Chris Crowley

Senior Writer, Grub Street

Chris Crowley is Grub Street’s senior writer. He covers the people who work and eat in New York City’s restaurants and has written about gentrification in Ridgewood, abuse inside professional kitchens, and how the pandemic forever transformed restaurant culture.

  1. scenes
    Le French Diner Is Every Chef’s Favorite Restaurant“Everyone who gets a seat feels special.”
  2. closings
    Why Fort Defiance Is Closing ForeverThe Red Hook institution’s last day is December 3.
  3. report
    What Happens to Queens Night Market Now?A famously inclusive food fair ended in divide. How will it fare next season?
  4. what to eat
    A Bangladeshi Snack Shop That’s Worth the Trip to KensingtonFuchka, haleem, samosas and more at Shingara, where almost everything is less than $10.
  5. openings
    A Hot-Dog Competitor Moves In Next to Crif DogsGlizzy’s has opened on St. Marks Place.
  6. the grub street diet
    Mark Kurlansky Does, in Fact, Cook a Lot of Cod“No fat, pure protein from the hardscrabble North Atlantic.”
  7. news
    Did a Union Really Form at Lodi? It’s Not So Simple.A labor group’s message claimed victory, but it’s a bit premature.
  8. closings
    Momofuku Ko Is ClosingThe last day for David Chang’s acclaimed tasting counter is November 4.
  9. openings
    Ye Olde New York Gets a Modern Makeover at ClaraLobster Newburg and Waldorf salad inside the New York Historical Society.
  10. the grub street diet
    Yewande Komolafe Obsesses Over Perfect Bites“The attitude is, all of these strong flavors can play so well together and let’s do it.”
  11. delivery
    The Subs That Arrive on a MopedSalvo’s is as Italian as lunch gets.
  12. openings
    A Noma Co-founder Opens Ilis in GreenpointVenison tartare, eel mousse, clam flasks, and more.
  13. the grub street diet
    Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino Seeks Out the Quality Fruit“This grapefruit looked like a grandma, so wrinkly, and it tasted like gold.”
  14. openings
    Destination Shawarma on St. Marks, FinallySpice Brothers and “the art of building the perfect spit.”
  15. gallery
    The Off-Kilter Beauty of NYC’s Shabby, Singular StorefrontsAnd the photographers who have made a life’s work of documenting them.
  16. q&a
    Super Taste Was Set to Close, Until the Owner’s Son Took OverNow, the Chinatown noodle staple has expanded uptown.
  17. headaches
    The Day Square Went DownRestaurants and customers were forced to scramble when credit cards no longer worked.
  18. fall preview 2023
    The Dhamaka Team Will Go Filipino at NaksThe group behind the city’s most exciting Indian restaurants is expanding beyond the subcontinent.
  19. streeteries
    Outdoor Dining Is Officially Here to StayNew York City lawmakers voted to approve a bill that makes sidewalk (and street) eating permanent.
  20. delivery
    Delivery Orders Won’t Come With Forks AnymoreOr spoons, or ketchup, or those little packets of duck sauce.
  21. profile
    Two Software Engineers Open NYC’s Most Daring New Restaurant“People keep asking what type of cuisine this is.”
  22. closings
    Sushi Ginza Onodera, the High-end Omakase Temple, Is ClosingThe restaurant’s last day in business is August 19.
  23. pop-ups
    This Paella Is a PartyArroces is summer street food you need.
  24. streeteries
    Dining Sheds Still Aren’t Permanent. But They Aren’t Illegal Either.An emergency order set to expire today is getting renewed while the push to make streeteries permanent inches forward.
  25. tapped out
    Say Good-bye to Anchor Steam BeerThe historic San Francisco brewery has closed after 127 years.
  26. scene reports
    The Pleasure, and the Peril, of a Hot Ones Party at Home“The depths of the pain are totally extreme.”
  27. openings
    You Will Finally Be Able to Try New York’s Most Impossible-to-Order PizzaChrissy’s is headed to the East Village.
  28. closings
    The Restaurant Was Poised to Break Big. Why Did It Close After Just Five Months?Etrusca was one of this year’s big surprises, but it wasn’t given enough time.
  29. smokepocalypse
    New York Restaurants Are Shutting Down Until the Smoke ClearsSome owners are opting to temporarily close, citing the safety of their staff as the main concern.
  30. rip
    Local Pizza Legend Andrew Bellucci Has DiedThe chef collapsed in his restaurant last night.
  31. closings
    Rick Bishop, a Greenmarket Fixture for Decades, Has RetiredHis name is synonymous with wild ramps and the city’s most prized strawberries.
  32. the grub street diet
    Chef Rick Easton Is Chasing After His Dream Sausage“A little bit more bite to it, and a little bit more chew.”
  33. controversy
    Another Voting Controversy Has Hit the James Beard FoundationAfter an Alabama chef was disqualified from the awards, drama ensued.
  34. report
    The Blood Feud Brewing Inside Nom Wah Tea ParlorA family fight threatens the iconic Doyers Street restaurant.
  35. food media
    Bon Appétit’s Editor-in-Chief Is LeavingAnother leadership shuffle hits Condé’s food title.
  36. report
    The City Gets Set to Dig Up a Booming Restaurant Row — Literally“We need running water to operate, right?”
  37. the grub street diet
    Jay Smooth Always Adds Some MSG“I don’t know exactly what it’s doing. It’s kind of a bay-leaf effect.”
  38. controversies
    I Ate the $29 Ham-and-Cheese SandwichReddit was right to be suspicious.
  39. q&a
    Cafe Spaghetti Is Getting a SiblingChef Sal Lamboglia is expanding right around the corner.
  40. rip
    Mimi Sheraton, the Influential Food Writer, Has DiedShe was 97.
  41. openings
    Superiority Burger Is Open Again — Really!Brooks Headley has opened the doors to the much bigger, deluxe diner version of his destination for vegetarian cooking.
  42. menu concerns
    Stop Calling Every Salad a ‘Caesar’If it features fennel and tahini, that salad is something else.
  43. awards
    Here Are the 2023 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards NomineesStandouts from New York City include Dept of Culture’s nod for Best New Restaurant and an Outstanding Chef nomination for Llama Inn’s Erik Ramirez.
  44. commentary
    I Manage a Restaurant. Tips Have Never Been More Volatile.When undertipping becomes confrontational.
  45. report
    Last Stand of the Hot Dog King“This is like the Alamo.”
  46. what to eat
    This Is Brooklyn’s Most Exciting New Veggie Burger“It’s a little Nigerian and a little American.”
  47. faqs
    How to Order WingsA primer for anyone who’s confused by the word “boneless.”
  48. the annotated menu
    Pietro’s Is the City’s Most-Overlooked Red-Sauce SteakhouseNine decades of scampi, spaghetti and shells à la Nat.
  49. what to eat
    Buckwheat Noodles by Way of BumthangPuta arrives in Woodside at Zhego.
  50. headaches
    A Delivery Crisis Has Hamstrung New York’s ChefsBaldor is struggling to fix a weeklong system outage.
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