first tastes

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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2012: The Meals That Were

2012: The Meals That Were

by James Boo January 8, 2013

Happy Ongoing U.S. Congressional Failure Day New Year! In 2012, The Eaten Path entered its fifth year of food and travel. It’s hard to believe, but easy to stomach. As Zach and I work to push stories onto bigger pages – his into the Creative […]

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Eight Meals in the City of Hungry Angels

Eight Meals in the City of Hungry Angels

by James Boo October 9, 2012

Back in June, I spent one very long weekend weaving through the highways of Los Angeles and Orange County – intermittently attending the most absurd and incredible Indian wedding in the universe and getting re-acquainted with the absurd and incredible food landscape that is southern […]

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Single Serving: Tohu Thohk at the 5th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

Single Serving: Tohu Thohk at the 5th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

by James Boo June 5, 2012

I haven’t the slightest clue when I’ll see this food again. Maybe on a summer’s day in eastern Myanmar. Maybe during an especially ambitious session in my kitchen. Maybe at next year’s Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation Food Fair, a smörgåsbord of home-cooked Burmese food that joyously […]

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Established, Philly Style

Established, Philly Style

by James Boo March 27, 2012

The first honest-to-goodness Philadelphian I ever met greeted me from behind a plainly planted table at 30th St. Station. Girlfriend and I had just gotten off the bus and circled the terminal in search of assurance. Spotting the phrase “Travelers Assistance,” I approached the man, […]

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2011: The Meals That Were

2011: The Meals That Were

by James Boo January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that this blog has been alive for four years. It’s even harder to believe that in 2010 and 2009 I was able to bring on contributors from dining destinations are far-flung as Shanghai, Tokyo, Bonn, Majorca and even […]

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Single Serving: Clay Pot Rice at Noodle Village in Chinatown, Manhattan

Single Serving: Clay Pot Rice at Noodle Village in Chinatown, Manhattan

by James Boo November 28, 2011

First tastes are special. But the first taste of a favorite food – the first taste of a dish that gets everything right, lighting up an appetite unknown until that bite – is irreplaceable. It’s like watching the first scene of The Wire. The experience […]

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This Little Piggy Was Deep Fried

This Little Piggy Was Deep Fried

by James Boo October 20, 2011

It is possible to eat too much pork. One might not believe it, given the state of popular food today – especially in New York, where “pork belly” has become its own dining demographic. Enunciating one’s love for the pig was hardly a declarative act […]

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Single Serving: Stuffed Pizza at Lou Malnati's in Chicago, IL

Single Serving: Stuffed Pizza at Lou Malnati’s in Chicago, IL

by James Boo September 20, 2011

In varying instances of hunger and maturity, I’ve wavered on the issue of deep dish pizza. I’ve never seemed to make up my mind on what makes a good one. When I was 11, Pizza Hut‘s pan pie was valued despite (because of) its orange-slicked […]

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