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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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  • Interior of Minton’s dining room (Photo: Evan Sung)

    10 Fantastic First-Date Restaurants in NYC

    As the jazz standard goes: “Autumn in New York, brings the promise of new love.” As the leaves fall and colors change, and a nip sneaks in the air that calls for cozying up, it’s a great time to date in the city. Read More

  • Frog Legs at Le Perigord (Photo: Le Perigord)

    Frog Legs at Le Perigord

    If you’ve ever wanted to peek into the history of NYC’s refined restaurant past, there are very few options to visit these days. There’s the Four Seasons, for one, which will soon undergo a massive transformation when taken over by the Major Read More

  • The dining room of L'Amico (Photo: L'Amico)

    Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: September 2015

    September marks “open season” for NYC’s restaurant industry, as it is the favorite time of year to debut new eateries. They are ready to receive the droves coming back from beaches near and far, and the trickle of fall-breakers helps groom newcomers for the pending holiday rush. Read More

  • The Giant Pretzel at Brooklyn Burgers & Beer (Photo: Kathleen Squires)

    Giant Pretzel at Brooklyn Burgers & Beer

    Still celebrating Oktoberfest, you ask? Heck yeah. It’s all about harvest and abundance, and not just oversized beer. The celebration isn’t quite over yet; in fact it lasts until Sunday, October 4. Last week we Read More

  • Loeb Boathouse at Central Park (Photo: Maria Eklind/Flickr CC)

    8 NYC Restaurants with Beautiful Park Views

    While New Yorkers do have an affinity for the sidewalks, streets and concrete plazas that make the city a city, it is nice once in a while to soak up some green. Read More

  • Blaue’s Brats (Photo: Blaue Gans)

    Wurst at Blaue Gans

    Revelers in Munich are poised to drink over 6 million liters of beer by the conclusion of Oktoberfest this year. Meanwhile, across the pond, many New Yorkers are doing their part by ordering a makrug (translation: ginormous mug) or two in solidarity. Read More

  • Dumpling and red sauce at Mimi Cheng’s (Photo: Mimi Cheng’s/Facebook)

    10 Terrific Budget Eats Near NYU

    As college kids settle into their dorms each semester, parents across the nation worry about how they will fare away from home-cooked meals. Don’t worry, Mom and Dad, your kids will dine just fine in New York City, especially if they happen to be Bobcats. Read More

  • Puerto Rico Meets NYC festival (Photo: Puerto Rico Meets NYC)

    Celebrate the Puerto Rico Meets NYC Food Festival 2015

    One is a laid-back, sandy-edged paradise. The other is a bustling concrete wonderland. New Yorkers may be surprised how much the two have in common, Read More

  • Stingray at Chomp Chomp (Photo: Chomp Chomp)

    BBQ Stingray at Chomp Chomp

    Singapore is 50! And doesn’t look a day over 196. Though modern Singapore was actually founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819, the country changed hands between British and Malaysian rule until its official independence in 1965. Read More

  • Okonomiyaki at Mocu-Mocu (Photo: Mocu-Mocu)

    Okonomiyaki at Mocu-Mocu

    Move over ramen, kale salads, fried chicken and heirloom carrots: the hottest dish in NYC right now comes via Japan, the savory pancake known as okonomiyaki. Traditionally, these crepe-like cakes are made with a batter heavy Read More

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