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  1. the u.g. digest
    The Underground Gourmet Digest: The Best New Things to Eat Right Now, RankedPork buns, pastrami sandwiches, and over-the-top oatmeal.
  2. trendlet
    Skewers Are Primal, Fun to Eat, and Suddenly Ubiquitous in New YorkFrom Japanese yakitori to Chinese barbecue, stick food is on the rise.
  3. the dish
    Momofuku Nishi’s Whole Salt-Baked Turbot Is Bo Ssäm for Fish LoversThe textures of the turbot vary from firm and meaty to an almost pork-belly-like richness around the fins.
  4. fall preview 2018
    32 New Restaurants You Need to Know About This FallAn izakaya from Joaquin Baca, a shrine to California wine, a brand new Donut Pub, and more.
  5. fall preview 2018
    Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream’s New Flagship Is No Ordinary Scoop ShopThe new location is four times the size of the original and offers 88 flavors available in cone or pint form at any given time.
  6. fall preview 2018
    The Emily Team Is Tackling Grilled Pizza At Their Next Manhattan RestaurantWill this be the city’s next regional pie craze?
  7. fall preview 2018
    Golden Diner Is the First Solo Project From a Major Food Group and Momofuku VetWith Xian-style gyros and chicken katsu BLTs, Queens native Sam Yoo appeals to both the short-order purist and the 21st-century gastronome.
  8. the dish
    Santina’s Featherweight Eggplant Parm Is a Late-Summer DelightMade with eggplant at the peak of its season, barely cooked San Marzano tomatoes, and warm burrata.
  9. trendlet
    There’s a Lot of Great New Fried Chicken in New York Right NowServed hot, cold, and haute.
  10. the underground gourmet quick bite
    Loring Place’s Dan Kluger Unleashes Killer CalzonePizza’s overweight, underachieving sidekick gets an artisanal upgrade, plus a facelift and a tummy tuck.
  11. cheap eats 2018
    A Guide to the East Village’s Booming ‘Chinatown North’Charting the neighborhood’s Yunnanese, Hunanese, and more.
  12. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best New Square Slice of Pizza in New YorkNothing wrong with round, but the current pizzascape is all about rectangles.
  13. cheap eats 2018
    Queens Night Market Might Be the New Yorkiest Food Fair of AllA weekly festival that celebrates, at last count, the thrillingly eclectic cooking of 80 countries.
  14. cheap eats 2018
    The Best New Cheap Eats in New YorkThe Underground Gourmet’s favorite new affordable places to go for patty melts, machaca tacos, cow-heel soup, Malaysian crêpes, and more.
  15. openings
    All-Star Cocktail Bar Existing Conditions Opens Monday in Greenwich VillageThe mission at Existing Conditions is to improve cocktails via science and serve them without a hint of frippery or intimidation.
  16. the u.g. digest
    The Underground Gourmet Digest: The Best New Things to Eat Right Now, RankedMeat on a stick, red beans and rice, instant coffee, and more.
  17. the dish
    Breakfast at the Newest Smile to Go Includes These Serious Moroccan PancakesMade with yeasted semolina batter and topped with seasonal-fruit compote, housemade ricotta, and pistachio honey, they aren’t your everyday flapjacks.
  18. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Muffuletta in New YorkThe great New Orleans sandwich is finally gaining ground in New York.
  19. the dish
    Why Mark’s Madison Avenue Salad Is Still a New York FavoriteFreds at Barneys chef Mark Strausman estimates that he’s slung over a million of them.
  20. the dish
    The New Una Pizza Napoletana Serves a Terrific Take on TiramisuThe usual ladyfingers are swapped for lemon sponge cake soaked in espresso, aged rum, and Cynar.
  21. openings
    Atomix, the Upscale, Tasting-Menu Sequel to Atoboy, Opens May 30It’s Korean fine dining through the culinary lens of a world-traveled, South Korean-born New York chef in a minimalist, modern setting.
  22. cheap eats 2017
    The Best New Cheap Eats in New YorkThe Underground Gourmet’s favorite places to have opened in the past year, serving everything from Texas breakfast tacos to new-wave Filipino takeout.
  23. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Hot Dog in New YorkThere’s never been a better time to tuck into a tube steak.
  24. openings
    The An Choi Crew Is Opening a Pho-Focused Noodle Shop in GreenpointThe menu at Di An Di includes the Pho Thin Hanoi, a tribute to the signature soup served at Hanoi’s famous Pho Thin restaurant.
  25. openings
    Legendary Guyanese Restaurant, German’s Soup, Is Opening in East FlatbushAt German’s Soup, everything is based on the original recipes of founder Hubert “German” Urling, including the signature cow-heel soup.
  26. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Egg Sandwich in New YorkThe very best breakfast sandwiches are much more than the sum of their parts.
