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  1. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Tuna Tartare in New YorkIt’s the ultimate example of late-’80s dining, but brave chefs are dusting it off and giving the dish new life.
  2. Quote of the Day
    Thomas Keller Is a Picky Eater in C.A., But Not in N.Y.The French Laundry chef hits up a few expected spots, and some that are not.
  3. Sin City
    Chef Masa’s Tetsu Replacing Shaboo This August at barMASA in VegasThe legendary Japanese chef plans an ultra-luxurious selection of meat and seafood options at his first teppanyaki concept.
  4. Openings
    Dreams of Sushi: Masa Alums Team Up to Open Neta Next MonthNick Kim and Jimmy Lau are opening their own 42-seat restaurant on West 8th Street.
  5. The Other Critics
    Eating Las Vegas Picks Sin City’s Top 50Meanwhile, a collaborator calls the critics’ picks “predictable.”
  6. Mediavore
    Frappuccinos Go Vegan; Are Hybrid Tomatoes Heirloom?Plus: Red Hook Lobster Pound eyes D.C., and Blue Marble wants in at Brooklyn Bridge Park, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. The Food Chain
    Yank Sing Co-owner Admires Bar Masa’s Uni Risotto“As you’re eating it, the steam comes up into your nostrils and it’s amazing.”
  8. Menu Changes
    Ed’s Lobster Bar Ignores Patriotic Duty, Ditches Banana Split (Plus:The lobster bar is now exclusively serving Italian specialties from Il Laboratorio. Plus, other menu changes around town.
  9. Sushi Smackdown
    Breaking News: Bar Masa Sashimi Better Than Crap You Get at HomeIs fish from Bar Masa better than fish from your local monger? Yes!
  10. What to Eat Tonight
    Eat Bar Masa’s Fried Fugu — We Double-Dog Dare YouFugu, or the flesh of the blowfish, can be deadly if prepared the wrong way, as anyone who has seen the Simpsons episode where Homer is given 24 hours to live after having it served to him by an inexperienced chef can attest. (Actually, he’s given 22 — says Dr. Hibbert: “I’m sorry I kept you waiting so long.”)