My review of Butcher Bar — which offers cuts of local, natural meats to be taken home and prepared in your kitchen, or cooked and served on the spot — appears in the February 8, 2012 edition of The New York Times. For photos, see my slideshow.
(This venue has closed.) My review of Masak, which combines Singaporean flavors with seasonal domestic ingredients, appears in the February 1, 2012 edition of The New York Times. For photos, see my slideshow.
My review of this restaurant-café, which offers monthly specials from the Brazilian state of Bahia and a splendid buffet seven days a week, appears in the January 12, 2011 edition of The New York Times.
(This venue is closed.) My dining brief on this West African takeout shop, a favorite of taxi drivers, appears in the August 4, 2010 edition of The New York Times. For more photos of food that's worth a detour, see my slideshow.
My dining brief on this small Chinatown restaurant, and on the Hong Kong-style claypot rice called bo zai fan, appears in the July 21, 2010 edition of The New York Times. For additional photos (leave room for dessert!), see my slideshow.
My review of this Brighton Beach venue, staffed by Russian-speaking ethnic Koreans hailing from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, appears in the July 14, 2010 edition of The New York Times. For additional photos, see my slideshow.
My dining brief on takeout options at this Chelsea Market butcher shop appears in the June 23, 2010 edition of The New York Times. Not shown: the previous occupant of this cardboard caddy, an andouille sausage sandwich.
Late last October The New York Times published my guide to world food along the route of the New York City Marathon. The guide featured an interactive map of 26.2 stops (26 restaurants and one truck) with many of my photos.
Diligent readers will note that one venue, Cambodian Cuisine, formerly on Third Ave. near 93rd St., has closed. As a not-too-distant replacement, consider Green Apple BBQ, the subject of my dining brief in the October 28, 2009 edition of The New York Times. True, this tiny BBQ joint does overlap with one of my previous marathon selections, though not in the way you might imagine: East Harlem's Itzocan Bistro applies French technique to Mexican ingredients, while Green Apple gives a Veracruz twist to cooking from the American South.
Green Apple BBQ is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon till 9:00. On your marks...
Update: As of 2011, Green Apple BBQ is closed, as is Itzocan Bistro.