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August 22, 2005
How far wil Jean-George's empire stretch?

Hong Kong, Texas, and now the Village.

August 15, 2005
What's New in Nouvelle Chinese?

The very name, Mainland, hints of homage to the past, but chef-partner Brian Young isn't bound to tradition.

July 18, 2005
What's Worth the Hamptons Hassle?

Who cares how authentic it is when crispy flautas with avocado crème fraîche and chicken mole poblano are that good?

May 23, 2005
Omakase is my Middle Name.

The parade of sensuous sushi, each sliver of fish hiding a heady wasabi charge, provokes uninhibited ummms of shocked pleasure.

May 16, 2005
Is There a New Las Vegas? Do I Care?

This, I’m told, is a new X-rated Las Vegas of strip joints, burlesque, topless Cirque du Soleil. I’m too busy eating at the just-hatched Wynn Resort (a guest at the launch) to investigate.

May 9, 2005
Can't You Stay Away from Clinton Street?

Falai is neither trendy nor defiantly eccentric, more charming than brilliant, and worth a trek.

April 25, 2005
Another New Barbecue Joint? Is It the Real Deal?

Out came jerk-rubbed and smoky chicken wings with a pineapple dip that rocked even the Venetian countess.

April 18, 2005
I thought it was Tuscan—Now it’s English?

Some good grub here, but it’s more a feast for gluttons than gourmands.

April 4, 2005
Where Would You Go to Goof Off a Little?

Unlike the typical Chino-Latino hash on upper Broadway, Asia de Cuba mixes up a Tower of Babel in every dish.

March 23, 2005

Interesting sentence about the restaurant.

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