Thursday, 24 April 2014

Category: Food

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Documentary Searches for Origins of General Tso’s Chicken

Documentary Searches for Origins of General Tso’s Chicken

"The Search for General Tso" investigates the mysterious origins of a beloved Chinese menu item.

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Celebrating Craft Beer in Queens

Celebrating Craft Beer in Queens

For the first time, Queens breweries will promote their craft beer through events at restaurants and bars throughout the borough, Queens Courier reports.

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Some Chinatown Restaurants Take a Break in April

Some Chinatown Restaurants Take a Break in April

Several Chinatown restaurants are closed this month, because the traditional tomb sweeping holiday, as well as competition from eateries in Queens and Brooklyn, have cut into their banquet business, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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Purveying Korean-Mexican Fusion Food

Purveying Korean-Mexican Fusion Food

A Columbia University grad dreamed up the hot food fad, reports The Korea Times.

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Long Island Losing Kosher Delis

Long Island Losing Kosher Delis

Changing demographics and eating habits led to the loss of five kosher delis in Nassau and Suffolk counties last year, reports Jewish Week.

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Chinese Customers Frequent Korean Shops and Restaurants

Chinese Customers Frequent Korean Shops and Restaurants

Korean restaurants and shops in Flushing are benefiting from an influx of high-spending Chinese customers, and cater to them with Chinese speakers, Korea Daily reports.

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Latino Restaurants in Queens Go Multicultural

Latino Restaurants in Queens Go Multicultural

Eateries are offering dishes from countries across Latin America, a reflection of the coexistence and diversity of Spanish-speaking communities in the borough, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

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Home-Cured Meat Could Trigger Neighbor Wars

Home-Cured Meat Could Trigger Neighbor Wars

Some Chinese immigrants hang fish, pork and duck meat outside their window to make dried meat at home, much to the irritation, and fright, of their neighbors, reports World Journal.

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Chinese Pinched by Rising Pork Prices

Chinese Pinched by Rising Pork Prices

Restaurants in Chinatown are trying to hold the line on prices to customers and suffering thinner profits, but rising pork prices may eventually force them to raise prices for their dishes, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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Tres Leches: A Triple Treat With Multiple Origins

Tres Leches: A Triple Treat With Multiple Origins

The sweet and moist "tres leches" cake can be found easily in virtually every Latin restaurant or bakery in the city, although its origins are harder to pinpoint, according to El Diario/La Prensa.

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Downgraded! Was it the Bathroom Doors or the Roast Duck?

Downgraded! Was it the Bathroom Doors or the Roast Duck?

Restaurants in Chinatown pay a disproportionate amount of fines and receive lower grades from Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene inspectors, Open City reports.

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