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1 Minute Meal: The True Life of New York Classics

1 Minute Meal: The True Life of New York Classics

by James Boo November 23, 2013

Episode 12: Jomart Chocolates I happened upon a member of the Rogak family on a flight to Los Angeles, which makes me feel really good about the random distribution of chocolate-related events in my life. There’s nothing random, however, about the work that Michael Rogak […]

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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 Rides the L Train

Real Cheap Eats Rides the L Train

by James Boo May 1, 2013

The seasons are turning in New York, and in celebration of being outdoors the Real Cheap Eats food writers’ collective has armed lower Manhattan and North Brooklyn with a guide to 50 cheap eats winners along the L Train. 22 of the dishes, including a […]

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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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Single Serving: Bubba at Shopsin's General Store on the Lower East Side

Single Serving: Bubba at Shopsin’s General Store on the Lower East Side

by James Boo November 30, 2012

The volume of food and flavor involved in a visit to Shopsin’s is nothing my stomach can handle on a regular basis – and neither is the cost. While staple offerings like “Blisters on My Sisters” and “Wiggly Pete” are priced to move, much of […]

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Real Cheap Eats: From East Village to West Village

Real Cheap Eats: From East Village to West Village

by James Boo October 23, 2012

The newest from Real Cheap Eats NYC dives into the heartland of Manhattan dining. We’ve added over 30 new dishes to the guide, focusing on the East Village, West Village, everything between, and a few things on right on the edge. The spotlight skews towards […]

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Where Office Food Is No Taboo

Where Office Food Is No Taboo

by James Boo August 7, 2012

I never expected to find pulled pork this good in a pita joint. I certainly never expected to find the perfect office lunch so close to my office. Taboonette has turned me around on both counts. The downtown outpost of Mediterranean-leaning restaurant Taboon, Taboonette offers […]

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Real Cheap Eats: "It's Chinatown, Jake."

Real Cheap Eats: “It’s Chinatown, Jake.”

by James Boo April 30, 2012

Another season, another collection of pro tips from the Real Cheap Eats crew! This Spring, we’re focused on New York’s chinatowns, with 22 highlights in Manhattan and Flushing. Recommendations range from a porchetta Sandwich on the Chinatown border to one of Queens’ top slices (and […]

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