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Where to Eat Near Grand Central Terminal (Our Updated Guide)

We've updated our guide to eateries in and around Grand Central Station to clear up all of your questions if you find yourself in the area looking for somewhere to eat. "How do I avoid the tourist traps?" "Should I venture outside the terminal?" "Where should I go for a solid, quick slice of pizza?" "Can I get a world-class dinner without hopping a cab?" Read on for the answers and our list of suggestions, complete with a map! More

Where to Eat Near Times Square (Our Updated Guide)

Two years ago we shared our picks for where to eat near Times Square, the focal point of New York's tourist economy and home to many a chain mega-restaurant. But amid the mammoth TGI Friday's and Guy Fieri's 500-seat restaurant, you'll find plenty of quality places for a quick bite, a casual lunch, or a full sit-down meal. This guide covers the picks from our original guide, plus our new favorite spots we've encountered since July 2011. More

A Tour of Flushing with Jason Wang of Xi'an Famous Foods and Biang!

Jason Wang, the 25 year-old business manager of the Xi'an Famous Foods mini empire, showed us where he goes for dumplings, noodles, and roast duck over rice. We expected the awesome food, but we also heard a local's story of a neighborhood in cultural and culinary flux, and got a look into the cutthroat, paranoid food industry where every third storefront seems to be a restaurant. More

Biang!, the Restaurant from Xi'an Famous Foods: A Younger, Modern Edge to Flushing

Food trucks, restaurants, outer-borough neighborhoods: New Yorkers often talk about these as if there's a sharp distinction between "immigrant" and "hipster," old-school and new-school. What I love most about Xi'an Famous Foods—and their owners' new restaurant, Biang! in Flushing—is how much it blurs those distinctions. Wait, retract that sentence; what I love most about Xi'an is their hand-pulled noodles. But go with me here. More

Staff Picks: 9 Lamb Dishes We Love in New York

Spring means many things in this city, like the real deal arrival of warm weather—and tourists that come with it. In the food world, it also means the markets are bursting peas (!), asparagus (!!), and—yup—ramps. But Spring also means lamb. Tender, grassy, succulent lamb that we really just can't get enough of, whether it's ground into burgers, braised to serve with pasta, or shredded into a nice, refreshing lamb face salad. Here are nine lambs we love in New York. We're sure you'll love them too. More

12 Spots in New York Where Tourists Should Go

As we've seen, there are some tourist-frequented spots that really do serve good food. But where do we think tourists should go? Here are a dozen places that we think visitors to our fair city shouldn't miss. (Pizza, bagels, burgers, Italian-American spots, picks for Food Network and Top Chef fans, and the best way to get into great restaurants for less cash—it's all here.) More

Xi'an Famous Foods: When Food Leaves Flushing, Does Flushing Leave the Food?

The term "cult following" was coined with places like Xi'an in mind, the sort of stall that Chowhounders and food adventurers work themselves into a tizzy over, whose critical reception in that world is so enthusiastic as to almost defy explanation. But, of course, a Flushing food court stall's move to St. Mark's—and any small operation's opening of a fourth location—could in fact result in food that's nothing like the first location. How would Xi'an Famous Foods, the East Village edition, stack up? More

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