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  1. drinks
    What to Drink at the City’s New Wave of Japanese-Inspired BarsThey’re a little Tokyo, a little New York, and a tribute to Japan’s elevation of an American art form.
  2. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Margarita in New YorkPass the guacamole.
  3. the dish
    This East Village Rice Noodle Shop Has Your New Hangover CureYuan’s Guilin mi fen is satisfying and sharp, with 15 spices. The exact blend is secret — “like Coke,” says owner Jacob Ding.
  4. openings
    One of NYC’s Most Popular Summer Bars Is Expanding With Two New Oyster SpotsIsland Oyster and Pilot are your new seafood and day-drinking destinations.
  5. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Frozen Drink in New YorkA ranked list of the best boozy frozen drinks to cool you down this summer, preferably in a bar backyard or on a beach-bar patio.
  6. The Absolute Best Egg Cream in New YorkWhere to find the homegrown soda-fountain hero made with seltzer, milk, and chocolate syrup, which purists say must be Brooklyn-made Fox’s U-bet.
  7. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Southern Restaurant in New YorkThe southern-food specialists for rich biscuits and gravy, crispy fried chicken, and tangy collard greens.
  8. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Hot Cocktail in New YorkWhere to find the best buttered rum, hot toddy, and whiskey-spiked nightcap.
  9. water
    The Everything Guide to Bottled WaterAssessing the latest options in the H20 aisle — alkaline, boxed, Ice Age–era. Plus: A tasting with Adam Platt.
  10. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Barbecue Brisket in New YorkWhere to find the best brisket, from smoky slabs to burnt ends.
  11. grub guides
    62 Ways to Upgrade Your Desk LunchYou could try a spaghetti sandwich, for instance.
  12. fall preview 2016
    14 New Bars and Nightlife Spots Opening This FallCuban cocktail bars, subterranean skeeball lounges, boozy movie theaters, and more.
  13. the dish
    How Masaharu Morimoto’s Momosan Makes Its Pickled Napa Cabbage“It’s almost like kimchee, but it’s not spicy, it’s punchy,” explains executive chef, Jae Lee.
  14. cheap eats 2016
    Where to Find the Best Poke in New YorkThe Hawaiian raw-fish salad is our newest bowl food.
  15. cheap eats 2016
    5 Cheap All-You-Can-Eat Feasts for the Budget GluttonWhere to find bottomless brunches, unlimited sushi, and more.
  16. Summer Guide 2016
    8 Boozy, Icy Desserts to Cool You Off This SummerPound an 80-proof milkshake. Or a spiked snow cone. Or a frozen Red Bull-and-vodka.
  17. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Classic Bar in New YorkWhere to go when you truly want to feel transported to a different, possibly more romantic era.
  18. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Bar in the Theater DistrictThere really are excellent bars within a ten-minute walk of the major houses — these are the five best.
  19. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Last-Minute Birthday Bar in New YorkSix great spots for spontaneous revelry.
  20. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Bars Featuring Live Music in New YorkThese are the spots that don’t charge a cover, but nevertheless offer a great way to listen to some saxophone or banjo while you sip your drinks.
  21. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Barbecue in New YorkSaucy ribs, fall-apart-soft brisket, and all the traditional accompaniments.
  22. The Absolute Best Bar in the East VillageThe neighborhood still has New York’s most vibrant nightlife scene, and these are the six most charming bars in the area.
  23. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Karaoke Bar in New YorkWhere to go when you need to pour your heart out into the microphone.
  24. Bottoms Up
    What It’s Like to Visit 150 Dive Bars in 90 DaysAfter so many bars — and about a zillion tallboys — later, the author’s romanticism for dives has only been heightened.
  25. best of new york
    The 50 Best Dive Bars in New YorkA (possibly controversial) ranking of the city’s dingiest, gnarliest, most glorious bars.
  26. Grub Guide
    10 Fish Species You Can Eat With a Clean ConscienceYour New Year’s resolution is to eat more fish, but which ones?
  27. Holiday Dining 2015
    27 Unique, Only in New York Ideas for Your Next PartyFrom ice-skating and grilled cheese in Prospect Park to a sit-down catered dinner in the Strand’s rare-book room.
