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Cascabel UWS: Tacos Disappoint But Other Dishes Shine

Before Hurricane Irene, Cascabel on Broadway at 108th Street was one of the few restaurants in the area that was open. That was also true immediately after the storm had sped north to New England. So I wound up eating there twice in two days. The tiny place was a mob scene, filled to overflowing [...]

Cascabel, the Mexican Spot, is Slated To Open This Week on the Upper West Side

Update: Manager Luce now says Cascabel will open Thursday or Friday, June 30 or July 1. Cascabel, the popular Upper East Side Mexican spot, is slated to open its new Upper West Side spot soon, possibly in the next few days, according to a manager at the restaurant who identified herself as Luce. The new [...]

Upper West Side: Super Tacos Truck is Back on 96th Street

Super Tacos, the truck with the to-die-for mole poblamo, is back on its home turf at 96th Street just west of Broadway. While the new subway station was being built, the truck was banished to Amsterdam Ave., but now it’s been restored to its rightful home. Bueno! Tweet

Summer Cocktails in New York Are Spilling Over Everywhere

Cocktails are very of the moment. Everyone, it seems, is rediscovering Prohibition-era drinks. At the Museum of the City of New York, which is launching Speakeasy at 1220 Fifth, they’re offering up a free drink with your paid admission. Did you know that from 1926-1932, the city’s speakeasy count topped 32,000 establishments? Then, there are [...]

Passover is Coming-Dine In or Out?

When it comes to where I tuck into my bowl of matzoh ball soup on Passover, I have no choice.  Every year, I dine with a gaggle of relatives at our family’s annual Long Island Seder where traditional foods like brisket and kugel are the order of the day. But you don’t have to stick [...]