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In this series, we delve into the lives of some of New York’s best-informed food and drink bloggers. We’re asking about what’s new and exciting on their foodie radar, as well those old favorite haunts they just keep going back to. This week, we meet Lauren, Claire and Eliza, the girls behind Friends with Forks. Tell […] more

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This week we interview the co-owner of the hugely successful hospitality group Silkstone: Phil Winser. He’s the designer and creative mind behind many great venues in New York, including Ruschmeyers, The Fat Radish (co-founder), Bar Belly (co-founder), and The East Pole. Did we mention he recently launched a healthy fast-food brand, called Tyme? What dish embodies New York/London, […] more

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With cold temperatures lingering, it’s the perfect time to indulge in one of the culinary world’s greatest delights — melted cheese in all of its delicious forms. Whether you’re eating Mexican, French, Swiss or American cuisine, liquefied cheese unites us all. We’re counting down some of NYC’s best new spots to enjoy the best melted […] more

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In this series, we delve into the lives of some of New York’s best-informed food and drink bloggers. We’re asking about what’s new and exciting on their foodie radar, as well those old favorite haunts they just keep going back to. This week, we meet Caitlin Sakdalan, the girl behind Be Fat Be Happy. Tell us […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. Brooklyn Kura What is it? A sake brewery and taproom in Brooklyn Why’s it unmissable? It’s the first sake brewery in New York Everything you need to know: Brooklyn Kura  KarVér Brooklyn What is it? A new location for the brasserie and bakery in Brooklyn Why’s […] more

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New York has a lot up her sleeve – quietly welcoming new restaurants and eyeing cool events – and we’re sharing the city’s secrets with you. Each week, we will give you a sneak peek into New York’s future plans – the ones we’re really excited about. This week’s restaurant is especially close to our […] more

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While there’s always something new and exciting to do in the greatest city on Earth (sorry London), escaping New York once in a while is necessary to keep the stress levels at a minimum. There’s nothing like replacing constant noise with absolute calmness, doing activities in the great outdoors and recharging those batteries. Just a […] more

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With so many chefs and restaurant owners joining forces and adding new items to the menu, there’s always something new to try in this city. In the food and drink world, a new month marks new dishes – this is our guide to the best to try this month… Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings If you’ve been […] more

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In this series, we delve into the lives of some of New York’s best-informed food and drink bloggers. We’re asking about what’s new and exciting on their foodie radar, as well those old favorite haunts they just keep going back to. This week, we meet Alexa Mehraban, the founder of Eating NYC. Tell us a bit about […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. Karakatta What is it? A spicy ramen restaurant in Greenwich Village Why’s it unmissable? It’s the first spicy ramen restaurant in New York Everything you need to know: Karakatta Bar Belly What is it? A cocktail and oyster bar on the Lower East Side, formerly known as […] more

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New York has a lot up her sleeve – quietly welcoming new restaurants and eyeing cool events – so we’re bringing you a new series of the city’s secrets. Yes, we want you to know what’s going on in the city, even before it’s set in stone. Each week we will give you a sneak […] more

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In this series, we delve into the lives of some of New York’s best-informed food and drink bloggers. We’re asking about what’s new and exciting on their foodie radar, as well those old favorite haunts they just keep going back to. This week, we meet Ella, half of the duo behind Chew York City. Tell us […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. Mr White What is it? A Southern-inspired restaurant in the East Village. Why’s it unmissable? They serve a deconstructed Bananas Foster where the banana is split in half and torched. Everything you need to know: Mr White Boucherie Park Avenue South What is it? A new location […] more

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Dear JO readers, We’re friends, right? You know us, and you know we love a good party. Actually, we love them so much, we’ve decided to throw one, and you’re all invited. We’ve teamed up with Megu, Chelsea’s beautiful Japanese restaurant and sushi bar, to bring you a night to remember on Thursday March 1. […] more

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Don’t miss out – this is our guide to the most delicious food and drink events NYC has to offer. Here’s what’s on this week… All week: New restaurants. If you’re lucky enough to be free from work on Presidents Day, why not go for a California-style brunch at the recently opened west~bourne, or try the […] more

