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Hungry City: Finding the Joys of Jianbing Across New York

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

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

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

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: Finding the Joys of Jianbing Across New York

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

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

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

Front Burner: Bien Cuit Set to Open in Grand Central

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Source: NY Times Food

The Brooklyn bakery will sell croissant bread pudding and curried choux puffs in addition to its breads.

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Bittersweet Radicchio Is at Its Peak Now

Source: NY Times Food

There are more varieties than ever available to cooks, in a vibrant array of shapes and colors.

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Today It’s Daniel Boulud Day

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Source: Eater NY

Classes are cancelled at CIA and Dinex Group cooks for students | First, it’s a life-size mosaic in the Second Ave. subway. Now its his very own holiday: Today is Daniel Boulud Day up at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, which assembled a program of special projects as he visits campus to focus on mentorship and French cuisine. The chef owner of Daniel, Cafe Boulud, Bar Boulud, DBGB — close to 20 in Dinex Group — has been known for his focus on mentoring, with an emphasis on his website, his book, Letters to a Young Chef,

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This $10,000 Burger Actually Exists for a Good Reason

Source: Grub Street NY

Food that costs a few hundred or thousand times what it should will never not be irritating on a certain level, even when no buyers get duped. But at least this over-the-top burger that sold in Dubai for $10,000, ostensibly making it …

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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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Convict Clubber Michael Alig’s Comeback Is Crashing

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Source: Eater NY

The former club kid can’t seem to break back onto the scene | It’s been four months since ‘80s and ‘90s nightlife promoter Michael Alignow infamous after serving 17 years in prison for killing fellow “club kid” Andrew “Angel” Melendez — is attempting to reinsert himself into the NYC nightlife scene. Spoiler alert: It’s not going so well. The latest is that Alig is now selling some of his 90s nightlife paraphernalia, such as old invitations and a jar of honey, on eBay for as low as $60, Bowery Boogie reports. Shockingly, the honey has five bids …

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Harvey, the Still-Delayed Williamsburg Hotel Restaurant, Loses Its Opening Chef

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Source: Eater NY

Adam Leonti is no longer a part of the project | Harvey, the continuously delayed restaurant at the Williamsburg Hotel, has hit another roadblock — its opening chef Adam Leonti is no longer a part of the project. The baker and chef left his job at acclaimed Philadelphia restaurant Vetri back in May 2015 to be the opening executive chef at Harvey. The hotel — which got press for wanting to open a bar in a fake water toweropened in December 2016, but the restaurant has yet to debut. A spokesperson for the restaurant confirms that …

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BuzzFeed Is Now Selling Its Own Brand of Coffee

Source: Grub Street NY

In addition to being a source of important coffee facts, like the top sex position based on your Starbucks order, BuzzFeed has now become a brand of coffee. As part of a partnership with NBCUniversal, its Tasty food platform will sell beans, and, naturally, offer a …

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A Cookbook of Refugee Recipes Is a Hit on Kickstarter — Here’s How It Came Together

Source: Grub Street NY

When Manal Kahi and her brother Wissam founded their catering company Eat Offbeat in 2015, they didn’t just want to feed New Yorkers. They wanted to change the story around refugees in America. The Kahis are originally from Lebanon, and their grandmother hails from Aleppo. It was the …

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The Absolute Best Negroni in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

People think the Negroni is an idiotproof cocktail. They’ll argue that the drink — a simple construct, usually made of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari — is good everywhere you go, because it’s roughly the same everywhere you go, and impossible to fuck up. Nonsense. While it’s rare …

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The Death and Rebirth of the Duncan Grapefruit

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Source: NY Times Food

Once a breakfast staple, this white, seed-packed variety of the fruit has all but disappeared. Yet there are hints of a small-scale revival.

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Front Burner: For a London Dry Gin, a More Assertive Tonic

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Source: NY Times Food

This mixer from Q Drinks is a fine match for juniper-forward gins.

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Front Burner: Israel’s Rich Culinary Legacy Revealed in a New Film

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Source: NY Times Food

A documentary follows the chef Michael Solomonov on a journey through the country’s kitchens.

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Make It Feel Like Spring Today With Free Dairy Queen Soft Serve

Source: Grub Street NY

Today’s the first day of spring, and that feels like a mean joke for the 20th day of a month that’s being christened “Marchuary.” But if you head to Dairy Queen, it might be possible to believe the season is really changing. DQ’s very conveniently timed …

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Front Burner: One Man’s Mission to Sketch New York Restaurants

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Source: NY Times Food

A new exhibition shows some of the work of John Donohue, a former New Yorker editor, who draws city architecture.

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