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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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NYC Best Weekend Bets (5.11.2017-5.14.2017)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Hello and welcome to ye olde weekend! Do you guys hate how much I say “ye olde” all the time? (I don’t really care either way and plan to continue using it regardless, but was just curious.) Anyway, lots happening the next couple of days! I’m going to be out of town for my niece’s Peppa Pig birthday (why does Peppa Pig look like that, ps?) so I can’t go to any of this stuff, but YOU should totally live your best life and get to as much as possible. With regards to our GIF theme du semaine, I’ll be …

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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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Pete Wells: Parts Are Greater Than the Sum of the Chicken at Torishin

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Source: NY Times Food

3 stars | At a yakitori restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, each bit of the bird, cooked separately, has a different pleasure to offer.

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What’s In Your Fridge: The Small Mammal House

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

D.C. is a magical place. There are corners of this city where you can experience things you would never get an opportunity to see anywhere else. Whether it’s the Kennedy Center putting on a breathtaking opera or being able to revel in the awe of an exhibition like Renwick’s Wonder, our city is filled with amazing things. I don’t think anyone would disagree with me when I say the National Zoo is near the top of that list. The 160+ acre park is home to a large swath of animals, from …

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Pete Wells: Adventure (Try a Goat’s Head?) Is Still on the Menu at Babbo

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | Mario Batali’s Greenwich Village perennial has kept its robust style but lost a bit of the old finesse.

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Pete Wells: We’ll Always Have Paris, at Augustine

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Source: NY Times Food

1 star | Like Keith McNally’s other French restaurants, this new one is a lovely realm of nostalgia and unfussy food.

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Pete Wells: Testing the Limits of Trust, and Sushi, at Sugarfish

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Source: NY Times Food

Fair | The New York branch of a Los Angeles chain has plenty of efficiency and customers, but the fish options can be limited.

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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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