A Fine Sicilian Feast

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Two women honor family during St. Joseph’s Day feast By Gabrielle Alfiero Chelsea Melissa Muller-Daka and Caroline Chirichella were both raised in Italian households, learning to cook from their grandmothers. Both have fathers of German descent, but grew up connected to their Italian heritage. “The Italian takes over,” Muller-Daka said. The Italian cuisine they learned [&hellip
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In Brief

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Girl Scout Cookies Pop Up – But Without Gluten-Free Option New Yorkers, rejoice. It’s Girl Scout cookie season, but those without knocks on their apartment doors from neighborhood Scouts needn’t despair. On March 18, a pop-up Girl Scout cookie shop opened at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York office (43 W. 23rd St.). But [&hellip
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Restaurant Inspection Ratings

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The following listings were collected from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website and include the most recent inspection and grade reports listed. We have included every restaurant listed during this time within the zip codes of our neighborhoods. Some reports list numbers with their explanations; these are the number of violation points a [&hellip
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Sommelier Brings Wine Expertise to Downtown Hotspot

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Grant Reynolds is the newly appointed wine director at Charlie Bird restaurant, working to keep their wine selection fresh and innovative In less than a year, Charlie Bird has distinguished itself as a popular downtown destination amid the sea of new restaurant endeavors, thanks in large part to its resident wine director, Grant Reynolds. He’s [&hellip
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Downtown Restaurant Inspection Ratings

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The following listings were collected from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website and include the most recent inspection and grade reports listed. We have included every restaurant listed during this time within the zip codes of our neighborhoods. Some reports list numbers with their explanations; these are the number of violation points a [&hellip
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Sweet & Spicy, From Manhattan Via India

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A home chef is whipping up artisanal, Indian-infused chocolates from her East Village apartment Pragati Sawhney flashes a deep smile as she gets ready to make chocolate in the kitchen of her East Village apartment. She stands barefoot in front of a table piled with flower and fruit extracts. She puts the chocolate chips in a [&hellip
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Out & About

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Friday, Oct. 18 Uncorked Comedy at City Winery Guest comics at this regular series have ranged from Comedy Central stars to Late Night regulars. Sit back, laugh, an enjoy one of City Winery’s house-barreled wines, or a selection from their expansive, affordable wine list. City Winery 155 Varick Street, 11:30 p.m., $8 www.citywinery.com Movie Night—with [&hellip
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