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Cafeteria (Chelsea, NYC)

Cafeteria is an all-night restaurant in Chelsea. It’s trendy, well-known, and the food’s pretty good. Cafeteria is known for clever takes on contemporary American comfort food. Everybody is hot. At around nine at night I was sitting between a well-dressed … Continue reading

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Le Bon Café in Penn Station

This is one of my favorite places to get salad. I used to go into the city with my dad from Jersey and we’d eat there every morning. Now I can go there whenever I want. The salads are always … Continue reading

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TranquilaTEA (Waynesboro, PA)

So I just turned 28! Didn’t get a chance to post on my birthday, but my mom took me to an awesome tea room in Pennsylvania for a “Queen’s Tea” lunch. Here’s the place: TranquiliTEA is near the Western MD, … Continue reading

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Ivan Ramen (New York City)

Ivan Ramen opened this year, and it’s fabulous. Sit at the counter, because the tables are always taken. You can look at this mural by cartoonist Nathan Fox as you eat. It encapsulates the attitude of this hip, fun place. … Continue reading

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Joe’s Pineapple Cheese Pastry

I found this in Queens. The title is comically off-putting, (there needs to be a third descriptor here!) but it’s pretty good. It’s a moist, slightly crumbly cake that feels glazed. The pineapple is jammy and the cheese is abstracted. … Continue reading

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Kampai Alley (Columbia, MO)

(from servicenoodle.com) Kampai Alley is Columbia’s best sushi restaurant. That fact is implied by the prodigious amount of space it takes up in A Alley. The building has two huge stories, red and black décor, a ton of couches, and … Continue reading

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French Roast Uptown

(from newyork.com.) French Roast Uptown is the place to go on the Upper West Side. I used to live on the same block, about 20 yards away from it. It’s a mixture of a bistro, diner, and bar, having equal … Continue reading

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Ferraro’s (Westfield, NJ)

(Photo from Yelp) Ferraro’s is the mainstay Italian restaurant in Westfield, NJ. It’s family-owned, and has been in business since 1969. It has a second floor that seats 60-70 people and a bar/lounge that you can rent out for private … Continue reading

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Sparky’s Ice Cream (Columbia, Missouri)

(from urbanspoon) When an ice cream says it tastes like green tea, it rarely actually tastes like green tea. It tastes like an artists’ rendition of green tea, or like green tea’s rendition of arty food. Either way, you know that … Continue reading

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Papatzul (New York City)

(Photo from Yelp) Papatzul was recommended by New York Magazine, so I decided to give it a try. The first thing I should note is that it’s colorful and conveniently located in SoHo near Osswald. They have a big, cheap … Continue reading

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