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July, 2017

Some restaurant locations, for no discernable reason, seem to be doomed. Perfectly acceptable eateries come and go with predictably depressing regularity. Others, equally accessible, inexplicably appear to be blessed. Comment

June, 2017

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Lunera mixes Old World and New

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Lunera mixes Old World and New

Thanks to the insistent connections of inscrutable internet logic, my attention has recently been driven to a constellation of articles about cultural appropriation as it relates to food. Are we really stealing something when mainstream cuisine adopts and adapts the foodways of ethnic cultures? Comment
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Go Indonesian at Awang Kitchen

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Go Indonesian at Awang Kitchen

In this most multicultural of boroughs, arguably the capital of exotic comestibles, we are always on the lookout for something new and delicious. Comments (1)

May, 2017

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A bruschette bonanza in Forest Hills

Sometimes we’re so busy trawling our borough’s dining scene for the new and unusual that a conventionally excellent eatery can slip under our radar. Tuscan Hills, in our own nabe, Forest Hills, had escaped our notice for nine years. The time has come to make amends. Comments (1)
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Sunday Roast at the Dog and Duck

I married a Brit and he never lets me forget it. One of his ways is by waxing nostalgic for the Sunday dinners of his youth. Said dinners involved chowing down, mid-afternoon, on a roast. It was usually a leg of lamb, commonly referred to as a “joint,” accompanied by — at minimum — roast potatoes, some kind of brassica, puddles of gravy, and mint sauce. Comment

April, 2017

Those Queens-centric food fanatics, Joe Distefano, Gabe Gross, and Jonathan Forgash — collectively known as the Queens Dinner Club — have been at it again. Comments (2)
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Little Egypt offers big flavor at modest price

I am guessing that Ridgewood’s Little Egypt restaurant wasn’t named after the famed turn-of-the-century belly dancers. Still, its dishes certainly made my belly dance. Comment

February, 2017

We were on one of our regular bacon runs to the Butcher Block in Sunnyside, a purveyor of all Irish comestibles, when a sign across 41st Street for a Korean restaurant called “Doma” caught our attention. Comments (1)

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