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Queens Pizzeria Owner Who Smuggled 55 Kilos of Cocaine Gets 20 Years Behind Bars

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His family brought the drugs in through the restaurant | The owner of a pizzeria in Queens will spend the next 20 years in prison after he got busted for smuggling 55 kilos of cocaine from Costa Rica through the restaurant. DNAinfo reports that Angelo Gigliotti of the shuttered Italian restaurant Cucino a Modo Mio in Corona was convicted for bringing millions of dollars worth of drugs into the country through yucca shipments. His mother Eleanor was sentenced to seven years last month, and his father Gregorio could get up to 18 years behind bars. In fall of 2014, the Gigliottis …

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23 Chelsea Restaurants to Try During Pride Week

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Eater’s senior critic highlights where to get donuts, noodles, tacos, and more | In the latter half of the 19th century the neighborhood industrialized, with smoke-belching factories lining the Hudson River, of which the old Nabisco complex (now Chelsea Market) is one of the last remaining examples. But the infill of tenements and townhouses, and eventually that of housing projects and high-rise condos, has made Chelsea one of the city’s premier residential neighborhoods, where rich and poor alike live side-by-side. The precise borders are a matter of controversy, but for the purposes of this survey we’ll consider them to run from …

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Watch: David Chang Personally Handed Off Some of Thursday’s Momofuku Nikes

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People started lining up at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday | The longest line in New York this week was for the Momofuku-branded Nike sneakers being sold at Fuku. Changheads and sneakerheads alike camped out on Thursday for the limited edition shoe with Momofuku’s peach logo on it — with some arriving as early as 6:30 a.m. Check out the experience in the video below:

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Study Says Minimum Wage Hike Kills NYC Restaurant Jobs — But It’s Suspect

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The report is funded by a restaurant industry lobbyist group | A recent report out of the Post sounds pretty bad for restaurants in the city — it claims that the minimum wage hike has already screwed up growth in the industry. The number of jobs at full-service restaurants grew just 1.3 percent in 2016, while fast-food restaurants saw 3.4 percent job growth, according to the report. But while rising labor costs have indeed been impacting restaurants, don’t look to this study as proof. The group quoted in the story, the Employment Policies Institute, is actually a thinly-veiled front

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25 West Village Restaurants to Try During Pride Week

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Eater’s senior critic offers choices from cheap to expensive in the West Village | No doubt the West Village is one of the city’s loveliest neighborhoods, composed of stately brownstones dating from the 1840s through the 1880s, trim storefronts, a country church with a flower garden, and reclaimed port and industrial architecture turned into lofts, galleries, and coffee shops. Two centuries ago it was a remote farming village that became a refuge for city dwellers fleeing cholera. But gaze at it now! Hordes descend every weekend to see Carrie’s townhouse from Sex in the City and the homes of authors like …

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These May Be the Biggest Japanese Restaurant Openings of the Year

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Midtown’s Mifune and Sushi Amane bring in two Michelin-starred chefs | Mifune (245 East 44th Street), the Japanese restaurant which houses the most important sushi counter to hit New York this year, is slated to debut in the next two weeks. In the same building there’s Sushi Amane, the 8-seat subterranean omakase counter helmed by Shion Uino— second-in-command at Tokyo’s Sushi Saito, the bar with three Michelin stars many regard as the best sushi in Tokyo — will follow. Both are current hosting friends and family. Split between a ground floor dining room and a lower level, Mifune …

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Seamore’s Basement Rum Bar Rocks Open Today — and More Intel

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Plus, Japanese restaurateurs eye the East Village

Rum bar below Chelsea Seamore’s makes its debut | Seamore’s owner Michael Chernow is opening the basement bar below the Chelsea Seamore’s tonight. Called Fishbone, it focuses on rum, with cocktails, frozen drinks, and a by-the-glass list. Bar-below-restaurant is a favored move for the restaurateur see: Underballs beneath his Chelsea Meatball Shop. Check out the full menu below.

