TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Temaki Party

What’s a temakeria? It’s a fast-casual style eatery featuring temaki, the made-to-order, cone-shaped “hand roll” sushi. Rice, raw fish and vegetables are wrapped in a sheet of nori, seaweed that pressed into thin sheets. In the case of Uma Temakeria, newly opened in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan (64 Seventh Avenue at 14th Street), the…
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RESTAURANT: Fast Casual Indian Food At Baluchi’s Fresh

All of this awaits at Baluchi’s Fresh, and it’s all absolutely delicious. Photo courtesy Baluchi’s Fresh.   Baluchi’s Fresh promises to change the way New Yorkers think about Indian food. Established by the son of a New York-based Indian restaurant family (including Devi, the first Michelin star Indian restaurant in the U.S.), it brings fresh,…
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RECIPE: Red Lentil Soup, Other Greek Yogurt Delights & Aleppo Pepper

Red lentil soup is golden and glorious. Photo by Marcus Nilsson | Chobani.   What do you do after your start-up Greek-style yogurt brand becomes the number one brand in the country? You continue to share your love of your homeland’s foods by opening a café. Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya moved to New…
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BAKERY CAFE: Pomme Palais At The Palace Hotel

This meringue snowman is hollow: Fill it with ice cream, sorbet or mousse. Photo courtesy Pomme Palais.   For New Yorkers and visitors to town, there’s a new attraction a block and a half from Rockefeller Center: Pomme Palais, Michel Richard’s bakery cafe in the Palace Hotel. It’s at 30 East 51st Street between Madison…
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RESTAURANT: Empire Room At The Empire State Building

It could be a 1930s movie set. Photo courtesy Empire Room | NYC.   Soaring more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan, the Empire State Building is an Art Deco masterpiece and perhaps the world’s most famous office building. On May 1, 1931, President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in…
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