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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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When Pigs Fly: The 2011 Big Apple BBQ Block Party and a Long Detour for Maryland Pit Beef

When Pigs Fly: The 2011 Big Apple BBQ Block Party and a Long Detour for Maryland Pit Beef

by James Boo June 13, 2011

My latest pieces for Serious Eats explore the medium-rare delight of Maryland’s Pit Beef sandwich and plumb the full menu at this year’s Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. New York’s Annual Moment in Barbecue Maryland Pit Beef: Barbecue in Rare Form More Sharing Options

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Taiwanese Breakfast on the Four Seas

Taiwanese Breakfast on the Four Seas

by James Boo January 26, 2011

I grew up knowing that I was on the very edge of Los Angeles. My proof was Colima Road, a stretch of smoggy two-way lanes dominated by Mandarin and Korean print, save the occassional taco truck and L.A.’s easternmost branch of Tommy’s. As the years […]

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California Love: A Perfect Pickled Egg at Joe Jost's

California Love: A Perfect Pickled Egg at Joe Jost’s

by James Boo January 19, 2011

For the next week, I’ll be writing short posts on the meals I enjoyed during a two-week vacation in my native California. There’s a bar in Long Beach that recognizes what every pickled egg in this country is missing: chilies. Rather than submerging its hard […]

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2010: The Meals That Were

2010: The Meals That Were

by James Boo January 11, 2011

We’re already 10 days into Western civilization’s latest year, but I’m still working on the backlog of eats that’s been on my mind since October. To kick things off after my winter break from food blogging, I’m happy to carry on our tradition of recounting […]

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Sub Par

Sub Par

by James Boo November 30, 2010

When I was young, sandwiches signified failure. Aside from the Vietnamese banh mi and Mexican tortas that dot the outer rim of Los Angeles and Orange County, the deli of Southern California was a dining destination of last resort, an overpriced and under-qualified meal at […]

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When Pigs Fly: Barbecue History and Brontosaurus Ribs

When Pigs Fly: Barbecue History and Brontosaurus Ribs

by James Boo November 20, 2010

Robert F. Moss’ Barbecue: The History of an American Institution The Serious Eats Barbecue Style Guide, Part I My newest barbecue columns for Serious Eats review some essential barbecue reading and set out the first part of what will become a fairly epic guide to […]

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When Pigs Fly: What’s So Great About North Carolina Barbecue?

When Pigs Fly: What’s So Great About North Carolina Barbecue?

by James Boo September 23, 2010

My newest barbecue column for Serious Eats is the first of four stories I’ll be writing on my recent trip through the Carolinas. First up: An examination of the Lexington style in west-central North Carolina. Is the barbecue there as good as my nostalgia wants […]

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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 15, 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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