Planning to have your Thanksgiving meal prepared by someone other than you? Excellent idea! Lots of people don’t want to cook. Or don’t have sufficient room/chairs/plates/patience to host at home. And if you’re spending the holiday in a city with world-class restaurants, like New York, there’s no need to stress. You can have the fun of gathering with family and friends without the prep, cooking and clean up. Dear reader, if you’re looking for a Michelin starred fine dining restaurant that’s open to order takeout or to dine in for Thanksgiving 2021, we’ve got ideas in NYC, DC, San Francisco and more. But you have to act now. Here are our top picks for the best restaurants for a luxurious gourmet Thanksgiving dinner this year.
One of life’s sweetest luxuries is a romantic outing with your beloved. So as we all reemerge from the Great Lockdown(s), what are the best places to go for a perfect romantic restaurant meal on date night in NYC right now? For a first date, we’ve previously reported on the best sushi places in New York. ‘Cause statistics show that the chances of a second date are exponentially higher if sushi is on the menu for your first date). However, if you and your paramour are well past the initial meeting, our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the most romantic date night restaurants in NYC right now.
In a recent report on the most romantic locations in New York City, we shared a notable statistic: if you eat sushi on your first date, you increase your odds of a second date by 170%. Why is this? We can’t offer a definitive answer. Perhaps its because dining on sushi is an interactive experience. It’s Expensive. And beautifully plated. It’s also not particularly time-consuming, which reduces the pressure. Who can say for sure? We can, however, offer a definitive list of the best places to arrange a first date with the object of your desire in New York City if sushi is intended to be the lure. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 10 best romantic Japanese restaurants for a first date in New York City (NYC) if you’re looking for a perfect place for sushi for two.
Even during the darkest days of the Great Lockdown, many restauranteurs in New York City were not just sitting around moping. Some pivoted to new business models. And others? Why, they opened new eateries. You have to give it up for anyone brave enough to start something new in the midst of a global pandemic. Extra points if the new venture actually turns out to be best-of-breed. So, what are the new restaurants in the NYC Class of 2021 at the top of our must visit list? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 8 new eateries you have to try the next time you visit New York City.
Pumpkin spice season is officially here! Starbuck’s released its infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte on August 24, 2021 – the earliest date ever. Dunkin’ beat them by a week, bringing back their pumpkin treats (including donuts, muffins and scones) in mid-August. Clearly, the world is hungry for all things pumpkin spice! There are hundreds of pumpkin spice foods, beverages, sweets and more. But which pumpkin spice products actually taste good? We’re sharing our roundup of the best gourmet pumpkin spice treats you need to try this fall 2021, including foods, drinks, desserts and treats.