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Lucky Bee is Really Cooking With Gas

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The Lower East Side’s Lucky Bee is really cooking with gas; and we mean that literally. After launching three months ago, and operating solely with induction and butane stoves, the family style, farm-to-table Southeast Asian spot (from philanthropist and sneaker designer, Rupert Noffs and his husband and former Fat Radish chef, Matty Bennett) finally has access to a gas-powered cooktop, oven and grill.

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Q & A with The Cecil’s JJ Johnson

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Marcus Samuelsson may be considered the culinary king of Harlem, but The Cecil’s JJ Johnson isn’t that far behind. In addition to being included on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and receiving a James Beard Foundation nomination for “Rising Star,” the chef has made it his mission to educate the public about African food, by way of his critically acclaimed restaurant on W. 118th Street…

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