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New York Dispatch: From Hacking to Endless Buffet

larosh buffet with alam

I've lost track of how many random taxis I've gotten into over the past three going on four years, but every time every time I start wondering if cabbies really are the best source of restaurant recommendations, I meet drivers like Alam, who lead me to places I'd have a hard time finding myself.

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The League of Extraordinary Baklava

Gulluoglu Baklava & Cafe on 52nd St and 2nd Ave.

There is a lot of bad baklava in this world. If you've ever fallen victim to soggy, honey-soaked, butter-laden pastry where nuts get lost and no amount of strong coffee can beat back the sweetness, you know what I'm talking about.

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Dinner as Deafening

If you read my last post about Nuyorican Super Cabbie Iris Javed, you know she’s led a life of extremes. You also know that no ordinary restaurant would satisfy the cravings of this wonder woman behind the wheel. Enter Sofrito – a Midtown East hot spot that’s part salsa club, ...

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