Restaurant Find: Lalito NYC

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Downtown Manhattan is truly a mélange of people. From Canal Street to Chinatown to City Hall, the culture is so diverse that few restaurants reflect its dynamism in quite the same way as Lalito NYC. Chef Gerardo Gonzalez opened Lalito in the fall of 2016, capturing the indiscriminate environment of his neighborhood and channeling it […]

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Restaurant Find: Oka NYC

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If you need to find refuge and calm amongst the commotion of Murray Hill, slide into Oka NYC – a new modern izakaya by Chef John McCarthy. Hoping to balance the essence of the izakaya with innovative cuisine, Oka’s food reflects the ease of the environment; shifting with the seasons, complimenting the sakes offered, and […]

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Restaurant Find: Atla NYC

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The food scene in New York’s NoHo district can sometimes seem weighed down with hard-edged, buttoned-up fine-dining, which is why newcomer ATLA NYC, a serene temple to inventive, casual Mexican food, is a welcome change of pace. Chef Enrique Olvera opened ATLA’s older sibling, Cosme, in 2015, offering fresh and innovative Mexican cuisine. His newly […]

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Food Find: Regina’s Grocery NYC

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Regina’s Grocery NYC is your new LES neighborhood Italian joint where classic Italian sandwiches are refined, and family business is redefined. The lovely Regina lends not only her name, but also her Italian cooking expertise to this vibrant new sandwich shop/Italian grocery. Running the business and design end of this partnership is Regina’s son, Roman Grandinetti, who brings an unexpected twist to the fledgling sandwich […]

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Restaurant Find: San Remo NYC

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Sometimes all you want to do is find a table to while away the day and night without having to figure out where to go next for a mealtime appropriate food and drink fix. At San Remo NYC in Nolita, we think we may have found that one-stop-shop you’ve been looking for. Here you can go […]

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Cafe Find: Butler Bakeshop NYC

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Just shy of the Williamsburg Bridge in the blossoming South Williamsburg neighborhood is Butler Bakeshop NYC, a casual counter service bakery showcasing sweet and savory pastries using fine dining techniques. Michelin-starred baker Ryan Butler, formerly of Piora and Gramercy Park Hotel, brings a global take on traditional baked goods such as his Sticky Bun with […]

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Restaurant Find: Bep Ga NYC

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If you’re not careful you’ll miss it, and boy would that be a shame. Bep Ga NYC opened quietly in March of 2017, and since they’ve been selling four Vietnamese dishes out of an almost signless shop. On the menu there’s chicken noodle soup (phở gà), chicken noodle salad (phở gà kho), chicken and rice […]

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Restaurant Find: De Maria NYC

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Sometimes, you can tell a restaurant is about to become your ‘spot’ – even before it opens. You hear about a new place opening with bright interiors, all-day offerings of grain bowls and small plates, and you just know. You can picture yourself becoming a ‘regular’ there – sipping coffee in the morning and wine […]

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The Curators: Caroline Ventura on Calliope NYC & Her West Village Gems

It takes more than great product to make an impact in today’s retail landscape. Caroline and Michael Ventura are partners in life and co-founders of West Village design store Calliope NYC. The Ventura’s love the treasure hunt concept, brought to life in-store with pieces sought from their travels around the world. The store stocks a […]

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Art Find: Outsider Art Fair NY

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The Outsider Art Fair has gone all out to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Its New York edition features over 60 exhibitors from nine countries, as well as two curated exhibitions, one highlighting the Quilts of Gee’s Bend and the other taking a special look back on artwork featured in each one of the 25 years […]

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