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How to make pizza like a Neapolitan pro

Good slices of New York pizza are as ubiquitous as manhole covers. Great slices are rare.<p>Making superior pizza at home — well, if you live in my …

Pizza

Stand Up for a Cheap(er) Dinner

As a recent grad paying painfully high rent, I’m usually not willing to stretch my budget for dinner. I am, however, willing to stretch my legs. So …

Does Eating Standing Up Make the Steak Taste Better at Ikinari?

You can’t open a Japanese chain restaurant in New York these days without a good gimmick. There’s Ichiran, the East Williamsburg ramen shop that …

Review: At Riel, Ryan Lachaine puts deeply personal spin on Gulf Coast cooking

Japan’s standing-room-only steak houses

At Ikinari restaurants, in Tokyo and several other cities, low cost but high-quality cuts of beef – including prized wagyu – are eaten at communal standing stations<p>Where in Japan can you chow down on a top-quality juicy steak without breaking the bank? At one of the 116 branches of Ikinari Steak, …

Roxanne Spruance Class of 2017 40 Under 40 honorees

Photo: Buck Ennis<p>By Cara Eisenpress<p>At age 15 Roxanne Spruance began a series of unpaid apprenticeships in Chicago’s fine-dining establishments and …

Kaboom! Ikinari Blows Up the Steakhouse Dining Idiom - Eater NY

Critic Robert Sietsema takes a first look at the steakhouse with no seats<p>I wasn’t expecting much when I stepped up to <b>Ikinari</b>, the new Japanese steakhouse with no seats on East 10th Street. It was around 7 in the evening: Down the stairs and through the glass windows, I could see a narrow room full …

The High-Class Sushi Bar Has a New Secret Weapon - Bloomberg

In the battle among New York’s high end sushi places, the weapons of choice tend to be which can score the hardest-to-get uni, the very top of the …

Healthy Kid-Friendly Food Delivery Service Launches in New York City

A busy lifestyle can be stressful, especially when it involves kids who are picky eaters. <b>Nurturie</b>, a recently launched New York City-based <b>food</b> …

Top-notch NYC steakhouse is standing room only

- <b>Ikinari Steak</b> is a tiny new restaurant nestled on East 10 Street in Manhattan. It is easy to miss but hard to forget. It is the one place where …

This crazy new steakhouse forces you to stand

Not only must we stand up for our beliefs in these fraught political times — we now must stand up for our steak, too.<p>That’s the upright approach at …

Meat

Meat lovers eat steak standing up at new restaurant in New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Carnivores who stood in a late morning line for roughly 30 minutes to dine at a new Japanese steakhouse in New York City remained standing once inside, part of a plan to allow customers to wolf down their food and move on.<p>Ikinari Steak, which opened last week in Manhattan's …

The Best Chain Steakhouses Around the World - Bloomberg

In December 2013, Ikinari Steak opened its first location in Tokyo’s busy Ginza neighborhood.<p>A little more than three years later, the Japanese …

Restaurants

Ikinari Steak, The Japanese Chain Famous For No Chairs, Opens In East Village Thursday

Owner Kunio Ichinose wants to open 20 more locations in the next five years<p>The next big Japanese food import is about to hit New York City. <b>Ikinari Steak</b> — a wildly popular quick-service chain best known for its lack of chairs and fast turnover — will be opening its first U.S. location on Thursday …

13 Promising Restaurants Opening Before Spring

<i>If winter is beginning to seem endless, take heart (and sustenance) in these newcomers, all poised to arrive before spring’s first ramp.</i><p><b>Tuck Into</b> …

Restaurants

New taco joint coming to Long Island City

Unico, on Thomson Avenue in Long Island City, opens this week from chef Suvir Saran and Roni Mazumdar — serving tacos, enchiladas and burritos.<p>Saran …

Food

What Is Baked Alaska and Best Places to Get It - Bloomberg

In the high-end food world, "seasonal" is a concept as ubiquitous as the worn-out phrase "farm-to-table"—unless, of course, you want to be on …

Best Restaurants in Houston, Texas: Dining and Travel Guide - Bloomberg

A lot of things have changed since Houston hosted its first Super Bowl in 1974—not least, the dining scene. In the 1970s, the city was dominated by …

Albert Trummer’s Song of Fire and Ice

Well, now that Biff Tannen is the leader of the free world, we figure it’s time to start lighting things on fire.<p>Or have a professional do it at …

Albert Trummer Opens S’Zen, a Cocktail Lounge and Art Gallery in Hotel on Rivington

Austrian mixologist Albert Trummer — who was behind botanical-forward cocktail lounge concepts Apotheke and Sanatorium — has set up shop in the Lower …

Hotel on Rivington’s new bar is also an art gallery

A new cocktail lounge-art gallery is opening this month on the Lower East Side, in the Hotel on Rivington.<p>S’Zen — the word itself is a hybrid of the …

New York City

11 Popular Hangout Spots to Schmooze With the Stars

Where to eat and drink to see—or feel like—your favorite industry insiders.<p>After a hard night’s work, it’s customary to unwind with a drink, and …

Hell's Kitchen

The Top Travel Destinations Of 2017

New Year, New Eats: 5 NYC Restaurants Opening in 2017

After two years of delay, Vongerichten's veggie mecca in the ABC Carpet and Home building should be ready to roll in January. The celebrated chef, …

First look at Riel restaurant’s menu

Houston food lovers who have been curious about Ryan Lachaine's menu at his anticipated Riel restaurant won't have to wait much longer to experience …

Sneak peek: Ambitious chef's genre-bending restaurant arrives in Montrose January 3

Despite its messy appearance on Wednesday morning — workers finished paving the parking lot and the boxes scattered around the interior — Riel …

There’s No Poutine at the Highly Anticipated Riel, Opening Next Week

Underbelly alum Ryan Lachaine taps into his Canadian roots, Ukrainian heritage and Texas upbringing for his genre-defying restaurant in …

A New York Chef Learns the ‘Raw’ Truth About Restaurant Names

Vincent Chirico re-christens Raw New York to Coarse after name confused customers<p>What’s in a name? For one Manhattan restaurateur, the answer is a costly lesson in branding.<p>Vincent Chirico is spending $20,000 to make name changes to the signage, menus and website for his one-month-old Greenwich …

Restaurants

Chef Ryan LaChaine’s Much-Anticipated Restaurant Riel Debuts Next Week

The wait for French-Canadian & Ukranian-inspired Texas fare is almost over<p>Back in September, we learned that Houston chef Ryan LaChaine was working on one of the city’s most exciting new restaurant concepts in Riel, a restaurant inspired by his Ukranian roots, French-Canadian upbringing, and Texas …