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10-YEAR-OLD UPPER WEST SIDER NIKKI BIDUN TO APPEAR ON ‘CHOPPED JUNIOR’

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Upper West Side native, Nikki Bidun, a fifth grader at P.S. 9, will make her television debut on Food Network, Wednesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. as … Read the rest of this entry >>

GET DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW FOR NEW TASTE OF THE UWS FOOD FESTIVAL

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It's the 10th year of one of our favorite community events -- the New Taste of the Upper West Side food festival -- and we've got a special code you can use to get discounted tic … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: GINA LA FORNARINA, DAN JAPANESE, SZECHUAN GARDEN, NEW ITALIAN SPOT

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Several restaurants and stores on the Upper West Side have closed in recent … Read the rest of this entry >>

SHORT VIDEO EXPLAINS THE DELICIOUS HISTORY OF LA CARIDAD

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La Caridad on 78th Street and Broadway has satisfied cravings for Chinese and Cuban food and Chinese-Cuban food for decades. Now it's ge … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: MAILLE, TOAST, THE LITE CHOICE, T-MOBILE, NEW HOTPOT SPOT

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A mustard emporium is closing, as a new Asian restaurant is opening. See more Upper West Side openings and closings b … Read the rest of this entry >>

MACHIAVELLI RESTAURANT HOLDING SPECIAL CARNEVALE DINNERS THIS WEEK

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SPONSORED: Machiavelli, the restaurant at 519 Columbus Aveue (85th), is holding several special dinners with costumes, Venetian specialties and entertainment this week to celebrate Carne … Read the rest of this entry >>

FAMOUS KOREAN CHAIN WILL REPLACE FORMER D’AGOSTINO, PACKAGE SHOWS

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H Mart, a popular chain of Korean markets, looks like it's on its way to 2828 Broadway, the former home of D'agostino at the corner of 110th Street and Broa … Read the rest of this entry >>

AT LEAST 3 UWS BUSINESSES TO CLOSE THURSDAY IN SUPPORT OF IMMIGRANTS (UPDATE)

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A bakery and two restaurants will close on Thursday in solidarity with immigrants who want to send a message to the Trump administr … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: THE FAT MONK, A TIME FOR CHILDREN, LIBERTY HOUSE, JOE & THE JUICE

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A new gastropub just opened and a hip Danish cafe is on its way, as some longtime stores c … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: MARGOT PATISSERIE, GASTRONOMIA, ICHIE, MARIE & J, COMPASS

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A cafe, an Italian restaurant, and a sushi spot close as a new boutique opens its d … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHAT’S THIS? ANOTHER CONDESCENDING COLUMN ABOUT THE UPPER WEST SIDE FOOD SCENE?

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New York Times food reviewer Pete Wells praised new Upper West Side butcher shop and restaurant White Gold in the food section this … Read the rest of this entry >>

FOUR RESTAURANTS CLOSE BECAUSE OF GAS PROBLEM IN AMSTERDAM AVENUE BUILDING

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Four restaurants have been closed since Tuesday because of a problem with a gas line to a building on Amsterdam A … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL COUNCILMEMBERS DIFFER ON NEW BILL EXPANDING FOOD CART LICENSES

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There's been a cap on food cart licenses since the 1980's, and advocates for the cart owners say that's reduced opportun … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: ESPRESSO MATTO, SUGAR FACTORY, PINKY UWS, KIRSH DINNER SERVICE

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There's a new coffee shop where everything apparently costs $2. Two b … Read the rest of this entry >>

24 LOCAL SPOTS OFFERING RESTAURANT WEEK DEALS

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It's winter restaurant week (which is always longer than a week) and 24 Upper West Side restaurants are offering deals. During restaurant week, yo … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: SHAKE SHACK, DUANE READE, HUDSON & CHARLES, YOGURT & CANDY

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A new Shake Shack is opening and a chain drugstore is actually clo … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: UGG STORE, BELLA LUNA, ENTERPRISE, SKY LOCKSMITH & HARDWARE

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In today's openings and closing news: a shoe store closes, a classic restaurant reopens and … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: ALICE’S TEA CUP

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“Do you still have fairy dust?” a pair of schoolgirls asked Lauren Fox, co-owner, with her sister, Haley Fox, of Alice’s Tea Cup, 102 West 73rd Street, a tea room and resta … Read the rest of this entry >>

LEARN ABOUT BABETH’S FEAST, THE UNIQUE NEW UWS FOOD STORE, AND GET A FREE TREAT

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SPONSORED: The boutique frozen grocer famous for its crave-worthy Beef Bourguignon, opened the doors to its second store on the Upper West Side this January 9th. Babeth's Feast, the brain … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: B. CAFE, LOKAL, BABETTE, SUBWAY, WEST SIDE BARBER, THE WRITER’S ROCK, MORE

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A Belgian restaurant goes away, as a new Mediterranean spot o … Read the rest of this entry >>

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