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While LUCKYRICE—a series of feasts, events and festivals exploring the depth and breadth of Asian food culture—has bounced from coast to coast for seven years, it hasn’t touched down in Brooklyn. Until last night, that is. Over 30 local restaurants gathered at Industry City in a show of edible diversity, dishing out Korean kimbap, Filipino adobo, Japanese donburi and more. And here are some of the most memorable, borough-based bites! East Wind Snack Shop We weren’t...
The Chinese New Year—i.e., the Year of the Monkey—officially kicks off today, and one of the most customary ways to celebrate is to eat lucky foods, such as long noodles (for extended life), whole fish (which symbolizes abundance) and, of course, dumplings; auspiciously shaped like silver ingots. Not only that, but it’s alleged that the more dumplings you consume, the more money you’ll make in the months to come — so hedge your bets...
It’s 10:30pm on a frosty December Tuesday, and Windsor Terrace—drowsy even during peak times—is all but battened down for the night, save for a row of Farrell’s faithful, watching the last few minutes of a basketball game. And then there’s East Wind Snack Shop, which remains fully lighted with pans still sizzling, even though owner Chris Cheung dished out his last dry-aged beef potsticker almost two hours ago. The reason for the after-hours action...
While highly subjective and a little bit arbitrary, “best of” restaurant honorifics provide an illuminating snapshot of the year that was, from major themes (a welcome, borough-wide return to authentic, multi-cultural cuisine), to neighborhoods to watch (Clinton Hill killed it, Williamsburg laid low). So from spots peddling everything from Chinese dumplings to Caribbean curry and Catalonian confit, here are the eateries that defined 2015. The Finch: Brooklyn has only recently begun to register on Michelin’s...

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