Posts Tagged ‘Dining’

When Only a Dumpling Will Do

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When an uptown girl gets a dumpling desire, she has to go downtown. However, with dumpling houses creeping north from Chinatown, a girl doesn’t have to go below Canal. On St. Marks Place, I was more than delighted with Dumpling Man’s filling little packets, made in Northern Chinese “Shang Jian” style. Sure, you can’t get [&hellip
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Diminutive Dominican, Gargantuan Portions

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Blink and you’ll miss this sliver of a restaurant. Yet at lunchtime, stalwart Latino men stand three deep behind the orange counter waiting for two harried women to serve Dominican specialties like cow’s foot soup and cuchifritos. Standing outside I noticed a giant white board that seemed to price every dish at $2. “Roasted fish [&hellip
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A Multi-Layered Meal

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Don’t let the name fool you—Angelina Pizza Bar offers more then just pizza. This family-friendly restaurant near West 105th Street not only has extensive Italian fare and a decent wine list but Chef Giancarlo Delanzo cooks his crazy creations in a brick oven with a rotating floor. As pies like the Bella Angelina (with zucchini [&hellip
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Crustaceans Go Global

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Flex mussels is doing something right. This Prince Edward Island offshoot seems to have no trouble packing the small, almost subterranean, space each night with crustacean-loving locals, despite being tucked away on a dark and often construction-ridden 82nd Street, too far off Third Avenue to attract foot traffic. And what this “something” is, of course, [&hellip
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Wine Bars Go Casual

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The wine-bar boom of the early 2000s was one part culinary fad and one part symptom of an over-indulgent and bloated economy. To most New York City diners, wine bars were never viewed as a place to get a serious meal. The wine lists were often voluminous and confusing, the bite-sized “tapas style” snacks were [&hellip
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