Getting Into NYC Restaurants Without Reservations

Getting into NYC Restaurants Without Reservations

If you are visiting NYC and want to maximize your chances of getting into a hot restaurant without reservations, what should you do? Go there for lunch during the week. Here's why: The place probably won't be crowded. Places I've had to wait over an hour to get into for dinner during the week have been completely dead at Friday during lunch. I was one of 10 people at one of my favorites places at 12:30, the middle of the lunch rush. You can chat with the staff without them…

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Third Anniversary

Third Anniversary

Three years ago today the idea for Cook Like Chuck was born. Amanda, Sean Nelson, and I were sitting on Sean's couch in Boston, watching Bob's Burgers, and making sangria for a party Sean was going to the next day. Sean said, "You know, you should do a food blog. You could call it Cook Like Chuck."  We all had a good laugh at the name, but after some prodding by both Amanda and Sean over the next few hours, I bought the domain on that very couch and set up the site…

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