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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!

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 [...]

East Harlem: Itzocan Bistro is So So

“Isn’t it the best?” asked a woman waiting outside of Itzocan Bistro, the modest Mexican-French eatery on a gentrifying block in East Harlem, a stone’s throw from Mt. Sinai Hospital. Well, actually, it wasn’t I had had a terrific meal at the spare bistro about a year ago and was looking forward to a return [...]

Super Taco Truck Wins Raves from Columbia Spectator

There is a very nice roundup on the Super Taco Truck at 96th St. and Broadway on the Upper West Side written by Patricia Sazani for the Columbia Spectator. She says the owners are thinking of getting another truck, or maybe opening a restaurant. Oh no! I like the truck the way it is! Also, [...]