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The Absolute Best Schnitzel in New York

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When it comes to the cuisines of the world, traditional Austro-German food might not be at the top of your list — it tends toward the mild, and the heavy. But consider the schnitzel: When done well — meat pounded to optimal thinness, breading well-seasoned, fried so that it’s extra crispy …

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The Absolute Best Arepas in New York

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The arepa doesn’t get enough attention. Done well, a sandwich made by splitting open the savory, grilled or fried cornmeal cake — most commonly associated with Venezuela, but eaten widely in other Latin American countries, too, including, especially, Colombia — and stuffing it with things like soft, salty white cheese, …

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The Absolute Best French Toast in New York

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French toast is a dish that can sound staid and boring: good when it’s properly made, but ultimately just an easy way to use up day-old bread — sweet and straightforward and lacking exciting potential. But the chefs of New York should never be underestimated — and nor, they’ve proven, …

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The Absolute Best Outdoor Dining in New York

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New York might not boast the year-round outdoor-seating general excellence of warmer-weather cities like Miami or Austin. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have plenty of alfresco options — in fact, there’s an overwhelming number. Just peek at an East Village street on a balmy summer weekend, and you’ll see …

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The Absolute Best Bar in Bushwick

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Blame it on Hannah Horvath: She came, she partied, and she left in her wake an explosive Bushwick bar scene. Now, the neighborhood of warehouses, bodegas, and Spanish soul-food restaurants is crawling with crowds. Weekend nights can sometimes look as busy as the scene in Williamsburg or the East Village, …

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The Absolute Best Cobb Salad in New York

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The Cobb salad, when you start to think about it, is sort of a strange dish — one of those mysterious, pretty dated yet still ubiquitous country-club classics for which there are several apocryphal-sounding origin stories. (There’s a whole episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm about that.) According to one tale, …

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The Absolute Best Diner in New York

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Defining a diner in New York can be tough: There’s plenty of anonymous restaurants throughout the city serving a laminated menu of relatively inexpensive food, often around the clock, thus serving as places equally suited to 4 a.m. studying for grad students, early-morning coffee meetings with neighborhooders, and UES private-schooler …

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The Absolute Best Rooftop Bar in New York

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The very idea of a “rooftop bar” can conjure up images of too expensive drinks, terrible crowds, and a vibe that’s more “outdoor club” than proper bar. Yet, places do exist that balance stunning views with well-made drinks and snacks. Yes, these spots can get crowded on nice nights, …

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The Absolute Best Breakfast in New York

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If your schedule allows it, going out to breakfast on a weekday is one of the city’s greatest pleasures. Most people are at work, or at least getting ready for work, and so there’s almost never a wait for a table, even at the sort of hot-ticket establishments where scoring …

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Feast Your Eyes on New York’s Best Samosa

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Find New York’s best samosas at this eclectic Indian canteen. This highly Instagrammable spot, owned by chef Anita Jaisinghani, offers fried-to-order braised-goat samosas. We got a look inside the kitchen to see how these samosas are wrapped.

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The Absolute Best Long Island Iced Tea in New York

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The Long Island Iced Tea is the Hawaiian shirt of cocktails: It’s nearly impossible to take seriously, even in an ironic way. The official drink of drunk cousins everywhere, and a bemoaned scourge of cocktailians, it’s generally thought to be the ne plus ultra of carelessly made, why-on-earth-would-you-order-that cocktails. Yet …

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The Absolute Best Ramen in New York

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It’s time to talk New York’s best ramen. Since the first craze of the 2000s, the city’s scene has expanded well beyond its original territory in the East Village and midtown — raising the stakes, introducing new styles, and increasing New Yorkers’ expectations. Here, the city’s five best

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Where to Go at 3 a.m. If you Need a Beer or Borscht

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This lively 24-hour hot spot has been an East Village staple for decades. With an eclectic selection of traditional diner fare combined with delicious Ukrainian dishes, this restaurant serves up great food, no matter how many drinks you’ve had.

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The Absolute Best Hot Dog in New York

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Has there ever been a better time to eat a frankfurter? Feltman’s, the world’s first bunned wiener, is back where it belongs on Coney Island, right next to the Cyclone roller coaster. (A tip: ride first, then eat.) Thanks to the superb work of new-wave butchers, who buy hormone-and-antibiotic-free beef …

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The Absolute Best City Hall Wedding Restaurants in New York

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According to the Knot, a Manhattan wedding averages $78,464, which is insane. So though there will always be grand receptions — with catering and cake and passed hors d’oeuvres, customized napkins, and a twee bluegrass band playing Beyoncé covers — a City Hall wedding with a modest reception of …

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