Best of Downtown Summer Specials

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Grab these seasonal specials while you still can this August 1. The newly opened Black Tree Sandwich Shop & Bar (131 Orchard Street), shares the same name as its restaurant in Crown Heights, which is equally slight in space. Signature woods, exposed brick, and brass-framed photographs line the narrow walls, and brown paper placemats protect [&hellip
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Celebrate the Cone

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We’ve hand-picked the best ice cream spots uptown Sunday, July 21 is National Ice Cream Day – but really, you don’t need a special holiday to nudge you into indulging in summer’s best dessert. Last year we taste-tested a slew of frosty treat purveyors throughout the Upper East and West Sides, focusing on little-known shops [&hellip
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Trading Post Transforms Seaport Spot into Glamorous Locale

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Dining 2 Trading Post offers traditional American food with a twist As I approached 170 John St. the other night, I thought perhaps my memory had failed me. This couldn’t possibly be the same space that housed the stale-ale smelling Yankee Clipper just two years ago, where people came to bet on horses before OTB got canned. [&hellip
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New New Yorkers, from the Very Old Country

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A new Georgian restaurant wants to bring a taste of the home country to NYC By Adam Janos “Not to burn the kebab, not to burn the stick,” Beka Peradze, co-owner of new restaurant Oda House (76 Avenue B), explains. It’s an old idiom from his native land, the Republic of Georgia, a nation of [&hellip
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The Best Iced Espresso I’ve Ever Had

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A new coffee shop in the East Village is finally getting coffee right By Elian Zach As the summer approaches, my coffee consumption habits usually shift from hot and comforting to cold and refreshing. Since both my lactose intolerance and passion for prancing around in skimpy clothing won’t facilitate devilishly creamy/sugary/swirly drinks, I usually settle [&hellip
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As Katz’s Turns 125, Professional Eaters Binge

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Dining 1 Meat lovers competed for pastrami eating championship By Adam Janos It was 86 degrees and humid, and the competitors stood, stone-faced, at the sun-drenched dais. Five gladiators, their arms locked military-style behind their backs, waited as the announcer counted down from ten, the throngs of onlookers pushing at one another, trying to catch a glimpse [&hellip
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From España with a Twist

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Modern Spanish cuisine is invading local restaurants By Wanda Mann Two dynamic Michelin-starred chefs are shaking up any preconceived notions New Yorkers may have about Spanish cuisine by showcasing a new modern approach to traditional fare. Chef Manuel Berganza and Chef Dani Garcia are both relative newcomers to the New York restaurant scene, but they [&hellip
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