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This Real Ranch Dressing Is Fantastic on Just About Everything

Source: Grub Street NY

Homemade ranch dressing is infinitely better than store-bought: It’s free of artificial ingredients — especially if you make your own mayonnaise — and the flavor is much fresher and brighter. It’s also endlessly versatile, and you can mix in other ingredients as you see fit. (I’ve included a few below.) The …

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This Fried Chicken Is the Easiest, and Best, I’ve Ever Made

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I’ve made fried chicken for as long as I’ve been cooking, but I might go five years without making it. I began with a Paula Peck recipe that contained cinnamon in the coating — not bad, I still do that occasionally — and cooked the chicken mostly covered. …

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This Tomato Crumble Is the Perfect Summer Side Dish

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The topping on this cobblerlike pie is a savory streusel that miraculously holds up in the fridge for a day or two without getting soggy. When you’re shopping for cherry tomatoes, make sure they’re all relatively the same size, so they cook evenly. You can serve this as a main …

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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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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 Best Bar in Bushwick Serves Up Great Cocktails, Burlesque

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Part Burning Man, part burlesque, and totally glitter-queer, this gorgeous, roomy bar combines great cocktails with a roomy performance venue. The Bushwick hot spot offers a dazzling array of events, from sweaty dance parties, bingo, bottomless brunch, and even an amateur burlesque night. Oh, yeah, and there’s a delicious …

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Witness the Creation of NYC’s Best Cannoli in 60 Delectable Seconds

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For this superb cannoli, you’ll have to venture deep into Brooklyn, but trust us — it’s totally worth it. This family-run bakery has been making cannoli the traditional way since 1978, with ingredients imported all the way from Italy.

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NYC’s Best Steakhouse Is So Good, You’ll Forget You’re Overlooking Central Park

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Grab a table by the window overlooking Central Park, while enjoying a double-cut côte de boeuf from this Columbus Circle restaurant. Impeccable service, opulent sides, and a great wine selection deem this the absolute best steakhouse in the city.

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NYC’s Absolute Best Guacamole Is Hidden Under a Gigantic Chip

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The best guacamole in New York City can be found at a freewheeling all-day, casual spot in Noho. What makes it so special? Your startlingly fresh order of guac arrives hidden under a large, face-size, fried purple chip.

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This Is How the Best Cake in New York Is Made

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This tiny Greenpoint bakery’s takes on traditional cakes have turned a one-time “side project” into a neighborhood spot known for having the best cakes in all of New York. Their latest invention, the vanilla salted-caramel cake, offers the perfect balance of savory and sweet.

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This Hideaway Is New York’s Best Tea Escape

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This humble café’s approach to crafting authentic Taiwanese teas has made it New York’s best teatime destination. Tucked away in Manhattan, this tea escape introduces the Greenwich Village crowd to a wide selection, perfectly fermented and directly sourced from the farms of Taiwan — and there’s nowhere else like it …

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See How New York’s Best Pastrami Is Made

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Step into this 129-year-old Lower East Side deli, and you’ll not only be able to get the best pastrami sandwich in all of New York, but you’ll also be able to see where Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan created one of the most iconic New York scenes ever recorded.

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What NYC’s Best Ice-Cream Shop Does With Its Creations Should Be Illegal

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In what world or dimensional timeline would anyone in their right mind think to create gravity-defying stacks of ice cream, layered with Fruity Pebbles–covered slices of pie, incepted by a crumbly ice-cream-sandwich stratum that’d leave even Leo running sideways with brain-freeze-induced vertigo in this delicious dream world.

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Watch Mario Batali Throw a Tapas Party for 20

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Last week, members of the New York by New York program were treated to tapas with Mario Batali. Guests enjoyed a selection of family-style dishes at La Sirena Ristorante, all detailed in full by Mario himself and executive chef Anthony Sasso. Check out the video, and

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Watch the Best Negroni in New York Made in Elegant Slow Motion

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The perfect Negroni is all about proportions, and a bar in the West Village has mastered the recipe. The bar — formerly Caffe Dante, a storied Village coffeehouse — has fashioned itself an Italianate aperitivo-style bar. There’s a whole page of Negroni variations. The standard, served on tap, is spot …

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