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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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Single Serving: Morir Soñando at Reben Luncheonette in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Single Serving: Morir Soñando at Reben Luncheonette in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

by James Boo September 13, 2012

The Reben Luncheonette, a decades-old breakfast-and-lunch counter in Williamsburg where fried eggs are accompanied by sagging mounds of orange potatoes and shriveled slats of deep-fried bacon, doesn’t have a lot going for it in the way of food. That’s probably why the storefront, along with […]

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Single Serving: Black Sesame Seaweed at Sky Ice in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Single Serving: Black Sesame Seaweed at Sky Ice in Park Slope, Brooklyn

by James Boo August 14, 2012

Sky Ice, a young and modern Thai cafe at the northern tip of Park Slope, serves its customers from a Bermuda Triangle bound by the “authentic” Thai cooking this neighborhood sorely needs, the “healthy” tweaks on standby Thai dishes this neighborhood thinks it needs, and […]

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Single Serving: Portugese Egg Tart at New Flushing Bakery in Flushing, Queens

Single Serving: Portugese Egg Tart at New Flushing Bakery in Flushing, Queens

by James Boo February 20, 2012

The egg tart is perhaps not as lionized as the soup dumpling, but it can be just as much the subject of fantasy. Praises have been sung. Lists have been compiled. At least one film has been made. A good egg tart – not too […]

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Single Serving: Coast Toast at Brockton Villa in La Jolla, San Diego

Single Serving: Coast Toast at Brockton Villa in La Jolla, San Diego

by Zach Mann February 1, 2012

I’ve known a few people who have attended the University of California at San Diego, a large public university condemned to the city of La Jolla, and each of these friends has harbored certain resentment toward this fate. La Jolla is a beautiful city, the […]

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Neveria Again

Neveria Again

by James Boo December 9, 2011

I have never seen a Michoacan ice cream parlor off of Interstate 5. Now that I know of one that sits in the shadow of US-101, I see little reason to drive along the 5 again. There are, of course, other reasons for choosing US-101 […]

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Single Serving: Chicha at Arepas Cafe in Astoria, Queens

Single Serving: Chicha at Arepas Cafe in Astoria, Queens

by James Boo November 18, 2011

After a recent trip to the Socrates sculpture garden, Girlfriend and I struck out for Arepas Cafe on the south side of Astoria. While we were there to enjoy the restaurant’s tasty Venezuelan arepas, Latin American drink menus are always eye-catching, and we couldn’t slip […]

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Single Serving: Lemon Ice Box Pie at Lois the Pie Queen in Oakland

Single Serving: Lemon Ice Box Pie at Lois the Pie Queen in Oakland

by Zach Mann August 30, 2011

Floridians can get surly when it comes to Key Lime Pie. I don’t blame them when bakeries across California serve too-sweet lime pies colored green and label them “Key” on menus. I’ve never tried the real thing, but breakfasts at Lois the Pie Queen have […]

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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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A Taro Tale in Flushing

A Taro Tale in Flushing

by James Boo May 17, 2011

Every good meal deserves a show stopper. The immediate clacking of chopsticks – springing back into pointed motion after twelve dishes and two cases of Tsingtao – was my sign that the lazy Susan had one last spin during an extensive supper at downtown Flushing’s […]

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