  27. the dish
    Frenchette’s Brouillade With Escargots Is a Seriously Luxurious Plate of EggsEach order requires nearly 15 minutes of vigorous, nonstop stirring, creating a curd so soft and silky it resembles polenta.
  28. the underground gourmet review
    At Madcap Cafe, a Former Fine-Dining Whiz Makes Food She Really Likes to EatIf the food at this Carroll Gardens spot has a theme, it’s things that sound generic and slightly random on paper but taste unexpectedly great.
  29. craze
    With an Assist From Per Se Vet Jonathan Benno, Can Roman Pizza Conquer New York?Not since the 1990s has it been such a hot topic. Here’s how to tell your taglios and teglias from your tondas.
  30. openings
    The Great Staten Island Pizzeria Joe & Pat’s Has Finally Arrived in ManhattanThe family-run shop has been churning out its patented thin-crust pies since 1960.
  31. the dish
    Momofuku Ko Bar Proves Cold Fried Chicken Can Be Just As Good As HotAt Dave Chang’s new à la carte annex to Momofuku Ko proper, it’s served by the piece and straight from the fridge.
  32. the underground gourmet
    At Mani in Pasta, An Award-winning Neapolitan Pizza Whiz Makes Roman-style Pies.Naples native Giuseppe Manco is a switch-hitting pizza pro.
  33. openings
    Una Pizza Napoletana Returns 9 Years After Saying So Long to New YorkThe pizzeria and its legendary pieman Anthony Mangieri are back, this time with small plates, desserts, and two local hotshot chefs as partners.
  34. in print
    Former City Bakery Salad Guru’s First Cookbook Makes You Want to Eat Your GreensIn Saladish, Rosen treats the oft-maligned category not as a necessary nutritional evil but as a way of seeing (and eating) the world.
  35. deli case
    This Absurdly Good Prosciutto Is on a MissionCesare Casella’s Prosciutto Speciale is helping save heritage-breed pigs and the farmers who raise them.
  36. the dish
    Cervo’s New Brunch Menu Features a Standout Fisherman’s BreakfastConsider it an Iberian-accented take on New York Jewish appetizing.
  37. the u.g. digest
    The 10 Best New Things to Eat Right Now, RankedKatsu sandwiches, guava tarts, trompe l’oeil mozzarella, and more.
  38. the dish
    Coco Pazzo’s Bucatini Con Le Sardi Breaks the RulesIt’s one of several dishes on the menu called a piatto unico, and you might think of it as a sort of Italian meat + three.
  39. spring preview
    Here Are Spring’s 20 Most Anticipated Restaurant OpeningsWhat you’ll be eating next, from the turducken of Taiwanese sausages to rotisserie lobster (and plenty of pedigree pizza).
  40. predictions
    The Ramps Are Coming (on April 18)Mark your calendars says Greenmarket psychic-farmer Rick Bishop.
  41. openings
    Keith McNally’s Former Head Chefs Open Frenchette in TribecaGet ready for rotisserie lobster, steak of the day, and plenty of natural wine.
  42. openings
    Pino Luongo Conjures Up His ’90s-Era Megahit Coco Pazzo in SohoStill pazzo after all these years.
  43. fall preview 2017
    Frenchette Will Be a Fresh Start for Two Former Keith McNally ChefsAfter years of building the McNally brand, Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr want to establish their own.
  44. openings
    The Great Roman Pizza Master You’ve Never Heard of Opens Yorkville ShopAngelo Iezzi is the godfather of the Roman pizza al taglio new wave, and he makes his New York debut tonight on the Upper East Side.
  45. the dish
    New York’s Best Tearoom Has a New Taiwanese-Inspired MenuTé Company is now serving spicy peanuts, preserved kumquats, and this hearty bowl of lu rou fan, the rustic pork-sauce-over-rice dish.
  46. the underground gourmet review
    Risbo Rotisserie and Tender Greens Take Fast-Casual to Another LevelTwo different flavors of counter-service food, from a Parisian-trained chef and a West Coast chain.
  47. Best of New York
    The Best of New York Eating 2018Hippie grandma pizza, Roman ribs, and tangy crispy beef.
  48. comebacks
    Saltie’s Caroline Fidanza Has Rejoined Andrew Tarlow’s Restaurant GroupLook for her “Big Italian” sandwich at Roman’s new brunch.
  49. the underground gourmet quick bite
    Some of NYC’s Finest Culinary Minds Are Behind This Soup-and-Sandwich Combo MealIt’s a Fridays-only blue-plate special at Mark Ladner’s Pasta Flyer.
  50. the underground gourmet quick bite
    Enrique Olvera Debuts First-Ever NYC Tacos at Atla, and They’re Pure DynamiteThe secret ingredient in the Brussels-sprouts taco is … peanut butter?
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