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Hungry City: Finding the Joys of Jianbing Across New York

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Source: NY Times Food

The savory crepe with an omelet underbelly and a heart of fried dough was once elusive, but some chefs are trying to make it as essential as tacos and falafel.

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Pete Wells: A MacGyver of Slow-Cooked Meats at Franklin Barbecue

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | Aaron Franklin, a new-traditionalist tinkerer, is producing exemplary brisket and long lines in Austin, Tex.

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Hungry City: Butterfunk Kitchen Is Driven by Soul Food and Built on Memories

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Source: NY Times Food

Deviled eggs, deep-fried corn on the cob and scrapple honor the chef’s roots at this restaurant in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

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Hungry City: A Different Kind of Alexandria Library, at Little Egypt

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Source: NY Times Food

A restaurant in Ridgewood, Queens, features shelves of groceries, a shrine to Egyptian history and fish from a chef who once worked by the docks.

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Hungry City: Tables for Snooker and Bhutanese Food at Weekender Billiard

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Source: NY Times Food

A restaurant in Woodside, Queens, trades in the keyed-up spicing of the Himalayas.

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Pete Wells: Sahib, in Curry Hill, Lets You Eat All Over India

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | The menu darts from Kashmir to South India and beyond at the newest restaurant from the prolific Hemant Mathur (with help from Shiva Natarajan).

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Hungry City: At Cafe Lily, the Korean-Uzbek Menu Evokes a Past Exodus

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Source: NY Times Food

A family restaurant in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, serves the pungent cooking of Koryo Saram, descendants of Koreans who were exiled to Central Asia.

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Pete Wells: Culinary Clashes End in Harmony at Chinese Tuxedo

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | A stylish new restaurant melds Asian cuisines in a cavernous former Chinatown theater where a gang massacre once occurred.

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Urban Gourmet: White Gold, April Bloomfield’s Butcher-Shop-Restaurant

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Source: Grub Street NY

If you are even a halfway ambitious chef these days, it’s not enough to cook food and sell it. You must mill your own flour, grow your own herbs, churn your own butter, apply your own tattoos (well, maybe not that), and butcher your own meat. April Bloomfield is a …

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Hungry City: Thai Food to Hearten the Homesick at Dek Sen in Elmhurst, Queens

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Source: NY Times Food

The chef and his mother focus on the kind of unshowy, full-flavored dishes that are the running stitch of a Thai childhood.

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Restaurant Review: White Gold Butchers Slices to the Point: Meats Cooked Simply

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | Tucked into their butcher shop, April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s latest restaurant is ample reason for an Upper West Side trek.

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Hungry City: Cajun, Far From Home, at the Gumbo Bros

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Source: NY Times Food

In Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, two former roommates at Louisiana State University are trying to redress the city’s lack of gumbo.

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Pete Wells: The New Chumley’s Raises the Culinary Bar

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | A rebuilt West Village speakeasy is still lined with literary references, but the food is more ambitious and the scruffy charm has fled.

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Hungry City: Filipino Food With Subtlety, and a Splash of 7Up, at F.O.B.

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Source: NY Times Food

A new restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, combines a grandmotherly vibe with dishes from a Daniel alum.

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Pete Wells: Glimpses of a Gilded Past at Fowler & Wells

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | Tom Colicchio’s new restaurant in a restored 1883 hotel aims for the opulence of a bygone era, but it sometimes loses focus.

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