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Love LettersNew York

A Love Letter to Dining Alone

Whenever I tell people that my boyfriend is a chef, the first thing they’ll say is, “Oh, you must eat…

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Immigrant Restaurants Are the Soul of New York City — And Also a Life Spent Here

My childhood was kimchi, koftas, and gyros. Oxtail stew, mattar paneer, and soup dumplings.  My Korean immigrant parents had their…

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The Small Things Make Restaurants Special

Do you remember the small things that used to make a restaurant sing? After nearly a year of pandemic living,…

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The Minnesota Restaurant That Became a Refugee’s American Story

In February 1981, David Tran arrived in Rochester, Minnesota as a teenage refugee from Vietnam. He had spent the previous…

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There’s No Place Like a Restaurant on a Friday Night

The Friday night vibe at a great restaurant is the best vibe there is. I can hardly wait to have…

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Antojitos Unite Family and Friends in Comfort, Deliciousness, and Cultural Pride

One of the most memorable nights I can recall in the past two decades occurred in Aguascalientes during a trip…

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In the Cold, Fondue Brings Us Together

For years one of the best Sunday nights in New York could be had at the corner of 24th and…

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Happiness is a Day Spent Floating from Restaurant to Restaurant

It always starts as a mostly empty weekend afternoon.

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The Best Part of Dinner is the First Seven Seconds

As increments of time go, most people wouldn’t consider seven seconds a great deal to work with. No famous work…

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Now Is the Time to Rally For Your Local Diner

To begin to fully appreciate the charm of New Taraval Cafe, and the quickly fading legions of old-fashioned diners like…

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