Can Pastis Do It Again?

Pastis, which served appetite-demolishing French food in the meatpacking district from 1999 until 2014, has been rebuilt near its former location. The revival raises a number of questions, including this: Will the snails come with enough bread to soak up all the garlic butter?

Ads Pitching CBD as a Cure-All Are Everywhere. Oversight Hasn’t Kept Up.

Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., were concerned when a young man contacted their department last year complaining of a heart-pounding, hallucinogenic high he had neither expected nor wanted to have. The team, led by the forensic toxicologist Michelle R. Peace, had published a study about mysterious ingredients in vaping liquids. That’s how…


Scenes From an Italian Summer

The 52 Places Traveler The Golfo Paradiso, a tiny stretch of coastline not far from the Cinque Terre, is ‘for us Italians.’ The 52 Places Traveler settles in. Aug 13, 2019 Video CreditCreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. Before…


These Turkish Eggs Shine in Summer

I used to be a shakshuka fanatic — that is, before I visited Istanbul a few months ago. There, menemen, a scrambled egg breakfast dish with tomatoes, peppers and sometimes, controversially, onions, was everywhere. At tiny restaurants, it is carefully prepared in cast-iron skillets; at hotel buffets, it appears smooth and nearly buttery in copper…


Advice to My College Freshman

Any parent with an ounce of self-knowledge will agree that parenting is a multi-decade exercise in recalibration. In our house we are either grossly overreacting or, just as unsettling, underreacting. Here’s my question, as another class of kids get very close to leaving home: What if they remember only the worst parts? What version of…