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Ralph Lauren Restarts the Fantasy
Style, Yesterday

The Polo Bar reopens in Manhattan, and the 82-year-old designer has no plans to slow down.

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Who Will Save Alice’s Tea Cup?
New York, October 22

The famous teahouse is celebrating its 20th anniversary. But its owners, exhausted from the pandemic, are exploring selling the family business.

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In-N-Out Burger briefly shuts after clashing with San Francisco over a vaccine mandate.
U.S., October 21

The city health department said it had told the restaurant “multiple times” to check vaccine cards before letting patrons dine inside.

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Sobre Masa Tortilleria, in Brooklyn, Will Showcase Heirloom Corn
Food, October 19

Italian from the team behind Anassa Taverna, a Queens expansion for Pig Beach, and more restaurant news.

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Beef Is a Problem. This Seattle Steakhouse Wants to Be Part of the Solution.
Food, October 19

Bateau aims to reinvent the steak restaurant by showing how to sidestep the waste and environmental damage caused by the meat industry.

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In Sonoma County, ‘Regenerative Agriculture’ Is the Next Big Thing
Travel, October 19

Carbon sequestration, pollinator habitat restoration and simple composting: An increasing number of the region’s winegrowers are going beyond sustainability. Here’s how to see, and taste, the fruits of their labors.

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In Queens, Fiery Aguachile Lives in a Yellow Submarine
Food, October 18

Mariscos El Submarino, in Jackson Heights, specializes in the seafood dish from Mexico’s west coast.

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Cold Seafood, Hot Spices
Slideshow, October 18

Shrimp, octopus and fish bathe in chile-laced marinades at Mariscos El Submarino.

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What Does Horror Taste Like? ‘Carnage Asada’ and Bloody Cocktails
Food, October 18

An unlikely side effect of the pandemic: An uptick in terror-themed restaurants with creative names and even more creative menus.

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When Outdoor Diners and Homeless People Meet, Restaurants Try to Cope
Food, October 15

As homelessness grows in New York City, owners seek ways to defuse conflicts between panhandlers and their customers and employees, from hiring guards to feeding the hungry.

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Enough With the Seltzer: The Booze-Free Cocktail Has Arrived
New York, October 14

In the last five years, at least five new dry stores that sell alcohol-free wines, craft beers and bottled drinks have opened in New York City.

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F.D.A. Issues Guidelines to Reduce Salt in Foods
Health, October 13

The new recommendations are aimed at food manufacturers and restaurants. Some experts say they don’t go far enough.

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The Carlyle Hotel’s Refurbished Restaurant, Dowling’s, Opens
Food, October 12

A return for Barbuto, South Indian specialties in the West Village, and more restaurant news.

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Jimmy Neary, Whose Irish Pub Became a Power Brokers’ Hub, Dies at 91
New York, October 12

Opening on St. Patrick’s Day, 1967, Neary’s attracted politicians, media players, archbishops and more, drawn as much by Mr. Neary himself as by the lamb chops.

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As Bike Thefts Jump, Delivery Workers Band Together for Safety
Business, October 12

Robbers are targeting food delivery workers in New York City, so many are forming watch groups to protect one another.

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The 2021 Restaurant List
Interactive, October 11

The 50 places in America we’re most excited about right now.

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Pick a Card, Any Card, for Dinner Inspiration
Food, October 11

Three students at the University of Pennsylvania have created Gourmand 52, a deck of playing cards that highlight a selection of New York restaurants.

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There Is Shadow Inflation Taking Place All Around Us
The Upshot, October 10

Some companies haven’t been raising prices. Instead, they’ve been cutting back customer services and conveniences, but how should that be measured?

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The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week
T Magazine, October 7

Art by the ton, haute bistro fare in Berlin — and more.

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CheLi Is One of New York’s Most Impressive Chinese Restaurants
Food, October 5

In the East Village, a new contender stands out with subtle Shanghainese cooking.

