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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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  • The Palm Court (Photo: The Palm Court)

    Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: October 2014

    It’s the annual October non-surprise: a ton of new restaurants open during NYC’s favorite dining month Read More

  • Roast Turkey in Black Mole at La Palapa (Photo: La Palapa)

    Roast Turkey in Black Mole at La Palapa

    We like the way Mexicans think. Once a year, instead of mawkishly mourning the dead, they honor the lives of those who have passed with a feast. Though Day of the Dead is officially celebrated November 1-2, at 14 year-old La Palapa Read More

  • Sample fresh sushi (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    How to Eat Sushi Like a New Yorker

    There’s no question that New Yorkers are among the most savvy, sophisticated diners in the world. Read More

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

    Pumpkin Pizza at Pizzetteria Brunetti

    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 Brunetti is jumping into 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

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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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The Palm Court (Photo: The Palm Court)

Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: October 2014

Celebrating New York City's favorite dining month

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The Rainbow Room (Photo: The Rainbow Room)

10 Most Expensive Restaurants in NYC

Taste your way through NYC's priciest menus, from lobster pot pie with black truffles to foie gras with pickled blueberries, topped off with plenty of champagne

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Bodega Negra's whole hog feast (Photo: Bodega Negra)

8 Tastiest Large-Format Feasts for Fall

Calling all carnivores: Celebrate fall with a hearty nose-to-tail feast, from lamb to hog to duck to goat