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  1. layers
    The Unstoppable Appeal of LasagnaIt travels well. It reheats like a dream. You can even sell it from your restaurant’s makeshift general store.
  2. underground gourmet quick bite
    Mark’s Off Madison Is More Than Just Freds With an ApostropheAt Mark Strausman’s new restaurant, the eclectic (though not inexpensive) comfort-food menu seems tailor-made for the present moment.
  3. hot plate
    What to Eat, Drink, and Zoom Right NowSuper Bowl BBQ from former Craft cooks, Angie Mar’s savory pies, a virtual celebration of Black foodways, and more.
  4. chef to watch
    Nasrin Rejali Is Serving Up Her Family Recipes One Takeout Box at a TimeThe Iranian refugee is building a brand with delivery dinners and mail-order cookies.
  5. pivots
    Can Subscription Services Transcend Takeout and Save Restaurants?Summerlong Supper Club and Table22 aim to turn brand loyalty into reliable revenue streams.
  6. shopping
    The Grocery Gambit for New York RestaurantsAs the city faces a long, cold alfresco winter, chefs have increasingly become shopkeepers.
  7. the bagel wars
    Melissa Weller Blows Up the BagelThe minimalist maven debuts a new “bigger, softer, squishier” bagel at Gertie.
  8. the underground gourmet digest
    The Underground Gourmet’s Year-End DigestThe best new comfort food we ate in 2020.
  9. underground gourmet quick bite
    Cacio e Pepe Lasagna Is the Comfort Food to End All Comfort Foods“I was like, Why didn’t you think of doing this before?
  10. hot and bottled
    6 Local Chile Oils That Could Make Anything Taste GreatA look at the homegrown crop, all perfectly suited for rice-drizzling and stocking-stuffing.
  11. gift guide
    8 Highly Giftable Cookbooks by New York ChefsRestaurants may be in flux, but cookbooks are a constant.
  12. keeper
    The Great 2020 Bakery BoomHouse-milled sourdough, Vietnamese butter cookies, baguettes on demand: There’s a hunger for comfort and a flood of scrappy start-ups to satisfy it.
  13. family recipes
    Eric See’s Mother’s Chiles Rellenos RevealedThe secret is Ritz crackers.
  14. openings
    Frenchette Bakery Opens Where Arcade Bakery Once StoodYou can buy artisanal loaves and viennoiserie in a Tribeca office-building hallway again.
  15. underground gourmet quick bite
    Fat Choy Makes Vegan Food Carnivores CraveRice rolls, Mushroom Sloppys, and beans and greens.
  16. outdoor dining
    How to Enjoy Outdoor Dining Right NowAnd how to dress for it in February.
  17. fall preview
    Why These Folks Are Opening Restaurants During a PandemicMomentum or meshuggener?
  18. one park 12 picnics
    12 Great Ways to Picnic in McCarren ParkNorwegian sweet buns, Polish gazpacho, and Israeli bento boxes.
  19. the underground gourmet
    The HiHi Room Revives the Criminally Underrepresented SliderNew York’s foremost regional-food geeks tackle the Ur-burger.
  20. supply chain
    The Would-Be Bean QueenGreenmarket’s Kellie Quarton wants you to think of her when you think of legumes.
  21. underground gourmet quick bite
    A New Sandwich Shop Wants to Rehabilitate the Chicken Cutlet Hero“The fast-casual category populated by brands like Sweetgreen, Dig Inn, and Dos Toros hasn’t been heroized yet.”
  22. taste test
    Which Negroni To Go Is Right for You?The Underground Gourmet taste-tests a representative sampling from our Campari-drenched delivery zone.
  23. mixology
    Dale DeGroff Is Optimistic About the Future of BarsA new book and some old stories from the man who brought us drinks as we know them.
  24. underground gourmet quick bite
    To Placate Cuomo, Botanica Bar Adds Sourdough Pizza to Its MenuFor years, the dive bar’s customers got by on peanuts.
  25. outdoor dining
    12 Excellent Ways to Picnic in Tompkins Square ParkVegan hoagies, spicy Spam musubi, and lots of fried chicken.
  26. the underground gourmet
    Dame Summer Club Gives Fish and Chips a Major-League UpgradeThe Underground Gourmet on a consummately British meal.
