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New York City’s best, traditional delis

New York City’s best, traditional delis

May 1, 2013


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Visit one of these traditional New York delis for a taste of history or just for a delicious pastrami sandwich. Russ & Daughters I 179 E. Houston St. Since 1914, Russ & Daughters has been serving up quality salt-cured fish at their Lower East Side establishment — their lox has been call...

Tastes in transit: best food trucks in New York City

Tastes in transit: best food trucks in New York City

April 30, 2013


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For a quality meal on the go, visit one of these favorite food trucks around the city this summer. Neapolitan Express This new pizza truck makes fresh, uncomplicated pizzas from Italian-imported ingredients and local basil. Pizzas include the margherita, bufata and marinara, all made rich by ext...

Best South American restaurants for unique, authentic meals

Best South American restaurants for unique, authentic meals

April 24, 2013


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Taco Box I 50 E. Fourth St. Literally a hole in the wall, Taco Box serves up a selective menu of delicious and affordable tacos ($3-$3.50), as well as homemade sauces and a variety of authentic Spanish sodas. Gena’s Grill I 210 First Ave. This tiny East Village restaurant offers a var...

Celebrate Friday’s Pretzel Day by sampling from featured restaurants

Celebrate Friday’s Pretzel Day by sampling from featured restaurants

April 24, 2013


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Skip the pretzel cart and discover gourmet pretzel around the city in celebration of National Pretzel Day on Friday. Sigmund Pretzel Shop I 29 Avenue B This East Village shop makes its handmade pretzels fresh daily in a variety of unique flavors, including truffle cheddar and cinnamon raisin ($3 eac...

BambooTori introduces healthy, fresh yakitori to Union Square

BambooTori introduces healthy, fresh yakitori to Union Square

April 17, 2013


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  Recent Babson College graduates Jonny Hermijanto, Christophe Van Aerde and Hendy Lamothe opened BambooTori, a new, fast-casual, Japanese-style yakitori restaurant, last October. Yakitori, a popular dish in Asia, is made of chicken — usually all parts — or other meat grilled on ske...

Smorgasburg returns with best Brooklyn treats

Smorgasburg returns with best Brooklyn treats

April 10, 2013


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  Crowds of hungry New Yorkers flocked to East River State Park in Williamsburg on Saturday to welcome back Brooklyn Flea’s Smorgasburg for its third outdoor season. This year, nearly 100 returning and new local food vendors occupy the space overlooking the East River. Vendors are se...

Big Cheesy competition draws grilled cheese lovers

Big Cheesy competition draws grilled cheese lovers

March 25, 2013


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This past weekend, an estimated 1,500 hungry grilled cheese enthusiasts flocked to the third annual Big Cheesy competition in NoLiTa to determine which restaurant boasts the most delicious grilled cheese sandwich in New York City. Seven city restaurants brought their best and most creative grilled chees...

Breakfast at Murray’s: sweet, savory brunch menu with cheesy twist

Breakfast at Murray’s: sweet, savory brunch menu with cheesy twist

February 27, 2013


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Click the photo to see more photos of Murray. Cheesemongers now have reason to rejoice — Murray’s Cheese Bar is serving brunch. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy your favorite brunch fare with a special Murray’s Cheese twist. Murray’s Cheese Bar, which op...

Mediterranean restaurants serving heart-healthy dishes

February 27, 2013


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According to a recent report in The New York Times, consuming a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables can lower your risk for heart disease. In a study conducted at the University of Barcelona, participants who followed Mediterranean diets and reduced their consumption...

Top 5 quirky exhibits for students on a budget

Top 5 quirky exhibits for students on a budget

February 24, 2013


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 The New York Earth Room For an escape from city life and a sight of pure earth, visit the Earth Room, a space with 250 cubic yards of soil inside a residential building in SoHo. The space, which was designed by artist Walter de Maria, has caused visitors to marvel at its simplicity and question its pur...

Milly Fall/Winter 2013

February 13, 2013


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Click the photo for more looks from Milly. Inspired by nighttime urban landscapes, Milly by Michelle Smith’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection “Illumination” at New York Fashion Week incorporated all aspects of a vibrant night in the city. The show began with a crocodile-embossed leather sweatshirt...

Top creative, sweet treats for Valentine’s Day

Top creative, sweet treats for Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2013


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Valentine’s Day is undoubtedly the best occasion to indulge in heart-shaped desserts, but it is also an opportunity to get creative. Roll up your sleeves and try creating these homemade delights.   Chocolate and Cream Fondue Fondue is always a fun dessert for sharing. In a heavy saucepan, heat three-fourths cup of h...

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