“If we want to change wine culture, we need to show customers how to have wine with soup or a ham sandwich,” said Scott Osborn, owner of Fox Run Vineyards, overlooking Seneca Lake. It was an unusual claim, but…

Saipua Red Hook

Between entertaining out-of-towners and amassing a collection of white elephant castoffs, you’ll be needing an eleventh-hour escape. And Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood provides exactly that, a few hours of relief from the crush of New Year’s crowds and demands….

Anyone who’s ever waited 12 months for a peppermint mocha knows our yen for some beverages are not only season specific, they are time-sensitive too. We look forward to light cocktails in spring, citrus notes in summer, and the…

Saltie Scuttlebutt Sandwich

Saltie co-owner Caroline Fidanza wrapped a coat around her and spanned the café from counter to door in four quick steps. She was sneaking out to catch a glimpse of a neighbor’s recent discovery: newborn feral kittens. “We’ll rotate…

Manhattan chef King Phojanakong has opened Umi Nom in Clinton Hill as the sequel to Kuma Inn, his wildly popular, pint-sized Asian tapas destination in the Lower East Side. Drawing on the the chef’s Thai and Filipino heritage, the…

Peaches restaurant

Few fruits embody summer like a juice-laden peach on a sweltering city day. And so it was the pursuit of cobbler that led me to Peaches in the small pocket of gentrifying Bedford-Stuyvesant, or Stuy Heights as locals call…

“It’s like grandma’s house. On pontoons,” my friend Jason said, sinking into a wicker chair at Green Turtle, a floating bed and breakfast in Boston Harbor. Last weekend, I visited my old college town to find there’s plenty to…