Depanneur of Williamsburg

A little market on a random block in Williamsburg has been thriving for years, now. The place was a dream come true: the finest cheeses, meats, and dry goods from around the world, all in one little place a block from the water. Rough and homey, the corner shop, Depanneur, runs on fine goods and…

RedFarm Continues West Village Dominance

RedFarm turns away hundreds of hungry would-be diners every night. Many of these people return, not only because that which is hard-to-get is all the more enticing, but because the guy they meet upon entering that automatic sliding door up front will assure them that the place wants them to get in – if not today, some other…

Farm to Plate at Amali in Midtown East

Herbs are not nearly as appreciated in North American cooking as they should be. Basil, mint, sage, and cilantro are popular in areas where so-called “ethnic” cuisine is valued by the consumers of this fast-food nation (and over this, my foodie heart cries). At Amali, restaurateur James Mallios’ newest venture, the menu is spiked all over…