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Welcome to Stanley Tucci’s Table
Books, October 5

In his new memoir, “Taste,” the actor opens up about the meals he’s eaten, the people he knows and his cancer diagnosis.

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‘Zombie’ Urchins Are Destroying Kelp Forests. Can’t We Just Eat Them?
Food, October 4

The spiny creatures have destroyed nearly all of California’s kelp forests, what marine biologists call “the lungs of the ocean.”

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Put His Stamp on the Tin Building
Food, October 4

The chef’s company will run everything at the site — including markets, dining counters and restaurants — in his most ambitious project to date.

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Oliva, Featuring Tapas, Opens in West Harlem
Food, September 28

Burgers from the Contra and Wildair team, a less-formal approach for Chikarashi Isso and more restaurant news.

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Eleven Madison Park Explores the Plant Kingdom’s Uncanny Valley
Food, September 28

Now vegan, Daniel Humm’s acclaimed restaurant does strange things to vegetables.

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When the Tasting Menu Goes Animal-Free
Slideshow, September 28

At Eleven Madison Park, the 10-course, $335 menu was introduced this June after the restaurant’s 15-month pandemic hiatus.

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How France’s Vaccine Pass Is Working So Far
Interactive, September 13

The country this summer began requiring patrons to show proof of vaccination to eat at restaurants or visit other public spaces — similar to rules that will begin to be enforced in New York City today.

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The Reincarnation of N.Y.C. Restaurants
Interactive, June 29

Recently opened bars and restaurant are paying homage to the spots they replaced during the pandemic.

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A Year Without Travel
Interactive, March 7

The pandemic closed borders, halted air travel and emptied destinations of tourists. As its first anniversary nears, we look at how six places dependent on the industry have adapted to the disruption.

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Jing Fong Workers Protest Restaurant Closing
Interactive, March 2

After Chinatown's biggest restaurant announced it would be closing indoor dining, workers and supporters protested the move.

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N.Y.C.’s Covid Metrics Are Dire. Cuomo Is Reopening Restaurants Anyway.
Interactive, February 2

Average per-capita case counts in New York City are 64 percent higher than they were in December, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo banned indoor dining.

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Cecilia Chiang Lost Everything in China, and Built It Back in California
Interactive, December 23

She twice escaped war in China, and eventually landed in an America that was hungry for a new kind of Asian cuisine.

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See What Happens When N.Y.C. Streets Are Full of People Instead of Cars
Interactive, December 17

As the pandemic lockdown cleared the roads and as governments instituted popular programs to keep restaurants and small businesses alive, communities have gotten a glimpse at what the city is like when the streets are reimagined. New Yorkers don’t...

Chinatown: Time Travel Through a New York Gem
Interactive, December 2

Wander down Doyers Street and then discover the monuments, parks and restaurants that have shaped the neighborhood for 150 years.

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Hopeful Day in Queens: A Slice of Pizza, Served Indoors
Interactive, September 30

After months of lockdown, restaurant owners in this Queens neighborhood finally had a reason to be optimistic: indoor dining had returned.

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Our Lives Happen in Restaurants
Interactive, June 16

Renowned writers remember some of their funniest, best, strangest and most memorable meals out.

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The Downtown New York Restaurant With a Who’s Who List of Devotees
Interactive, April 13

From the start, Omen was a gathering place for artists, writers, actors and designers — 40 years later, in a vastly different city, it still is.

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How the Virus Transformed the Way Americans Spend Their Money
Interactive, April 11

Airlines and movie theaters are hurting. Grocery stores and streaming services are raking it in.

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Welcome to Hotville
Slideshow, January 13

Los Angeles is rich with hot chicken, a dish born in Nashville.

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Fried Fish. Rave Reviews. Then Someone Messed With the Gas Lines.
Metro, January 8

With its stoves and ovens disabled, Millie Peartree Fish Fry & Soul Food in the Bronx was forced to close.

