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Where to Eat Near Times Square (Our Updated Guide)

Two years ago we shared our picks for where to eat near Times Square, the focal point of New York's tourist economy and home to many a chain mega-restaurant. But amid the mammoth TGI Friday's and Guy Fieri's 500-seat restaurant, you'll find plenty of quality places for a quick bite, a casual lunch, or a full sit-down meal. This guide covers the picks from our original guide, plus our new favorite spots we've encountered since July 2011. More

Where to Eat with Vegetarians and Meat Lovers in NYC: An Omnivorous Guide to 60 Restaurants

Being a vegetarian in New York isn't the challenge it used to be, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. Sure, most restaurants these days offer one or two decent vegetarian options, but sometimes you don't want the pasta or a meal made cobbled together from side dishes. With that in mind, here are 60 recommendations for restaurants that accommodate vegetarians without disappointing carnivores. More

A Sandwich a Day: P.W.C.D. Roll at Biryani Cart

In addition to the delicately spiced rice dish from which it takes its name, midtown Halal cart Biryani Cart (which, yes, we love quite a bit) offers up several very respectable kati rolls: addictive wraps of meats, vegetables, and eggs stuffed inside buttery griddled paratha, a stretchy, whole wheat flatbread, or leaner roti. We tried the strangely titled P.W.C.D. Roll ($3), a vegetarian option stuffed with scrambled eggs and a mound of creamy, perfectly cooked cubed potatoes. More

A Look at the 2009 Vendy Awards

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] Over 1,000 people showed up yesterday to the fifth annual Vendy Awards outside the Queens Museum of Art. Each of the eleven vendors nominated served a plate piled with specialties like schnitzel, huaraches, falafel, choinkwiches (a... More

Vendys 2009 Winners

From left: Ed Levine handing the Vendy Cup to Fernando Martinez of Country Boys; Thomas DeGees of Wafels & Dinges. [Photographs: Robyn Lee] Best Vendor: Country Boys/Martinez Taco Truck; Fernando and Jolanda Martinez Best Rookie Vendor: Schnitzel & Things;... More

Vendy Awards Vote Recount?!

So maybe we were sore losers after the recent Vendy Awards, believing deep down that Biryani Cart got robbed. And maybe our hearts skipped a beat when we heard judge Daisy Martinez possibly skipped the Biryani's signature kati roll, based... More

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