Eight Awesome Cacio e Pepes in NYC

A large majority of NYC restaurants are Italian, so it comes as no surprise that a cacio e pepe is a favorite amongst New Yorkers. As chefs continue to push their creative boundaries, we’ve seen several new renditions of this popular dish. Here are some of our favorite cacio e pepes, both traditional and non-traditional, in NYC:

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5 Veggie Burgers You’d Give Up Meat For

Burgers are an American past time, they’re probably the most quintessentially American food out there, but what’s with the recent rise in veggie burger popularity? They’re just so damned good now, that’s what’s up. Before, veggie burger used to just be an option for the occasional vegetarian or vegan that went to a restaurant – an herbivore in a carnivore’s world – but now the veggie burger has arrived. Chefs all over have begun to play with what goes into their veggie burgers, their textures, and their flavors and the result is some really amazing burger that just happen to be plant-based; these are our five favorites in NYC.  Continue reading “5 Veggie Burgers You’d Give Up Meat For”

First Look: Momofuku Nishi

Written with @OneMoreDish.

THE LINE:
4:45 PM: We are the first in line. Huge accomplishment. Feeling proud.
5:00PM: Watch pre-service staff meeting, cheering alongside (and taking snaps) as they amp up for the second night of service.
5:01PM: Chug water.
5:05PM: David Chang runs by and is looking stressed. He’s in the zone but still waves hello.
5:15 PM: Solid line. We discover a picture of the menu on Instagram and start planning our meal – which isn’t hard because we immediately decide we’re ordering almost the whole menu.
5:20PM: People start asking us what we’re waiting for. We’re offended that they don’t know, but proudly recite the facts of the Momofuku empire. Continue reading “First Look: Momofuku Nishi”