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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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1 Minute Meal: "Arepas Del Viaje"

1 Minute Meal: “Arepas Del Viaje”

by James Boo July 30, 2013

Episode 06: The Arepa Lady, Still Sainted The footage from my interview with Maria Piedad Cano (better known as “The Arepa Lady”) is now officially the most valuable piece of media that I possess. While almost every minute of the interview naturally did not make […]

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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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1 Minute Meal: "Birth of the Cool" (plus the complete story of Corona Heights)

1 Minute Meal: “Birth of the Cool” (plus the complete story of Corona Heights)

by James Boo July 8, 2013

Episode 04: The Lemon Ice King of Corona. Corona, Queens, New York. The latest episode of 1 Minute Meal heads to the heart of Queens, reaching back nearly 70 years into history for 1 minute with a New York food institution: The Lemon Ice King […]

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1 Minute Meal: "Brighton Train to Georgia"

1 Minute Meal: “Brighton Train to Georgia”

by James Boo May 31, 2013

Episode 02: Brick Oven Bread. Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York. I’ve written plenty about the khachapuri of South Brooklyn. I’m really happy that the owners of Brick Oven Bread — two amazing women who, on the day of this shoot, were leading a whole team […]

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There Are Cheese Breads I Remember

There Are Cheese Breads I Remember

by James Boo May 28, 2013

Much of the tourism economy depends on the notion that places can be consumed, simply by putting two feet on the ground and paying attention. The “bucket list,” a double metaphor of experience as acquisition, expresses little in the way of context but captures everything […]

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Real Cheap Eats: Winter Warmer

Real Cheap Eats: Winter Warmer

by James Boo February 20, 2013

Striking at the heart of winter, the Real Cheap Eats food writers’ collective is warming up 21 new additions to its $10-or-less digest. Highlights from our selection include a West African sweat potato leaf stew, an Indian breakfast gem, a bargain seafood soon dooboo (courtesy […]

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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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Single Serving: Breakfast Tacos at Güeros in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Single Serving: Breakfast Tacos at Güeros in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

by James Boo October 2, 2012

It’s been over five years since I first tasted Texan breakfast tacos in Austin. I’m sad to say that in those five years New York hasn’t even begun to catch onto the idea of eating eggs, bacon and beans in taco form. There are exceptions, […]

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Single Serving: Morir Soñando at Reben Luncheonette in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Single Serving: Morir Soñando at Reben Luncheonette in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

by James Boo September 13, 2012

The Reben Luncheonette, a decades-old breakfast-and-lunch counter in Williamsburg where fried eggs are accompanied by sagging mounds of orange potatoes and shriveled slats of deep-fried bacon, doesn’t have a lot going for it in the way of food. That’s probably why the storefront, along with […]

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