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The Lobster Place's Ian MacGregor's 5 Favorite Eats in Hamilton Heights

Neighborhood Guides Bao Ong 4 comments

Ian MacGregor's parents moved into a brownstone on Convent Avenue in the 80's, long before any signs of gentrification reached Hamilton Heights. Not much has actually changed. While MacGregor, the owner and chief fishmonger of The Lobster Place, still lives in the house he grew up in with his wife and two children, there are a few restaurants that have popped up. It's still a challenging task to find decent places to eat in Hamilton Heights, but here are some tips from MacGregor. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Bob Lape's Washington Heights

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As one of Bob Lape's friends put it, the number of restaurants this man has forgotten is probably longer than the most serious food lovers even remember. When he's not out reviewing restaurants throughout the tri-state area, he's got a good idea of what's happening in Washington Heights, where he's been living for the past year and a half. More

Market Tours: Moscow on the Hudson, a Russian Outpost in Washington Heights

Clara Inés Schuhmacher 2 comments

The aptly named Moscow on the Hudson right off the 181st Street stop on the A train feeds the Russian community of Washington Heights. It's not Brighton Beach, for a lot of Manhattan residents, it's a closer-by market for Russian staples. More

A Sandwich a Day: Pernil Cachapa at Patacon Pisao

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Everyone comes to Patacon Pisao for the namesake plantain-based sandwiches, but there's plenty more on the menu at this Washington Heights street vendor turned Elmhurst brick and mortar. Take, for instance, the cachapas ($6.50 to $7), sweet corn cakes folded over like quesadillas, stuffed with cheese or a number of meats. More

A Sandwich a Day: Cheese Patacon at Patacon Pisao

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz 2 comments

[Photo: Max Falkowitz] The Venezuelan plaintain sandwiches at Patacon Pisao are like drunk food for sober people. Hefty fried plantains are smashed, then fried again to get extra crispy, then used as the sandwich "bread" for a variety of... More

Date Night: Manolo Tapas

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler Post a comment

The fútbol and the playlist can work against romance, to be sure (and not taking plastic may irritate some), but the raucous atmosphere of tapas joints further downtown--Casa Mono, say, or Boqueria--is dialed back at the comparatively restrained Manolo, making it more conducive to courting. With its almost-there atmosphere and range of authentic, interesting dishes Manolo is best for: a getting-to-know-you date. More

Kids Welcome: New Leaf

Kids Welcome Aya Tanaka 4 comments

New Leaf Restaurant and Bar's greatest asset is the synergy between its food and locale. Located in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, one of the highest points in Manhattan and the home of the Metropolitan Museum's medieval art branch, the restaurant is unique not only because of its beautiful setting in a cottage-like building in the middle of the park, but because it is actually a charitable and environmentally responsible operation. More

A Sandwich a Day: Moroccan Chicken Sandwich from Beans & Vines

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Essentially a variation of a curry chicken salad sandwich with Roma tomatoes and baby greens, the cubed chicken is juicy with the right amount of curry-flavored mayonnaise; the layer of sliced tomatoes add acidity. More

A Sandwich A Day: Cachapas from Cachapas Y Mas

A Sandwich a Day Jenny Lee-Adrian 3 comments

Baby corn cakes used like slabs of bread for a sandwich? I'll definitely try that. More

A Sandwich A Day: BBQ Pulled Pork Panino from Indian Road Cafe

A Sandwich a Day Jenny Lee-Adrian 1 comment

If there's a pulled pork sandwich on a menu, I'm going to get it. The BBQ Pulled Pork Panino($10) from Indian Road Cafe in Inwood oozes with apple-chipotle barbecue sauce, but doesn't drench the meat. More

A Sandwich A Day: Tony's Cuban East from Tasty Deli

A Sandwich a Day Tom Sullivan 1 comment

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check... More

Fast Food International: Pollo Campero

Fast Food International Krista Garcia 6 comments

Editor's note: In "Fast Food International," Krista Garcia will take us around New York to the many international fast food chains that have landed in the five boroughs. She blogs at goodiesfirst.com. Country of origin: Guatemala Locations worldwide: 300+ in... More

Off the Beaten Path: Albert's Mofongo House

Joe DiStefano 5 comments

Not to be confused with the beef tripe soup known as mondongo, mofongo is a hearty ribsticking dish made from mashed plantains. More

The Word is Dirty Bird to Go

Ed Levine 1 comment

If you love fried chicken as much as I do, living in New York makes it very difficult to satisfy the almost daily hankering I have for great fried bird. The fried chicken is pretty good at Blue Smoke, but... More

Sick bed food

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I really enjoyed Kim Severson's poignant piece on hospital food in today's NY Times, in part because I just spent the better part of two days at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (formerly Columbia Presbyterian) in upper Manhattan tending to my son,... More

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