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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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  • Pumpkin Pizza at Pizzetteria Bruni (Photo: Pizzetteria Bruni)

    Pumpkin Pizza at Pizzetteria Bruni

    It’s the time of year when NYC menus are awash with fall’s favorite gourd — from spiced lattes to hearty soups, pumpkin is everywhere. Add a new savory pie to the list — the West Village’s Pizzetteria Bruni is jumping into the jack o’ lantern season Read More

  • Chicken and Rice Grits at Birds & Bubbles (Photo: Birds & Bubbles)

    Chicken and Rice Grits at Birds & Bubbles

    Low Country cooking collides with high living on the Lower East Side at this homage to poultry and popped corks. The message here: comfort garnished with festivity. It’s like wearing your favorite pair of sneakers Read More

  • French onion soup at Benoit (Photo: Benoit)

    How to Eat French Onion Soup Like a New Yorker

    It’s a bistro classic that is so common in any casual French restaurant that it’s nearly a clich. Read More

  • Moqueca at Botequim (Photo: Botequim)

    Moqueca at Botequim

    Say this dish out loud: moqueca. Mo-keh-ka. Now say it three times in a row. Mo-keh-ka. Mo-keh-ka. Mo-keh-ka. Sounds like the backing track to a samba or bossa nova song, right? Even the food has rhythm in Brazil. And Marco Moreira’s Read More

  • Charlie Palmer Steak (Photo: Charlie Palmer Steak)

    Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: September 2014

    Perhaps the most desirable time of year to open an eatery, the NYC restaurant scene kickstarts anew each fall, Read More

  • Steak tartare at wd-50 (Photo: wd-50)

    Steak Tartare at wd-50

    The countdown is on for the last two months of wd-50 as we know and love it. The influential Lower East Side restaurant will be serving its last meal on Clinton Street on November 30 before closing its doors to make way for a new Read More

  • Harriette Rose Katz (Photo: Mary-Louise Price Foss)

    At Home with Special Events Maven Harriette Rose Katz

    It was 1967, she was newly married and she just about had given up looking for an apartment. “I had listed myself at the apartment locating bureau and I said to them, ‘I want two bedrooms and two bathrooms’ and Read More

  • A lobster post-meal (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    How to Eat Lobster Like a New Yorker

    There are only a few reliable spots that New Yorkers turn to for fresh whole lobster, and 13-year-old Mary’s Fish Camp in the West Village is one of them. Read More

  • Mushrooms at Clement (Photo: Clement)

    Mushrooms at Clement

    We named Clement as one of NYC’s 10 Best Hotel Restaurants for a few reasons. One is for the skill and range demonstrated by young chef Brandon Kida; another is for his way with mushrooms. Kida knows all of the fundamentals of Read More

  • 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

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    10 Best Pre-Theater Dinners in NYC

    From bowls of mussels scented with lemongrass to braised pork belly to a foie-gras burger (thank you, chef Daniel Boulud), here's our roundup of the best pre-theater meals Read more »

  • Perla

    Top 10 Italian Restaurants in NYC

    Eat your way across Italy -- without leaving New York. From old-world red-sauce joints to gourmet palaces with whole roast pigs and beef-cheek ravioli, here's our roundup of the tastiest Italian cuisine in the city Read more »

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Bunna Caf (Photo: Bunna Caf)

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Charlie Palmer Steak (Photo: Charlie Palmer Steak)

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Doughnut Plant, Lower East Side (Photo: Whitney in Chicago/Flickr CC)

10 Best Homegrown Restaurant Chains in NYC

Skip McDonald's: For an authentic taste of New York, dine out at one of the city's homegrown chains, which have achieved mouthwatering perfection in everything from juicy meatballs to dark-chocolate donuts