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Real Cheap Eats: Summer Beats

Real Cheap Eats: Summer Beats

by James Boo August 16, 2012

Another season, another collection of pro tips from the Real Cheap Eats crew! In the final stretch of summer, we’re mostly focused on New York’s warm-weather eats, with 23 highlights across the boroughs. The highlights include no less than 6 desserts in the iced genre […]

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Single Serving: 1/2 Chicken With Fries at Rotisserie Ramados

Single Serving: 1/2 Chicken With Fries at Rotisserie Ramados

by James Boo July 18, 2012

In recalling the meals I enjoyed and didn’t enjoy over the course of two days in Montreal, two stretches of time struck me as most memorable: a late weeknight session in a charming, perfectly paced, technically-a-restaurant bar called Else’s, and a gut-checked devouring of chicken […]

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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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Single Federal File

Single Federal File

by James Boo June 1, 2012

Restaurants crowd-source annoyance. Long waits and stuffy spaces are why I hesitate to have dinner in Manhattan or check out anything that smacks remotely of a new attraction. If I’m going to spend more than half an hour just getting to the meal, I prefer […]

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Single Serving: Spicy Seafood Salad at Koo Zee Doo in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

Single Serving: Spicy Seafood Salad at Koo Zee Doo in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

by James Boo April 11, 2012

What exactly makes a meal memorable? The New York restaurant scene is full of concepts, plates and experiences that are mostly devoid of personality. Going on my fourth year in the city, I still have the gnawing feeling that New York restaurants are often more […]

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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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Whether the Cherry Blossoms Are in Bloom

Whether the Cherry Blossoms Are in Bloom

by Zach Mann March 9, 2012

I leaned my head against the Shinkansen window, snacking on train station fast food. Japan passed by at 300 kilometers per hour, while I counted golf ranges and Ferris wheels at an astonishing clip. Then the track doglegged, and there was Mount Fuji, emerging from […]

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Serious Eats: Tales From Chicago and Santa Maria

Serious Eats: Tales From Chicago and Santa Maria

by James Boo February 13, 2012

To recap my recent work for Serious Eats, in case you haven’t kept up with us on Facebook: Serious Barbecue and Birria in Chicago After writing about Uncle John’s and the style of barbecue on Chicago’s South Side, I devoted an entire column to the […]

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Driving on the Left Side of the Pacific Ocean

Driving on the Left Side of the Pacific Ocean

by Zach Mann February 9, 2012

The first time Mele and I stepped into a car in Japan was at the Kochi City train station. Josh met us in front of the Anpanman Terrace, and after we awkwardly waved hello at each other from two feet away, our host led us […]

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