Dining Reviews

At Crave.it, the First (and Only) Bite Is the Best

Chef Alejandro Quinones, behind the counter. Crave.it is a newly opened contemporary Italian bakery and cafe in Chelsea. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)
Chef Alejandro Quinones, behind the counter. Crave.it is a newly opened contemporary Italian bakery and cafe in Chelsea. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

The benefit of the tiny one-bite (maybe two bites in a few cases) jewel-like morsels at Crave.it, a new Italian bakery and café in Chelsea...

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    Manchester Dishes Art, Diner Grub

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    7 Best Juice Bars in New York City

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    The Future of Food: Quantifying Dining

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    Da Marcella: A True Tavern in New York City

    Da Marcella is the kind of restaurant that defies all odds, not unlike its owner Manuel Moreno, who readily concedes to having something of Don... Read more

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    At Junoon, a Symphony of Flavors

    I do not know why, but I have always put off my visit to Junoon, perhaps for fear of staying longer than usual and eating... Read more

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    An Unexpected Fusion at Cafe Cambodge

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    Cafe El Presidente’s Salute to the Humble Taco

    Whole chapters could be written about what happens to Mexican cuisine with the ebb and flow of immigrants. Some of it veers away from tradition,... Read more

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    Molyvos, Out of the Aegean Sea and Onto Your Plate

    A vast interior deeply reminiscent of the Greek islands, with their sandy beaches, whitewashed houses, charming villages, and clear blue skies, is the new look... Read more

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    Heart of India: Jewels of the Tandoor

    Chef Jamal Jewel plunges his hand into the tandoor. At the bottom, the charcoal glows bright red. The temperatures in the metal oven reach up... Read more

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    Soju Haus, Experience the Food and Drink That Binds a Nation

    If you want to get a grip on Korean culture, you have to try soju. On the surface, it’s South Korea’s most consumed national drink,... Read more

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    Sizzle the Senses at Famous Sichuan

    Welcome to the land of “flower pepper” and “facing-heaven” chilies.  The two make up Sichuan’s spice signature, with the Sichuan “flower pepper” adding a mouth-... Read more

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    Mozzarella & Vino: The Magic of Mozzarella

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    Chef Lala Sharma Flexes Creative Muscle at Savoury

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    Ngam: Bold and With Love

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    ‘Magic and Pasta’ at Dopo East

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