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Texas Chili Cook-Off NYC Style

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Lone Star Texas Chili Cook-Off NYC

Last spring, I needed to kill some time between two cocktail events, so I had walked down to the South Street Seaport. When I turned a corner, I overheard a commotion of Texas accents. I asked about the gathering. “A Texas Chili Cook-off in Manhattan,” one of the red-faced festival-goers said, strangely pronouncing the city’s name as if it were a man named Hattan. (Perfection would have been one good Yee-Haw, but it didn’t happen.) Read more

Restaurant Ratings NYC: What to do When Your Favorite Restaurant Gets a C

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Restaurant Ratings NYC

I just received some horrible news. Two of my favorite restaurants in New York City received a C grade during their last health inspection. These restaurants are the original Joe’s Shanghai in Flushing and the newest, most elegant of the Pio Pios. The one on Manhattan’s Tenth Avenue. Read more

Food Truck Festival: An Intrepid Day of Eating in NYC

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Food Truck Festival

Ever since I heard of the Vendy Awards, when the best food carts in New York City park on Governor’s Island for a drive-by feeding and to receive their honors, I knew that my bucket list had formed one new, unchecked box. But the Vendy’s are in September, at the end of summer, a time when I’m less inclined to desire mobile staples. After all, I had just spent the preceding warm months frequenting these trucks and carts. The best time to have a food truck festival in New York would be the spring, when the weather has warmed and we are finally willing to line up for a transportable taco or some other moveable munchie. Choice Streets answered that calling. I made sure to attend this second annual food truck event, hosted on Pier 86, where the Intrepid is docked. Read more

Best Taco Tour Through Manhattan

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Best Tacos in New York City A Taco Tour Through Manhattan

It’s not everyday one can claim to have a brilliant idea, but I had one the other week. I texted my friend Eric with this epiphany: “Taco Tour NY.” The mission seemed clear enough: to discover the best tacos in New York City. Read more

Best Charleston Brunch

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Best Charleston Brunch

One of the highlights of any trip to the South is Southern cooking. Besides New Orleans, Charleston, South Carolina, is a must for any foodie. And the best meal is a Charleston brunch. After eating through most of the city, I was able to uncover the best Charleston brunch and some pretty solid back-ups. Read more