Posts Tagged ‘Dining’

Plus-Size Barbecue

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What with the wildly popular Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Madison Square Park each summer, and relatively new barbecue joints in nearly every neighborhood, barbecue joins burgers and Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches at the top of New York City’s most esteemed foods. And to think that a mere decade ago there were only three [&hellip
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Bitchy Brew

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In the ever-changing world of wine, there are few constants. But every once in a while, you stumble on a wine that makes you remember why everyone makes such a fuss out of the stuff in the first place. I have found such a wine, and it has made me re-obsessed with a grape that [&hellip
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Lighten Up

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January brings a slew of New Year’s resolutions, like the perennial mantra to eat healthier. Since wan lunchtime salads quickly lose their appeal, consider these local eateries offering delicious dishes that also keep your waist small. Ozu (566 Amsterdam Ave., near 88th St., 212-787-8316): This Japanese restaurant focuses on vegan dishes that eschew refined sugars [&hellip
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What’s Cooking

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A post-holiday hunger pang? I’d just licked off the last Panettone crumb, finished all remnants of the Alaskan wild-caught smoked salmon and given away the dark (fair trade, of course) chocolate terrine. Really, I was ready to re-join Weight Watchers and swear off lardo. But as I contemplated the headlines, the “For Rent” signs all [&hellip
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The Modern Mexican

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The menu at Cascabel says, “Eat, Drink, Love Tacos.” And this is exactly what you will do at this new taqueria. With the sudden boom in places dishing up Mexican street food, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by new-fangled taco combinations and attention-grabbing slogans. Cascabel is also a bit gimmicky, as it’s completely decked out [&hellip
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