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Kathleen Squires

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Kathleen Squires

Kathleen Squires is a food and travel writer whose work appears in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Saveur,, and Real Simple. She is also the author of the cookbooks The Journey (Alta Editions) and the Coolhaus Ice Cream Book (Houghton Mifflin). Her appetite has led her to explore the cuisine of over 60 countries on all seven continents, but Kathleen’s favorite destination for dining, however, is New York City, where she has resided for more than 20 years.

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  • Sushi Nakazawa (Photo: Courtesy of Sushi Nakazawa)

    10 Hardest Restaurant Reservations to Score in NYC

    It’s a given that getting a seat in a hot new restaurant in NYC can be difficult, if not impossible. But many times, it’s just a matter of waiting until the shiny new polish wears off, and you’re in. Read More

  • Beef roulade at Paulaner (Photo: Paulaner)

    Beef Roulade at Paulaner

    Roll out the beer barrels and strike up the oompah band: Oktoberfest starts this weekend! The Lower East Side’s Paulaner will turn into NYC’s “Lederhosen Central” for the next month, starting Saturday. And while there will be the usual selection Read More

  • How to Eat a Soup Dumpling Like a New Yorker (Photos: iStockphoto)

    How to Eat a Soup Dumpling Like a New Yorker

    One of the perks of having a few Chinatowns in our city, from downtown Manhattan to Flushing, Queens to Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Read More

  • Gougeres at Corkbuzz Wine Studio (Photo: Courtesy of Corkbuzz Wine Studio)

    Gougeres at Corkbuzz Wine Studio

    It’s a mystery why the classic French hors d’oeuvre, the cheesy little choux bites known as gougeres, don’t run rampant on menus. Back in the heyday of French cuisine in NYC, they were much more common. Today, they are a Read More

  • Dumplings at Mimi Cheng's (Photo: Mimi Cheng's)

    Dumplings at Mimi Cheng’s

    Nearly every culture celebrates the dumpling — and why not? They are neat, easy-to-eat packets of flavor and bundles of homespun comfort. The new East Village dumpling shop Mimi Cheng’s focuses on the Taiwanese Read More

  • Cuy, aka deep fried guinea pig (Photo: Zambog/Flickr CC)

    How to Eat Guinea Pig Like a New Yorker

    If you are used to savoring guinea pig, then chances are you are from Ecuador, Colombia or Peru, where the rodent (aka cuy) is a prevalent dish Read More

  • Petaluma's Linguini Vongole GF (Photo: Petaluma)

    Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: August 2014

    Summer vacations are wrapping up, kids are heading back to school and it’s that time of year when the seasonal quiet lifts and things begin buzzing again Read More

  • Chocolate Brooklyn Bridge at The River Cafe (Photo: Courtesy The River Cafe)

    Chocolate Brooklyn Bridge at The River Cafe

    Few New York City landmarks are as iconic as the Brooklyn Bridge. Overlooking it, particularly at night, is magical, especially if you happen to be dining at Dumbo’s The River Cafe. The setting beholds one of Read More

  • Crab and Mango Salad at The Peacock (Photo: The Peacock)

    Crab and Mango Salad at The Peacock

    Here’s some good news: You don’t have to throw a bucket of ice water on yourself to help promote awareness and research for ALS. Instead, you can enjoy a meal at Midtown’s lovely The Peacock. No one gets wet. Read More

  • Duck at Decoy (Photo: Evan Sung)

    Duck at Decoy

    Everyone’s going quackers for this Red Farm offshoot, tucked below Joe Ng and Ed Schoenfeld’s super-popular West Village Chinese restaurant. Despite the name, there’s nothing misleading about what’s good here: the duck dinner ($65). Read More

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