Chef Reem Assil Combines ‘California Hippie’ With Palestinian Cuisine

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A mere five months ago in Oakland, Reem Assil opened Reem’s, a small Arab bakery that’s an extension of her farmer’s-market stand, specializing in mana’eesh (griddled flatbread). Quickly, it made a lot of noise on a national level, becoming a political lightning rod because of a controversial mural. This week,

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Marcus Samuelsson Is Opening a Neighborhood Hangout in Newark

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Las Vegas, San Francisco … Newark? The New Jersey city is not the first place you’d expect one of New York’s most recognized chefs to eye for expansion. But it’s exactly where chef and perpetual Harlem booster Marcus Samuelsson will open his next restaurant, Marcus B&P.

At his Manhattan restaurants,

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JJ Johnson Is a Young Chef on the Rise, to a Hip-Hop Beat

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Brash and talented, the former chef at the Cecil in Harlem has a long-term gig at Chefs Club, and even bigger goals in sight.

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New York Is Finally Repealing Its 91-Year-Old Law That Bans Dancing in Bars

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Karma has finally come for New York’s wildly outdated Cabaret Law: The bizarre, almost century-old regulation that makes it illegal to dance in more than 99 percent of the city’s bars is expected to get yanked tomorrow when City Council votes on a bill to repeal it. Even many New

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Where to Celebrate Halloween in New York City

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It’s that time of year again, when adults carve cat faces into pumpkins and try not to wear the same costume as four of their friends. (Grub recommends Sean Spicer and the bush.) Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, which doesn’t so much cramp your style as give you

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The Absolute Best Bagel in New York

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We’re going on 50-plus years of lamentations that the glory days of bagels are behind us, but tell that to the bakers who still hand-roll, custom-proof, kettle-boil, and board-bake every day. Here, the absolute best bagels in New York.

The Absolute Best

1. Utopia Bagels
19-09 Utopia Pkwy.,

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Q&A: From Cuisine to Apps, Marcus Samuelsson Is Dedicated to Diversity

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The chef wants his Red Rooster restaurants in New York and London to be expressions of black culture, and he celebrates Harlem history in a new tour app.

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Here Are Michelin’s 2018 Bib Gourmand Picks for New York City

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The Michelin man is back in New York. The company is rolling out its annual guide to the city’s restaurants, starting with its Bib Gourmand honorees. There are a few surprises on the list, in terms of places that might’ve warranted an actual star, including Atla and Hao Noodle and

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Hungry City: Traditional Ethiopian Food in a Cosmopolitan Setting

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NYT Critic’s Pick October 12, 2017 Hungry City By LIGAYA MISHAN

The light bulbs are yolk-yellow, painted with black-dot eyes and Edvard Munch-like mouths, alternately anguished, dopey, malevolent and cackling. They look like tethered yellow ghosts, sitting on a shelf behind the counter at Benyam, an Ethiopian

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Jewish Bakery and Butcher Received Letters With a Swastika and Trump’s ‘MAGA’ Slogan

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LANDMARK BROOKLYN ESTABLISHMENT THREATENED WEISS BAKERY RECEIVES SWATIKA’D LETTER TARGETING JEWS, BLACKS,…

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An unknown individual sent hate letters to seven businesses and the Israeli consulate in New York, DNAinfo reports. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is reportedly investigating

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