[Photos: Carey Jones, Patrick Gorman] Every now and then, when we write about a place that's managed to stay on the edge of the media spotlight, we get a few angry emails. Well, we get the appreciative ones first—"This...
Marc Forgione is the real deal. He's got the pedigree: he started working in professional kitchens alongside his father, esteemed chef Larry Forgione, at age 16. He's got the praise: at 29, his TriBeCa restaurant Marc Forgione was awarded two stars by The New York Times, and he's the youngest American-born chef and owner to receive a Michelin star in two consecutive years. Marc also knows his neighborhood—he doesn't discriminate between the old-line TriBeCa watering holes and the hottest new restaurants, as long as they're good. And he gives back to the area where he works by participating in the Taste of TriBeCa, a culinary festival whose proceeds go to arts and enrichment programs at local public schools PS 150 and PS 234. Marc was kind enough to take some time out of his jam-packed schedule (he's got his hands full opening a gigantic new oceanfront steakhouse, Atlantic Cut, in Atlantic City's Revel Casino) to share his own TriBeCa tastes with us.
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.