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POSTED September 18, 2014


Nicholas Morgenstern can do more than ice cream. He's opening GG's tomorrow with chef Bobby Hellen in the old Goat Town space, taking inspiration from NYC icons. They've got a double-decker oven à la $1 pizza joints for pasta carbonara topped with a sunny-side-up egg ($13) at brunch and, for dinner, 1986 pizza ($15 to $18; a nod to the Mets) piled with sopressata. The cocktails take it easy, with lots of low-alcohol drinks, like the Dawn to Dusk ($8): ginger beer drizzled with Fernet. Just makes it easier to drink the day away in the airy, white-washed space.

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POSTED September 11, 2014

Birds & Bubbles

City Grit's Sarah Simmons traveled all over the Champagne region in search of the best bubbly, and now she's pairing 40 varieties with the ultimate comfort-food companion: fried chicken. Her temple to the high-low brow combo also has modernized Southern favorites like BBQ shrimp and grits with tasso ($24) and, of course, buttermilk fried chicken ($55 for half a chicken with a quarter-bottle of Pol Roger). In addition to sparklers, there's a slew of punches and smashes—some injected with Champagne, though none with fried chicken (yet).

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POSTED September 4, 2014

Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

Hey there, neighbor. Le Bernardin's master sommelier, Aldo Sohm, just opened his highly anticipated wine bar a few doors down from Eric Ripert and Maguy Le Coze's legendary seafood palace in Midtown. It's the first Le Bernardin expansion in 28 years for the French duo, and they're keeping it simple. The menu is small but distinctly French (think mini boudin blanc, stinky cheeses, niçoise salad) while the wine menu is more extensive, featuring international and local wines

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POSTED August 28, 2014


At long last, Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler's sprawling Crown Heights food hall finally opened yesterday. The Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg founders tapped into their seasoned veterans for the grub: Keizo Shimamoto's on ramen-burger duty, Pizza Moto's debuting grandma pies, Asiadog's on kimchi mac 'n' cheese patrol and there will be brisket and other meaty deliciousness from Mighty Quinn's. When we went, the whole neighborhood was there, so if the long wooden tables inside are full, grab a blue table in the outdoor garden area while it's still warm out

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POSTED August 14, 2014


Chef-owner Thomas Chen's new spot in the East Village plays with modern American dishes that draw both from his experience as a first generation Chinese-American and his time in Eleven Madison Park's fine dining kitchen. The space is well designed, but we admit we're less interested in reclaimed stools, and way more excited about the delicious-sounding food: the "pig out" dish of Berkshire pork and spicy peanut noodles served with house-made sambal and ginger-scallion sauce, comes with a grilled peach salad and serves two ($58).

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  • GG's
  • Birds & Bubbles
  • Aldo Sohm Wine Bar
  • Berg'n
  • Tuome


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