Nur’s bread is becoming a star in its own right | With the Breads Bakery team behind new Middle Eastern hot spot Nur, it’s no surprise the bread is already getting recognition. Besides having …

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See the Snazzy Renderings for DaDong, China’s High-Profile Roast Duck Chain

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The Bryant Park outpost of the Michelin-starred restaurant opens this year | One of the most anticipated openings of the year will likely be the first U.S. location of DaDong, a roast duck chain in China that’s known for delivering one of the best versions of the classic Beijing dish — and now, some renderings of the bi-level space in Bryant Park are out. The chain, which has multiple locations with Michelin stars, is not opening the New York outpost until mid- to late-December, according to chef and owner Dong Zhenxiang, but the drawings of the dining room …

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Where to Find Great Taiwanese Food in NYC

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Noodles, pork chops, bento boxes, and bubble tea | Gradually, Taiwanese food is becoming more prominent. While a decade ago there were only a few restaurants in NYC identified with the cuisine, now there are dozens. The menus offer an eclectic mix of regional Chinese fare, plus, for geographic and historical reasons, dishes showing Japanese, Korean, American, European, and Southeast Asian influences. The traditional menu is a grab bag of culinary wonders, favoring pork chops, chicken with basil, elliptical rice cakes, crisp tempura, hearty noodle soups, oyster omelets, and pickled mustard greens in varying roles. But Taiwanese food is being remade …

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Colonial-Themed West Village Restaurant Monument Lane Closes After Six Years

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The new American restaurant was filled with historical themes | Monument Lane — a West Village new American restaurant with Colonial-inspired decorhas closed its doors after about six years. Restaurateur Josh Früm opened the Colonial-themed restaurant at 103 Greenwich Avenue in 2011. It was named after former name of the corner, a road that New Yorkers used to go from the city to the countryside in the 1700 and 1800s. Chefs at the restaurant changed, but it maintained a seasonal menu of dishes like roasted trout with broccoli rabe and roasted chicken. A Times review of the restaurant

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What’s a Semi-Cheap Restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn for a Carnivore and a Dairy-Free Date?

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For a meal before a movie at BAM | Welcome to Ask Eater, a column from Eater New York where the site’s editors, reporters, and critics answer specific or baffling restaurant requests from readers and friends. A new question and answer will run every Thursday. Have a question for us? Submit your question in this form.

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Changheads Have Been Lining Up for Momofuku Nike Sneakers Since 6:30 A.M.

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David Chang-designed high tops are in high demand | New Yorkers just can’t get enough David Chang. Case in point: The line for his limited edition Momofuku-branded Nike sneakers is dozens of people long and started at 6:30 a.m. even though doors didn’t open until 10 a.m. Rumor has it that one person even got there at 11:30 p.m. last night. Eater editor Sonia Chopra got in line at 7:45 a.m. and was number 37 in a queue of people stretching a full block long and 100 feet around the corner. During her wait, Dunkin’ Donuts treats were handed …

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Daniel Humm Went Majorly Geeky for the EMP Summer House Lobster Boil

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The secret is in the mix | It wasn’t until a few years ago, “during a trip to harvest salt in Amagansett,” that Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park had his first lobster boil — and now he’s making his own at EMP Summer House, the Hamptons pop-up he’s opening with Will Guidara this weekend. “At first I was sitting out there, and I’m like wow, wouldn’t it be cool if we could at Eleven Madison, one of the courses we just dump food and that’s your course,” he says. The detail is part of Newsday’s paywalled …

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Brooklyn’s Second Trader Joe’s Opens Tomorrow — and More Intel

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Plus, Roberta’s is now making soft serve

Trader Joe’s opens at City Point Tomorrow | Sharpen your elbows for the crowds at the new Trader Joe’s (445 Gold Street) opening at 9 a.m. tomorrow right next door to the newly opened DeKalb Market Hall. It’s the second spot in Brooklyn where customers can stock up on Two-Buck Chuck (Charles Shaw wine), Joe-Joe’s cookies, and a plethora of spreads and dips.

Danny Bowien in London | For one night only, Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food is cooking at one of London’s best restaurants, the eclectic Black Axe Mangal on Tuesday, June …

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New York City’s 21 Most Iconic Meat Dishes

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Here’s a guide to the New York meat dishes that belong in the Ultimate Protein Pantheon. These are the original menu items that diners keep ordering time and time again, and the dishes that have been copied endlessly in New York and across the rest of the country. Take a look at the 21 dishes that best define New York’s vast, jus-splashed meat landscape:

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