The Zagat Guide Returns to Print for Special 40th Anniversary Edition

One year after restaurant recommendation site The Infatuation bought Zagat from Google, they’re returning the iconic guide to print form—in the same pocket-size dimensions. The just-released, 352-page 40th anniversary special edition includes a foreword by Danny Meyer, a decade-by-decade retrospective of NYC dining and reviews of 1,400+ restaurants across 105 neighborhoods. The 2020 New York City Restaurants: Special 40th Anniversary Edition guidebook addresses 57 cuisines …

Eclipse Foods’ Plant-Based Ice Cream Launches in the US

Eschewing all common allergens and cow's milk, an equally "creamy" frozen treat

Courtesy of a bit of brilliance and plenty of taste-testing, Eclipse Foods‘ plant-based ice cream launched nationally this week, and certainly passes as dairy, if nobody mentions its ingredients. The Berkeley-based company, founded by plant-based food professionals Thomas Bowman and Aylon Steinhart, seeks to bypass the shortcomings of many dairy-free, nut-based, and even traditional milks by replicating the composition of the best milk from cows …

Interview: Chef Franco Sampogna of NYC Speakeasy Restaurant, Frevo

Inventive contemporary French cuisine tucked behind an art gallery in Greenwich Village

If one subscribes to the belief that a meal can tell a story, the first dish within the tasting menu at Frevo sets the tone for a romance. Each frequently shifting seasonal tasting menu consists of five courses: two appetizers, one meat and fish course, and then a dessert. Each dish includes ingredients of the utmost freshness, assembled with passion. Chef Franco Sampogna, general manager …