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A Bangkok Kitchen Hides Inside a Chinese Restaurant in Queens
Dining, January 7

To find Thai Cook in Elmhurst, enter the hot-pot place and take a right.

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Flavorful Bites in a Virtual Reality
Dining, January 6

Aerobanquets RMX lets participants eat while exploring an interactive world at the James Beard House.

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The Chefs Growing Vegetables for Paris’s Best Restaurants
T Style, November 7

As they prepare to open their own ambitious farm-to-table project, James Henry and Shaun Kelly have discovered a sideline as sought-after producers.

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A Mexican Restaurant in the Bronx Prepares for an Asylum Case
Dining, November 6

La Morada, in Mott Haven, has long been a center for activism. As the son of the owners seeks political asylum, the community has rallied to help.

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Melbourne’s Most Exciting Restaurants Are Wine Bars
Dining, October 30

The energetic wine scene has resulted in serious chefs cooking delicious food in small, laid-back spots.

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A Joyful Oasis Thrives in the California Desert
Dining, April 15

At La Copine, on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, two women have created a welcoming destination for simple, seasonal cooking.

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This Is Peak Potato
Dining, April 5

Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, rösti — a thick potato pancake — is as enjoyable at a low-key brunch as it is on a Swiss skiing jaunt.

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Warm Pragmatism and Greek Staples in Astoria
Slideshow, April 4

Taverna Kos has been open to members of a social club for 11 years, and in 2016 started allowing in the public.

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Stylish Cafeteria From Dean & DeLuca Opens in the Meatpacking District
Dining, April 2

Crunchy pizza on the Lower East Side, gluten-free dumplings in the East Village and more restaurant news.

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The TV Chef Rocco DiSpirito Returns, With a Quieter Touch
Dining, April 2

The chef at Standard Grill looks familiar, but he’s cooking in a new way.

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Zagat Guide Will Reappear in Print
Dining, April 2

The Infatuation will revive the popular survey of New York City restaurants this fall.

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Sandwiches the Miami Way, at Pilar Cuban Bakery in Brooklyn
Dining, March 21

Homemade bread is just the starting act at this new Bedford-Stuyvesant spot.

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John Fraser’s 701West Opens in the Times Square Edition Hotel
Dining, March 12

An Italian cafe and restaurant in the Moxy Chelsea hotel, the largest branch of Mr Bing yet, and more restaurant news.

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A Thoroughly Albanian Kitchen at Cka Ka Qellu
Slideshow, March 12

The food at many Italian shops and restaurants around Arthur Avenue is prepared by Albanians. A new restaurant in the area, Cka Ka Qellu, serves their home cuisine.

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A San Diego Chef Taps the Crosscurrents of the Mexican Border
Dining, March 11

At El Jardín, Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins synthesizes the Indigenous, colonial and immigrant influences in Mexico’s cooking.

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A Kitchen Blooms at San Diego’s El Jardín
Slideshow, March 11

Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, who grew up as a border kid between San Diego and Tijuana, presents delicious variations on the Mexican canon.

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Ardyn, Serving Farm-to-Table Fare, Opens in Greenwich Village
Dining, March 5

Mediterranean food on the Upper West Side, a wine bar from the owner of Tokyo Record Bar, and more restaurant news.

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The Key to a Singular Soup: Multiple Won Tons
Dining, March 5

Pete Wells enumerates the wonders of the won-ton noodle soup at Maxi’s Noodle in Flushing, Queens.

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Where Ingredients Tell a Homegrown Story
Slideshow, February 28

The Long Paddock, in East Gippsland, serves the needs of a small town and highlights its products.

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Serving All the Food Nouvelle Cuisine Couldn’t Kill
Dining, February 19

Bistro Pierre Lapin, a very nostalgic restaurant from the chef Harold Moore, celebrates cream sauces, frogs’ legs and other retro delights.