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  1. the dish
    Shukette’s Summer Cherries Are for Chile HeadsA fruit salad that should come with a Scoville rating.
  2. underground gourmet quick bite
    The Andouille-Sausage Corn Dog at Sidney’s Five Is Bar Food ExtraordinaireThe new East Village restaurant gives the state-fair staple a superb sweet-and-spicy southern flavor.
  3. hot plate
    What to Eat, Drink, and Watch Right NowDaniel Boulud’s oysters Vanderbilt at Le Pavillon, Audrey Saunders’s sour glass collab, the Wolfgang Puck biopic, and more.
  4. endorsement
    This Gin Rickey Is Summer’s Thirst-Quenchingest CocktailEven better than a G&T.
  5. q&a
    Legendary Pastry Chef Claudia Fleming Returns to the Danny Meyer Fold“I feel like the scene today is a baker’s paradise.”
  6. previews
    Here’s Where You’ll Be Eating NextSaraghina Caffè, Sixty Three Clinton, Runner Up, and more.
  7. where to eat
    66 of the Best New (or Newly Relevant) Places to EatHere’s your official summer 2021 restaurant guide.
  8. openings
    Casual, Community-Minded Dame Is the Restaurant We’ve Been Waiting ForIt’s the house that fish and chips built.
  9. hot plate
    What to Eat, Drink, and Read Right NowBemelmans’ martinis, Peter Hoffman’s new memoir, a gluten-free vegan cookie for hedonists, and more.
  10. supply chain
    At One White Street, They Don’t Write the Menu. They Plant It.“I don’t want to go to the farmers’ market at Union Square and fight for the same sunchoke that’s on every other menu.”
  11. revivals
    5 Lost Drinks and Dishes, RediscoveredCoronavirus culinary casualties that happily can be found elsewhere, including Pegu Club cocktails and Bar Sardine’s burger.
  12. recovery efforts
    Chef Rawlston Williams Starts St. Vincent Volcano Relief InitiativeThe Caribbean native is building an on-island community kitchen to help feed his compatriots.
  13. underground gourmet quick bite
    Cafedelia Brings a Georgian Feast to Greenwich VillageThe khinkali have landed on 8th Street.
  14. sustainability
    Spare Tonic Is Taking the Waste Out of WheyBy finding commercial value in a by-product of yogurt-making, a new canned beverage tackles food waste.
  15. chefs to watch
    Ha’s Dac Biet Is a Pop-up With PanacheAnthony Ha and Sadie Mae Burns are making a name for themselves and their brand of “Vietnamese bistro” cooking.
  16. destination dining
    Vaxx, Then SnacksWhat to eat near five major vaccine sites, including Javits Center, Yankee Stadium, and Citi Field.
  17. reopenings
    Persistent Brooklyn Chophouse Gage & Tollner Will Open April 15The circa-1879 restaurant is now taking reservations for indoor dining.
  18. expansions
    Fried-Chicken Maven Charles Gabriel Plans a Citywide ChainHis investors include an operating partner of Daniel Boulud’s restaurant group.
  19. 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.
  20. spinoffs
    New York’s Big Pizza PivotChefs and restaurateurs are launching virtual pizza parlors inside their existing restaurants and establishing new brands around their new pies.
  21. back in business
    Iconic Greenwich Village Steakhouse Knickerbocker Bar & Grill Will ReopenMaybe as soon as the end of March.
  22. hot plate
    What to Eat, Drink, and Stream Right NowSublime Irish coffee, Gaia’s tomato sauce, Stanley Tucci eating his way through Italy, and more.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. pivots
    Can Subscription Services Transcend Takeout and Save Restaurants?Summerlong Supper Club and Table22 aim to turn brand loyalty into reliable revenue streams.
  28. shopping
    The Grocery Gambit for New York RestaurantsAs the city faces a long, cold alfresco winter, chefs have increasingly become shopkeepers.
  29. the bagel wars
    Melissa Weller Blows Up the BagelThe minimalist maven debuts a new “bigger, softer, squishier” bagel at Gertie.
  30. the underground gourmet digest
    The Underground Gourmet’s Year-End DigestThe best new comfort food we ate in 2020.
  31. 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?
  32. 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.
  33. gift guide
    8 Highly Giftable Cookbooks by New York ChefsRestaurants may be in flux, but cookbooks are a constant.
  34. 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.
  35. family recipes
    Eric See’s Mother’s Chiles Rellenos RevealedThe secret is Ritz crackers.
  36. openings
    Frenchette Bakery Opens Where Arcade Bakery Once StoodYou can buy artisanal loaves and viennoiserie in a Tribeca office-building hallway again.
  37. underground gourmet quick bite
    Fat Choy Makes Vegan Food Carnivores CraveRice rolls, Mushroom Sloppys, and beans and greens.
  38. outdoor dining
    How to Enjoy Outdoor Dining Right NowAnd how to dress for it in February.
  39. fall preview
    Why These Folks Are Opening Restaurants During a PandemicMomentum or meshuggener?
  40. one park 12 picnics
    12 Great Ways to Picnic in McCarren ParkNorwegian sweet buns, Polish gazpacho, and Israeli bento boxes.
  41. the underground gourmet
    The HiHi Room Revives the Criminally Underrepresented SliderNew York’s foremost regional-food geeks tackle the Ur-burger.
  42. supply chain
    The Would-Be Bean QueenGreenmarket’s Kellie Quarton wants you to think of her when you think of legumes.
  43. 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.”
  44. taste test
    Which Negroni To Go Is Right for You?The Underground Gourmet taste-tests a representative sampling from our Campari-drenched delivery zone.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. outdoor dining
    12 Excellent Ways to Picnic in Tompkins Square ParkVegan hoagies, spicy Spam musubi, and lots of fried chicken.
  48. the underground gourmet
    Dame Summer Club Gives Fish and Chips a Major-League UpgradeThe Underground Gourmet on a consummately British meal.
  49. 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.
  50. the underground gourmet
    The Underground Gourmet Tries Alternate-Side DiningWith the reopening of New York restaurants, all food is street food.
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