With Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, starting today at sundown, I found myself being called to Russ and Daughters for some smoked fish--after all, the traditional meal to break the Yom Kippur fast is a bagel brunch. At least it is in my family.
Russ & Daughters
Russ & Daughters has been hand-slicing fish on Manhattan’s Lower East side for more than twice as long as I’ve been alive—since 1914 to be specific. As a lover of smoked fish and caviar I’m ashamed to admit I’ve...
Inside Russ & Daughters, behind the glass cases beckoning with smoked salmon, trout roe, and cream cheese, are the cold salads. These salads are sold by the pound and make for a excellent hot weather lunch.
Once a week or so, the question pops up in the New York talk boards: "I'm coming to the city for two days. Where should I eat?" It's a question so open-ended that it's tough to answer. But our fair city has so many visitors that we figured it was high time to put out a little guide. So here's our guide to eating in New York: whether you're traveling solo or traveling with kids, up for adventuring or not leaving Midtown.
This year's season got off to a late start and is now drawing to a close, so take note: if you want some of Russ & Daughters' 2013 supply of new catch Holland herring, now's your chance. In the know herring lovers: hurry! Herring novices, or those who think they don't like herring: this is your introductory fish.
On first bite it's a dead-ringer for pastrami on rye, but the clean-tasting lox lacks the slick heaviness of pastrami's beef fat. That means you can take down one of these sandwiches without having to take a nap afterward, and you don't need to sacrifice an ounce of salt, spice, or smoke in doing so.
When it comes to eating with family, you want a place that's reliable, reasonably affordable, and low on hassle. There's plenty to worry about before a big holiday. Where to eat dinner on the nights before or after shouldn't be one of them. To that end, here are some solid restaurant options good for eating out with the folks.
Macaroons in New York City are arguably as celebrated and as critiqued as the classic dollar pizza slice. They come in all shapes and sizes; some made with coconut, some with nuts, some formed into sandwiches with cream fillings. As Passover approached, we set out to find New York's best coconut macaroons. Here are our results.
Good bread lies at the heart of New York City's culinary life. Sure, other cities also have their loaves (San Francisco sourdough and Dutch crunch, Boston and its brown bread) but New York's bread culture runs as deep and diverse as the history of our town.
For the last four decades, the narrative of Jewish bakeries in America hasn't been a positive one. It consists mainly of bakers retiring, stores closing, and the link between Eastern Europe's great bread-baking traditions and us eroding by the day. But that's starting to change.
Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're hungry. So what are you craving? We asked our contributors around the country this very question. Here are their egg, bacon, and cheese-loaded answers.