24 Layers: Chef Glen From Maison Pickle

24 Layers: Chef Glen From Maison Pickle

f you want to reveal a chef’s true character, drop a slice of their famous chocolate cake in the corner of the restaurant and see how they react. Twenty-four perfectly crafted layers sit crumpled, defeated, on the cold, unforgiving floor. A friend, who was helping me photograph some of the dishes that Maison Pickle has on their menu, stood petrified. She froze, as did...

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Sushi Nakazawa: The Night I Stopped Ordering Takeout Sushi

Sushi Nakazawa: The Night I Stopped Ordering Takeout Sushi

Walking down Bleeker Street in late July, I see patio bars, cafes, and pizza shops lining the busy Greenwich Village sidewalk.  Tacombi on my right, Murrays Cheese Bar on my left; this truly is my kind of neighborhood.  I make my way towards Commerce Street for the meal I have been thinking about for months.  The ten-seat sushi bar at Sushi Nakazawa is a coveted spot that normally must be reserved at least thirty days in advance, and five o’clock tonight is finally my time. 

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