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Decoy: Great Peking Duck from a RedFarm Spinoff

Decoy is about the duck, and the duck doesn’t disappoint. Opened in December downstairs from sister restaurant RedFarm, it introduced its signature feasts of Peking duck a month ago, and

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Box Kite: Cool Coffees, Red-Hot Cooking

Even hard-core coffee geeks can’t live on coffee alone. So Box Kite, which popped up as a serious coffee bar in Tribeca before settling into a sliver of a space

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Slow Cooker Bourbon Ribs for Father’s Day

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.

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Out of the Past, a Pecan Pastry You Won’t Forget

If Sutter’s Bakery in the Village was before your time, you missed out. Nearly 40 years after its ovens went cold, Chowhounds who frequented this shop on Greenwich Avenue can’t

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Berries Are Back! Make One of These Amazing Tarts and Pies

Berries are a presence in the supermarket year-round, but anticipation for the summer berry season is still a thing. Turning those warm-weather strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries into tarts and pies

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Such a Deal: Boulud Sud’s Prix Fixe Brunch

As upper-end brunch deals go, Boulud Sud‘s stands out. On Chowhound, Spiritchaser describes a $32 prix fixe comprising three generous courses.

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Spicy Lanka Cranks the Heat in Jamaica, Queens

After a couple years’ absence, the fiery, tropical cooking of Sri Lanka has returned to Queens. At Spicy Lanka in Jamaica, a chef from the homeland is rocking island standards

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Remembrance of Things Meringue

Merveilleux means “marvelous” in French, but to Belgians it’s also the name of a beloved traditional confection of meringues and cream. That’s the namesake dessert at Ô Merveilleux, and Chowhounds

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Russ & Daughters Cafe: Stellar Smoked Fish and a Place to Sit

It took just 100 years, as one Chowhound observes, but the venerable Jewish-appetizing shop Russ & Daughters has finally given lovers of its splendid smoked fish a place to sit

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Slow Cooker Red Pepper Butternut Squash Soup

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week. This week I was going to attempt a hard-core

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New York City’s 7 Ramen Hot Spots

Soup’s on. Noodles, too. New Yorkers are now slurping ramen as good as it’s ever been, and it’s only getting better. If this sounds like old news, it’s because local

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Mar’s: Seafood and a Speakeasy Vibe in Queens

The decades fall away when you step into Mar’s, whose period décor and sultry speakeasy mood create a dark, handsome setting for American cooking with Mediterranean accents and an appealing

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At Black Seed in Nolita, the Montreal Bagels Are Smoking Hot

Who knew a Montreal-inspired bagel would cast a Cronut-like spell on otherwise sensible New Yorkers? Yet there they were, lining up on Elizabeth Street outside Black Seed Bagels soon after

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Chili

Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week. This rich, smoky chili is a family-pleaser for the

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With Moim, Park Slope’s Got Some Pretty Good Korean

Lively, authentic Korean flavors turn up all the time in the K-towns of Queens and Manhattan. In Park Slope, Brooklyn, not so much. But Moim, which promises Korean cooking with

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Soba Mastery (with Drinks) at a Fancy Japanese Tavern

In Tribeca, Japanese-Italian fusion is out and upscale izakaya fare with soba noodles is in. Daruma-ya opened a month ago in the former Greenwich Grill space and is already drawing

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Greek Sweets for Champions in Astoria

The donutlike Greek pastries called loukoumades—once bestowed on victorious Olympic athletes, now freely available to lesser mortals who actually eat fried, sweetened dough—are the marquee attraction at Café Boulis in

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One Bridge, Two Knockout Breakfast Sandwiches

Dimes, a bright, cozy café on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, makes one satisfying breakfast sandwich. As small h describes it on Chowhound, it’s got perfectly scrambled eggs, cheddar, avocado, and

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Korean BBQ as Good as LA’s Comes to Queens

New Yorkers unimpressed by their local Korean restaurants often look longingly to the vast array of excellent choices in Southern California. Now Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong—a barbecue house whose first U.S.

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Ramen Burger Dude’s New Manhattan Restaurant Is Good

For all of Keizo Shimamoto’s obsessive devotion to ramen craft, he’s probably best known as the guy behind last year’s food-bazaar sensation, the ramen burger. At Ramen.Co, his new place

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Bar Bolonat: A Global Take on Israeli Food in the West Village

At Bar Bolonat, Chef Einat Admony sets out to do something groundbreaking with modern Israeli cooking. The result, Chowhounds say, is appealing and sometimes surprising food that seems to come

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