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In The Midnight Hour: Tagine Dining Gallery

Channeling Marrakesh by way of the Lincoln Tunnel, Tagine Dining Gallery comes alive at night. It's a boisterous restaurant, cast in a crimson glow, and run by former Cafe Mogador toque Hamid Idrissi. He's a man who preaches the sanctity of the fiery Maghreb condiment chermoula—that it offers belly dancing and an array of towering hookah pipes is an aside to chef Idrissi's ambitions in the kitchen. More

Date Night: Zerza

Tiny white lights separate Zerza's red walls from a green ceiling. But if the paint job says "Christmas," the music crones Valentine's Day. "Crazy," Patsy Cline sang, followed by "Unforgettable," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Make Someone Happy," and a host of breathy, jazzy French tunes. Our ears have never felt so wooed. Luckily the food wasn't trying nearly as hard. In fact, the Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes on offer effortlessly skirted the line between sweet and savory. More

Vendy Finalist: Bistro Truck

The 2010 Vendy Awards, a celebration of New York street food, will be held on September 25 at Governors Island. All proceeds will benefit the Street Vendor Project, an arm of the Urban Justice Center, advocating for the interests of... More

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