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13 Dec

This Mailroom Is Serving Up Chic Cocktails And We’re Obsessed

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The Financial District is known for classic establishments like Delmonico’s and Harry’s Bar, but the downtown area around Wall Street has begun to move away from the stuffy banker’s bars of decades past, heralding new trendy spots that would make any New Yorker relinquish the Lower East Side and move even further downtown. Case in point: Mailroom. Situated beneath WeWork’s latest concept, WeLive, the space acts as part mailroom to the residents that live above, and part speakeasy bar to the fashion set and young professionals alike. While WeWork has become known for its shared office spaces that foster small businesses and freelancers, WeLive aims to create a living space that fosters community, flexibility and those looking to forgo the traditional living environment. Their New York City location, right on...
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6 Dec

Café Du Monde And 230 Fifth Are The Most-Instagrammed Restaurants In The U.S.

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Think back to all the restaurants and cafés that you've captured on your Instagram Story and scrolled past on your feed this year. If you or the people you follow live in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, there's a good chance those snaps helped boost your favorite eateries to the top of Instagram's list of the most-'grammed restaurants, bars, bakeries, and cafes in the U.S. in 2017. On Wednesday, Instagram released its year in review, separating the most popular restaurants in the country into two categories: the most-Instagrammed restaurants and the most-Instagrammed bakeries and cafés. Funny enough, the most-photographed "restaurant" is actually a rooftop bar: the sprawling 230 Fifth in New York City, which is located 21 floors up and offers spectacular views of Manhattan including the...
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2 Nov

Beast In Toronto

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GO HERE: for meaty whole-animal feasts and one of the best brunches in the city, if your ideal brunch includes house-made biscuit sandwiches and booze. Chef Scott Vivian is an unofficial ambassador for Toronto’s food scene, lobbying out-of-town tastemakers like Anthony Bourdain to experience the city and bringing in guest chefs from all over the U.S. to host one-night-only dinners at his small restaurant, tucked away on a downtown residential street. It’s always been a popular spot with restaurant industry types. ORDER THE: whole menu. Parties of three or four can probably tackle all 15-ish dishes, which change often and frequently hit Mexican, South American, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, and Korean notes. The whole-animal dinners, which feature a different part of a selected animal...
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24 Oct

Hart’s : A Super-Tasty, Postage-Stamp-Size Escape In Brooklyn.

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GO HERE: for chef Nick Perkins’ down-to-earth but beautiful Mediterranean-leaning food. He does wonders with fish and local vegetables, making you question how food so simple could be so dang good. ORDER THE: crazy-tasty clam toast, with pooling broth beneath She Wolf sourdough bread and pile of bivalves; the lamb burger (with anchovies, even if those aren’t usually your thing); some olive oil cake to finish the night. THE VIBE IS: EXTRA cozy. With only 30 seats, including a big communal table, you’re sitting close to your neighbors—in a good way. A backlit five-seat bar with a window into the small no-gas kitchen is the centerpiece of the minimally decorated space. THE WINE: is curated by beverage director and manager Nialls Fallon. It’s all natural and always changing. Feeling lost? Put yourself in his—or his staff’s—hands. GETTING IN: really depends on the night, but they take...
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23 Aug

This Ice Cream Pie Is The Best Dessert We’ve Eaten All Year

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e've been fawning over Tartine Manufactory's desserts since the day they opened, from the peanut meringue cookies to the sticky date pudding. (After all, the San Francisco megabakery-slash-wine-bar-slash-ice-cream-shop-slash-restaurant is one of our Best New Restaurants of 2017.) But we might just have found the one dessert to rule them all.

One of the first things Liz Prueitt wanted to make at the latest outpost of the Tartine empire was an old-style ice cream pie like the ones she grew up eating at Carvel in Brooklyn. Drawing from the summery jams that she and her crew had just put up, she and Tartine Manufactory's pastry chef Samantha Baum dreamed up an PB&J–inspired concoction for which even Prueitt will admit “people kind of go nuts.” Just ask deputy editor Andrew Knowlton; I’ve never heard him so excited...
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6 Jan

The Ultimate Guide to Cantonese Food in Hong Kong

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As Hong Kong explodes as a global financial hub, culinary influences from other countries continue to make their way through the streets of the Pearl of the Orient. And while there is certainly superb international cuisine to be had, traditional Cantonese cuisine shouldn’t be ignored. As Yvonne Kam, third-generation owner of venerable Yung Kee Restaurant and the founder’s granddaughter, puts it, “Cantonese cuisine is not only about the food, but also a form of culture preservation of the unique crafts, agriculture, ceremony, and complex cooking technique of the Canton province.” To celebrate the fare that is so important to Hong Kong’s identity, below, a look at where to get some of the best authentic Cantonese eats in the Fragrant Harbor. T’ang...
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5 Dec

The 100 Best Restaurants In America, According To OpenTable

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OpenTable, the dining reservation service, has just released its list of the 100 best restaurants in America for 2016. The company analyzed more than 10 million reviews of more than 24,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and came up with this list of "honorees." New York took top honors, with 13 honorees on the list, followed by California, with 12, and Virginia, with seven. In contrast to other "best of" lists, such as the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards, this list is not ranked. And while established restaurants make up the majority of winners, several places that opened in 2016, such as Chicago's Oriole, made the list. American and French cuisines are the most popular, but...
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