Posts Tagged ‘Dining’

‘Oaky’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

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Don’t hate Chardonnays just because you’re supposed to By Josh Perilo Sometimes I don’t even realize I’m doing it until I’m standing in the middle of the supermarket, my voice rising incrementally and bleating: “I don’t care how many viewers it has, I think Family Guy is the un-funniest show that has ever aired on [&hellip
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East is West

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By Nancy J. Brandwein It’s about time a full-fledged dumpling house moved west—and north—of Chinatown. A few storefronts off Broadway and almost hidden, this new dumpling house packs lots of flavor in its bulging purse-like packets. I have become so used to frying up frozen potstickers from M2M that I had forgotten how good a [&hellip
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Greenmarket Pairings

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Warming weather means several things in my household. The chaotic and simultaneous packing/unpacking of the new season’s clothes; the fantasizing (and realistic planning) of our summer vacation; and the farmer’s market around the corner opening up again. Unlike the Union Square market, our meager outpost is only open from mid-spring to early fall. But the [&hellip
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The Empire Strikes Back

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Bice is nearly 30 years old, yet the restaurant feels as fresh and vibrant as a newcomer. But Bice is an international empire of more than 50 Northern Italian restaurants, started in 1926 by a Milanese matriarch by the name of Beatrice Ruggeri, nicknamed Bice. The restaurants are everywhere from Dubai to Montecarlo to Miami. [&hellip
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Southern Indian Moves North

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Morningside Heights is a “college town,” distinguished by mainly bland, OK restaurants and lots of turnover. Whenever I see an empty storefront I spin my fantasy of investing my nonexistent money in a Southern Indian dosa spot—just a narrow sliver of a space selling dosa, the airy rice/lentil flour pancakes stuffed with fluffy curried potatoes [&hellip
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