Tag: comfort food

  • Restorative Taiwanese Comfort Food Lands at Mimi Cheng’s in Nolita

    Taiwanese food acolytes will rejoice upon learning that Mimi Cheng’s, the good-for-you dumpling emporium with two outposts downtown, has added to their Nolita menu the classic dishes Beef Noodle Soup and braised pork over rice (lu rou fan), which they’ve dubbed Formosa’s Pride. Credit goes to the sisters Cheng, Hannah and Marian, for upping the […]

  • Joah Dishes Out Korean Comfort Food in Queens

    The stretch of Northern Boulevard winding east from Flushing and into Murray Hill could be called the K-Town of Queens. It’s flush with Korean businesses, including some of the best spots in the city for Korean barbecue, roiling seafood hot pots, and kimchis ranging from fresh and crisp to dense and funky. Though just out […]

  • Chef Melissa Chmelar Steps Up Her Comfort Food Game at Spoon Table & Bar

    When you spend your time elbows-deep in the New York restaurant scene, it’s easy to romanticize the life of a chef. We want to imagine that their greatest joy comes from the perfectly executed dance of the kitchen, or that growing from a small restaurant into a larger one fulfills the yearning of a long-held […]

  • Bask in Moldovan Comfort Food at Boon

    They’re ugly things, the fried chicken roulades at Sunnyside Moldovan restaurant Boon by Moldova. And when plunked down next to colorful grilled vegetables and lush heaps of buttery mashed potatoes, the breadcrumb-coated torpedoes look even less impressive. But cut into them and you’ll unleash a flow of jack cheese studded with dill fronds and sour […]

  • God Bless Mr. Donahue’s Retro Comfort Food

    In a cubby above the vintage Pepsi-branded letter board menu at Mr. Donahue’s, a vintage peaked policeman’s cap nests next to a photograph of the man who wore it, Purple Heart veteran and former NYPD detective Frank Donahue. The brim of this family heirloom faces out toward this throwback Nolita lunch counter, which chefs Ann […]

  • Delicious Scenes From the 2016 Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

    The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party returned to Madison Square Park on June 11 and 12. People from all over the New York City area flooded the streets to try out dishes from over a dozen pit masters at the event. From smokey brisket and whole hogs to fried peach pies and crawfish boils, anyone […]

  • With Eugene & Co.,Tara Oxley Prizes Honesty Above All

    When you visit Eugene & Co.‘s website, you’ll find: “An honest and organic restaurant & bar in Bed-Stuy.” That’s a big promise from first-time restaurant owner Tara Oxley. “I feel like today there’s a gross overuse of ‘it’s green’ and ‘everything’s organic.’ I think that should just be how places run,” Oxley tells the Voice. “More than anything, I […]

  • From Late Night to Brunch: The Story of the Keyboard Waffle Iron

    “First, let me just say, I am a big fan of waffles,” says Chris Dimino, inventor of the keyboard waffle iron. “I’ll always order them over pancakes. Not that I’m anti-pancake or anything, I’m just very pro-waffles. So there’s that.” Yes, you read that right. The keyboard waffle iron. “I’m aware that this is not […]

  • Favorite Dishes #26: Trestle on Tenth’s ‘Crispy’ Duck Necks

    In the heart of that increasingly trendy stripe the High Line carves through Chelsea, Trestle on Tenth (242 Tenth Avenue; 212-645-5659) is a decade-old neighborhood stalwart and dining destination rolled into one. In cold weather, the intimately proportioned digs and Ralf Kuettel’s Swiss-inspired fare will warm your proverbial cockles. With the arrival of summer, the […]

  • Favorite Dishes #62: Breads Bakery’s Chocolate Babka

    It’s hard to pin down the category in which to slot the sweet treat known as babka; is it a bread, pastry, cake — or something in between? The chocolate babka that emerges several times a day from the oven at Breads Bakery (18 East 16th Street; 212-633-2253) is a perfect storm of all of the […]