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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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Single Serving: Lard Bread from Mazzola Bakery in Carroll Gardens

Single Serving: Lard Bread from Mazzola Bakery in Carroll Gardens

by James Boo January 10, 2013

Over a decade since I first began reading from its pages, Chowhound is still my go-to resource for food intel. Over the years, complaints filed against the service – a collection of bulletin boards for food-obsessed locals – have clustered around “bad user interface,” “bad […]

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Sugar Shack: A Documentary

Sugar Shack: A Documentary

by James Boo November 26, 2012

Back when I was eating my way across Montreal, I also made a two-day detour to a town called Rigaud, where I joined forces with the Goddamn Cobras Collective to put together a short documentary about a Quebecois “sugar shack” named Sucrerie de la Montagne. […]

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I Will Find a City, Find Myself a City to Eat Chinese Food In

I Will Find a City, Find Myself a City to Eat Chinese Food In

by James Boo September 26, 2012

I don’t understand Toronto. Having spent a week in the city, hosted warmly by friends and given ample room to explore, I can’t give Toronto a just summary in writing. I won’t say the same for New York, where I’ve lived for four years, or […]

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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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Foie Gras for Lifers

Foie Gras for Lifers

by James Boo July 16, 2012

This is a lifer. In the 1978 documentary film Scared Straight!, this angry, one-eyed man – sentenced to “life and now on” for murder – shouted down a group of teenagers as part of a program aiming to prevent at-risk juveniles from becoming eternal inmates, […]

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Gronlandic Edit (or Three Meals in Montreal)

Gronlandic Edit (or Three Meals in Montreal)

by James Boo June 18, 2012

The moment our car rolled out of customs and onto U.S. soil, I turned on my phone and punched “craigslist” into the browser. Rifling through listings for summer sublets, I tucked our stay into a corner of memory where hindsight and foresight are blind spots. […]

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Rama Food on iPhone: A New Way to Reach Flavor Country

Rama Food on iPhone: A New Way to Reach Flavor Country

by James Boo April 6, 2012

Since this announcement was published, Rama has folded. These tours are no longer available. Dear readers, A while back, Layne Mosler of Taxi Gourmet approached J.O. and me with her newest project: a series of self-guided food tours, written by local experts and sold through […]

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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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Dumplings to Savor

Dumplings to Savor

by James Boo March 15, 2012

Editor’s Note: Savor Fusion Food Court has closed, with no signs of re-opening in the same space. I suggest checking this Chowhound thread for further news on the court and its cooks. Hours after a recent trip to Flushing’s newest destination food court, J.O. and […]

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