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Reader Fare: The Pita that Inspired a Poem

Before the birth of hipster food carts, before the Vendy Awards, before eating on the street was ever considered cool, Muhammad Rahman was selling lamb pita from a cart on 45th St. and 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Muhammad’s devotees know his story well. Within a few years of leaving ...

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Reader Fare: Feijoada at Favela Grill

When a Brazilian tells you where to get good feijoada in New York, you add the place to your restaurant list and vow to get there someday. When a Brazilian from Minas Gerais tells you where to get good feijoada in New York, you drop everything and go. Besides being ...

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Reader Fare: Sul Lung Tang & Its Formidable Sides

“I don’t think you’ll like this,” the waiter said, “It’s very traditional.” I’d just ordered Sul Lung Tang, a soup made with bone broth, tripe, scallions, noodles and beef that is Korea’s preferred way to tame a hangover. “Have you had it before?” I hadn’t. But after Taxi Gourmet reader ...

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Reader Fare: Hot Fusion at Chinese Mirch

Ever since Taxi Gourmet reader Gluttonous Prime left this haunting comment: “…As for Indian-Chinese in Manhattan, there’s Chinese Mirch right across the street from Curry in a Hurry. It’s always packed, and the spicy crab mu shu is worth the wait,” I haven’t been able to stop thinking about that ...

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Reader Fare: A Revelation in Coghlan

Once my co-adventurer and I scanned the specials board that greeted us at Vicente, we knew we’d stepped out of steak and milanesa territory. Chicken stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and asparagus? Risotto with beef, mushrooms, sage and cream? Sweet and sour pork with caramelized sweet potatoes? To our ...

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Go Where Your Reader Takes You

For months now, I’ve been itching to try many of the restaurants that you’ve been recommending – and now I’m finally going to get around to it. I’ll report back soon on my first reader-inspired food adventure. In the meantime, you might be relieved to know that the police caught ...

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