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Mensday Wednesday: Mad For Chicken

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Imagine this being said in Homer Simpson’s thick-witted and salivary voice: “Mmmmmm Korean fried chicken.” Granted all fried chicken is pretty amazing. In fact, it is more noticeable when you have fried chicken that isn’t good. I could count the amount of bad fried chicken I’ve had on one hand. It’s sort of like the [...]

Mensday Wednesday: La Fusta

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Leaving the (admittedly large) influence of native peoples aside, Argentinian cuisine in many ways parallels that of the good old U S of A, i.e. there is LOTS of beef. A couple factors come into play here: to begin with, you can look at the initially sparsely populated country side of each region (sparsely populated [...]

Mensday Wednesday: Lotus of Siam

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We may not have had the litany of goodies described in Hunter Thompson’s seminal book “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” but the spirit of utter and wild abandon–for a recent trip to the city of sin–was the same. My dear friend Carl was getting married last November and since he was the first amongst [...]

Russ & Daughters Celebrates 99 Years of the “House that Herring Built”

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Bagels and lox lovers, take note: next Tuesday you can finally get your hands on Mark Russ Federman’s book “Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House that Herring Built” (Shocken). In advance of the release, photographer Matthew Hranek — a devoted Russ & Daughters fan for 20 years — interviewed Mark at the [...]

Mensday Wednesday: Kafana

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When contemplating European food, the cuisine of Serbia is hardly the first thing that springs to mind. Serbia? You mean the former Yugoslav republic? They were, like, communist, weren’t they? I thought only boring things came out of communist countries like drab apartment blocs, efficient-to-the-point-of-mechanized sports teams, and censorship? The imaginary me asking those questions [...]

Our Find: A Dog Lovers’ Guide to Williamsburg

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My friend Teresa has always loved dogs, shopping and food. As the manager of Blue Ribbon Sushi and the fashion show collection manager for Anna Sui, she has excellent taste, as do her well-behaved mini Australian shepherds, Dailo and Lola. Her blog Dailola’s Daily Dose lets us discover the coffee shops, stores and cafes of [...]

Mensday Wednesday: Congee Village

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There is something about the dark recesses of deep February that inspires people to get together and party. Every locale in the world with any significant Christian population enjoys the benefits of some sort of Shrove Tuesday or Carnival celebration–the million strong blocos in Rio, bead throwing and beer drinking in The Big Easy, masked [...]

Mensday Wednesday: 310 Deli and Convenience

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Perhaps a more appropriate title for this week’s post would be Thirsty Thursday.  Due to various commitments, our usual crew was unable to gather this Wednesday. I had a particularly busy week at work and was only available to engage in social activity Thursday evening, when I went out for my buddy Marko’s younger brother’s [...]

Mensday Wednesday: Pollos a la Brasa de Mario

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What is that saying about best laid plans going astray? Well, the gods were laughing at our dinner plans last night when we exited the 7 train at 82nd street and strolled up to our destination only to find the lights off and the proprietor pulling the gate down. The disappointment was immense at first, particularly [...]