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BY GABE HERMAN | One of the Downtown restaurants participating in this summer’s Restaurant Week is Pig and Khao, a Lower East Side spot at 68 Clinton St. that serves Southeast Asian fare, including Filipino and Thai dishes. Pig and Khao opened in fall 2012. Owner and chef Leah Cohen is a “Top Chef” alum, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Even amid all the bustling nightlife in Soho, one restaurant in particular is causing a lot of local headaches. Several neighbors say that for the past couple of years, Piccola Cucina, an Italian restaurant at 75 Thompson St., between Spring and Broome Sts., has hosted loud parties, often late into the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As its name suggests, Oddfellows Ice Cream Co. makes some unusual flavors, in both savory and sweet categories, to go along with more classic choices. A recent trip to the location at 55 E. Houston St., at Mott St., presented ice cream options like Thai iced tea, miso cherry, lemon meringue […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Barolo East is an Italian restaurant in Midtown that opened seven months ago and serves Northern Italian dishes in a pleasant atmosphere. Everything is made in-house, from pasta dishes to breads and desserts. Located in Midtown East at 214 E. 49th St., between Second and Third Aves., the eatery’s exterior is […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   “SUMMER SENIOR SPACE”   “Exploring the Original West Village”: Join the W. 13th St. Alliance for a lecture by Alfred Pommer, West Village author and historian. A native New Yorker, Pommer has been a self-employed licensed New York City guide since 1990. He has created more than 20 Manhattan neighborhood […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Queen of Sheba has been serving Ethiopian food in Hell’s Kitchen for nearly two decades, and is still going strong with a wide array of tasty dishes from owner and chef Philipos Mengistu. Before Mengistu moved to America in 1990 with dreams of opening an Ethiopian restaurant in New York City, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Japanese restaurant MakiMaki serves only sushi rolls, which are made to order at a counter and have affordable prices. It just opened a second Midtown location in June at 360 Lexington Ave., between E. 40th and 41st Sts. The new spot is a small space with several tables along the […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE | Efforts to landmark the interior of the White Horse Tavern continue, as concern over the famed Greenwich Village pub’s future is unabated. The building, at Hudson and W. 11th Sts., that has housed the White Horse since 1880 was recently sold to notorious landlord Steven Croman. The building’s sale included the bar. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | For Downtown residents willing to broaden their horizons and foray Uptown once in a while, Ortomare, a restaurant and pizzeria on the Upper West Side that serves authentic Italian dishes, is worth the journey. Ortomare opened in February at 994 Columbus Ave., at W. 109th St. The husband and wife team […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Bondi Sushi opened two years ago in NoMad (North of Madison Square Park) and offers tasty sushi at reasonable prices. Located at 6 W. 28th St., between Fifth Ave. and Broadway, the casual restaurant has been around since November 2017 and features seafood from around the world. The menu includes king […]

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