Posts Tagged ‘Snack Attack’

Flavorless Wines

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Subtle wines that are refreshing and don’t hog Center Stage By Josh Perilo Recently, at the restaurant where I serve as wine director, I was clearing out our inventory of old wines and giving away past selections to fellow employees. The head bartender, Jason, took a bottle of a higher end Chardonnay from Oregon called [&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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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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Poco Dinero—Mucho Sabor

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“What should I get?” I canvassed the seven people pressed up against the metal steam trays in Abuela’s Cocina. A white-coated woman said definitively, “Stewed chicken. I get it every single day.” If variety is the spice of life, or at least snacking, then predictability offers comfort and the pleasure of anticipation
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Little Shop of Cheeses

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With the weather warming—I say this as if one could will this harsh winter to be over—what a delight to get a well-crafted sandwich from tiny cheese emporium Lamazou to bring to Madison Square Park. I watched the hungry Shake Shack hopefuls in their long line while I tucked into the “Lamazou Favorite” ($5.95/half): mozzarella, [&hellip
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Dim Mood? Dim Sum!

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“Here it is: this must be the spring to come, outside the vexing world: lotus blossoms opening…” —Jakuren, from Zen Poems Leave behind the chill, vexing world and step into China Fun, where lotus leaves open to expose clumps of sticky rice, doused in soy sauce, enfolding succulent strips of roast pork ($4.50)
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