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A Taxi Driver’s New York Food Tour: Day 2

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Banana pudding. Pineapple upside-down cake. Fried chicken and waffles. Collard greens. Mac and cheese. Spicy lamb cumin noodles. Day 2 of the New York City food tour with my food-obsessed friend from Canada tasted pretty good. Here's our feast in pictures, with coordinates...

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New York Dispatch: Is that a banana in your taxi?

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Marathon Sunday. New York City. I had visions of giving out banana after banana to exhausted, potassium-depleted runners. Then a cook from the Modern got in my cab and led me to French-Korean pastries far from the race day madness.

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NYC Dispatch: Tasting Colombian in Queens

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Here's what happens when you get to chatting with fellow drivers at the taxi garage before your shift starts: you end up at a Colombian restaurant in Jackson Heights face to face with a plate of pork belly.

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NY Dispatch: Unfinished Symphonies and Spinach Cartwheels

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I wasn't surprised when the cabbie told me he was a New Yorker "born and bred." He had that no-nonsense, don't-waste-my-time New Yorker way about him - but that didn't stop him from telling me he's also classical pianist with two unfinished symphonies and a passion for oysters.

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