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Barrio Chino
Barrio Chino Barrio Chino is one of those places that seduces you with its simple, hip, and understated charms. Located in Chinatown, this modest taco and tequila hang opened this past August on a quiet stretch of Broome Street. Accented with mapl ...
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Gaia in Greenwich CT
Before you read what I have to say in the next paragraph, I must make one point very clear. I am a city rat. (I mean this in the nicest way.) I was born and raised in New York City. I was on the subway before I could walk. I was mugged by the ti ...
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Barbuto
I had dinner at Barbuto, Jonathan Waxmanís ode to simple Italian fare, over the weekend and was very pleased. The space, on the ground floor of Industria Studios on Washington Street (at West 12th), is industrial meets rustic f ...
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BLT Steak
BLT Steak is a place to relax, tuck a napkin into your collar, raise a glass (the wine list is 700 bottles long), and quite simply, feast. Owned by Jimmy Haber (Pazo, AZ), its name stands not for Bacon Lettuce and Tomato, but for Bistro Laurent ...
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Dominic
As most of you probably know by now, Pico, the wonderful Portuguese restaurant owned by chef (and at times Playgirl model) John Villa unfortunately closed a while back. In its place John opened Dominic, and it seems he may have final ...
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Numero 26
Owned by twin brothers Mauro and Marco LaVilla, Numero 26 is a modest slip of a place, with an international wine list and a nice menu of cheeses, cured meats, salads, and panini. The place shows soccer (for schedule see www.nume ...
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Lima's Taste
Lima's Taste does terrific Peruvian home-cooking, probably because Nellie, the chef, is cooking the recipes she learned at her motherís side in Peru. Nellie learned well. She serves gorgeous ceviches, like the tiradito, lustr ...
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71 Clinton Fresh Food-- Closed
There are certain people in this world that are quite difficult to replace. Think Nathan Lane in the Producers, Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl, Manolo Blahnik on the feet, and Wylie Dufresne in the kitchen. Attempts can be made, but comparisons are ...
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Landmarc
You will love eating at Landmarc, the debut restaurant of chef Marc Murphy and his wife Pamela Schein Murphy. Marc has been out of the spotlight for a while, having taken turns cooking (and wowing critics) at Cellar in the Sky ( ...
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Mas
Way back when, in another life, I was the opening manager of a restaurant called Isla, which is the space that is now Mas, so it was quite a trip to be there three years later, as a writer, in different skin so to speak, and to see th ...
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