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New York Dispatch: Driving off the Menu

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You probably won’t believe me when I tell you that on the night of my first cab ride with a driver from southern China, I just happened to have a Cantonese-speaking friend along for the adventure. But that’s exactly what happened.

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From the Driver’s Seat: Bella’s Trip to Chinatown

It was far and away the most hellish drive of the shift. It began in the post-circus crowd that was pouring out of Madison Square Garden and culminated in an impossible bottleneck at the Holland Tunnel entrance. I'll never know if my passengers made it to the dim sum I wanted them to try...

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A San Francisco Treat

Home for the holidays and eager to test the food-savvy of San Francisco’s cab drivers, I dragged some friends out for a taxi adventure last week. Following a twenty minute search for a free taxi, we jumped in a cab with a Chinese driver named Edward, who was confused at ...

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