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By Phyllis Stein-Novack

Johnny Chang’s

While watching The Travel Channel several weeks ago, I happened upon a rerun of “No Reservations,” where retired chef and recent Peabody Award winner Anthony Bourdain decided to eat lunch at a restaurant in New York’s Chinatown.

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Posted Apr. 10, 2014 | Comments: 2

FOOD & DRINK > RESTAURANT REVIEWS

By Phyllis Stein-Novack

Rustica

A recent week-long bout of the flu left my taste buds in turmoil. Hot tea with lemon or ginger ale tasted like a combination of metal and library paste. When I finally had enough of chicken soup or toast with jam, I developed a craving for pizza.

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Posted Apr. 3, 2014 | Comments: 5

FOOD & DRINK > RESTAURANT REVIEWS

By Phyllis Stein-Novack

The Strip Joint

The American steakhouse has been a tradition since the mid-19th century. What I like about such a site is simple: you know what the menu will be, there will be a seafood dish or two, side dishes are extra and the cocktails are usually first-rate.

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Posted Mar. 20, 2014 | Comments: 13

FOOD & DRINK > RESTAURANT REVIEWS

By Phyllis Stein-Novack

Rosa Blanca

My first taste of Cuban food occurred many years ago when I took a bite of a sandwich at a restaurant in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. I loved the slight sweetness in the bread and the use of pickles and mustard layered between slices of roast pork, turkey and ham. The sandwich was pressed like a panini.

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Posted Mar. 13, 2014 | Comments: 4

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