Summer is finally upon us, and I’m looking forward to creating Manhattan’s sister publication, Beach—our more literary compendium for the Hamptons—with my top-notch team and sharing all the wonders of those hamlets.
I can’t wait to spend the evening at Montauk’s East by Northeast restaurant, with new chef Jeremy Blutstein at the helm; to sip morning tea at SagTown’s new Montauk outpost adjacent to Cynthia Rowley’s shop; and, come August, to host the Piaget Hamptons Cup polo tournament with Nacho Figueras to benefit the poverty-fighting Robin Hood Foundation.
In this, our annual Food Issue, Manhattan’s food critic, the illustrious Gael Greene, ventures to Harlem to investigate its best eateries; gourmet Mexican guru Julian Medina from Toloache gives us a yummy fish taco recipe; and a quartet of famous NYC chefs humors us in our Third Degree section—all in addition to the trends worth noting in our annual food roundup.
To that end, here are a few of my best-loved eats at some downright delicious NYC restaurants:
Every true New Yorker should call Philippe Chow’s succulent chicken satay a classic food staple. 33 E. 60th St. –