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Empellon Taqueria

230 W 4th St at W 10th St
(212) 367-0999

Alex Stupak opened Empellon because he thinks, quite simply, that “Mexican cooking is awesome.” He opened the doors to his taqueria with the intention of treating tacos with a high level of... Read More

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Charlie Bird

5 King St between 6th Ave & Macdougal St
(212) 235-7133

You might expect a restaurant named for saxophone great Charlie “Bird” Parker to have a jazz soundtrack – but at Charlie Bird in Soho, you’d be mistaken. Instead, classic hip-hop rules the... Read More

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Motorino Pizza

349 E 12th St between 1st & 2nd Aves
(212) 777-2644

“Pizza is our business” is the motto of Motorino Pizza. Since they originally opened in Brooklyn, they’ve expanded their business to the East Village. They’ve achieved immense... Read More

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Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St at Stanton St
(212) 254-2233

Mission Cantina has the feel of a neighborhood place, a casual spot to have a beer and a few tacos and maybe something that will surprise you – after all, this is Danny Bowien’s Mexican-inspired... Read More

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’inoteca

98 Rivington St at Ludlow St
(212) 614-0473

‘inoteca’s casual, generally mobbed spot on Rivington Street is the Lower East Side capital of Italian style small-plate dining. Expect antipasti, tramezzini (a type of Viennese equivalent of... Read More

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Boqueria

171 Spring St between W Broadway & Thompson Sts
(212) 343.4255

Boqueria is a local tapas joint, offering small plates and tastings of imported ingredients like jamón Serrano and Catalonian goat’s milk cheese. There’s a twelve-seat marble bar lining the... Read More

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Maison Premiere

Brooklyn - 298 Bedford Ave between South 1st and Grand St
(347) 335-0446

The real draws at this Williamsburg hotspot from La Barricou’s Joshua Boissy are the absinthe and oysters, despite delicious dinner and weekend brunch menus. A U-shaped marble bar frames the... Read More

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Paulie Gee’s

60 Greenpoint Ave between West & Franklin Sts
(347) 987-3747

Paul Gionnone’s spin on Neapolitan-style pizza at his namesake restaurant in Brooklyn has attracted plenty of attention from the pizza experts over the years. But these pies, with names like... Read More