17 Comforting Hot Pot Places in NYC

17 Comforting Hot Pot Places in NYC

Gather a group to dip meats and veg in bubbling vats of broth…

Cold weather calls for hot pot, a dish with Chinese and Mongolian origins thought to date back at least 800 years — and by some estimates, closer to 2,000 years. The warming, communal meal focuses on big vats of boiling broth, with raw meats (often including offal cuts), vegetables, and noodles of choice dipped in.

EFFECTIVE PRE-SHIFT RITUALS

EFFECTIVE PRE-SHIFT RITUALS

Before guests arrive, there’s a lot to be done. Despite the long to-do lists, managers insist on some time off to bring the team together to focus everyone on the upcoming service. Besides discussing the usual topics – specials, menu changes, new staffers – they often use the time for richer rituals.  

HOW RESTAURANTS APPEAL TO GROUPS

HOW RESTAURANTS APPEAL TO GROUPS

In this social sharing age, contemporary hospitality leaders have learned the value of welcoming formal ensembles with open arms. And because most of the groups meet on a standing date every week or month, restaurant staff can count on that ongoing revenue. Employing tools like OpenTable’s data-driven technology and the virtuosity of customized service, the following masters share how they attract and keep regular groups coming back.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PARTNERING WITH AN INFLUENCER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PARTNERING WITH AN INFLUENCER

It’s no surprise that influencers, or accounts that have thousands of followers, are now partnering with chefs and restaurants to share pictures of their dining experiences with their hungry followers. Restaurants are even inviting groups of influencers in for a meal in the hopes that they’ll share a picture of a dish with their hungry followers. These partnerships can be beneficial to both the restaurant and the influencer when done right. Here are a few things to think about before partnering with an influencer.

What Makes a Restaurant Worthy of a Visit?

Consumers are enticed by limited time offers and interesting menu items, but that’s not the whole story. Find out how gender, age, ethnicity and other factors affect consumer decisions.

Out With The Old and In With The New

Out With The Old and In With The New

Autre Kyo Ya, the more casual sibling to Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant Kyo Ya, looks like it’s closed permanently. The French-Japanese spinoff opened in 2015 and was intended to take inspiration for more Western styles of cooking. Owner Tony Yoshida also owns Sunrise Market, popular cocktail speakeasy Angel’s Share, and hot new Brooklyn food hall Japan Village. Over on the LES, Thai rolled ice cream spot Juicy Spot shut its doors.

Where to Eat in Brooklyn Right Now

Where to Eat in Brooklyn Right Now

Wondering where you should eat in Brooklyn right now? Added to the list in December: Japan Village, the sprawling food hall and market ode to all things Japanese food; the permanent home for popular pop-up Oxalis; a Williamsburg gastropub called the Hive from some ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina alum; and Benelux, a Bushwick restaurant from the team behind Little King, helmed by an alum of Husk in Charleston.

There's No Better City to Celebrate Christmas Than in NYC

There's No Better City to Celebrate Christmas Than in NYC

Here is a Christmas list you’ll be checking twice. Though the majority of places are closed for Christmas day, a surprising number stay open, and many add special dishes, prix fixe options, and, of course, spirited decorations. Check out the best restaurants to dine in on Christmas.