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‘Friends’ Fantasy Cafe, Central Perk, Becomes a Reality in Soho

Fans sit at the orange couch on Central Park Cafe in New York City on Sept. 17, 2014 (Daksha Devnani/Epoch Times)
Fans sit at the orange couch on Central Park Cafe in New York City on Sept. 17, 2014 (Daksha Devnani/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK— Fans of the long running hit series “Friends” from all age groups were spotted eagerly waiting to take selfies and sip on their...




  • Adam Sobel, owner of the Cinnamon Snail and winner of this year's Vendy Cup.

Courtesy of Vendy Awards

    2014 Vendy Award Winners Crowned

    Judges at the 10th annual Vendy awards crowned their favorites last Saturday. Perennial favorite vegan truck Cinnamon Snail won the Vendy Cup. Other winners were... Read more

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    ‘Desi Food Truck’ Makes It to the Finals of NYC Vendy Awards, 2014

    The 10th Annual Vendy Awards will be held in New York City on Saturday, September 13th between 12.30 pm and 5.00 pm at Governors Island. ... Read more

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    5 Kitchen Tips For a Healthy Lifestyle

    You want to eat healthfully and feed your family well. Cooking at home renders the greatest control over what you put into those precious bodies... Read more

  • “Citymeals Cupcakes” and Sweet Potato Pound Cake from Make My Cake. (ERIC VITALE PHOTOGRAPHY)

    Sweet September Raises Funds for Citymeals-on-Wheels

    Sweet September, an initiative that raises funds for Citymeals-on-Wheels, takes place Sept. 8–21. Participating locations have designated a specific Sweet September dessert. At least $1... Read more

  • A Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood takes place this Saturday. (Courtesy of Gramercy Neighborhood Associates)

    Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood

    Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, offering tastings from the neighborhood’s local businesses. The proceeds will help local schools create... Read more

  • Blue Island Oyster Rockefeller. (Courtesy of New York Oyster Week)

    New York Oyster Week, Sept. 11–28

    The third New York Oyster Week runs Sept. 11–28, celebrating all things oyster, including history, ecology, and economy, and of course, offering tastings of the... Read more

  • Pad Kee Mao, or Drunken Noodles, cooked by Jay Fai, at Raan Jay Fai. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Famous Noodles in Bangkok

    BANGKOK— With its fluorescent bulbs and cafeteria-style tables, the Bangkok restaurant Raan Jay Fai wouldn’t win any awards for interior decorating. But that hasn’t deterred... Read more

  • Sweet corn breeder Bill Tracy (C) talks to visitors at a tasting day on a University of Wisconsin research farm on Aug. 27 in Verona, Wis. (AP Photo/M.L. Johnson)

    Chefs, Breeders Pair Up to Produce Tastier Veggies

    VERONA, Wis.—There’s a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research... Read more

  • Thracian gold drinking cups, Sofia Archaeological Museum. (Manos Angelakis)

    Discovering Bulgaria’s Wines

    In antiquity, the part of what is now Bulgaria, located between the Struma River and the Black Sea was occupied by the Thracian group of... Read more

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    Labor Day Weekend’s Pop-Up Steak Haus at Zeppelin Hall

    For Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30–Sept. 1) Zeppelin Hall executive chef Franco Robazetti offers diners their choice of a one-pound steak (rib eye, New York... Read more

  • Farm Roasted Chicken. (Daniel Krieger)

    The Back Room at One57 Now Open

    The Back Room at One57, an American grill, recently opened with executive chef Sebastien Archambault at the helm (Blue Duck Tavern, Washington, D.C.). Against the... Read more

  • Ben Peacock, owner of Tousey Winery in Germantown, N.Y., at last year's festival (Kelly Nulty)

    Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival Sept. 6–7

    The Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival will take place Sept. 6–7, featuring winemakers, distillers, and artisan food producers from New York state. The festival... Read more

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    The World’s Most Expensive Hot Dog Costs $169

    A hot dog from Tokyo Dog in Seattle has been crowned the world’s most expensive hot dog by the Guinness World Records. They called it... Read more

  • Curried shrimp salad. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    What to Serve With Your Labor Day Burgers and Dogs

    We’ll offer up some delicious sides that will complement whatever else you have on the menu. Start with the salad. In place of the classic... Read more

  • A tea service set out for afternoon tea. (Anne Pillsbury)

    Fit for a Duchess: Exquisite English Afternoon Tea

    Take in a tour of Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, England, have a cup of tea in its stately garden, and you will discover an enchanting... Read more

  • Bottles of bourbon are on display in a case at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky., in this file photo. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

    Bourbon Production Reaches High Point Since ’70s

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders’... Read more


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