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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, Zagat.com, Fodors.com 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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  • 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

  • Lamb at Bustan (Photo: Courtesy of Bustan)

    Lamb at Bustan

    There are plenty of worthy spots to dine on the Upper West Side. And there’s certainly a populous clientele at the ready. But it seems that every occupant of the neighborhood is eating at one place these days: Bustan. Who isn’t there is the question. Geraldo Rivera Read More

  • Eat at Schnipper's before seeing 'Newsies' (Photos: Langecom/Flickr CC, inset: Matthew Murphy)

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

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

  • Mussels at Annisa (Photo: Courtesy of Annisa)

    Mussels at Annisa

    According to a recent study, the power of persuasion relies on making a point in triplicate. Chef Anita Lo seems to agree. Take a look at her menu at Annisa: Three ingredients — no more, no less — enhance memorable dishes such as hearts of palm (with lilies, blood orange Read More

  • Momofuku pork buns (Photo: Grabriele Stabile)

    Beyond the Burger: Best of New York City on a Bun

    Everything becomes a little more casual in the summer. Dress-down days are the norm. Workloads lighten as vacations cram the calendar. Read More

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