Quality Eats, NYC

Reimagining the steakhouse experience with affordable (but still decadent) cuts of meat

TGIF—and what better way to treat yourself after a week of hard work than a steak and martini? Making this reward easy on the wallet and perhaps even a regular occasion, NYC restaurant Quality Eats (opened last November) has a surfeit of affordable, decadent gifts in meat form. With steaks ranging from $19 to $29, it discards higher prices along with the stuffiness and formality …

From ZA to NY, Brooklyn Biltong

South African-style beef jerky cured in the open air

Dried meats are a staple in many diets around the world. From smoked jerky, the trusty American gas station fare, to South America’s dried llama and alpaca snack Ch’arki, what was historically born out of a lack of refrigeration for meats is now a beloved snack. As any South African will attest, the natural snack food of the rainbow nation is biltong—a dried meat that …

Cool Hunting Video: Takashi

The NYC Japanese-Korean barbecue restaurant cooks beef from nose to tail

Manhattan’s West Village restaurant, Takashi, isn’t your average barbecue joint. To learn more, we spoke with Chef Takashi about preparing beef cuisine, quite literally, from nose to tail. Blending Korean and Japanese flavors and cooking traditions, this barbecue house offers patrons a unique dining experience—whether or not they are adventurous enough to try all four stomachs and a side of testicle.