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Friday, August 1, 2014

Dining & Wine

Hungry City | Lumpia Shack Snackbar

Pull Up a Stool and Prepare for the Sizzle

Yana Paskova for The New York Times

The Filipino menu at Lumpia Shack Snackbar in the West Village takes a step up from the food market.

Eat

Gazpacho: Not Hot and Not a Bother

The simple chilled soup is perfect for steamy August days.

The Pour

Splendor in Solitude

A tiny Basque corner of southwest France, isolated by the Pyrenees, offers compelling wines.

Chefs Move Beyond New York

Smaller cities are increasingly attractive for New York chefs, who find savvy audiences willing to support innovative restaurants.

Australian Cafes Arrive in New York

Cafes you’d find in Melbourne are proliferating in New York, serving simple, fresh, satisfying food.

Hold the Regret? Fast Food Seeks Virtuous Side

Several small restaurant chains that have reported impressive revenues, like Tender Greens, LYFE Kitchen and SweetGreen, offer organic, grass-fed, even vegan dishes.

What's in It?

Coconut Water Changes Its Claims

The drink was once billed as a remedy for a number of health problems. But its marketers have changed their tune.

Cooking
City Kitchen

A Greek Summer Treasure

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

In a classic salad or a dish with shrimp, sweet, meaty, sun-ripened tomatoes are served virtually unadorned.

A Good Appetite

The Future Looks Peachy

A good peach pie will often disappear in a flash. A slab pie, on the other hand, will feed a crowd and still provide leftovers.

Eat

A Chinese Caesar Salad With Umami

Mission Chinese Food’s interpretation on a classic owes more to Japan than Caesar.

Restaurants and News
Restaurant Review | Russ & Daughters Cafe

Standing 100 Years? So You Should Sit

Benjamin Petit for The New York Times

The Russ & Daughters Cafe is modeled on the family’s 100-year-old Lower East Side store, but adds to and deviates from the original in inspired ways.

McDonald’s Ruling Could Open Door for Unions

If upheld, the decision by the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel could upend employment practices in the fast-food industry and invite unionization.

Restaurant Review | Racines NY

A Parisian ‘Neo-Bistro’ Comes to Town

Dinner and drinks at Racines NY in TriBeCa come as close as anything in Manhattan to the flavors of Paris today.

Letter From Paris

Made in House? Prove It

A law intended to help restaurant diners know what was made in house is off to a rocky start.

Now You Taste It, Now You Don’t

When beloved dishes fall off menus, some diners fight back.

Drinks
At Hard Water in San Francisco, a little help is needed to reach many bottles.
Jim Wilson/The New York Times

At Hard Water in San Francisco, a little help is needed to reach many bottles.

New whiskey “libraries” offer hundreds of choices.

Subway Inn to Make Its Last Stop

The endearing dump of a saloon, which has endured for nearly eight decades, is expected to close “on or about the 15th of August.”

Wines of The Times

The Two Faces of Soave

This Italian white wine has evolved into two styles: one crisp and fruity, the other rich and complex.

Wines of The Times

Wine From a Sacred Place

In the northern region of Spain, the wines are still evolving.

Your Summer Cooking Tool Kit

The simple techniques and flavor combinations you can turn to all season long.

Your Next Lesson: Zinfandel

Trying three zinfandels more or less encompassing that wine’s range of styles.

Featured Recipes
Mexican Rice
Off The Menu

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. Opens in Brooklyn

This new fish market and restaurant in Greenpoint aims to fill a void.

Front Burner

A Little Something to Get the Party Going

A bakery makes party nibbles; new cookies taste homemade; bacon rinds are cooked in olive oil.

Summer Drinks
What Are You Drinking?

Let the author and bartender Rosie Schaap make you a custom summer cocktail.

101 Places to Find Great Coffee in New York

The number of serious coffee shops in New York has exploded. Enter your address to find the shops closest to you.

At the Critics’ Table

Past and present restaurant critics for The New York Times discuss the food, the star rating system and the tricks to eating anonymously.

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Interactive map of health violations at restaurants in New York

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