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Into the Driver’s Seat: Hunger Leads to Lahore

Lahore Deli, hidden under the scaffolding on Crosby St.

Between getting totally turned around in Greenwich Village, getting reamed by a worker bee who wanted me to step on it as we climbed 6th Avenue, and having a woman call me “sir” for the duration of our journey from Union Square to Soho, Saturday was a hard time to be behind the wheel...

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Kamal’s Kabab King

Kabab King Diner, Jackson Heights, Queens

When I walked into the 24 hour Indian-Pakistani-Chinese cafeteria, the first thing I noticed was the bug zapper. A server watched me grab a seat as he sliced ginger into a metal bin. My chair rocked opposite a trash can piled with dirty dishes. It was the archetypal hole in the wall.

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Adventure in Brief: Return to Haandi

When I asked Kadri Sayed what his favorite thing about New York was, he slapped the steering wheel and unleashed his words with enthusiasm: “This is a multicultural city. Everyone says I’m American. It’s beautiful. We love New York. You have different people from different backgrounds, and we can live ...

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Adventure in Brief: Mr. Chaudary’s Greasy Spoon

Cabbie name: Ilyas Chaudary Where he comes from: Gujrat, Pakistan Currently resides: Brooklyn Years in New York: 22 Years driving a taxi: 10 Pre-yellow taxi vocations: Gypsy cab driver, cook at a Greek restaurant What he misses about Pakistan: Everything. In 2 years, he’ll retire from cab driving, go back ...

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