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Market Tours: Homemade Pasta and More at Pastosa Ravioli in Bensonhurst

In a dog-eat-dog city like New York, it's not all too often that you come across a thriving, family-owned, third-generation shop. Pastosa Ravioli is one of those rarities. First opened by Anthony Ajello in 1967, today the store is run by Ajello's grandchildren, who proudly carry on the tradition of quality that their grandfather established nearly 50 years ago. More

Date Night: La Palina

Toward the end of our meal, another waiter came over to chat. He mentioned that lately the place had been attracting young people from Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and "even Dumbo," much to his happiness. "Most of our clients have been with us for years," he said. "It's good eats, you know, nothing fancy." Agreed. La Palina is best for: a date that makes you feel like family. More

Serious Eats Finds New York's Best Cheesecake

In the pantheon of iconic New York foods, not much outranks the proud cheesecake. Whether after dinner at Luger's, by the round at Eileen's, or shipped across the country by Junior's, New York cheesecakes are a force to be reckoned with. After countless miles traveled, bites considered, and calories consumed, we've arrived at our winners. More

Hand-Pulled Noodles in Bensonhurst

My latest hand pulled noodle excursion brought me to Bensonhurst, a part of Brooklyn that, for the most part, doesn't strike me as a place to go to unless you live there. Hand Pull Noodle and Dumplings House has been open for about five months. The interior is clean and minimal with four condiment-laden tables and a flat-screen TV that will accompany your meal with the sounds of whatever Cantonese soap opera is currently playing. More

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