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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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  • Crepe Sucre (Photo: Hernan F. Rodriguez)

    Eat Your Way through the New Gansevoort Market

    NYC is going through a food hall heyday of sorts. Gotham West Market spurred the trend when it opened in 2013; Berg’n followed suit when it launched in Brooklyn this summer; Read More

  • Causa at Panca (Photo: Panca)

    Causa at Panca

    Everyone associates the Irish with potatoes. But the world’s most spud-crazy country has to be Peru. The cultivation of potatoes originated there, in the highlands around Lake Titicaca, for starters, and the country grows 3,800 varieties. It’s no small wonder, Read More

  • Brussels Sprout Salad at The Marshal

    Brussels Sprout Salad at The Marshal

    The season for Brussels sprouts is slipping away, so now is the time to get in the last of the fresh harvest until fall. One of the best spots to get a final fix: the homey Hell’s Kitchen restaurant The Marshal, where the Brussels Read More

  • Dirt Candy is testing dishes for their new location, including these fried taro dumplings and cauliflower (Photo: Dirt Candy/Instagram)

    5 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2015

    New Year, new starts, new plates to create, new spaces to fill! 2015’s restaurant scene already feels full of promise, with openings afoot from NYC’s culinary elite. Read More

  • Pan con Lechon at Coppelia (Photo: Coppelia)

    Pan con Lechon at Coppelia

    For those who have the end-of-holiday blues, perk up! The season isn’t quite over yet — today is Three Kings Day, aka the Day of Epiphany, when three wise men bearing gifts paid a visit to the baby Jesus. In Latin America, the commemoration Read More

  • The Tonya Charding pie at Roberta's (Photo: Roberta's)

    The 10 Best Pizzas in New York City

    It’s one of New York’s most iconic dishes, yet also one of its most polarizing, which is why it is not uncommon to overhear debates about what constitutes a good pizza Read More

  • Espoleta (Photo: Espoleta)

    Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: December 2014

    It takes chutzpah to open a restaurant in December in NYC. It is hands-down the busiest time of the year for dining out, so if you are jumping in the game, Read More

  • Tacos al Pastor at Empellon al Pastor (Photo: Daniel Krieger)

    Tacos al Pastor at Empellon al Pastor

    We can just imagine chef Alex Stupak’s New Year’s resolutions: 2006: Make my mark as pastry chef in major NYC kitchen, preferably Wd-50; 2010: Transition into Mexican cuisine by opening my own restaurant; Read More

  • Restaurant Game Changers of 2014

    While we’re amid year-end reflection, we thought there were a few in the food world whose 2014 creativity needed some calling out. Read More

  • Rabbit meatballs at Marta (Photo: Marta)

    Rabbit Meatballs at Marta

    Everyone is talking about the carbonara pie at Marta, Danny Meyer’s new Roman-style pizzeria. And they should be: It’s fabulous. But it should not overshadow the fact that there are some really winning non-pizza dishes on the menu, too. Read More

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  • Burgers at Shake Shack

    10 Best Burgers in NYC

    There's no better city to explore the hamburger's many iterations than burger-prolific New York City -- a place where the dish jumps from high (hello $28 Minetta Tavern burger) to low (the venerable Shack burger) with plenty of delicious stops in between Read more »

  • One If By Land, Two If By Sea

    New York City’s Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants

    Whether it's your first date or your 50th anniversary, these are the 10 NYC restaurants where you need to nab a reservation pronto Read more »

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Eat Your Way Around the World — Without Leaving New York City (Photo: iStockphoto)

Eat Your Way Around the World — Without Leaving New York City

You don’t need to leave NYC to travel. Feast your way around the world at the city’s top international restaurants -- our roundup includes both the traditional and modern version of each cuisine. Bon appetit!

That’s Amore!

The Tonya Charding pie at Roberta's (Photo: Roberta's)

The 10 Best Pizzas in New York City

It was a tough task, but we ate pizza across New York City to come up with the 10 absolute best, from Brooklyn to the Bronx. Dig in

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Espoleta (Photo: Espoleta)

Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: December 2014

A taste of New York's new winter favorites