In Brief

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The Simone Makes New York Magazine’s Best of New York List Upper East Side New York magazine’s 30th-annual Best of New York list hit newsstands this week, and U.E.S. restaurant The Simone (151 E. 82nd St., between Lexington and Third Avenues) made the cut, thanks to its wine pairings. Chef Chip Smith runs the kitchen [&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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A Food History Lesson from Game of Thrones

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Francine Segan pulls recipes and culinary inspiration from the popular HBO series By Gabrielle Alfiero A few chapters into reading “Game of Thrones,” food historian and Upper East Side resident Francine Segan recognized dishes and food customs she encountered when researching medieval recipes and dining traditions. “He’s done his research,” Segan said about series author [&hellip
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East Side 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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Eating Like A Spice Girl

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Dining Our Town

Dining 2 Fusion cuisine brings new flavors to the forefront in local restaurants Back in the day, 1998, my nine-year-old friends and I traveled from group to group at Downtown Day Camp singing Spice Girls Songs to all. Fifteen years later, I got the chance to become a different kind of spice girl, boldly sampling the newly-arrived [&hellip
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