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Chinatown/Lower East Side: Vanessa’s Dumpling House

It’s hard to spend more than $10 on a meal at Vanessa’s Dumpling House on Eldridge St on the Lower East Side.
You’re not going to want to linger in this place.  It’s spare, dingy and cramped with a few rickety tables pushed close together and a narrow counter where you can huddle with your dumplings.  [...]

Lower East Side: Pucker Up for Pickles

Sweet, sour, half sour, whatever! Who doesn’t love pickles?
The Eight Annual New York City International Pickle Day is set to make your mouth pucker on Sept. 14. It will be held-where else??- on the Lower East Side. Go to Orchard Street between Grand and Broome between 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and you [...]

Lower East Side: The Best Chocolate Bread Pudding in NY

Across the street from venerable Economy Candy on Rivington Street sits the trendy Hotel Rivington. It’s the old and new Lower East Side staring each other down. If you yearn for sweets from the good old days, go to Economy Candy. But if you’re looking for stylish cuisine, walk across the street to Thor, the [...]

Lower East Side: Congee Village for Terrific Cheap Grub

The Upper West Side for all its pluses doesn’t offer much in the way of good cheap Chinese. But if you’re willing to take the train downtown, you can experience a fine meal for very little money at either Congee Village or Congee Bowery, both on the Lower East Side. We [...]

Valentine’s Day: Cheese and Chocolate; Cheese and Pickles

OK, I think pairing cheese with chocolate is a little, uh, strange. But for the truly cheese- obsessed, some of these pairings, offered by Saxelby Cheesemongers and Roni-Sue Chocolates, may be just the thing to ignite your sweetie’s passion. And if you’re in a sour mood when it comes to your honey, why [...]

Lower East Side: Banana Pudding at Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Banana pudding alert! It’s hard to find a good one in New York. But NYC Food Guy says there’s one that’s worth traveling for, at Sugar Sweet Sunshine, a Lower East Side bakery from two Magnolia Bakery alumni.
Check it out and let me know!
Sugar Sweet Sunshine126 Rivington St [...]

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