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Here at Just Opened, we’re bringing you a new series of interviews where we delve into the lives of some of New York’s best-informed food and drink bloggers. They know what’s hot and what’s not – it’s their job. We’re asking about what’s new and exciting on their foodie radar, as well those old favorite […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. Basta What is it? A Mediterranean fusion restaurant in Manhattan. Why’s it unmissable? Every dish is 100% Kosher, and the restaurant is visited daily by an inspector to ensure the standards are being upheld. Everything you need to know: Basta MáLà Project What is it? A second […] more

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As New York continues to attract chefs from across the globe, including highly skilled sushi masters from Japan, some of the best sushi can be found right here in the city. But as with anything in this city of extremes, you can either spend a fortune on omakase style sushi (chef’s choice) or dive into […] more

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The most romantic day of the year has arrived, so whether you’re celebrating with someone special, out with friends or just feel like a night out, here’s our pick of the most delicious places to spend Valentine’s Day… The out-of-town one… Deer Mountain Inn Deep in the hills above Tannersville, NY, Deer Mountain Inn is […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. Tender Greens What is it? An LA-born seasonal restaurant in Union Square. Why’s it unmissable? Many of the dishes are made in partnership with local food vendors. Everything you need to know: Tender Greens Poké Junké What is it? A new poké restaurant open in Midtown. Why’s […] more

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Words: Lauren Cochran East of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, on a remarkably unnoteworthy stretch of Grand Street, there’s a fresh face gracing the neighborhood.  Fresh in concept, that is. The Big Ragu opened at 679 Grand Street last week in highly anticipated fashion. Cousins Francis Garcia and Sal Basille are the pizzaiolos behind the beloved […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. Patent Coffee & Patent Pending What is it? Coffee shop by day, cocktail bar by night. Why’s it unmissable? The bar, accessible via secret stairs, has a cocktail menu themed after its location in the Radio Wave Building. Everything you need to know: Patent Coffee & […] more

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It’s that time of year again: Super Bowl weekend has arrived. Whether you’re on the hunt for the right flavors to enhance your viewing experience, or you’re really just in it for the food anyway (we feel you) – here are the best places and parties in the city. The media wall… Slate With over […] more

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In this series, a guest writer talks about a city they love, their old favorites and their new recommendations. First up is our very own CEO, Jamie McDonald. Dorothy Parker once said that ‘London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. Nusr-Et What is it? A New York branch of the viral steakhouse from chef Nusret Gökçe. Why’s it unmissable? It’s Salt Bae’s steakhouse. That should be enough. Everything you need to know: Nusr-Et Yaso Tangbao What is it? A new branch of the Shanghainese dumpling spot. Why’s it […] more

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Feature image credit: Eli Agawa As meals go, brunch is pretty great. You can’t hate a meal that’s got the best parts of breakfast AND lunch in it. In fact, we tried to think of a way to improve brunch, and we just couldn’t do it. But The Fat Radish could: COCKTAILS ON THE HOUSE. […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. La Goulue What is it? The reopening of a French restaurant in the UES. Why’s it unmissable? The original La Goulue was Michelin-starred, and chef Antoine Camine is returning with a menu of classic French favorites. Everything you need to know: La Goulue Tacombi Empire State […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened.   Soogil What is it? A Korean restaurant in the East Village Why’s it unmissable? it’s the first restaurant from chef Soogil Lim, who cut his teeth at Daniel and Hanjan, and he’s mixing Korean food with French cooking techniques. Everything you need to know: Soogil […] more

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If you’re a little like the rest of the world right now, you might have the intention to eat more healthily after all the holidays. And although that doesn’t sound very exciting, this city is packed with virtuous breakfasts that don’t taste like you’d rather give up and have cookies – I promise. So forget […] more

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Hotels are getting extra delicious here in NYC. Here are the unmissable openings… Be First. Just Opened.  Harvey at the Williamsburg Hotel What is it? A casual American restaurant at the Williamsburg Hotel. Why’s it unmissable? The menu is simple, but the flavors are exciting, with a heavy focus on vegetables. Everything you need to know: […] more

