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Jane, who recently graduated from Harvard after writing a thesis about NYC food trucks, enjoys cycling along the Hudson River in her blue bike or eating her favorite food, butternut squash and eggplant. To learn more about what Jane does in real life, feel free stalk her on LinkedIn by clicking the link: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dongeun-jane-seo/1a/770/a

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From Plain Chicken to Exotic Chicken at Fest of the Best

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 9:25 AM

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A dish made with chicken, potato, and pickles may sound a bit mundane, but Emily--a cozy pizza parlor in Brooklyn--prepared one of the most creative dishes using these common ingredients at Thrillist's Fest of the Best this past weekend.

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Pumpkin and Apple: The Best Pie and Cake for This Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 9:13 AM

You will want to save plenty of room for dessert this Thanksgiving if you want to indulge in delectable desserts created by the renowned pastry chef Francois Payard. I had the opportunity to sample some of Payard's extensive collection of Thanksgiving-themed creations. My top picks are the Pumpkin Meringue Tart...

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Top Annual Food & Drink Events in the City This Fall

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 2:04 PM

With the arrival of fall, New York City is bustling once again with mouthwatering food and drink events. Check out what's happening throughout the city this fall, and be sure to indulge your gastronomic palate by attending some (or all!) of these food and drink events.

Food Film...

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Sweet Pumpkin and Rich Chocolate Beer at Brooklyn Pour

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 10:33 AM

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Sipping on a glass of chocolate-flavored beer that resembled the taste of a creamy chocolate shake, I felt like I was at a 1950s boxcar diner instead of at a beer festival. But at the annual Brooklyn Pour, all beverages--including this delicious Shake...
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Standing on Top at the Urban RAID Championship

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 2:35 PM

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I have always wondered what it's like to stand on top of a podium. Last week, I got to do just that when I won the Urban RAID Championship in Governors Island.
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Although I...
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Ready to Roll? Bumping and Bouncing with BubbleBall

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 1:52 AM

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Lugging a giant bubble ball about a quarter of my weight on my shoulder, I scurried across the field while dribbling a soccer ball. Out of the corner of my eyes, I saw my opponent, Jason, darting towards me. Upon contact, I lost...
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Top Off-Broadway Shows to Watch in NYC: Part Two

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 12:53 PM

From an over-the-top dinner and theater experience to a risqué revue about naked men singing and dancing, read about the intimate, and often interactive, shows you can only experience off-Broadway in this Part Two of my Off-Broadway crawl (read the Part One here)

Queen of the...

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Top Off-Broadway Shows to Watch in NYC This Season: Part One

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 7:21 PM

While Broadway shows and musicals often top the list of must-do activities for visitors and New Yorkers alike, smaller scale and sometimes underrated Off-Broadway shows are making a heat wave this summer. In this Part One of my Off-Broadway crawl, find out how you can enjoy the thrilling theatrical experience...

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Top Annual Food & Beer Events in the City This Summer (and Beyond)

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 3:40 PM

As a self-proclaimed foodie who has always been interested in food (I even wrote my senior thesis about food trucks), moving to New York City, a cultural mecca of food, has nothing but heightened my passion for the world of gastronomy. Whether you want to travel as far...

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Taste of Chocolate Milk: How I Won the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 5:06 PM

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"Don't forget to drink chocolate milk after the run!" The voice of my high school cross-country coach echoed in my head as I crawled through the muddy water at the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race in Brooklyn. Although I swallowed a gulp of liquid...

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Bites and Sounds of the Season at the Fifth Annual Saveur Summer BBQ

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 6:23 PM

Summer barbecue conjures up images of grilled cuts of meat, cold cans of beer, and loud blasts of music. All these were present at Saveur's Fifth Annual Summer BBQ at the Boat Basin Café, but with a touch of fabulousness.

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Hopping Beer Tasting at the NYC Craft Beer Festival

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 5:18 PM

Having been a college student for the past four years, my predilection for beer has been tainted by a 30-rack of lukewarm PBR, a keg of flat Natural Light or, the worst, a red Solo cup of whatever cheap beer left in the fridge that has been sullied by dirty...

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'Cracked' Chicken Wings and Fruity Sangria: Tasty Eats From the Inaugural Taste of Bushwick

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 6:59 PM

I first heard about a neighborhood called Bushwick while binging on Season 1 of HBO's Girls in my college dorm room to celebrate the end of exam period. In my personal favorite episode, "Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. the Crackcident," the show's protagonists venture into this once-gritty neighborhood in Brooklyn for...

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Duck, Duck, Goose: Testing Our Culinary Knowledge at the Duckathlon

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 2:36 PM

The last time I ordered a duck dish at a restaurant, the waiter presented me with beautifully plated pieces of lean duck breast atop a bed of heirloom carrots and caramelized cauliflower with a drizzle of lingonberries compote. Yet, the extent of my knowledge about the dish was limited to...

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Started From the Bottom, Now We're at the Finish Line: Competing in the Great Urban Race in At

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 3:58 AM

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During the past four years at Harvard, I have spent most of my Saturday afternoons in the basement of my dorm, waiting for the dirty clothes to be washed while snacking on a bag of Haribo Gold-Bears that I impulsively purchased...

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Ready, Set, Race! Anticipating the Great Urban Race in Boston

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 1:14 PM

When I turned 21, the first thing I did wasn't buying my first legal drink, putting on my poker face at a casino, or showing off my dance moves at a club. Instead, my older brother and I applied to be on the Amazing Race, a reality TV show in...

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The Perks of Being a Cyclist: My Nighttime Biking Escapade to Central Park

(5) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 12:18 PM

Thursday was my last day in New York City before heading back to Boston for my final year of college. Instead of having a crazy night out in the city where Thirsty Thursday seems to be the norm, I decided to end the summer by doing what I have been...

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John's 100th Burger: Food Trucks, the Solution to Every New Yorkers' Midtown Lunch Dilemma

(3) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 10:31 AM

"One hundred," John says, biting into a juicy burger the size of two hands clasped together. "This is my 100th burger from Frites 'N' Meats."

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John, a 56-year-old executive at a financial firm located in Midtown Manhattan, has been an avid patron at

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Sending Kisses Around the World: What Google Taught Me About the New Age of Digital Marketing

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 9:35 AM

A couple of weeks ago, I received a letter sealed with a kiss from a city 7,000 miles away from the Big Apple.

The letter was sent on behalf of Google & Burberry from a high school crush back home in Seoul, South Korea. With the calming melody...

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The New Cool Kid on the Block: How Food Trucks Evolved From Roach Coaches to Cultural Phenomena

(3) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 5:07 PM

During the hectic lunch hours in New York City, people of all ages and backgrounds form a long queue in front of Korilla BBQ, a food truck serving Korean-style burritos. Once the workers completely sell out of food, they shout, "That's a wrap!" and drive their mobile truck away to...

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