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A Russian-Ukrainian Feast At Skovorodka

We were hungry that night, the night my girlfriend and I met for dinner at Skovorodka in Brighton Beach. There was a large birthday party happening in the back room, and our server seemed almost too preoccupied to take our … Continue reading

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Italian-American Classics At Sam’s

Stranded by the MTA on a weekday evening in Downtown Brooklyn I decided to walk part of the way home, rather than face an interminable wait underground. My walk took me to Atlantic Avenue, and then up Court St into … Continue reading

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Vegan Thai Warm Mushroom Salad (Het Paa Naam Tok)

I’ve had the dish het paa naam tok several times in my life, but it didn’t occur to me to make it until recently. I first came across this salad (a wonderful mix of soy, lime, mushrooms, herbs, and chili … Continue reading

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Smorgasburg At Industry City

I haven’t been to Smorgasburg in a while — too expensive, too many people, and a pain to get to on the weekends when subway maintenance is often happening. During the winter they have a scaled down version as part … Continue reading

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Vegetarian At Pho Viet Nam

I’ve mentioned before that it’s hard to find good vegetarian pho here in Brooklyn. That’s one of the reasons I ended up making my own. At one place I went to in Sunset Park many years ago they advertised pho … Continue reading

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The Queen Bean From King David Tacos

Down by the Grand Army Plaza farmer’s market there’s a tiny little cart that’s not officially part of the market. This is King David Tacos, and they sell Austin-style breakfast tacos on Saturday mornings. There are only three tacos on … Continue reading

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Vegan Soup Month: Vegan Tom Yum Soup

I have unilaterally decided that February is Vegan Soup Month. I received a lovely soup tureen for Christmas and with the cold weather I have been making a lot of soups. I came up with a a quick and easy … Continue reading

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