Road Trip: Manhattan to Montauk

Lobster rolls, sunset parties and other classics along the way to NY's easternmost point

by Mike Tommasiello Each summer, when the heat and humidity in the city reaches unbearable levels, many New Yorkers set their sights on an escape. A particular favorite is easternmost point of the state: Montauk. Beaches, surfing, clams, beer, lobster rolls, and moreMontauk used to be known as the anti-Hamptons, though has certainly been gaining popularity over the past decade. Accessible by the Jitney, train …

Word of Mouth: Pittsburgh

A city changing from industrial icon to a culinary and cultural hub, much to the delight of locals and visitors alike

Pittsburgh, moated off from its suburbs by the ribboning of three rivers (the Allegheny and Monongahela and Ohio) finds itself in the midst of a revolution. On the banks lievacant and, in many people’s eyes, obtrusivethe remnants of a fruitful industrial economy. Steel mills, smog and successful, sinful businesspeople make up the foundation of Pittsburgh history, but since the turn of the 21st century, imagination, …

Farewell to Jonathan Gold

More than a restaurant critic and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jonathan Gold was a champion of his native Los Angeles. Gold, who wrote with genuine fondness and excitement about his food adventures, passed away this weekend at 57 years old. With over a thousand reviews published throughout his career, he wrote about everything from “Korean porridge parlors, Lanzhou hand-pulled noodle vendors, Iranian tongue-sandwich shops, vegan hot …

Word of Mouth: Guadalajara, Mexico

Tradition and modernity collide in this buzzing city full of art, food and charm

by Leora Novick Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, may be large but its Lafayette neighborhood has been making a name for itself as a niche haven for art, design and culinary delights for some time. The streets are lined with stately homes, colorful architecture (famed Guadalajaran architect Luis Barragan has work sprinkled throughout) and plenty of foliage. Its a city where the modern meets the traditionala …

Escaping into Nobu Shoreditch, London

A serene East London destination with incredible dining

by Michael Frank Just a few blocks off the quite bustling Great Eastern Street in London lies the wedge-shaped Nobu Shoreditch. From the back-end, it looks somewhat like the purposefully mesmerizing armor of a Japanese samurai in battle regaliaall sharp angles and walls of glass. But from the entrance, its distinctly subdued. The design doesn’t quite fit in a neighborhood that dates to Roman times, …