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Vaya Con Diego: A Deep Dive into the Mexican cuisines of San Diego

Vaya Con Diego: A Deep Dive into the Mexican cuisines of San Diego

by Zach Mann January 10, 2016

Cocina Roulette — Feb 11, 2010 The praises of San Diego’s Mexican food, when shared with me, have always fallen on deaf ears. I’m from LA, after all. Taco trucks saturated the mise en scène of my childhood, family restaurantes set the scene for most […]

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Live and Let Dine: Revisiting Chieu Kien Buddhist Temple in the Bronx

Live and Let Dine: Revisiting Chieu Kien Buddhist Temple in the Bronx

by James Boo December 14, 2012

Two years ago, I paid a visit to the Chieu Kien Buddhist Temple for a free vegetarian lunch. This week, I’ve been given a chance by New York’s brightest upstart storytelling publication, Narratively, to return to the temple for a deeper conversation with Thich Thien […]

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Once Upon a Time in The Richmond District

Once Upon a Time in The Richmond District

by Zach Mann May 2, 2012

San Francisco’s Richmond district is a long BART and bus ride away from where I once lived in the East Bay, a distant land as far as college me was concerned. But in 2003 I made the trek for a noir film festival and thought, […]

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Real Cheap Eats NYC: The Winter Edition

Real Cheap Eats NYC: The Winter Edition

by James Boo January 22, 2012

I’ve been too beleaguered by a nasty cold to spread the word properly over the past week, but in case you haven’t heard from the rest of the city: Real Cheap Eats NYC now has 22 more recommendations under $10. This season we’re keeping things […]

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The Search for Little Burma

The Search for Little Burma

by Zach Mann July 27, 2011

This story is third in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. When tourists come to San Francisco, they eat Chinese food in Chinatown. There’s nothing wrong with that. Chinatown is a cool place, and there’s good food there. However, it isn’t too bold […]

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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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Single Serving: Egg Tomato Pot at M. Wells in Long Island City

Single Serving: Egg Tomato Pot at M. Wells in Long Island City

by James Boo July 5, 2011

Since this post was published, M. Wells Diner has close and re-opened as M. Wells Dinette. Egg Tomato Pot may not be on the restaurant’s new menu. Long Island City’s M. Wells, the Quebec-American diner that stole the heartbeats of pretty much every food enthusiast […]

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Gonna Take Her Back to Somerville

Gonna Take Her Back to Somerville

by James Boo May 10, 2011

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRzVhrPOhOY&feature=youtu.beY While Girlfriend and I weren’t out touring Boston at the end of April, we rested our heads in nearby Somerville. The neighborhoods of this town, bordering three major universities and cradling the last stretch of the Red Line out of Boston, have been through […]

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Mi Medicine

Mi Medicine

by Zach Mann April 8, 2011

Food cravings are the silver linings of colds and flus. In perfect health I’m not one whose food mood is swayed by anything more than hunger, convenience and curiosity, but in sickness my wants become specific. I yen for hot and sour soup, extra spicy. […]

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A Bargain of a Meal

A Bargain of a Meal

by James Boo March 30, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve had to haggle over my lunch. Fortunately, the wait staff at Taste Good Malaysian were feeling diplomatic when I asked about their chili crab. The last time I had eaten at Taste Good, chili crab was a special, something […]

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