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Another Time at Atera

My first time at Atera was shortly after it opened. It was excellent, but perhaps a touch derivative. My second time, last year, showed a more assured and refined voice, that I found to be exceptional, stating
That first meal was exciting [...]

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Dining at The Dairy – Dancing Ewe Farm

I don’t know too many people who work harder than Jody and Luisa Somers, the farmers and artisans of the delightful Dancing Ewe Farm in Granville, NY.  Already busy raising their family, tending to their sheep, making outstanding cheeses and [...]

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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2013

2013 was another exceptional year of dining for me. I got to travel a fair amount and it was my travel that wound up dominating this list. October and January were particularly memorable months for me and as good as [...]

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A Return To Atera

One of the problems for me with writing about restaurants is that it is difficult to return to places that I’ve been and enjoyed when it seems that there is always something new and exciting that I have not yet [...]

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Birch – A Chef Grows in Providence

I already knew that Chef Benjamin Sukle had talent and could cook a delicious dinner. A couple of meals at his former restaurant of employment, The Dorrance, had convinced me of that. Chef Sukle had done a stage at noma [...]

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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2012

For the past few years, at the end of each year,  I have composed a list of my favorite restaurant meals of of that year. Obviously, this is a totally subjective list based upon my experience at the time and [...]

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Attention! Atera is For Real!

When it comes to combining the elements of “New Naturalism” with the techniques of  Vanguardist cooking, Chef Matthew Lightner of the new Atera in NYC learned from two of the very best and it shows both in his cooking as [...]

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NYC Sizzling Again!

It’s been a little while since I have been as excited about the NYC dining landscape as I am now. I love Italian food as much as anyone, but when every other new restaurant is a variation on the same [...]

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