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JFK: Uncle Boons *

  What makes a restaurant good? Why do some get Michelin stars? 5 stars on NY Times? The length of the wait list? No matter what the metric, every accolade will result in fame, which drives traffic, and eventually, the price up. My friend Harry, a newly minted foodie that’s chasing all the stars, come […]

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Troy, NY: The Ale House

Troy is a typical American city that has been left behind by the golden ages of steel and coal. Evidences of a once prosperous city from the turn of the 20th century is now left to decay. Only the old city and RPI, an expensive private college, still have signs of life. Everything else, including […]

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Troy, NY: Famous Lunch [Short]

We ate lunch at Beirut, a Lebanese restaurant in Troy. The opportunity to come to Troy is rare and far between, so I suggested that we stop here to try Famous Lunch. They are famous after all. The restaurant itself is really old and frilless. We are talking decor that dates back to the 20s, […]

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NYC: Brindle Room

Brindle room has one of the best burgers in New York City. I did not┬ámake that declaration, and it can be easily cross referenced with countless online articles. The crown for the most delicious burger (even just for the throne in NYC) is always up for debate, and the list of contenders is longer than […]

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NYC: Black Tap Burgers

I used to imagine that trends are characteristics intrinsic to consumerism. The thought was that, without choices, the society can’t be chasing after cool and unique stuff. Think about it this way – you wouldn’t imagine in dystonia 1984 worlds, there would be people in skinny jeans talking about kale waiting for cronuts. However, the […]