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May 5, 2003
Cheap Beers

As more and more New Yorkers find their 401(k)s going down the drain, an inexpensive way to forget about one's dreary finances is doubly inviting.

April 28, 2003
Nineties Alternative Bands on Tour

For something so recent, the mid-nineties alterna-scene seems remarkably far off. (Seen Avenue B lately?) Five of that era’s staple acts are in town this week, some obscure, some who’ve exploded. (See listings, page 126, for details.)

April 21, 2003
Top 5 Restaurant Seders

Five options for the Four Questions—all of which really can make this night different from all others.

April 7, 2003
Outdoor Sports Lessons

Winter’s finally skulking away, so stash the boots and dig out the sneakers—it’s a perfect time to tighten up your outdoor game with one of these crash courses.

March 31, 2003
Top Five Texan-Expat Hangouts

Top Five Texan-Expat Hangouts

March 24, 2003
Top Five Hookah Bars

The sweet aroma of fruit-flecked tobacco will soon be outlawed from these fragrant Middle East havens. Inhale legally while the law is still on your side.

March 3, 2003
Tropical Desserts

You toughed out the blizzard—and now you deserve an island vacation, full of icy pink drinks and pineapples. Oh, what’s that? The flights are all booked? Ah, well—these restaurateurs can give you a taste of what you’re missing.

February 10, 2003
Top 5 Quickie Ski Trips

This month's cold snap may make for a nasty trudge to the subway, but it's given the Northeast a beautiful coat of snow. Seize the moment, and hit the slopes.

February 3, 2003
Top 5 Alt-Country Shows

Grunge may be long gone, but alt country -- the DIY genre influenced by Bob Dylan and Gram Parsons, with a dash of Patsy Cline -- is flourishing.

January 20, 2003
Top Five Out-of-the-Ordinary Winter Soups

The usual suspects (tom kha gai at Vong, matzo-ball at the 2nd Avenue Deli) are certainly wonderful. But soup season runs a long time—why not branch out? Fight off seasonal affective disorder at these five bright spots.

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