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  1. first taste
    Oxomoco’s Stylish, Plant-Based Offshoot in GreenpointAt Xilonen, you’ll find a stately parade of vegan tacos, tamales, and quesadillas.
  2. closings
    Del Posto Is a GonerIt was once the crown jewel of the Batali-Bastianich restaurant group. Now, chef Melissa J. Rodriguez and GM Jeff Katz will transform it.
  3. destination dining
    Vaxx, Then SnacksWhat to eat near five major vaccine sites, including Javits Center, Yankee Stadium, and Citi Field.
  4. the grub street diet
    Silvia Killingsworth Respects a Pittsburgh Salad“… pickled banana peppers, shredded cheese, and, yes, French fries.”
  5. features
    A Hot New Restaurant Moved In. That Made Its Neighbors Nervous.A gentrification battle erupts in Ridgewood.
  6. field notes
    What Will NYC Restaurants Look Like After the Pandemic? Miami Offers a Preview.Our restaurant critic takes in the scene on South Beach.
  7. small-business stories
    The Bronx Bodega Founded by a Former Music Executive“You have to support the people who support you.”
  8. produce section
    The Ramps Are Here, and This Year, That’s Actually ExcitingPeople will tell you ramps taste like stronger leeks or garlicky scallions, but what ramps actually taste like is anticipation.
  9. closings
    Brooklyn’s Popular Diamond Reef Won’t ReopenThe owners said they got the boot from a new landlord.
  10. reopening
    Restaurants Confront a New Pandemic Problem: Customers Who Don’t Want to Leave“People used to be busy. Now they like to hang out.”
  11. announcements
    Introducing the Cookie Edit by New YorkYou get cookies; the city’s restaurants get some much-needed help.
  12. the grub street diet
    Pies ’n’ Thighs’ Carolyn Bane Loves the Idea of Blood Oranges“I buy them, and I don’t eat them.”
  13. everything you need to know
    How to (Legally) Smoke Marijuana in New York CityWhat you can do now and what will happen over time.
  14. closings
    Goodbye to Lhasa Fast Food’s Perfectly Hidden Dining RoomMissing the parts of the city that exist below the surface.
  15. smoke alarm
    Recreational Weed Is Immediately Legal in New YorkThe city’s summer of hedonism gets an early start.
  16. essays
    What Is Shiva Now?Why the new movie Shiva Baby makes one writer miss a very specific kind of eating.
  17. reopening
    How New York’s Open Streets Program Will Work in 2021Neighborhoods are gearing up for season two.
  18. reopening
    Who Is Really Dining Indoors in New York City?“At some point, we’re gonna have to take that step.”
  19. the group portrait
    Setting the Table for Balthazar’s Reopening Night“I came up the stairs, saw the team, and almost cried.”
  20. the grub street diet
    Cartoonist Emily Flake Bakes Pie to Show Off“This is literally the only thing I will ever brag about.”
  21. reopenings
    Persistent Brooklyn Chophouse Gage & Tollner Will Open April 15The circa-1879 restaurant is now taking reservations for indoor dining.
  22. chains
    My Texas Roadhouse PandemicA Lone Star State native on the restaurant chain that takes her home — even if she’s really in New Jersey.
  23. encounter
    Spreading the Gospel of Masa at For All Things GoodMatt Diaz and Carlos Macías have opened a destination for fresh tortillas and beautiful Mexican cooking.
  24. chains
    Krispy Kreme Vaccine Doughnut Deal Also Available to Anti-VaxxersFree doughnuts for everyone, basically.
  25. pressing questions
    What on Earth Is in This Man’s Cinnamon Toast Crunch?He says it’s … shrimp.
  26. working conditions
    Inside the Fight to Unionize Tate’sA labor dispute has taken hold at the cookie company’s Long Island bakery.
  27. interviews
    What It’s Like to Be a Landlord in Chinatown Right Now“It’s been heartbreaking.”
  28. the future
    After the Pandemic, Where Will Delivery Go?It is supposedly the future of restaurants, but is it the future we still want?
  29. the grub street diet
    Chef Kia Damon Will Eat the Same Thing All Day“Making multiple meals right now? That doesn’t make any sense to me.”
  30. good causes
    A Brooklyn Bakery and Artist Are Raffling Art to Feed the HungryProceeds from the art sales will pay for bread to be distributed to soup kitchens and other organizations, helping those in need.
  31. interviews
    Why New York City Can’t Afford to Let Local Law 1932-A ExpireCouncilmember Carlina Rivera says the protection must be extended.
  32. scoops
    Ample Hills’ Founders Return With a New Shop and a New Focus“We’re humbled that we’re able to get this chance — but we can’t mess it up.”
  33. luxury fruit
    Why Do These Strawberries Cost $5 Each?Everything you need to know about the “Tesla of strawberries.”
  34. first taste
    Two Hanoi House Vets Are Bringing Vietnamese Classics to the Upper West SideBánh Vietnamese Shop House makes destination bánh mìs and more.
  35. closings
    Good-bye to Eisenberg’s and Its Resolutely Retro SandwichesManhattan’s fabled sandwich counter has gone cold — for now.
  36. expansions
    Fried-Chicken Maven Charles Gabriel Plans a Citywide ChainHis investors include an operating partner of Daniel Boulud’s restaurant group.
  37. the grub street diet
    Author Mateo Askaripour Has a Waffle Routine“I’d eaten three Van’s waffles almost every single day for about two years”
  38. closings
    Eisenberg’s, a New York Institution, Is a GonerThe business has closed, but the landlord reportedly wants to bring it back.
  39. food tv
    Bon Appétit Drama Set to Become HBO Max ComedyA new series is in development for the streaming platform.
  40. covid-19
    365 Days After Shutting Down, What Has New York’s Restaurant World Learned?And how will we put this knowledge to use?
  41. grocery stores
    New York Grocery Stores Are Uniquely Weird. That’s Why They’re Important.Of course they’re mediocre, but that’s sort of the whole point.
  42. coronavirus
    NYC’s Indoor Dining Limit Will Rise to 50 Percent Next Week“We are encouraged by the continued decline in infection and hospitalization rates,” the governor said.
  43. interviews
    What It’s Like to Run a Chinatown Business Right Now“No one’s going home alone.”
  44. endings
    What Is the True Cost of Closing a Restaurant?Navigating broken dreams and mounting bills.
  45. closing time
    When Will We Karaoke Again?Singing alone just isn’t the same.
  46. covid-19
    Reopening My Restaurant Now Would Mean Breaking a Promise to DinersWhy being “allowed” to reopen our dining room isn’t enough.
  47. coming soon
    Angie Mar’s Beatrice Revamp Gets a New Name and an Opening WindowLes Trois Chevaux is set to open this spring
  48. underground gourmet quick bite
    Marco Canora Is Making French-Bread Pizza on She Wolf Bakery BaguettesProust had his madeleine, for Marco Canora it’s Stouffer’s pepperoni FBP.
  49. the grub street diet
    Chef Brandon Jew Is Nostalgic for Chow Fun“I’ve realized that it doesn’t need to be gussied up with anything.”
  50. sagas
    The Wild Domestic Subversion of @CheeseDailyBetrayal. Revenge. Bomb-ass sandwiches.
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Recent Openings

Persistent Brooklyn Chophouse Gage & Tollner Will Open April 15
Persistent Brooklyn Chophouse Gage & Tollner Will Open April 15

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Del Posto Is a Goner
Del Posto Is a Goner