Vege Favor: Islip, NY
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Vege Favor: Islip, NY

Let’s start with the premise first: vegetarian Chinese food. On the surface this is the…

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Twitter Challenge: Romanesco? No, Romesco Sauce
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Twitter Challenge: Romanesco? No, Romesco Sauce

@ugliyucca posed to us, in the simplest of terms: What to do with romanesco? Here’s…

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Going Clear: by Lawrence Wright
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Going Clear: by Lawrence Wright

There are so many beyond-the-pale unbelievable moments in Going Clear, Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence…

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Twitter Challenge: Olive Loaf
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Twitter Challenge: Olive Loaf

@fredspins asks: Do you want difficult or impossible? The former: olive loaf, the latter: bitter…

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Holy Hell! Rift Turns 20
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Holy Hell! Rift Turns 20

Roots Bistro Gourmand: West Islip, NY
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Roots Bistro Gourmand: West Islip, NY

Down the block from Roots Bistro Gourmand, an ambitious new French restaurant in West Islip,…

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Twitter Challenge: Eggplant
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Twitter Challenge: Eggplant

@A_schulz asked @SpectrumCulture Eggplant! I want to like it but have never found a method…

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Hoppin’ John
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Hoppin’ John

So, it’s New Year’s Day, and chances are you’ve probably been on a food and…

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Concert Review: Yo La Tengo/Sun Ra Arkestra/Fred Armisen
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Concert Review: Yo La Tengo/Sun Ra Arkestra/Fred Armisen

(Photos: Sarah Dorman) The coolest thing about walking in to Maxwell’s for the first time…

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Spectrum Seasonal: Duck Fest
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Spectrum Seasonal: Duck Fest