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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Studies: How ‘Gay’ Should a Gay Bar Be?

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Source: NY Times Food

What does the label even mean in a time of sexual fluidity? And what about the ‘bachelorette party’ problem?

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

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Source: Eater NY

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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The Joys of a Classic Ice Cream Sandwich

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Source: NY Times Food

The hand-held combination of a chocolate base and vanilla ice cream is sure to please everyone.

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23 Chelsea Restaurants to Try During Pride Week

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Source: Eater NY

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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Source: Eater NY

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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Inside Jean-Georges’ Public Kitchen and Louis, His New Hotel Restaurant and Café

Source: Grub Street NY

Does Jean-Georges Vongerichten sleep? It’s not clear. Last fall, he closed his original restaurant, JoJo, for a year-long overhaul. Earlier this year he opened his vegetarian restaurant abcV, his third in ABC Carpet & Home‘s Union Square store. And in the last two years, he’s had two …

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

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Source: Eater NY

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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The Secret to a Great Potluck? It’s Not the Food

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Source: NY Times Food

Everyone wins when a group meal is carefully planned.

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25 West Village Restaurants to Try During Pride Week

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Source: Eater NY

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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Food & Wine Will Relocate to Alabama

Source: Grub Street NY

For all of its 39-year history, glossy magazine Food & Wine has been based out of New York, but that will soon change. Like your Brooklyn-born grandparents, it will migrate south, to Birmingham, Alabama, to join a host of other publications owned by Time Inc., including Cooking Light and …

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Food & Wine Magazine Will Leave New York for Alabama

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Source: NY Times Food

The move reflects a changing business in which traditional food magazines, and a Manhattan address, are less important.

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What to Cook: What to Cook This Weekend

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Source: NY Times Food

Project cooking season is upon us, so pick your next challenge, whether it’s a paella or porchetta, blondies or banana pudding.

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These May Be the Biggest Japanese Restaurant Openings of the Year

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Source: Eater NY

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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Club Drugs May Be Inside Your ‘100% Natural’ Chicken

Source: Grub Street NY

Your all-natural breast fillets might be coming from a bird that secretly clubbed all night to EDM. According to a new lawsuit filed by consumer-advocacy groups, ketamine is one of several “other pharmaceuticals” that recently turned up in USDA tests of Sanderson Farms’ supposedly “100% Natural” chicken. Three consumer groups — …

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

Source: Eater NY

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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