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Pete Wells: Is New York’s Best Pizza in New Jersey?

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Source: NY Times Food

3 stars | At Razza in Jersey City, local buffalo milk and hazelnuts go into pies that can stand up to the best of the five boroughs.

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Hungry City: Burgers and Franks Go Over the Top at Prontito in Queens

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Source: NY Times Food

This Colombian restaurant in Elmhurst specializes in glorious excess.

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (9.7.2017-9.10.2017)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Welcome back to another weekend, you guys! And it’s not just ANY weekend, either; it’s the US OPEN FINALS! I went to the quarter-finals yesterday and it was pretty much the best day of my life, so if you have the means to grab a ticket and go to either the semi-finals or the actual finals, you should PROBABLY DO IT! It’s also #NYFW, meaning this week’s GIF theme is (as with all NYFWs) Anna Wintour. SORRY NOT SORRY. If you’re going “But Megan, I hate tennis! I hate fashion!” then CALM DOWN because there are plenty of things to …

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Hungry City: A Rare Manhattan Find: Great Vietnamese Food, Times Two

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Source: NY Times Food

Hanoi House and Madame Vo, which both opened in January in the East Village, specialize in differing styles, but both make exemplary pho.

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Pete Wells: Flavors Cross Borders at Little Tong Noodle Shop

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | A new Yunnanese restaurant in the East Village uses rice noodles as the neutral backdrop for contrasting tastes from all over Southeast Asia.

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Hungry City: Layers of Flaky Dough, and History, at King Tut Pie

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Source: NY Times Food

The flavors of Egypt are tucked into crepes at this new restaurant in a former bodega in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

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Pete Wells: Vegetables With Benefits at ABCV

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | The menu at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s new vegetarian restaurant in the Flatiron district tries to impart “plant-based intelligence.”

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Pete Wells: A Chef Dreams in Mexican at Empellón in Midtown

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Source: NY Times Food

3 stars | Alex Stupak’s newest and flashiest restaurant uses familiar dishes as jumping-off points for fantasy versions.

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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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