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Video: Bar Bolonat's Einat Admony Wants More Cooks, not Chefs

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In the kitchen of her new West Village restaurant, Bar Bolonat, Einat Admony talks about the need for dedicated cooks in a kitchen culture that runs on chef worship. More

Video: One of the Most Beautiful Pastrami Sandwiches We've Ever Seen

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Chef Will Horowitz spent years piecing together his grandfather's pastrami recipe, but he's not chained to tradition—his old-school pastrami is paired with innovative condiments to make a sandwich to reckon with. Filmmaker Roberto Serrini visited Horowitz to check out what Serrini describes as "the world's best sandwich." More

Video: One Woman's Mission to Bring Serious Mexican Food to New York

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Lina Chavez, the owner of bodega-turned-restaurant Carnitas El Atoradero, is no stranger to hard work. Part of that work is exposing New Yorkers to the real flavors of the Mexican kitchen. More

Video: See wd~50's Whole Tasting Menu in One Minute

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Can't afford the $155, 12-course winter tasting menu from wd~50? This video from Eater condenses the experience to 60 seconds, and it won't cost you a thing. More

Video: Lunar New Year at New York's Hungriest Buddhist Temple

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Since 2002, Bronx-based Buddhist monk Thich Thien Chi has been a spiritual guide to Vietnamese Buddhists from throughout the tri-state area. He's also turned his temple, the Chieu Kien Buddhist Center, into one of the city's most interesting dining halls, working for hours every weekend to serve free vegetarian meals along with his Sunday service. More

Video: Where Do the Locals Eat in Inwood?

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The Internets Celebrities, the video team behind the dollar menu Big Mac and this ode to bodegas, are riding along the A train finding out where locals love to eat. Their latest stop? 207th Street in Inwood. More

Watch Yiddish Banter and 100 Years of Herring in the Russ & Daughters Documentary Trailer

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Russ & Daughters is an easy place to fetishize, but after 100 years and an estimated 1.8 million pounds of pickled herring, the store sure deserves it. Because Russ & Daughters does more than sell cured fish and anchor the Lower East Side's culinary history. As one commenter puts it in this trailer for the store's upcoming documentary Sturgeon Queens, "It feels like the kind of Judaism that I know." This is the Yiddishe gospel in action. More

Video: See Del Posto's Whole Tasting Menu in One Minute

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Going for the $179, 13-course tasting menu at Del Posto is a commitment that'll take you a few hours. Or not: in this video from Eater, you can see the whole thing in just 60 seconds. More

Video: The Paper-Thin Pita of Gazala Place

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Hell's Kitchen's Gazala Place, and now its sister restaurant Gazala's uptown, is the only restaurant in New York dedicated to Druze cooking, the cuisine of an Islamic sect scattered across the Middle East. One of the hallmarks of the restaurant is napkin-sized, paper-thin pita cooked on a hot metal dome that blisters the pliant dough in a couple seconds. More

Video: The True Tastes of Tea

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When Theresa Wong experienced a Chinese tea ceremony for the first time, she hadn't considered "the difference between drinking tea and tasting tea." Five years later, the former insurance saleswomanguides customers through tastings at a small gourmet tea shop for a living. More

Video: Hey Chef, Make Me a Sandwich

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What do the chefs at Rosemary's, Joe & Misses Doe, and the Brindle Room have in common? They love their sandwiches. Filmmaker Roberto Serrini steps into their kitchens to see them make some. More

Video: The Clay Pot Rice King of Chinatown

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When Delong Chang, a longtime cook in Chinatown, opened A-Wah, he decided to focus on bo zai fan, a dish that was popular where he grew up in southern China. More

Video: Where Do the Locals Eat Near Downtown Brooklyn and West 4th?

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The Internets Celebrities, the video team behind the dollar menu Big Mac and this ode to bodegas, are riding along the A train, finding out where locals love to eat. Their first stop was 168th and Broadway; now they've hit West 4th and Jay Street Metrotech in search of more. More

Video: Noodles by Hand in Manhattan's Chinatown

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Deceptively simple hand-pulled noodles depend on a few ingredients and the hands of a skilled noodle maker to bring everything together—by pulling everything apart. The process brings a natural rhythm to noodle shops like Chinatown's Sheng Wang. More

Video: The Chef Behind the Spiciest Thai Joint in Hell's Kitchen

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If our interview with Ratchanee Sumpatboon, the Thai chef of Larb Ubol, didn't convince you to try the food, this video certainly should. More

Video: Yotam Ottolengi and Sami Tamimi Shop at Kalustyan's

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Yotam Ottolengi and Sami Tamimi's Jerusalem doesn't skimp on its use of spices, but what do you really need? The authors paid a visit to our favorite spice shop in New York, Kalustyan's, to show us in this video from the Jewish Daily Forward. More

Video: Doughnuts and Coffee for Past and Present

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Peter Pan Donuts, one of New York's most beloved doughnut shops, has seen the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint changed by an influx of developments and younger residents over the past 15 years. More

Video: Where Do the Locals Eat Near 168th and Broadway?

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Dallas Penn, Rafi Kam, and Casimir Nozkowski, the video team and Internets Celebrities behind the dollar menu Big Mac (as well as its brunch corollary) and this ode to bodegas are at it again. This time they're riding the A train and asking locals where they eat at every stop. First up: 168th Street in Washington Heights. More

Video: Life of a Slice Man at Sal and Carmine

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When our man Ed publicly mourned the loss of Sal Malanga in 2009, he noted that the man's plain New York slice was "so good that they didn't have to deliver." Three years later, Sal's grandson Lou has broken that rule. He's not entirely happy about it, but the mechanic-turned-pizzaiolo is doing what's necessary to carry on the legacy of Sal and Carmine's. More

Video: Robert Sietsema and the Jerk Chicken Man of Flatbush

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Walk down parts of Flatbush Avenue and you'll be struck by the aroma of smoky, spicy jerk chicken from small shops along the street. Everyone has their favorite, and for food writer Robert Sietsema, Peppa's takes top marks. More

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