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1 Minute Meal: Comida Tipica in the Bronx and in Brooklyn

1 Minute Meal: Comida Tipica in the Bronx and in Brooklyn

by James Boo August 30, 2013

Episode 07: Lechonera La Piraña 1 Minute Meal’s first foray into the Bronx couldn’t focus on a better piece of South Bronx living. A standalone trailer parked on a nondescript street in Mott Haven, Lechonera La Piraña comes alive on Fridays, serving Puerto Rican dishes […]

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Real Cheap Eats' Summertime Blowout

Real Cheap Eats’ Summertime Blowout

by James Boo July 16, 2013

Exactly two years ago, I got together a small legion of New York’s best food explorers to build a new kind of cheap eats publication – one that would do justice to the diversity, affordability, and sheer excitement of dining out in this city. Today, […]

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Real Cheap Eats: Winter Warmer

Real Cheap Eats: Winter Warmer

by James Boo February 20, 2013

Striking at the heart of winter, the Real Cheap Eats food writers’ collective is warming up 21 new additions to its $10-or-less digest. Highlights from our selection include a West African sweat potato leaf stew, an Indian breakfast gem, a bargain seafood soon dooboo (courtesy […]

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Real Cheap Eats Greets the Mayan Apocalypse

Real Cheap Eats Greets the Mayan Apocalypse

by James Boo December 20, 2012

The Real Cheap Eats food writers’ collective is helping New York ring in the end of the world (and the end of the year) with with 22 new additions to its $10-or-less digest. Highlights from our selection include an enormous Yemeni lamb “omelete,” a fried […]

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Live and Let Dine: Revisiting Chieu Kien Buddhist Temple in the Bronx

Live and Let Dine: Revisiting Chieu Kien Buddhist Temple in the Bronx

by James Boo December 14, 2012

Two years ago, I paid a visit to the Chieu Kien Buddhist Temple for a free vegetarian lunch. This week, I’ve been given a chance by New York’s brightest upstart storytelling publication, Narratively, to return to the temple for a deeper conversation with Thich Thien […]

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Real Cheap Eats NYC: The Fall Edition

Real Cheap Eats NYC: The Fall Edition

by James Boo October 12, 2011

If you’ve wondering where exactly I’ve been over the past few weeks, the answer isn’t “Chicago” – all of these Chicago meals (the last of which will be on Serious Eats national in the near future) took place at the end of July. For the […]

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Real Cheap Eats NYC: The Real Deal

Real Cheap Eats NYC: The Real Deal

by James Boo July 19, 2011

There’s an entire world of restaurants within the borders of New York City. Frankly, I find it hard to give a shit about the newest opening, ambitious concept, or chef’s achievement when virtually the entire world also exists within the borders of New York City. […]

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2010: The Meals That Were

2010: The Meals That Were

by James Boo January 11, 2011

We’re already 10 days into Western civilization’s latest year, but I’m still working on the backlog of eats that’s been on my mind since October. To kick things off after my winter break from food blogging, I’m happy to carry on our tradition of recounting […]

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Bite-Sized Buddhism: The Five-Minute Film

Bite-Sized Buddhism: The Five-Minute Film

by James Boo December 21, 2010

The holiday rush isn’t the only thing that has kept me from posting my New York column for the past two weeks! Before jumping on a plane to Los Angeles for winter holiday, I completed my entry to the Pei Wei “Blog Asia Challenge”. One […]

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