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Unico Taco is Suvir Saran’s Passage to India (Via Mexico)

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You wouldn’t immediately associate Suvir Saran with tacos. Yet the celebrated toque has branched out in more ways than one this month; unexpectedly migrating to an outer borough (Queens), and turning his attention to tortillas, at the playful, fast-casual Unico Tacos.

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The Recently Revamped El Rey Is A Prime Summertime Destination

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Come summertime on the Lower East Side, there’s no better spot to peep at beautiful, fashionable passerby than from a sunny window seat at El Rey, sipping on a frozen Tinto de Verano, aka a “Poor Man’s Sangria,” made from equal parts cola and red wine.

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John Fraser 86’s Meat at His Newest Restaurant, Nix

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With his “Meatless Mondays” menu at Dovetail & his legitimately farm-to-table Narcissa (sourcing eggs and produce from partner Andre Balazs’ Hudson Valley-based plot), chef John Fraser has long been well ahead of the curve. So instead of feeling like a tip of the hat to the current, “vegetable-focused” crave, his newest venture, Nix, reads as an ambitious next step, in his culinary evolution…

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The Box Kite Team is Flying High at Bruno

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If the duo behind Box Kite — the acclaimed tasting room situated in a St. Marks Street coffee shop — could work culinary magic in a 300-square foot space, it’s little surprise that they’ve achieved super-sized success at their newest venture, Bruno…

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British Invasion: Jason Atherton Debuts The Clocktower

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Ding-dong, London calling! The highly anticipated Clocktower is officially open for business on Madison Avenue, headed by Michelin-starred British chef, Jason Atherton. Located in Ian Schrager’s brand new, super-swanky Edition Hotel, and in partnership with Philadelphia bigwig, Stephen Starr…

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elan – Review

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This is what many are calling Waltuck’s comeback, his official return to the New York dining scene. At Chanterelle, David Waltuck leaned very French, with decadent dishes, like Shrimp Risotto and Duck & Foie Gras Dumplings. At élan, he seems to have loosened up…

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