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Manhattan

Sebastian Junger's The Half King: Bar Fare That's a Cut Above

KingOutside1 Sebastian Jungers The Half King: Bar Fare Thats a Cut AboveOne of the best things about New York is the wide variety of restaurants and bars in practically every neighborhood. But the restaurant business is notoriously tough, and if you don’t deliver on quality food at good prices, you won’t stay open long. One place that has the formula down is the Half King Bar & Restaurant in Manhattan. It offers bar fare that easily matches the quality of entrees found in higher end restaurants, but at reasonable prices.

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Manhattan

Dirt Candy: Manhattan's Vegetable Experts

amandacohen dirtcandy1 Dirt Candy: Manhattans Veggie Experts All Grits and Beans

Executive Chef Amanda Cohen presides over Dirt Candy’s Vegan Menu.

Dirt Candy, also known as vegetables, is the name of this East Village restaurant that celebrates the miracle of transforming rain, soil and sunshine into delicious, healthy food. Executive Chef Amanda Cohen opened in October, 2008 and the fact that she’s survived in a tough economy means she must be doing something right. And, since she’s the chef that means cooking.

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Greater New York

Open Door: An Irish Pub Goes Upscale Downtown

OpenDoor Gastropub Front1 Open Door: An Irish Pub Goes Upscale DowntownOpen Door Gastropub at 110 John Street (between Pearl & Cliff Streets) is a different take on the traditional Irish pub and represents, in many ways, the changing nature of Manhattan’s financial district. It takes bar food to the next level in an upscale setting that’s still easy on the wallet.

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MANHATTAN RESTAURANT GUIDE

Junoon: Indian Cusine Fit for Raja in Manhattan's Flatiron District

Junoon: Indian Cusine Fit for Raja in Manhattan's Flatiron District

Junoon likes to bill itself as a restaurant with “French service, in the family, ­Indian style.” At least that's how one waiter described it when a local critic recently visited the new outlet in the ...Read More

HAMPTONS RESTAURANT GUIDE

Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge: Europe in Sag Harbor

Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge: Europe in Sag Harbor

Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge in Sag Harbor will open in May at the former site of Spinnakers. Executive Chef and Managing Partner Giuseppe “Beppe” Desiderio teams up with owner Jerry Wawryk to serve ... Read More

LONG ISLAND RESTAURANT GUIDE

Porto Vivo: Set to Impress Italian in Huntington

Porto Vivo: Set to Impress Italian in Huntington

Porto Vivo, a new upscale rustic Italian inspired grill, has opened at the site of the former Gerard Street Antiques in Huntington. Owned by famed Long Island inventor and entrepreneur, Joy Mangano o... Read More

GREATER NY RESTAURANT GUIDE

Miranda: Williamsburg Gem Blends Italian, South American Cuisine

Miranda: Williamsburg Gem Blends Italian, South American Cuisine

Sasha Miranda and husband Mauricio Miranda thought they'd found the ideal location for "Miranda," the Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant they opened in 2007. The building was once home to a pre-prohibi... Read More