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The Absolute Best Fried Chicken in New York

Excellence in fried chicken demands (1) a hot and crisp exterior, (2) juicy meat, and (3) enough, but not too much, salt. Flourishes aside, let’s say this applies equally to Nashville-hot, Japanese karaage, and Taiwanese night-market chicken, all of which … Continue reading

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The Absolute Best Bagel in New York

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 … Continue reading

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The Absolute Best Ramen in New York

Nakamura’s understated torigara ramen. Photo: Melissa Hom It’s time to talk New York’s best ramen. Since the first craze of the 2000s, the city’s scene has expanded well beyond its original territory in the East Village and midtown — raising … Continue reading

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