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  1. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Tacos in New YorkWhere to find the warmest tortillas, most flavorful fillings, and most satisfying late-night destinations.
  2. rip
    How Paul Bocuse Became the Most Legendary Chef in FranceAn icon in his home country, Paul Bocuse was considered to be a culinary god by chefs around the world.
  3. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Pho in New YorkWhere to go for the tastiest, most fragant Vietnamese noodle soups in town, from chicken versions to classic all-beef bowls.
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    The Absolute Best Italian Hero in New YorkHere’s where to get the greatest version of the great Italian-American sandwich.
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    The Absolute Best Seafood Markets in New YorkWhere to get the freshest, most sustainable fish in town.
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    The Absolute Best Bagel in New YorkTwenty-three hand-shaped, kettle-boiled, and just generally excellent options.
  7. au revoir
    Bouley, One of New York’s Most Important Restaurants, Is ClosingOver three decades, David Bouley has worked relentlessly to advance his own distinct vision of fine dining.
  8. rip
    The Life and Legacy of Alain Senderens, the ‘Picasso of French Cooking’The celebrated chef passed away this week at the age of 77.
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    The Absolute Best Indian Restaurant in Curry HillThe neighborhood is undergoing a culinary renaissance.
  10. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Cannoli in New YorkCrisp shells, creamy filling, and pastry perfection.
  11. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Burritos in New YorkCalifornia has long laid claim to burrito superiority — and now a new crop of New York spots are taking cues from the Golden State.
  12. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Lattes in New YorkThese are the shops that pull the sharpest shots — expertly mixed with hot, frothy milk — for some of the best coffee drinks in the entire city.
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    The Absolute Best Charcuterie in New YorkPâté is plentiful, and you can hardly find a restaurant that doesn’t make its own sausage. These are the places that do it best.
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    The Absolute Best Spritz in New YorkLight and refreshing — and good enough to make you forget all about the carbonated white-wine nightmares of the ’80s.
  15. The Absolute Best Cakes in New YorkAll cake is good, but some are markedly better. And these are the very best.
  16. openings
    Breakfast-Sandwich Royalty Arrives in New York This WeekThe founder of L.A.’s Eggslut has two new creations available at Soho’s Chefs Club Counter.
  17. The Absolute Best French Macarons in New YorkNew York’s original rainbow-colored pastry fascination is defined by delicate meringues and delicate fillings.
  18. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Mexican Restaurants in New YorkA multitude of styles and regional specialties have emerged beyond the old hard-shell-taco havens and tamale specialists.
  19. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Vietnamese Restaurants in New YorkIt appears that a new era of congeelike chao, turmeric-oil-stained catfish, and pillowy, empanada-like bánh gi is upon us.
  20. the keeper
    It’s a Wonderful Time to Be a DumplingFrom Chinatown zheng jiao and the momos in Jackson Heights, to the XL XLBs in the East Village that were almost too big to photograph for this story.
  21. lists
    Why Do People Still Care About Michelin?The guide’s annual star rankings are as controversial and confusing as ever — and people still can’t stop talking about it.
  22. A New York Noodle Legend Will Finally Return With Two New RestaurantsNew projects from Shorty Tang’s family will offer New Yorkers a true taste of cold sesame noodles, carp with bean sauce, and more.
  23. RIP
    RIP, Michel Richard, a Chef Who Embodied Joy and Exuberance“He would just invent dishes at the spur of the moment … He was never really happy unless he was in the kitchen.”
  24. grub guides
    A Guide to Harlem’s New Wave of African RestaurantsLong a hub of Senegalese cooking, it’s now home to a wider range of spots specializing in various cuisines of the world’s second-largest continent.
  25. the strategist
    11 Cult Condiments You Can Buy on AmazonNone are sriracha.
  26. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Chicken Soup in New YorkDelicious ways to cure what ails you.
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    The Absolute Best Bistro in New YorkGet your escargot on.
  28. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Dan Dan Noodles in New YorkThe fiery Sichuan noodle dish takes garlic, chile, and peppercorns to new heights.
  29. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Raw Bar in New YorkWhere to find the freshest oysters, the grandest seafood towers, and the sweetest clams in town.
  30. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Nachos in New YorkThe crispiest, cheesiest, most loaded chips in town.
  31. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Bloody Mary in New YorkEven when you’re working off a hangover, quality matters. These are the three best Bloodies you’ll find in town.
  32. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Bánh Mì in New YorkSix versions of the classic sandwich that are a cut above the rest.
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    The Absolute Best Baguette in New YorkNo longer the floppy, enriched white loaves of yesteryear, baguettes are having a moment.
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    The Absolute Best Pie in New YorkFrom salted caramel apple to lemon meringue, here are the best pies to try now.
  35. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Chinese Restaurants in Sunset ParkThe best way to eat in the neighborhood is to focus on the fast and the cheap.
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    The Absolute Best Lobster Roll in New YorkStyles, and tastes, vary, but there’s no arguing with excellence.
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    The Absolute Best Midtown Bar for After-Work DrinksWhether you need something stiff after a dreary nine-to-five or just want to grab a couple of pints with your co-workers, these are the bars to hit.
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    The Absolute Best Cheesecake in New YorkCheesecake, of course, is shorthand for New York cheesecake.
  39. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Pretzel in New YorkThey’re some of the city’s most traditional snacks, and new-look versions mean they’re also better than they’ve ever been.
  40. Obituary
    Sasha Petraske’s Influence on BartendingThe bar proprietor, who found unexpected fame after opening Milk & Honey, died last week.
  41. Beer Me
    Is New York in Danger of Losing Its Most Interesting Beer Boutiques?Why the retail side of selling unique, small-batch beer remains surprisingly difficult, even at a time when interest in craft beer is at an all-time high.
  42. RIP
    Master Chef Roger Vergé Has Died — This Is His LegacyThe nouvelle cuisine pioneer, who was widely considered to be one of the most underrated chefs of the 20th century, was 85.
  43. The Dish
    First Look at Dominique Ansel Kitchen’s Flaming Meringue HeartbreakOne of many high-concept desserts on U.P., an after-hours tasting menu that launches in June.
  44. In Praise of the Deli
    My Pastrami-Fueled Fever-Dream: What It’s Like to Spend All Night atAfter a certain hour, the legendary restaurant begins to feel true to the spirit of New York’s grimy nocturnal history, one that now only appears in glimpses.
  45. Farewells
    A Grub Street Editor Says Good-byeIt’s time to make the Shmoo Donuts, so to speak.
  46. Good Bars
    Hershey’s Looks Beyond Chocolate As Threats to Its Business Pile UpThis includes a buying a jerky company.
  47. The Chain Gang
    Starbucks Rolls Out Seahawks-Themed FrappuccinosYour move, Dunkaccinos.
  48. News
    A Proposed New Health Department Rule Could Ruin New York’s Sushi SceneChanges to the code will require fish served raw to be frozen beforehand.
  49. The Chain Gang
    Study Finds Recycling Efforts Fall ‘Significantly Short’ at PrettyDon’t even ask about Dunkin’ Donuts and their foam cups.
  50. The Chain Gang
    This Is a Real Line to Get Into Burger KingJust wait until France gets its first Shake Shack.
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