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Royal Seafood Review: Dim sum is all good

In my ten years in New York, I've tried just about all the more well-known dim sum places in Manhattan. I've been too Golden Bridge, Golden Unicon, Dim Sum Go-Go, Red Egg, Chinatown Brasserie, Mandarin Court, Oriental Garden, Jing Fong, the closed one by Chatham sq, Chatham sq (which is different), 27 Summer, and two places on Mott St north of Canal that I don't know the name of. One of those is next to Shanghai Cafe and the other one is across the street from it. I've also tried the one that's "hidden" underneath the bridge (and it's just OK). I've even had take-out dim sum from a random bakery on 35th street. I mean. I've eaten it all. I like dim sum, in case you haven't noticed, and I'll try anything. I've also had two different places in Brooklyn and one in Flushing....

Red Lobster is phooey

Lines. You draw them to demarcate borders. For many foodies (yes, I know many food lovers hate that term, but I can write a diatribe about why if you love food, you are wrong to hate the term. And in fact later I will get into this), there is a line to be drawn against big corporate chains. Fortunately for you, my world is full of gradients and I think lines can be boring and stupid. So I will cross the line that many in the food blogosphere would not, and venture to infinity and beyond! Well, actually it was not infinity, it was just Red Lobster. And it was not beyond, it was just take-out lunch, but who is counting?! Some of you might have recognized the biscuit from the opening page as the ones from Red Lobster. Maybe you do not know a Red...

Taco Bell's Cantina Menu

Taco Bell came out with a new line of burritos and bowls created by Lorena Garcia, and it's called Cantina Bell. For those unfamiliar with Lorena Garcia, she's going to be on the next season of Top Chef Masters. I think if she met Marcus Samuelson, the winner from season 2, the conversation would go like this: Lorena: I feel good about my chances to win. Marcus: Winning feels good. But now people are jealous of my dapper hats and Eddie Huang shits on my restaurant and its cultural implications. Lorena: Americans only know me from Taco Bell's new Cantina menu. I should be safe, right? Marcus: Well, if you want street cred, you need to open a taco shop with dudes in Brooklyn who have Santa Clause beards or try to get Hannah Horvath to appear shirtless with it on Girls. Lorena: Jesus, what...

Lunch at Kei in Paris

In a short while, I'm going to get to the favorite meal that Steph and I had in Paris last summer. But first I want to point out that everyone's favorite and most romantic city in the world has public, outdoor peeing stations. See that thing in the picture? Shortly after I took that photo, a drunk dude just walked up on that thing and just whizzed til he was comfy and then walked away. It's a scientists guess how much pee aerosols if you pee standing up, but that air of romance has microscopic drops of homeless dudes urine. Just saying...

Mimi Cheng's Dumplings Review: Amazing dumplings at Mimis

Last month, one of my favorite podcasts, Planet Money, came out with a story about how and why women computer science majors are so few compared to men, and compared to other sciences or med/law school. It's a super interesting story so I encourage you all to listen to it, but my response to that is...