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Empire Biscuit in the East Village is about to become Manhattan’s premier destination…for comedy. For three nights during the first week of August, the small food joint will turn into an improbable performance venue, featuring more than 50 of the city’s top comics. As comedian Brandon Scott Wolf, a freelance contributor to SNL’s Weekend Update […]

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Jarobi White, one quarter of hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest and now a master chef, is starting a taco night at Bed-Vyne Cocktail in Bed-Stuy, DNAinfo reports. It’s called “Tribe Taco Tuesdays” and will feature DJs who spin music while foodies try White’s tacos. “I call it the total hip-hop approach. I’ll cook at […]

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Critics are saying a chicken sandwich from Fuku is “worth the wait.” No disrespect to Fuku, but I disagree. I’m not an economist, so my judgement that waiting in line to buy a chicken sandwich from Fuku is a poor investment of time and resources is an amateur one. I understand supply and demand, and […]

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The Wall Street Journal profiled seventh- and eighth-grade students of the Upper East Side’s Ella Baker School, where a math teacher named Michael Paoli had them raise a tank full of tilapia. The students cared for the fish all year, learning about science and math in the process. Now, the fish are teaching the students […]

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Sonic, the suburban fast food drive-in chain, announced its first location in New York City on Wednesday, an expansion for which junk food enthusiasts have been clamoring for years. The catch: it’s going to be located at 148 Page Avenue on the southern end of Staten Island. Staten Island residents are excited, but Manhattan-centric media […]

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You have to be a special brand of sleazy to rip off tourists who are checking out Ground Zero, so of course NBC 4 went down to Ahmed Mohammed’s hot dog stand to witness this for themselves. The outlet reports that Mohammed has been inflating the prices for hot dogs and pretzels to arbitrary amounts […]

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You’ll have to walk past Club Kid killer Michael Alig’s creepy paintings to get to Australian food artist Ishara Jayakody’s art at the Select Art Fair, but it’s worth it if you’ve never seen a bagel suit before. A bagel suit is exactly what it sounds like: A suit made out of bagels. The dope […]

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Ants that live in Manhattan have developed a taste for human food — more so than ants found in forests and parks, a new study has found. Researchers from NC State say that the Pavement ant, the most common ant in New York City, eats junk food that we toss out. Several of the 21 […]

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A new study about New York’s abundant wildlife has found that bugs are competing with rats for scraps of our food. It’s the “half glass full” scenario for any New Yorker, offering promising news if you hate rats, or, if you’re cynical, confirming the belief that the city is filthy and overrun by more critters […]

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There’s something er, fishy about the shrimp you’re eating — or at least something pretty troubling. Advocacy group Oceana tested the DNA of shrimp sold around the country and found that about a third of the 143 shrimp products are not what the packaging claims it to be. The AP reports that farm-raised shrimp “is […]

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