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Build-your-own salads, exciting new Mexican food and a Bob’s Burgers-themed pop-up? Here are the unmissable openings this week. Be First. Just Opened.  7 Days of Bob’s Burgers at Chef’s Club Counter What is it? A Bob’s Burgers-themed pop-up by chef Alvin Cailan at Chef’s Club Counter. Why’s it unmissable? There’s a different themed burger every […] more

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A world class upscale Chinese restaurant that serves arguably the best Peking duck in the world? A café dedicated to all things Kelloggs? Or just a brand new ice cream laboratory to sink your teeth into – it is December after all!? Be First. Just Opened.  more

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As with any holiday in New York, the city puts on quite the show around this time of the year. In the lead up to Christmas, the city glimmers with even more lights than usual, restaurants pull out all the stops with their festive decorations, and walking passed the department stores is almost like viewing […] more

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If you’ve ever wondered what chefs do when they leave ridiculously amazing spots like L’Artusi, allow us to give you an education. All the details are here, in our Top 5 openings to hit NYC this week: Be First. Just Opened.  more

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It’s officially the first day of the month of Christmas but that doesn’t mean that you should go to the same old spots for your office Christmas party. We’ve got some awesome new spots that just opened this week. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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It’s Thanksgiving so one can be forgiven for taking it easy this week but, elsewhere, on the New York City dining scene, chefs are still popping open restaurants for us to take advantage of once we feel that leftover turkey just won’t cut it anymore. Check out the 5 best openings to hit the streets […] more

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Korean BBQ is one of the best ways to share a meal with friends. The only downside? If you want to go out after you typically smell like a meat grill from a mile away. Now there’s a new Korean BBQ destination called Dons Bogam Black in NYC that avoids pesky odors by using hi-tech […] more

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There seems to be a theme to this week’s 5 best openings in NYC with every spot being of some sort of Japanese influence. Want high end omakase sushi but don’t have the time? We’ve got a 30-minute omakese spot just for you. Looking for ramen in a super-stylish setting? We’ve got one of Japan’s […] more

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It’s no secret that the West Village is one of the most popular and desired areas of Manhattan. After all, it’s where the Friends apartment was, it’s where Carrie Bradshaw lived and, it’s also where some of the best and highly sought after dining spots are. There’s too much to choose from in the West […] more

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This has been a week where some of your childhood dreams can come true. Always wanted to have breakfast at Tiffany’s? Well now you can. Always wanted to drink and party just like the great Hunter S. Thompson? Now you can. It’s all new and it’s all here. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Brace yourselves New Yorkers. You’ve got some major chefs returning to NYC with some killer new restaurants set to make your stomachs smile. From a ten-course tasting menu with no servers to a nine-course tasting menu in Meatpacking from a chef that collectively has 31 michelin-stars under his belt from his restaurants combined. And the […] more

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The Lower East Side may be best known to you as a part of town for rowdy nightlife and crazy parties in dingy dark spaces but that level of adventure is prevalent in the local food scene too. Restaurants here are constantly landing on the scene from new up-and-coming chefs and restaurateurs and there’s a […] more

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It’s seems to all be happening in Brooklyn this week. There’s a new cocktail spot in Greenpoint, a pop-up restaurant by a Noma founder in Williamsburg and a sprawling space in DUMBO that houses a beer ATM. It’s all here. Be First. Just Opened. more

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A new seafood party spot, one of the hottest Japanese restaurant openings of the year and a hit Mediterranean spot at the Mondrian Hotel – it’s just another week in New York City. No big deal. Be First. Just Opened. more

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What’s better than going to the number one restaurant in the world? Going to the number one restaurant in the world that just opened with a brand new menu and is right here in New York City. Be First. Just Opened. more

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The Aviary, Columbus Circle, New York

Let’s hear it for the weekend! And boy, have we got plans for you. We’ve got not one, but two legendary spots that have landed in New York this week and they’re everything you’ve been waiting for. Be First.  Just Opened.   more

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A store dedicated to everything fries and a bar that has a cocktail for your star sign. This is New York after all. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Seriously, why is New York so damn awesome? There’s no longer just one ‘awesome’ area to hit for a great meal or night out. We’ve got some doozies for you that span Murray Hill, Brooklyn and the East Village to name a few and you’re going to want to be hitting them all… Be First.  […] more

