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Choice Eats for Cabbies: Post Script

Cachapa from Patacon Pisao in Queens.

50-something restaurants, four boroughs, a sell-out crowd of very hungry New Yorkers, food bloggers and those who love them converged at Monday's Choice Eats extravaganza on Lexington Ave. I went with a very specific mission: to find the very best cabbie-friendly dishes on the Bacchanalian buffet.

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Tangra Masala Reloaded


Cue burning lips, watering eyes, and flaming skin. Five spoonfuls in, I noticed I was the only one in the restaurant wiping her nose. Once I got past the combusting chilies, there was garlic, cilantro, and ginger upon ginger. If an exclamation mark had a flavor, it might taste something like Manchow soup.

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Fire in Queens

The first thing I noticed when I opened the menu at Tangra Masala – the Indian-Chinese restaurant recommended by Mizanur, the star of last week’s taxi adventure – was the sea of chili pepper symbols. 108 chili pepper symbols. 108 hot and spicy dishes out of 159. (Yes, I counted ...

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