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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dive in the Lower East Side II: Welcome to the Johnson’s

The ”Dive in the Lower East Series” series is an exploration of the best cheap dive bars  in the Lower East Side, since the LES is being swallowed up by bars touting $18 Vodka Sodas and bros with Bud Lights. When you enter Welcome to the Johnson’s for the first time, there is a sense that […]

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Dive in the Lower East Side I: Double Down Saloon

The”Dive in the Lower East Series” series is an exploration of the best cheap dive bars  in the Lower East Side, since the LES is being swallowed up by bars touting $18 Vodka Sodas and bros with Bud Lights. I breathe deeply, taking in the atmosphere. I swish around my glass of Ass Juice, fully unleashing […]

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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 […]

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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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