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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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  • 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

  • Oyster and lobster stew at The Regency Bar & Grill (Photo: Cameron Neilson)

    Oyster and Lobster Stew at The Regency Bar & Grill

    Talk about a transporting dish: The oyster and lobster stew ($20) at The Regency Bar & Grill pulls diners right out of the Upper East Side and plops them on a sunny New England beach. So much Read More

  • Fried watercress (Photo: Courtesy of Telepan Local)

    Fried Watercress at Telepan Local

    How’s this for resourcefulness: When a shipping error left Telepan Local with a staggering amount of watercress, chef de cuisine Joel Javier quickly figured out different ways to use the pungent greens. One experiment for the staff Read More

  • Eat at Philly Cheese Steak 710 before seeing 'Rocky' (Photos: Mary-Louise Price Foss, inset: Matthew Murphy)

    Dinner and a Show: Where to Eat Before ‘Rocky’

    You’re going to see Rocky at the Winter Garden Theatre and you need to know where to eat dinner beforehand? No problem! Read More

  • Chapulines at Black Ant (Photo: Prince Rumi)

    Chapulines at the Black Ant

    Different cultures have different outlooks on insects. To Americans, they have long been considered pests. The ancient Egyptians, however, saw them as sacred. In modern-day Mexico, they are what’s for dinner. The name alone Read More

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10 Best NYC Restaurants on the Water

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