  27. table manners
    A Few Things We Won’t Miss in a Post-COVID Restaurant WorldFarewell to obsessive napkin folding, complimentary bread baskets, and communal seating.
  28. the underground gourmet
    The Underground Gourmet Tries Alternate-Side DiningWith the reopening of New York restaurants, all food is street food.
  29. trendlet
    8 Pasta Kits Even a Pasta Granny Could Get BehindSplitting the difference between a romantic night out and ripping open a box of De Cecco.
  30. chef interrupted
    Rawlston Williams Opened Food Sermon 2.0 in February. Now He’s Doing It Again.The fast-casual counter at the Brooklyn Navy Yard returns next month.
  31. carbs
    Missy Robbins Brings Back Pasta Kits and Gets Into Groceries“Friends come in and say, ‘Can I have a rigatoni to go?’ and I’m like, ‘No.’”
  32. the underground gourmet
    The Underground Gourmet Re-creates Altro Paradiso at HomeIgnacio Mattos’s meal kits are a welcome reprieve from quarantine cooking.
  33. lost weekends
    Are New York’s New ‘To Go’ Bars Here to Stay?Sidewalk imbibers and cash-starved businesses hope so.
  34. chefs interrupted
    Jody Williams and Rita Sodi Gear Up for TakeoutLasagna? “Oh my God, yes!”
  35. quarantine kitchen
    Fancy Pasta Shapes, RankedWhen the supermarkets ran out of rigatoni and linguine, we made nodi marini and scialatielli.
  36. shopping
    The New Rules of GreenmarketingFarmers adapt to social distancing with alternative methods of distribution.
  37. the underground gourmet
    Veselka’s Ukrainian Muffuletta Is BackThe Baczynsky sandwich is much more than the sum of its parts.
  38. the underground gourmet
    The Underground Gourmet Digest’s Special Quarantine-Kitchen EditionWe’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen, thumbing through cookbooks and brooding over restaurant dishes we have known and loved.
  39. q&a
    Danny Meyer Misses Bumping Into PeopleWe spoke with the Shake Shack founder about sheltering in place en famille, structural flaws in the federal stimulus plan, and senior shopping hour.
  40. the underground gourmet
    Shopping Like a Chef, Eating Like a CivilianBulk quantities, incomplete orders, and pristine produce: What happens when restaurant suppliers brave home delivery.
  41. odoriferous
    Here Come the RampsEat some and no one will venture within six feet of you.
  42. best of new york
    101 Things We Hope to Eat Again SoonCelebrating restaurants at a time when they can use all the support they can get.
  43. openings
    Can New Brooklyn Save Old Brooklyn?The long life, ignominious death, and crowdfunded rebirth of Gage & Tollner.
  44. the underground gourmet review
    At Golden Diner, Deliciousness Is in the DetailsBy focusing on quality ingredients and using fine-dining technique, chef Sam Yoo makes quotidian classics that taste both familiar and fresh.
  45. the dish
    Peasant’s Mason Jar Spaghetti Carbonara Is a Genius Bit of Tableside CookingThe server shakes it like a Hemingway daiquiri.
  46. behind the menu
    Una Pizza Napoletana Now Serving Pepperoni PiesIt’s one of several new optional toppings, and while it may not be strictly Neapolitan, it’s absolutely delicious.
  47. openings
    The City Bakery’s Maury Rubin Bounces Back With the Wonderbon Chocolate Co.When one hot-chocolate spigot closes, another one opens.
  48. the urban forager
    Sicilian Oregano Is the Discriminating Pizzaiolo’s Secret WeaponThe unassuming herb graces some of the best tomato pies in town.
  49. the dish
    Zooba’s Carb-Happy Koshari Sticks to Its Egyptian RootsA little Indian, a little Italian, the starchy street food is a vegetarian’s dream.
  50. openings
    Michael Toscano’s Da Toscano Opens Next Week in Former Perla SpaceThe chef is just as meat-crazed as you remember.
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