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1 Minute Meal: "Birth of the Cool" (plus the complete story of Corona Heights)

1 Minute Meal: “Birth of the Cool” (plus the complete story of Corona Heights)

by James Boo July 8, 2013

Episode 04: The Lemon Ice King of Corona. Corona, Queens, New York. The latest episode of 1 Minute Meal heads to the heart of Queens, reaching back nearly 70 years into history for 1 minute with a New York food institution: The Lemon Ice King […]

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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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Count Me In

Count Me In

by James Boo October 25, 2010

I’ve written here about my formative obsession with American breakfast cereal, and though I’ve since grown into more mature tastes, there’s still one time of the year when I drop everything for the sake of my inner child. It helps that when Halloween invades the […]

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Eating With Boykji: A Dining Diary in Five Parts

Eating With Boykji: A Dining Diary in Five Parts

by James Boo September 21, 2010

In mid-August, my great friend and epic eating comrade Boykji visited New York for a whirlwind tour of the city’s eats. The five days I spent sharing meals with Boyk reminded me of how lucky I am to live in New York, where one can […]

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The Jackson Heights Food Group: A Meal With My Favorite Neighbors

The Jackson Heights Food Group: A Meal With My Favorite Neighbors

by James Boo July 27, 2010

In a world obsessed with the romance of expertise, five minutes with Jeff Orlick is as refreshing as a king-sized horchata. Jeff has spent the past two years cultivating an intimate understanding of the foods that make Queens the most diverse dining destination in the […]

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Whose House?

Whose House?

by James Boo June 16, 2010

Editor’s Note: As of August 2013, Nha Toi has closed its doors. Fred, the owner, is looking to open another Vietnamese restaurant elsewhere in New York. You can expect a new story once he settles into his new digs. When I talk about my favorite […]

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Cleaning 93 Plates

Cleaning 93 Plates

by James Boo February 9, 2010

A little over a week ago, I found myself in the meager barroom lobby of Hill Country Barbecue, nursing a smoked pork chop and wading through a tidal pool of chatter at the wrap dinner for 93 Plates. Hagan, our host, was growing irate. Something […]

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When Cupcakes Don’t Make the Story

When Cupcakes Don’t Make the Story

by James Boo September 22, 2009

Editor’s Note: Two cupcakes and several cupcakes-in-progress were given to The Eaten Path for free during the research of this story. Shortly after the publication of this story 2009, Robicelli’s brick-and-mortar location closed to the public. Matt and Allison have since found success and glory […]

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The (Shanghai) Breakfast Club

The (Shanghai) Breakfast Club

by Chi Tung September 3, 2009

In Shanghai, there is no easy equivalent for the American breakfast diner, a fact often bemoaned by my expat friends and me. We tend to wear our artery clogging days of yore as a proud badge, our messy, gratifying right to remain uncomfortably full for […]

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Just Another Part of Me

Just Another Part of Me

by James Boo June 29, 2009

In my lifetime there have been few stretches of the day as desolate as closing time at the Unit 2 Dining Commons. Less than year before it was torn down as part UC Berkeley’s dorm overhaul, I was finishing off a late dinner (composed mostly […]

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