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

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

This Colombian restaurant in Elmhurst specializes in glorious excess.

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (9.7.2017-9.10.2017)

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 […]

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

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

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

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    NYC Best Weekend Bets (9.7.2017-9.10.2017)

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

What to Cook: What to Cook This Weekend

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Source: NY Times Food

If you’re celebrating, build a menu for the High Holy Days. For those not observing, New Mexican posole, braised sauerkraut and more await.

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Olive Garden Sold Americans 22,000 Pasta Passes in Less Than a Second

Source: Grub Street NY

Yesterday was the day Olive Garden executives await all year with bated breath — Never Ending Pasta Pass day — because for one magical but all-too-brief minute, half the internet is interested in their food. At precisely 2 p.m., the chain released the annual Pasta Pass, now in its …

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Investigating Shake Shack’s Latest Collaboration, the Fergus Henderson Eel Burger

Source: Grub Street NY

Today, two of the biggest names in meat join forces: Shake Shack and Fergus Henderson, the offal-obsessed brain behind England’s St. John and other restaurants. He’s the latest chef to pop by the burger chain’s original Madison Square Park location for a collaborative stunt burger, one of the ultimate …

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Ramen Lab Hosts Acclaimed Tokyo Ramen Chain Through the Month

Source: Eater NY

Plus, Spike Lee wades into the Summerhill controversy

Spike Lee is not a fan of that fake bullet-hole bar | Filmmaker Spike Lee, known for his work about Brooklyn, is not on board with Summerhill, the Crown Heights bar whose owner falsely claimed the restaurant had bullet holes. “What’s wrong with that lady?” he tells Gothamist. “It’s what I’ve talked about before — people are moving into these neighborhoods with no respect for the culture, and that’s a brazen example of it.”

Acclaimed Tokyo ramen visits NYC | Wildly popular Tokyo ramen chain Mensho — whose first U.S. location in SF draws hours-long lines — has been hanging out at Ramen Lab in Nolita this week and will be there until the end of the month. Mensho owner Tomoharu Shono is offering three kinds of tori paitan ramen, which has a chicken soup base. See the full menu here. …

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Actress Aya Cash Eats French-Toast Sticks and Taco Bell on Set

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Source: Grub Street NY

Aya Cash films You’re the Worst in Los Angeles, but she considers New York her home. “I learned to like L.A. by eating my way through Jonathan Gold’s recommendations — from Jitlada to Jon & Vinny’s,” she says. This week, she bounced back and forth between L.A. and …

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Inside the List: Alice Waters’s Grilled Cheese Is Not Like Yours and Mine

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Source: NY Times Food

In her best-selling new memoir, “Coming to My Senses,” the chef recommends a French mountain cheese and homemade sauerkraut for a childhood staple.

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Mario Batali Isn’t a Fan of Raising the Minimum Wage

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Source: Grub Street NY

At a New York tech conference yesterday, Molto Mario shared some interesting thoughts on how he feels about the rise of the $15 living wage. To put it succinctly, he’s anti-: He said during a panel at Recode’s Code Commerce that support for raising the minimum wage …

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Emily Pizza Embroiled in Blogger Spat

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Source: Eater NY

It’s not pretty | The husband-and-wife team behind popular pizzerias Emily and Emmy Squared, Matt and Emily Hyland, called for a boycott of a local hotel that is working with a blogger who they say dined and dashed at Emily. The Hylands posted a screed on Instagram on Wednesday calling for the boycott of The Williamsburg Hotel, angry that the business was collaborating with the blog The Gone Cat and its writer Haya Zoubi on a pop-up at the hotel with drinks and DJs. The couple has had a tiff with the blogger that stretches back to 2014, …

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Climate Change Is Making Plants Less Nutritious

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Source: Grub Street NY

Humanity’s food system is under siege by climate change: Coffee and wheat are threatened, droughts could pose a disaster for arable land, and as temperatures rise, agriculture will have to shift north, where the soil quality is much poorer and limits yields. If this sounds like enough agricultural …

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Jessica Biel’s ‘SoHo House for Kids’ Accused of Stealing $430,000 in Tips

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Source: Grub Street NY

Workers at Au Fudge — Jessica Biel’s kid-friendly West Hollywood restaurant where elites can park children in front of food while they go enjoy a $14 “MILF” cocktail — are suing the restaurant for a variety of labor violations, the worst of which is allegedly $430,000 worth …

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Filipino Taqueria Joins the Upper East Side

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Source: Eater NY

The fast-casual Flip Sigi will be the neighborhood’s only Filipino spot | The Upper East Side will no longer be a Filipino food desert with the addition of Flip Sigi, a counter-service Filipino taqueria from 2nd City chef Jordan Andino. Opening Saturday, September 16, Flip Sigi will serve Andino’s signature Instagram-friendly tacos, burritos, poke, bao, and noodles that feature Filipino flavors. New to this location is the “Filipino Underground Crunchwrap,” a play on Taco Bell’s popular crunchy griddled burrito wrap, this one with braised short rib, fried tortilla, kimchi fried rice, Mexican cheese, shredded lettuce, and salsa. The full …

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Nestlé Buys Majority Stake in Blue Bottle

Source: Grub Street NY

Today, Nestlé announced that it has bought a 68 percent stake in third-wave café and roaster Blue Bottle. The purchase, reported by the Financial Times to be $500 million, values the company in excess of $700 million. Blue Bottle has followed fellow gourmet-coffee makers Stumptown and Intelligentsia, …

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What’s a Date Bar That Doesn’t Scream, ‘I’m Trying Too Hard?’

Source: Eater NY

In this Ask Eater, a reader feels that spark and wants to do right by it | Hi Eater, I’m looking for a great spot for a second date — the type of place youd go to with someone after you know that youre into them and there

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Massimo Bottura’s Cooking in NYC — But It Costs $5K

Source: Eater NY

Or just buy a plane ticket to Italy for dinner at Osteria Francescana | Forget Noma’s $2k dinners — the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce is charging a whopping $5,000 for the privilege to eat dinner prepared by World’s Best Restaurant chef Massimo Bottura in New York City: It’s an invite-only, black-tie event in December in collaboration with The Promotion Factory and marketing experience agency GR8. Actor Chazz Palminteri will play host both nights, which starts with a private ferry ride and a brief tour of Ellis Island, followed by a Champagne reception and dinner. Those lucky enough to score an invite …

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Ordering a Double (a Drink and a Song) at Tokyo Record Bar

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Source: NY Times Food

A new spot in Greenwich Village pays homage to a type of Japanese bar, letting you choose a platter to spin.

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