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Coffee Sign Brooklyn

Toby’s Estate Coffee: Finding Clarity By the Cup in Brooklyn

A flight that lands at 1 a.m. might not qualify as a red eye, but compound that with an early morning subway ride from JFK to the Lower East Side and some couch surfing...
Restaurant Sign New York City

Hakata Tonton: Pork-Fueled Izakaya in the West Village

One thing we like about Japanese restaurants is that they can get so specific. At Hakata Tonton in Manhattan’s West Village, chef Koji Hagihara doesn’t just feature pork, he focused on pork feet since...
Donuts Brooklyn

Dough: Getting a Rise Out of Brilliant Donuts in Bed-Stuy

In Los Angeles, one person we trust for sage pastry advice is Nastassia Johnson from Let Me Eat Cake, she of the sweet tooth and Muffin Mondays. When we mentioned our plans for Brooklyn...
Japanese Food New York City

Hakata Tonton Monkfish Liver (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

It was nearly inevitable that this week’s Dose of Vitamin P would come from Hakata Tonton, chef Koji Hagihara’s West Village pub that promotes the health benefits of their collagen-rich pork dishes. We began...
Barbecue New York City

Chasing Beef Brisket in the Big Apple

Three months have passed since my Manhattan burger roundup, allowing me enough time to recover from beef overload before commencing another piggish challenge: finding New York’s best Texas BBQ. I got a taste of...
Hamburger Manhattan

Manhattan’s Best Home Grown Hamburgers Under $10

Anyone who’s ever helmed a kitchen knows that simple ingredients can coalesce with drastically different results. Beef, bread, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and a slice of cheese: these basics formed the composite parts I sampled...