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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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  • Egg in a hole at Tekoa (Photo: Liz Clayman)

    Egg in a Hole at Tekoa

    Chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero have introduced New Yorkers to the nuances of Basque cuisine and the Moorish influence on Spanish food at their restaurants Txikito, El Quinto Pino and La Vara. Now, at their new Cobble Hill coffee shop, they Read More

  • Lolo's Seafood Shack (Photo: Lolo's)

    8 NYC Restaurants with Secret Gardens

    Not every diner wants to be part of the “see-and-be-seen” scene. For those who enjoy a little tranquility with their meal, there’s nothing like hiding out in NYC’s “secret” restaurant gardens — those quiet, al fresco patches tucked into courtyards, Read More

  • Fried chicken at Birds and Bubbles (Photo: Birds and Bubbles)

    The 10 Best Southern Restaurants in New York City

    It was one of the big dining trends of 2014: New York City developed an appetite for soulful, honest-to-goodness, real down-home Southern cuisine, from saucy barbecue to crispy fried chicken. Read More

  • The raw bar and dining room at Aquagrill (Photo: Aquagrill)

    Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in NYC

    New York City is the country’s culinary king — and this is particularly evident in its superb array of premiere seafood restaurants. Manhattan is an island, after all. Read More

  • Caserecce at La Sirena (Photo: La Sirena)

    Caserecce at La Sirena

    Before Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich introduced La Sirena to Chelsea, it had been ten years since the duo have opened a (non-Eataly) restaurant in NYC. Their last effort, the four-star triumph known as Del Posto, was indeed a hard act Read More

  • Cod at Agern (Photo: Evan Sung)

    Cod at Agern

    Flowers are blooming as spring has finally sprung, and not just in the city gardens and tree pits. They are popping up on menus, too. Nasturtium are best known for their vibrant, and edible, orange and yellow petals, which are certainly a pretty presence Read More

  • Secrets of the Tonys (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

    Secrets of the Tonys

    L.A. may have the Emmys, the Grammys and the Oscars; but New York City puts the T in “EGOT” with theTony Awards, which annually honor excellence on Broadway stages. Who’s up for the medallionstatue this year? With the hip-hop inspired musical, Hamilton, Read More

  • Outstanding Bar Program: Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY (Photo: Galdones Photography/JBF)

    The Winners Circle: James Beard Foundation Awards 2016

    The results are in: last night the winners of the annual James Beard Foundation Awards—the country’s highest culinary honors—were announced in Chicago. Read More

  • Scallops at Porter House (Photo: Noah Fecks)

    Sea Scallops at Porter House Bar and Grill

    As the trees begin to bud, the flowers start to bloom and the greenmarket stalls become more abundant, New York City feels as fresh as a newly-mown Sheep’s Meadow. Looking especially refreshed this spring: the recently Read More

  • Dining area of Olma Caviar (Photo: Jason Greenspan)

    Top 10 New and Noteworthy Restaurants: April 2016

    Fun fact: The word “April” is derived from the Latin verb “aperire,” which means “to open.” Perhaps that is the reason why the fourth month of the year seems so fitting for restaurant debuts. Read More

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