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Aviva Shen

  1. The Other Critics
    Sifton Impressed by Kin Shop; Cheshes Thinks Bar Basque Is Too StylishPlus: Steve Cuozzo gains some weight at Osteria Morini, and Ed Levine investigates John Dory Oyster Bar, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  2. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: A Corn Avalanche, a Hot-Spinach Assault, and ChickenPlus: an all-reindeer menu just in time for Christmas, and South Korea is using one of our old airplanes as a theme restaurant, in our weekly roundup of weird news.
  3. The Other Critics
    Two Stars for Riverpark; Sietsema, Cheshes Praise Kin ShopPlus: Ryan Sutton holds out hope for Lincoln, and Gael Greene calls Ciano a “wild child prodigy,” in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  4. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Nutmeg-Snorting Teens and Milk-Chugging MonkeysPlus: nutmeg snorting, pastries used as a weapon, and more, in our weekly roundup of weird food news.
  5. The Other Critics
    Sifton, Cheshes Split on Osteria Morini; Cuozzo Disappointed in LincolnPlus: Sietsema raves over Umi Nom, and Gael Greene enjoys Rouge et Blanc, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  6. The Other Critics
    Sifton, Greene Think Lincoln Has Time to Improve; Sutton Finds Osteria MoriniPlus: Brooklyn Fare is “theatrical,” and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  7. James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Exploding Escargot, Artichoke Attacks, and Rude ReceiptsPlus: a hot tamale attack, and creepy Japanese vending machines, and more, in our weekly roundup of weird food news.
  8. The Other Critics
    Sifton Enjoys the Hurricane Club; Sietsema Raves Over DonatellaPlus: Ryan Sutton visits Riverpark, and Gael Greene enjoys comfort food at Brooklyn Bowl, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  9. How Do You Make That?
    How to Make Cookshop’s Pumpkin Chanterelle Corn Bread PuddingYou asked for the recipe, and we fetched it.
  10. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: 5,000-Calorie Sandwiches, Self-Cloned Lizards, andPlus: Yorkshire pudding gets sexy, and an Arizona restaurant offers free food to the obese, and more, in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  11. The Other Critics
    Sifton Enjoys the Lavo Scene; Sietsema Falls for Flushing JointPlus: Ed Levine enjoys “American food with a New York point of view” at Riverpark, and Ryan Sutton hunts for white truffles, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  12. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Squash Heroes, Croc Abuse, and Gorilla RampagesPlus: Domino’s Pizza gets generous, and Starbucks defeats a lawsuit accusing them of faulty double-cupping, all in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  13. The Other Critics
    Sifton Gives a Star to Peels; Cuozzo Raves Over LowcountryPlus: Sietsema is disappointed by Hill Country Chicken, and Gael Greene swoons over the Hurricane Club, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  14. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: All-Potato Diets, Exploding Toilets, and Special TapPlus: Mega Death sauce, giant chickens, and more in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  15. The Other Critics
    Sifton Weighs In on the Lambs Club; Cheshes Finds FoodParc ‘FundamentallyPlus: Sietsema raves over Queens Indian eatery, and Cuozzo mourns Tavern on the Green, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  16. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Pizza Delivery Sentences, 660-Pound Fish, and BearPlus: a pizzeria employee beats a thief with a pipe, and a manager shoots a grill cook, in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  17. The Other Critics
    Sifton Appreciates Manzo’s ‘Macher Flare’; the Hurricane ClubPlus: Greene enjoys comfort food at Bill’s Bar and Burger and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and Hester praises Fatty ‘Cue.
  18. James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: McDonald’s Weddings, Swine Spills, and ShrimpPlus: Batman robs McDonald’s, and multiple shrimp thefts, in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  19. Openings
    Birdbath Bakery Expands to TribecaWith their latest opening, the organic bakery is poised to take over downtown.
  20. The Other Critics
    Appleman and Palombino: Del Posto Deserved ‘Four Stars All the Way’Italian chefs start to weigh in on Sifton’s momentous review.
  21. App-etizing
    Scandal! ‘Gourmet Live’ Accidentally Endorses Liquor CorporationThe new app’s cocktail guide was created by a “spirits ambassador.”
  22. The Great Outdoors
    40 Outdoor Drinking Spots Where Summer Lives OnWhich beach bars, rooftop bars, and beer gardens have closed, and which ones are forging on?