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A Vegetarian Feast At Tanoreen

There’s an old joke: “The food here is terrible, and the portions are so small.” At Tanoreen in Bay Ridge the food is fantastic. And the portions are enormous. We were at Tanoreen to celebrate, and it turned out to … Continue reading

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Easy Overnight Pickles

I love pickles. Not just pickled cucumbers but pickled cabbage, radishes, mushrooms, and carrots. In Brighton Beach I’ve feasted on pickled watermelon, apples, grapes, and tomatoes (both red and green). On a recent trip to Estonia and Lithuania we ate … Continue reading

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Italy Meets New York At L’Industrie Pizzeria

I first heard about L’Industrie Pizzeria via pizza-lover (and Margot’s Pizza creator) Adam Kuban‘s Instagram account. I implicitly trust any pizza recommendation Adam gives, so when my friend Donny asked if there were any pizza places I wanted to check … Continue reading

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Old-School Diner Classics At George’s

George’s Diner, on Coney Island Avenue, has been around for over sixty years. In a city where restaurants come and go on a seeming daily basis, it’s worth taking a moment to celebrate the long-timers. I’ve passed by this 24-hour … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Irish Pub Grub At Putnam’s

Shawn Burnette never thought he’d be running an Irish pub. The chef has worked at a wild variety of restaurants, including Del Posto (high-end Italian), Glasserie (high-end Middle Eastern/Mediterranean), and Husk (high-end Southern) with Sean Brock in Charleston. He had … Continue reading

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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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