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Thai Boom, NY (News & Features)

It used to be that if you wanted good Thai food in New York, you got on the 7 train and headed out to Queens. And if you wanted wine with your meal, you brought your own. {image_1}Suddenly, this is no longer necessary. Manhattan proper is experiencing a boom...Read Full Story

Scarpetta (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

"Very few people ever turn down the second bread basket," said the waiter as he brought another. One reason is the caponata, a meltingly tender mix of eggplant and tomato that trades out the typical sweet touches for a subtle note of anchovies. Then there's the butter, which is...Read Full Story

Barbuto (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Barbuto offers some of the best dining in NY's West Village—not so surprising, given it's run by Jonathan Waxman, chef behind '80s sensation Jams and the recently-shuttered Washington Park. What's startling is the prices: Everything on the menu runs less than $20, save for...Read Full Story

Trestle on Tenth (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Trestle on Tenth proves that there's far more to Swiss cuisine than fondue and kirsch. Order Chef Ralf Kuettel's pork shoulder wrapped in caul fat and served with earthy nettles with a glass of potent, acidic petite arvine from the Valais; move on to roast lamb with...Read Full Story

Table 6 (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Table 6 puts the buzz back into the space once filled by neighborhood favorite Beehive. Chef Aaron Whitcomb works to strike a balance between bar food and the foamed and fruit-jus'd dishes he made at Adega, the town's most ambitious restaurant, coming up with dishes like a Cobb...Read Full Story

Buttermilk Channel (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Buttermilk Channel takes its name from the waterway a few hundred yards west, between Brooklyn's shipyards and Governors Island: Local dairy farmers used to say the strong current could churn milk into butter on the boatride to Manhattan. The borough's dairies are long gone, but owner Doug Cromwell has...Read Full Story

Otto (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Otto means eight in Italian, which is the street to remember when looking for the newest addition to the Batali-Bastianich Italian food empire. Ostensibly, this sprawling space on 5th Ave. and 8th Street is a pizzeria, but the chewy, thin-crust pizzas are only part of the story....Read Full Story

Milos (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Milos might be the shiniest shrine to Greek cuisine Athens has ever seen. The gorgeous space on the ground floor of the new Athens Hilton opened this past spring, just in time for the summer Olympics. The third Milos from Costas Spiliades, who established Milos in New...Read Full Story

Lola (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Lola's sleek space is conducive to a night of serious Tequila study, encouraged by 90-some selections lined up in alphabetical order, from a bracing Aficionado Plata to a Zaffarancho Reposado, along with añejos and after-dinner sips like Herradura's Seleccion Suprema, or for the well-heeled, the...Read Full Story

Bar Boulud (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

If things go as planned, wine lovers will be awash in new places to enjoy an excellent glass of wine this year. As of press time, we were waiting for doors to open on Bar Boulud, an upscale wine bar from chef Daniel Boulud and sommelier Daniel...Read Full Story

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