The Meadow Moves Across Town

A year ago, Mark Bitterman closed the Meadow, his West Village shop with its unusual inventory of chocolate bars, salts and bitters. After closing down during the pandemic, he has now relocated across town. At the deep, narrow store furnished with reclaimed lumber you can buy a different chocolate bar for almost every day of…

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A Shop for All Your Dinner Party Needs

After a year of the pandemic, Katherine Lewin, the former editorial director for the restaurant platform the Infatuation, missed dinner parties. Figuring she was not alone, Ms. Lewin opened a bright shop stocked with essentials for entertaining. “People are intimidated, but it can be easy,” she said. (Ms. Lewin readily dispenses advice.) Shelves are filled…

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There’s Something About Miso

Years ago, at a New York restaurant called Nishi, I tried a cheeky, cheeseless version of cacio e pepe made with chickpea miso. I was skeptical, but the hot, slippery noodles were so satisfying, so full of salty dimension and depth, so absurdly delicious, that I didn’t miss the cheese at all. There’s both nuance…

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