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Restaurant Spotting: Nur

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A number of incredible New York chefs have helped distinguish Israeli food; long lumped under the label of undifferentiated Middle Eastern cuisine. And now, a Tel Aviv luminary is now serving as an extra special ambassador to the country’s native fare; opening his first stateside restaurant, Nur, in Manhattan’s Flatiron District.

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Trend Spotting: Israeli Food is All the Rage

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Asian cuisines of all sorts have taken turns in the spotlight for going on a decade, from Thai, Korean and Filipino, to haute Chinese and most recently, Indian. But now, the Middle East is finally getting some love with the ascendance of Israeli food, celebrated at a diverse swath of eateries from casual lunch counters to tony hotel restaurants.

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Dizengoff Brings Top Tier Hummus to Chelsea Market

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Chelsea Market’s newest tenant is undoubtedly its most high profile yet; that would be Dizengoff, from the James Beard Award-winning Michael Solomonov. Named after an iconic street in Tel Aviv, and modeled after traditional Israeli hummusiyas, the beloved Philly export is a shrine to chickpea dip…

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Timna Takes Israeli Cuisine to the Next Level

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From Thai and Korean to Filipino and Chinese, Asian cuisine of all sorts has been trending hard for years now. But we predict that in 2016, we’re going to see Israeli fare get lots and lots of love. Just think about the popularity of places like Balaboosta and Breads Bakery, the burgeoning shakshuka craze, the prevalence of harissa, and most especially, brand new restaurants like Timna…

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Q & A with Balaboosta and Bar Bolonat’s Einat Admony

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Have you noticed how fashionable Israeli food has become in the last few years? Einat Admony has a whole lot to do with that. The forward-thinking chef first launched her popular falafel spot, Taim, in the West Village, over seven years ago. (There are now two Taim outposts and a mobile Taim truck.) That was just the beginning for this talented chef.

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