"The bun is fluffy and fresh, the meat is tender, the skin is nice and crispy and the condiments go really well with everything. ... [W]hy has someone not done this in Manhattan? This place kills it in Flushing and I’m pretty sure that this is a dish that would be universally loved by all Americans." – Lau on the hound-endorsed $1 roast-duck bao sandwiches at Corner 28 in Queens
"I instantly understood the hype. Light and fluffy, stacked three high, and absolutely loaded with raspberries and toasted almonds plus a sidecar of buttery almond syrup, these pancakes are the prototype for what a buttermilk pancake should look like and feel like in the mouth. Rather understated despite the bold ingredients, each flavor complemented the other nicely, and despite the large portion size everything was quite light—very much unlike other pancakes which can sit in the belly like a lead weight." – uhockey on Clinton Street Baking Co.
"I called Patel Brothers in Jackson Heights this morning and the outlook is grim. No exports of Indian mangoes are coming through. At best, the man I spoke to thought perhaps he might get one shipment, maybe two. Blame unseasonal rains and a too-cold winter. Yields are way down and prices are very high." – kathryn bears bad news for mango-lovers