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  1. coming soon
    Ignacio Mattos Will Open a Bakery and Market in Rockefeller CenterEstela’s chef and owner says Caffè Lodi will open early next year.
  2. feature
    When the Restaurants Closed, They Cooked for Each OtherChef Ignacio Mattos had just earned a Michelin star. Now he’s struggling to feed his staff.
  3. plant-based
    The Most Exciting Cheese in New York Is Actually CauliflowerGrounded Foods’ plant-based cheese is a big step forward.
  4. harassment
    Estela Co-Owner Will Step Away From Restaurants Amid Accusations of Verbal AbuseThomas Carter is the subject of a report that accuses him of creating an abusive culture at his restaurants.
  5. food and politics
    Hillary Clinton Ate at Estela Last NightContinuing an Obama administration tradition.
  6. Flora Bar Is More Formal and Ambitious Than Estela but Just As SatisfyingWhile much of the culinary vocabulary is the same, the cooking feels new.
  7. The Estela Team’s Two-Part Met Breuer Restaurant to Be Called FloraIt’ll include a casual café and sit-down service.
  8. Openings
    First Look at Café Altro ParadisoIt opens tomorrow night for dinner.
  9. Empire Building
    A New Branch of Estela Will Open on the Upper East SideThey’ll bring the magic uptown next year.
  10. The Dish
    Why There’s More to Estela’s Strawberry Sorbet Than Meets the EyeChef-partner Ignacio Mattos and chef de cuisine Jacob Nemmers excel at concealment, burying treasures like pickled strawberries and coconut chips beneath the smooth surface.
  11. Grub Guide
    The Poor Planner’s Last-Minute Guide to Mother’s Day BrunchIt’s not too late to make a plan to go to Uncle Boon’s, Bar Primi, or Vic’s.
  12. The Grub Street Diet
    Estela Chef Ignacio Mattos Is a Sucker for Potato Chips“We don’t have fries at the restaurant because I would be fat.”
  13. Grub Guides
    20 ‘Best of 2014’ Dishes You Need to Eat Before It’s Too LateA guide to navigating New York City’s critics’ favorite dishes.
  14. Date Night
    How Estela’s Ignacio Mattos Managed to Serve a Honeymoon Dinner in a TreeWhich he prepared in a van.
  15. Grub Guides
    Burrata Everywhere: 24 Places to Eat Everyone’s Favorite Menu ItemIt’s the new bacon.
  16. Swipeouts
    Some Poor Waitress Had to Tell President Obama That His Credit Card Was Declined“Turns out I guess I don’t use it enough.”
  17. The Grub Street Diet
    Chef Sean Brock Eats Bologna in Nashville and Blood Sausage in New York“I got my regular order: meatloaf with Creole sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, fried green tomatoes, white beans, corn pudding, and sweet tea.”
  18. News
    The Obamas Ate Burrata and Croquettes at Estela Last NightThe president also had some fluke carpaccio and endive salad.
  19. Lists
    Rose’s Luxury, High Street on Market, Estela Named ‘Best NewBon Appétit released its annual Hot 10 list.
  20. Lists
    Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurant Nominees Are OutUncle Boons, Estela, Luksus, and Sushi Nakazawa are in.
  21. Grub Guides
    13 Rose Wines You Really Ought to Drink Before Summer’s OverA pro shares his picks at Bar Primi, Claudette, and the new Corkbuzz.
  22. Word Play
    Nonsense Names: The Rise of Restaurant GibberishEstela, Piora, Contra, All’onda, Narcissa, blah, blah, blah,
  23. The Grub Street Diet
    Chef Naomi Pomeroy Gets Turned Away at ZZ’s, Manages to Eat at Plenty of“A very large man in a very expensive-looking suit told us there is no way in hell we are getting in.”
  24. Grub Guides
    Finally: 15 New York Restaurants Serving Super-Seasonal Spring VegetablesNarcissa, the Dutch, Estela, and more.
