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The Joy of Jamaican

Though three days passed between my taxi ride with Constance Marie Barnes and the trip to her favorite Jamaican restaurant, the meal at The Door felt like a seamless continuation of the easy warmth I found in her cab. The restaurant was packed with a well-dressed, after-church crowd when my ...

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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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Adventure in Brief: Nepalese That Tastes Like Home

Cabbie name: Nyima Tsering Age: 29 Home country: Nepal Nationality: Tibetan Currently resides: Elmhurst, Queens Years in New York: 10 Years driving a taxi: 5 What he misses about Nepal: Spending time outside Best thing to do in New York: Play basketball with friends Worst thing to do in New ...

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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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