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The Ribbon

Not long ago, Blue Ribbon finally did like every other successful restaurant and opened an Upper West Side location. They dropped the “Blue” because if the Fast and Furious franchise has taught us anything, augmenting your name is a great way to reinvigorate a sputtering series. That isn’t to say that Blue Ribbon has been…

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Shake Shack – Herald Square

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed one of Shake Shacks specialty burgers. Over two years, in fact. That changes today, because a couple months ago I tried their Shackmeister Brat and it was amazing and it turns out they serve a burger with the same cheese sauce on it and I wanted it so…

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2nd City

2nd City is so unique in its little West Village space that I’m almost tempted to say that it’s out of place. Vibrant imagery in the Hudston Street eatery evokes memories from Chef Jordan Andino’s childhood adorns the walls. Every seat in the place is a counter seat around the bar, with the exception of…

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7 Monks Taproom

All The Rage | Taprooms, craft beers, these things are all the rage these days. Boyne City has gotten in on the trend with multiple establishments fitting this mold opening up or still to open. 7 Monks Taproom is the latest, and it’s an extension of another location in nearby Traverse City. Beer is great,…

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Richie’s Burger Joint

Manhattan’s Missing Quirk Has Been Located | For all its delicious food from diverse cuisines in beautiful restaurants, Manhattan doesn’t have a lot of restaurants with abundant quirk. Richie’s Burger Joint at Schatzie’s Prime Meats bucks that trend. When you walk into the shared butcher shop/burger joint space, the first thing you’ll notice is the wood-paneled…