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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Pamela Elizabeth is one busy restaurateur. Last month alone, two new vegan restaurants — one fast-food and one an upscale sit-down — opened on the Upper West Side, expanding Elizabeth’s empire that began nine years ago in Chelsea. Elizabeth and her business partner, Ronen Seri, opened their first vegan eatery, […]

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BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  A rainy Tuesday night was no deterrent to diners last week at Blenheim, a new farm-to-table restaurant in the West Village. Located at W. 12th and Fourth Sts., it’s named after the owners’ 150-acre farm in the Catskills. Morten Sohlberg and Min Ye, the proprietors of Smorgas Chef, a Scandinavian restaurant chain, have turned one […]

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  BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  John Keller and Lorrae Doig want you to feel at home in their restaurant. They even named it after their own apartment. Apartment 13, modern American cuisine with Japanese and Caribbean influences, opened in August on Avenue C near Eighth St. They hoped to open last November, but then the […]

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Thomas Higuchi-Crowell, Chef Kutsher’s Tribeca 186 Franklin St. 212-431-0606 kutsherstribeca.com Dish served? Kutsher’s House Smoked Pastrami on Rye with cole slaw and sour pickles. Why — because we want to showcase our signature sandwich which encompasses our brand’s DNA, is classic NYC, melts in your mouth and is a great introduction to our restaurant. Beverage […]

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Carl Kristian Frederiksen, Chef Aamanns-Copenhagen 13 Laight St. 212-925-1313 www.aamanns-copenhagen.com Dish served? We’re serving samples of two of our smørrebrød specialities: a rillette of house-smoked salmon and pork pate made with hazelnuts, aquavit, parsley and pickled vegetables. We’ll also have samples of a dessert served the Danish way: strawberries with fresh cream. Beverage/dish pairing? I […]

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Gage Jung, Chef Yorganic 3 Hanover Square 212-968-9700 yorganicnyc.com Dish served? We are serving our Signature Yorgasm Salad, Yorgasm Bowl and Spicy Bowl for Taste. This dishes best reflect our creativity with flavors, textures and aesthetic. It has purple kale and organic quinoa and a homemade “Kiss Me Kimchi” Vinaigrette! Made with Korean Kimchi Juice, […]

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Francisco Gonzales, Chef Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant 59 Reade St. 917-261-6917 www.maxwellsnyc.com Dish served? It is with great pleasure that we are participating in the 2013 Taste of Tribeca and will be serving two of our most popular dishes! We are serving pulled pork sliders and our famous baked Macaroni and Cheese with our special […]

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The Taste of Tribeca chefs, like many of us, miss Grandma’s cooking. As a taste of Taste, we asked many of the chefs to talk about the dishes they served, and for some of their cooking tips (read more chefs’ answers at downtownexpress.com). Over 70 restaurants brought their signature styles to the 19th annual culinary […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Nineteen years ago, two schools in Tribeca hit upon an idea that went beyond the standard P.T.A. bakesale to bring their community out in support of school arts programs. This year, Taste of Tribeca, the culinary street fair, will be back again with 75 participating restaurants to raise vital support money […]

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Richard Farnabe, Chef Tribeca Grand 2 Avenue of the Americas (212) 519-6600 www.tribecagrand.com Dish served? Sweet corn milkshake with homemade whipped cream, garnished with popcorn! Seasonal, simple and refreshing for the Spring weather (and fun for kids!). Beverage/dish pairing? A very mild mescal. Who taught you to cook? Jacques Maximin; the best thing I learnt […]

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