  25. Leftovers
    Lunch at Brushstroke; Estela and Navy Part of Sud de France FestivalToday’s Leftovers.
  26. Foodievents
    David Tanis Cooking at Estela Tomorrow NightThe former Chez Panisse chef and celebrated author will contribute several dishes to the Nolita restaurant’s regular menu.
  27. Trendlet
    Tartare Takes Off: Chefs Revisit an Old Recipe, Leaving No Animal (or Vegetable)Everything from beef hearts to beetroots is being sliced into bite-size pieces and served with toast points.
  28. Grub Guides
    Finger Food: 14 Hot New York Restaurants Serving Delicious DipsThe Clam, Gato, Estela, and more.
  29. Interviews
    Sweet Talk: Chefs Chew Over New York’s Changing Dessert LandscapeKaren DeMasco, Alex Stupak, Brooks Headley, and many others speak up.
  30. Best of New York
    New York’s Best of New York 2014 Includes Stellar Gnocchi, CarrotTop-notch picks from Narcissa, Shalom Japan, Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, and more.
  31. What to Eat
    What to Eat at Estela’s New Weekend BrunchIncluding a truly excellent egg sandwich.
  32. The Grub Street Diet
    Chef Ari Taymor Eats Whole Tuna Head at Roberta’s, Gets ‘Borderline“Then I went to Minetta Tavern for Scotch and a chocolate souffle.”
  33. Grub Guides
    Beyond Carrot Cake: 14 Surprisingly Great Vegetable Desserts in New YorkFennel-baked Alaska, parsnip ice cream, and eggplant tiramisu.
  34. Grub Guides
    Ribs, Belly, Shoulder, and More: 14 Fantastic New Lamb DishesRibs at Estela, tacos at Mission Cantina, and wood-grilled chops at Marco’s.
  35. Lists
    Sushi Nakazawa, Carbone Top New York Times 10 Best Restaurants of 2013It really was a banner year for restaurants.
  36. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Wells Gives Estela Two Stars; Two Reviewers Praise LuksusPlus: Alan Richman pans Corvo Bianco, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  37. In Season
    In Season: String BeansTry this recipe from Estela chef Ignacio Mattos, who boldly (and successfully) brings together Taleggio cheese and fish sauce.
  38. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Daniel S. Meyer Loves Estela; East 12th Osteria Gets FourPlus: a review of Umami, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  39. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Wells Gives One Star to the Pines; Daniel S. Meyer PraisesPlus: Alan Richman loves Estela, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  40. Grub Guides
    Bottle Service: The Top Wines Under $50 at 16 Buzzy New York RestaurantsAs selected by Rom Toulon, managing partner at Tribeca’s 24 Hubert Wines.
  41. Restaurant Review
    Platt: Estela and the Musket Room Are Modest Bar-Restaurants That Excel at BeingThese are small, sneakily sophisticated downtown establishments.
  42. The Grub Street Diet
    Food & Wine’s Kate Krader Eats Fake Cronuts With Questlove“For whatever reason, I got to Philly and I became obsessed with finding fake cronuts.”
  43. Grub Guides
    Berries Everywhere: 20 New Desserts to Try Before Summer Is OverStrawberry-tomato sorbet, blueberry pie-shakes, and more.
  44. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Wells, and Everyone Else, Reviews ABC Cocina; Joshua DavidPlus: Alan Richman on Franny’s, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  45. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Wells Travels to Memphis; Joshua David Stein Praises EstelaPlus: Cuozzo likes Costata, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  46. Grub Guides
    Crudo, Ceviche, and More: The New Wave of Raw Seafood in New YorkThis sushi-mad city has a newfound fascination with alternative fish dishes.
  47. Openings
    Botanica Owner Mark Connell Opening Upstairs Restaurant EstelaHe’s drafted a fine-dining dream team that includes former Blue Hill at Stone Barns beverage director Thomas Carter and chef Ignacio Mattos.