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Hungry City: Around the World in an Evening at the Queens Night Market

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Source: NY Times Food

New York has other open-air food bazaars, but none to match the thrills and surprises at this one.

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Pete Wells: At Don Peppe, Expect a Lot of Everything

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Source: NY Times Food

1 star | The hallowed Italian-American restaurant is near the airport and the racetrack in Queens, but it’s in a world of its own.

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Hungry City: In Tama’s No-Frills Space, the Filipino Food Is Anything But

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Source: NY Times Food

At a new restaurant in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, every dish comes with a careful presentation, and a story.

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Hungry City: At Bep Ga in Chinatown, It All Begins With Chicken

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Source: NY Times Food

The restaurant, all two tables of it, is wholly devoted to the bird — poaching it first in a hot bath of ginger, then slipping it into the steamer.

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Pete Wells: Some Food, a Plate, a Room. That’s Enough at King, in SoHo.

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | Despite the royal name, this small restaurant revels in the simple charms of its confident cooking.

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Hungry City: For This Soup, Some Assembly Is Required (and Provided)

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Source: NY Times Food

Western Yunnan Crossing Bridge Noodle, in Sunset Park, excels at a deconstructed potage that servers combine at the table.

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Pete Wells: New Dumplings to Hunt, by Way of Hong Kong

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Source: NY Times Food

1 star each | A branch of Tim Ho Wan and a chef from Din Tai Fung set up in Manhattan.

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Hungry City: East Meets West, and Cafe Becomes Sake Bar, at Hi-Collar

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Source: NY Times Food

This East Village restaurant changes personality at night, moving away from Western-leaning comfort foods toward more Japanese snacks.

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Pete Wells: Pork Is Only the Starting Point at Pig Bleecker

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Source: NY Times Food

1 star | A Greenwich Village sibling of the Brooklyn restaurant Pig Beach impresses with seafood, sandwiches and, running through it all, smoke.

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Pete Wells: The Extras Are the Stars on the Korean Menu at Atoboy

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | At his restaurant in NoMad, the chef builds excitement out of banchan, the little plates that usually come free.

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Hungry City: A Shrimp Cocktail With a Jumbo Jolt, at La Esquina in Queens

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Source: NY Times Food

Potent tonics are the draw at a tiny in-store restaurant with a big name (La Esquina del Camarón Mexicano) in Jackson Heights.

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Pete Wells: ‘Vegetable Forward’ Chef Gets His Own Patch at Loring Place

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | Dan Kluger’s new restaurant in Greenwich Village leans heavily on grains and seasonal produce, evoking his work at ABC Kitchen.

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Hungry City: Bracing Burmese Food, Full of Contradictions, at Together

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Source: NY Times Food

The city’s lone Burmese restaurant brings the rings and chain links of the Burmese alphabet to a Brooklyn street otherwise inscribed in English, Russian and Mandarin.

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Pete Wells: Union Square Cafe Returns, With More Than a Dash of Déjà Vu

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Source: NY Times Food

3 stars | The reboot of Danny Meyer’s first restaurant replicates much of the look, taste and comfort that made the original so popular.

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Hungry City: The Smoky Allure of Lebanon Wafts Through Wafa’s Express

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Source: NY Times Food

At a small restaurant in East Williamsburg, the usual Middle Eastern dishes turn intense: brighter, earthier, smokier, creamier.

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