  28. The Dish
    The Dish: Chiang Mai Restaurant’s Jin Som MokYou’d be hard-pressed to find jin som mok anywhere else in the city.
  29. Openings
    Lorenzo’s Is Bushwick’s New Spot for Tropical Slushies andIt’s from the duo behind Nolita’s popular Mother’s Ruin.
  30. Fall Preview 2015
    17 Exciting New Nightlife Spots Opening This FallMilk punch on the Lower East Side, a rooftop izakaya in Flushing, Señor Frog’s in Times Square, and more.
  31. Trendlet
    Crack, Eat, Repeat: 7 Seafood Boils to Try Before Labor DayFrom large-format prix fixe feasts to scaled-down à la carte options.
  32. Cheap Eats 2015
    The Best $25-and-Under Feasts at New York’s Newest Food CourtsBudget eating at City Kitchen, Hudson Eats, Vendy Plaza, and more.
  33. Food Tours
    Sweet Trip: 4 Chocolate Factories Offering Tours and ClassesUnlike sausage, you want to watch it be made.
  34. Wine Time
    Sommelier’s Choice: 6 Local Wine Directors Share Their Favorite BottlesSelected from their colleagues’ lists.
  35. Booze News
    The Hard Stuff: 5 Liquors to Drink This WinterWhether in a cocktail, straight from your bar cart, or out on the town.
  36. New York Cooking
    The New Guard of Grocers: 44 Specialty Food Shops That You Need to KnowButchers, bakers, pickle-makers, and spice merchants.
  37. Grub Guides
    The Season’s 10 Best Non-ChampagnesAlt-bubblies that will up your party game.
  38. The Tipping Economy
    We Are the 20%: What Tips Mean to Servers, Bartenders, Doormen, and BaristasYour server is definitely judging you.
  39. Fall Preview 2014
    The 20 Best Nightlife Picks for FallIbiza parties, aerialists, and the new darts bar around the corner.
  40. The Keeper
    50 Candies to Eat Now, From Goat’s-Milk Caramels to Palm-Sized Gummy RatsWe assess New York’s candy sphere, from Coney Island rock-candy institutions to forthcoming Barclays Center lollipop emporiums.
  41. Grub Guides
    The Thrill of the Chill: 11 Places to Get Cold Noodles in the Summer HeatAll ranked on a scale of one to five, with five being the frostiest.
  42. Drinking
    The Beer Trail: 8 New Microbreweries to VisitIt’s possible to embark on the hops-and-malt-driven equivalent of a wine-tasting weekend in Napa without ever leaving town.
  43. Pro Tips
    Slideshow: How to Dice, Cut, and De-Heart Like a ProThe proper techniques for some particularly challenging fruits and vegetables.
  44. Pro Tips
    Slideshow: How to Quarter, Slice, Fillet, and Shuck Like a ProIt’s no good having a wa-sujihiki knife if you don’t know how to use it.
  45. Chefs
    Top Chefs, After Hours: Inside Daniel Boulud’s Birthday PartySome stayed until sunrise.
  46. In Season
    In Season: Nate Smith’s Roasted-Parsnip-and-Farro SaladBecause the cold helps convert their starch into sugar, a later harvest can result in an unusually sweet taproot.
  47. In Season
    In Season: Alex Raij’s Trinxat With Savoy CabbageTender, mildly sweet Savoy cabbages are hardy enough to withstand extreme, East River-freezing temperatures
  48. Trends
    Blazing a Lumpia Trail: Filipino Cuisine Finds a Foothold in New YorkIt seems New Yorkers are finally ready for this food, which has long languished in the shadow of Thai, Indian, Chinese, and other Asian standbys.
  49. Lower Eats Side
    Orchard Street Gets Even More Appetizing With These 18 New RestaurantsThe latest developments, from locavore sandwiches to nouvelle tasting menus.
  50. In Season
    In Season: The Wayland’s Husk-Cherry FizzA satisfying and deceptively stiff cocktail.
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