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Get ‘Em While It’s (Not So) Hot

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Breaking News, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink

New York’s elusive springtime deserves its own set of treats It is way too early to be thinking about the summer. It’s mid-April—taxes are behind us, Memorial Day looms far off on the horizon and you can’t walk past a garden in bloom without stopping to exclaim, like a 4-year-old, “Flowers! Pretty!” No way is [&hellip
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Night Moves: TAP-NY’s first annual Night Market brings Taiwanese street food to the masses

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Lifestyle, Our Town

The New York hierarchy of Chinese food is as follows: Cantonese, Sichuan, everything else. Seems impossible, given the size of the country and the diversity of its regional cooking styles, but unless you dig deep into the Flushing, Queens, pedagogy, most people don’t know their Henan from their Hunan, their Dongbei from their Fujian. Lost [&hellip
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Follow that Cab: Punjabi Deli is a local spot for one of New York’s many kinds of local

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Our Town Downtown

When you travel, the first thing you’re told is to eat where the locals eat. Skip the tourist traps and the corporate cafeterias and look for the unassuming place packed with people all speaking the same language—preferably not the one you speak. A New York local, however, is a different kind of animal. We’ll tell [&hellip
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When in Roma: Pizza Roma, on Bleecker Street, manages to stand out from the crowd

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Photo courtesy of Pizza Roma To open another pizzeria on Bleecker Street, home to institutions like John’s, serious newcomers like Keste and enough NYU student-targeting Famous Original Rays to start an army, seems like utter lunacy. Open in Battery Park City, on the Lower East Side, in Sheridan Square, you want to tell these delusional owners. Pretty much anywhere else, save perhaps the three square blocks of Little Italy itself, [&hellip
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Wine and Chocolate-But No Pajamas

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Eat & Drink

Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar rescues the two from sad-lady status If we have learned anything from Cathy cartoons, yogurt commercials and the Bridget Jones oeuvre, it’s that women are fickle, self-loathing creatures caught in a perpetual cycle of denial and punishment. They use words like “indulge”; food is either “guilt-free” (carrot sticks) or “decadent” [&hellip
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Pancake Masquerade

Written by Regan Hofmann on . Posted in Eat & Drink

Soak up a post-Halloween hangover at IHOP At some point in the Halloween celebration, your addled brain will to realize you need to eat something. This may happen at 4 a.m., while you’re still out and about, or it may happen at noon the next day. When it does, the vague concept of food that [&hellip
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