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The hardest part of the weekend is choosing where to have brunch, especially in Williamsburg where the options are endless and the lines are long. The second hardest part is knowing what to order, which is why we’ve rounded up our favorite places and dishes in Williamsburg. Even if you aren’t a hipster or are […] more

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How about a sexy new bar in Meatpacking? Or a new cafe from Danny Meyers? It’s all here. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Why have dessert at the same restaurant you had dinner at? Everyone knows they have dessert bars with cocktail pairings for that… Be First. Just Opened.  more

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For being the Crossroads of the World, one would think that there would be better places to eat. Instead, tourists are saddled with the depressing notion of choosing between a cavernous Hard Rock Café and pulling up a stool at Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen. (Also known as “Flavortown!” – exclamation included.)  Thankfully, if one moves […] more

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 For far too long, the Financial District has been the Manhattan equivalent of a grilled chicken sandwich when it comes to food options: serviceable, but missing just a little something. Thankfully, though, that’s been changing in recent years, with a spate of new on-the-go dining options joining existing little-known gems for FiDi’s thousands of temporary weekday residents. Here are […] more

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It feels there’s something different in the air this week. Perhaps it’s the changing of the seasons as we slowly crawl into the fall. Or perhaps it’s the excitement over the fact that you have got an awesome weekend lined up with these new openings. Yep, definitely the latter… Be First. Just Opened.  more

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If fancy Japanese Izakaya is your thing then we’ve got just the place for you! Failing that, we’ve got a sexy new pasta restaurant or a down and dirty wing joint in Crown Heights. In the cosmopolitan city that is New York, we’d say we’ve got something for everyone in the food and drink scene […] more

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It seems that pizza is a thing this week – we know, strange for New York City! Be First. Just Opened. more

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What a great week for every food preference available we’ve had in this city. The vegans are taken care of, the sushi-goers can satisfy their cravings and meat-eating French-obsessed foodies have a mega restaurant in Sheepshead Bay. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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After eating more donuts than my doctor advises, I’ve come to the conclusion there’s no shortage of tasty donuts in New York City. The variety is endless and the creativity can be too good to eat (almost). From fancy looking donuts made by chef Wylie Dufresne, to one-dollar donuts and fronuts, there’s something in this […] more

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Fried chicken, hearty and Instagrammable Italian and a secret speakeasy atop Hotel Henri. Just another week in New York. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Anyone got a cream cheese craving? We’ve got just the spot for you. There’s also a hot new Peruvian-Japanese hybrid in Midtown that you need to go to before everyone finds out about it. more

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The highlight menu item at Ms. Yoo, the new Korean-American gastropub in the Lower East Side, is the whole chicken. The servers talk it up at every table, and it’s easy to see why: when our order emerged from the kitchen, there wasn’t an unturned head in the house. The chicken, at first glance, looks like it could belong on […] more

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In a city where restaurants are opening on a weekly basis and chefs are continuously creating new pastries, innovation is key. Not to mention the role of social media – a plain croissant is hardly going to go viral. While Parisians are probably shaking their heads in disapproval, we don’t mind standing in line for […] more

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Old Monk, East Village, New York

Feeling hungry? So are we. This week has seen another great performance in the dining scene and it’s about time we got stuck in. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Ms Yoo, Lower east side, new york

Ever wished that bacon was a thing we could dine on like it was a delicacy? Well it’s your lucky day. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Island Oyster, Governor's Island, New York

Looks like the aftermath of July 4th has brought us some stellar openings. No rest for the wicked on the NYC dining-scene as we see a new speakeasy open inside the Mandarin Oriental that’s set to be a hot spot this season and the Grand Banks team have opened a sprawling restaurant and bar over […] more

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champagne airs, west village, new york

New York’s gone luxe this week with the opening of a Champagne parlor. The Lower East Side has gotten even more foodie with the addition of three new spots. And Michelin-starred dining just got affordable in Brooklyn. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Australians are slowly taking over the breakfast scene in New York, serving us amazing food and even better coffee. And with so many new Australian cafés opening lately, it’s about time we rounded up our favorites in the city. Two Hands Café Two Hands is by far the most popular Australian café in New York, […] more

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