ramped up — openings and launches abound.  So it seems fitting that the one addition to this week’s list is a cafe where patrons can drink great coffee…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

This week’s additions to the New & Noteworthy list are both restaurants that have been open for a bit, one for six months and the other for over twenty years.  I’m reinvested in checking them out because of their new menus. Golden Diner, the Chinatown…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Cooler air stimulates my appetite which is a good thing as there are so many new menus to dig into across the city.  Today, I’m adding Gotham Bar & Grill, which sees a departure of Alfred Portale who helmed the kitchen for over three decades,…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

BTS time!  The sun is bright and the air is becoming more crisp.  People have a pep in their step. NYC after Labor Day is always busy with the US Open, Fashion Week etc. and after being out of the city for awhile, I am…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

I pass by three or four restaurants from Gabriel Stulman every day as I walk to the subway and run errands.  He has eight spots mostly in the West Village and at the Freehand Hotel in the Gramercy area. I have dined at many of…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Interestingly enough, there are again no new additions to this week’s New & Noteworthy list.  That said, I’ve updated a few of the links to include recent restaurant critic reviews, mainly of Rezdôra. I have been trying to get a reservation there for months (and…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

There are so many openings that piqued my interest but for some reason, I am not in any rush to add any to the list this week. Call it tasting menu/ramen/pop-up fatigue and disinterest in schlepping to Hudson Yards to visit the Equinox Hotel.  That…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Even though we are entering August, the summer month that seems the most quiet in NYC, there seems to be no shortage of openings of interest. This week, I’m adding the latest in the David Chang empire, Bar Wayō, in the Seaport District. The name,…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

My interest in natural wines continues which is serendipitous as another natural wine bar/restaurant has opened its doors. Last week, I noted the opening of LaLou in Brooklyn. This week, L’Accolade opened in the West Village and like last week, the team has strong street…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

I was musing how this may be the first week where I made no changes to the New & Noteworthy list but a natural wine bar/restaurant in Prospect Heights from Joe Campanale, Dave Foss and Ashley Rath caught my eye.  If their names are not…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Halfway through summer (or so it feels), this may be the best time to try new restaurants as NYC tends to thin a bit.  Regarding this weekly list, I have added more current articles on the restaurants if available. Also, just a note that the…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery is a baking legend. His no-knead bread recipe was like scales falling from one’s eyes for home bakers, as it immediately broadened their repertoire. He was the first recipient of the James Beard Outstanding Baker award in 2015. As…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

I was trying to picture where the newest establishment from Jody Williams and Rita Sodi was on Grove Street. The website notes that it is located “across the street from the couple’s other beloved restaurants,Via Carota, I Sodi, and Buvette.”  The other day, I was…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

I pruned a few restaurants off the list, and added Jiang Diner and Rezdora. I kept Crown Shy on the list as I still want to go and Pete Wells just gave it a great review (though gave it his favorite rating of 2 stars);…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

This week, I add the long-awaited reopening of Pastis. I literally have not met anyone that has not missed and had kind words about this restaurant. Resy shows reservation times for breakfast, lunch and dinner though, of course, dinner times seem to be booked through…

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

In a recent post, I grumbled about my satisfaction with new/hot lists for NYC restaurants.  As I was pondering about my ideal list, I recalled one that I used to refer to a lot was the “new“ list that used to be on the New…

Hot New Restaurant Lists: My Gripes (and Hopes)

I love trying new restaurants. I always have.  I was just musing to a friend while sitting at a counter at José Andrés’ Mercado Little Spain how I never became a ‘regular’ anywhere because I preferred to try something new as opposed to eating off…

Side Bar: Pete Wells and His 2-Star Reviews

It feels so random. . . Like many New Yorkers, I look to the The New York Times restaurant reviews for recommendations on where to eat (or not as the case may be). While there are several reviewers on staff, only one critic that gets…