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Pig Out at Wah Fung #1 Fast Food

Wah Fung #1 Fast Food Inc. is a mouthful of a name, just like the heaps of roast meats and rice you’ll soon be shoveling into your gullet. Here here you’ll find one of the best cheap eats in Chinatown, one of the very few remaining neighborhoods in Manhattan where meal deals are still a dime […]

The noodle man at work

Get Your Noodles Twirled at Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles

When I step into Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles and see the scattered plastic utensils, mounted fans, wet floors and simple, white and yellow painted walls, I revel in its shabbiness. I travel often, and the  griminess of these unpretentious restaurants crammed in the nooks and crannies of Manhattan transports me back my travels. These are the kinds of […]


The Best for Less during NYC Restaurant Week

Hear that? That’s the sound of every NYC foodie collectively having an orgasm. “My goodness!” you shout. “What is the cause of this intense wave of pleasure?” IT’S NYC RESTAURANT WEEK! Now, I know this blog has the words “No Money” in the title, but $25 or $35 for three courses is about as good […]


Kimchi and Kimbap at Woorijip

Oh, Woorijip. You’ve been a lifesaver. Before I discovered you by chance one fateful day, I would subject myself to McDonald’s before heading on the Long Island Railroad to my hometown. These days, instead of silicone n’anti-foaming agent McNuggets, I enjoy some tasty Korean food. Navigating Woorijip is easy. Choose from pre-made (though fresh tasting) […]

Pilsner Urquell and Spaten (left to right)

Outdoor Drinking and Head Cheese at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

Looking for a real beer garden experience? You know, a beer garden with an old-school vibe, authentic European flavors,  and a huge outdoor space? Then it’s time to venture to Astoria, home to the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. Founded in 1910 by the Bohemian Benevolent Citizens Society so that Czech immigrants could have a […]

Sound medical advice.

Noshing On a Knish at Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery

Sound medical advice. When you’re walking down East Houston Street, it’s difficult to choose something to eat with so many great places nearby. “Oy vey!” you might shout, drawing attention from nearby Lower East Side hipsters or Jews. “Where should I get my next nosh?” If whoever is nearby is a mentsch and not a […]

Look at the cross-section. Oh yeah baby.

Hot Dogs with a Latin and Stoner Flair at Los Perros Locos

This munchies joint specializes in creative Colombian hot dogs. Hot dogs such as the Mas Perfecto are topped with cubes of thick bacon, quail eggs and apple chipotle slaw. Paying homage to its South American roots, the Chimi-Churo-Chori dog is topped with delicious homemade chimchurri, rich chorizo, cheese, and crushed potato chips. All the hot […]


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