Daa! Dumplings

I love that my office is so close to Madison Square Park mostly because that means I’m able to enjoy Madison Square Eats when it’s around.  I was very excited to see there were quite a few newcomers this season, including Daa! Dumplings. Daa! Dumplings sells palmeni, the Russian-style dumplings that I fell in love…

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Cafe Prague

As a Slovak, Cafe Prague has intrigued Albert.  Every time we pass it, he wonders aloud if they have good Czech food.  Finally, when we were running errands in Flatiron yesterday, we decided to try it and decide for ourselves. At first, Cafe Prague seems like a local version of a Europa type restaurant.  Basic…

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Sadelle’s

Like I mentioned when I reviewed Russ and Daughters Café, Jewish food is having a moment right now.  The line goes out the door for lox and I knew I would run into the same wait lines at Sadelle’s as I did at Russ and Daughters.  My plan of attack was to let the fam…

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LES Pickle Day

When the whole weekend is busy, why stop at Sunday?  That was kind of how we ended up at Pickle Day two weekends ago.  Unsure of how to spend the day, I went to Time Out New York to see if there were any events.  When I saw the listing for Pickle Day I figured it…

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Peck’s

My final stop at the “Taste of Jewish Culture” street fair was Peck’s where I sampled pierogis.  They were huge and only $4 for two of them so I would have to say it was the best deal of the day.  I decided to get one of each flavor: the kasha and mushroom as well as the…

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Shelsky’s of Brooklyn

Every NYC summer street fair looks exactly the same.  Lemonade stands, gyros, Italian sausage, and Oriental rug booths repeat one after the other for blocks on end.  But two weekends ago, the Workmen’s Circle took up one block of a Madison Avenue street fair and turned it into “A Taste of Jewish Culture.”  A klezmer…

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Black Seed Bagels

A lot of people love huge fluffy bagels.  I personally prefer a thinner bagel – it’s easier for me to handle.  Some people also like lox and cream cheese.  Not me.  Blame it on my Southern upbringing, but I just am not a fan.  Lox is salty and slimy; too much cream cheese is overwhelming…

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