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Scoop Café serves dishes with hummus, vegetables and grilled meat. (Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer via Manhattan Times)

Scooping Up Syrian Food in the Heights

Food, Manhattan, Middle Eastern August 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Profiled in Manhattan Times, Scoop Café adds Syrian and Middle Eastern flavors to Washington Heights. Owner John Dadourian’s roots in the Syrian, Turkish and Armenian cultures influence the new eatery’s dishes.

In Astoria, A Spot Where Food and World Peace Mix

In Astoria, A Spot Where Food and World Peace Mix

Ali El Sayed is an artist. His canvas is a plate and his brush ranges from an eggplant to a beef shank. The Egypt-born chef has owned Kabab Café for over 25 years and believes that food, not diplomacy, is the key to attaining world peace.

The Department of Transportion is cracking down on speedy deliverymen. (James Fanelli via DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: a Safety Crackdown on Food Deliverymen

Business, Politics August 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Among our stories today from New York City’s ethnic and community press: a crackdown on the city’s deliverymen; a call to stand up for voting rights; a vigil to save Alianza Dominicana; profiles of Ponzi scheme victims; and a New Jersey middle school makes Korean classes mandatory.

The owners of the Kum Kang San restaurants, located in Korea Town, Manhattan and Flushing, Queens, are being sued for not paying minimum wage. (Gloria Medina via El Diario)

Waiters, Supermarket Workers Take a Stand on Wage Theft

Business, Labor August 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Wage theft is a perennial issue for immigrants in New York City. Two recent El Diario stories tell of low-wage immigrant workers — at a restaurant and a supermarket — fighting back against bosses that they say exploited them.

Jollibee serves purple yam flavored milkshakes. (Photo by Aurora Almendral/Fi2W)

Jollibee Restaurant Gives Fast Food a Filipino Flavor

Food, Southeast Asian August 9, 2012 at 11:40 am

The recently opened Filipino chain Jollibee in Jersey City serves more than just American-influenced fast food, it takes patrons back home to the Philippines with ube-flavored milkshakes and banana-made ketchup. But has the United States stepped too far into Filipino food culture?

Nom Wah Tea Parlor (Via Nomwah.com)

A Chinatown Institution Gets its Own Movie

Business, Culture July 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

A new movie filming in Chinatown tells the story of a 92-year-old dim sum restaurant, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, and “the immigrant lives that pulse through its doors,” Eater NY reported. For those interested in being a part of the action, the filmmakers are looking for volunteer extras.

From Cinco de Mayo’s Little-Known History to Its Celebrated Food (and Drink)

From Cinco de Mayo’s Little-Known History to Its Celebrated Food (and Drink)

History, Latino, Mexican May 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

With Mexicans making up 10.3 percent of the U.S. population, Cinco de Mayo has become an American celebration. But many gringos seem to mistakenly think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day — or an homage to the blessed margarita cocktail. Here’s what it’s really about.

Photo by Sandee Brawarsky

A Kosher Chef Pops Up in Queens

Food, New York March 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

In New York City, new restaurants open almost daily — and with the recent popularity of “pop-up” restaurants, some close their doors just as quickly. In Long Island City, a kosher pop-up restaurant represents a first, The Jewish Week reported.

Former Restaurant Workers Demand $27K in Unpaid Wages

Former Restaurant Workers Demand $27K in Unpaid Wages

Labor, Latino March 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Wage theft has been a recurring issue for New York City’s Latino community. On March 21, former workers at the restaurant Plaza Garibaldi in Elmhurst, Queens, held a protest, claiming they were cheated out of wages due to them.

The Veranda club, on 7th Avenue in the West Village, must compensate a group of former employees who alleged labor violations. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Jewish Students Stand With Muslim Peers

Crime, Economy March 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Jewish student groups stand in solidarity with Muslim groups after revelations of NYPD surveillance; a West Village club must pay $200,000 to a group of former employees who alleged labor abuses; a banker stabs a taxi driver in what authorities are calling a hate crime; and a mother is arrested and then deported after protesting her home’s foreclosure in Los Angeles.

The Polish restaurant, Polonia, closes its doors.

Polish restaurants pushed out of East Village

Eastern European, Economy, Manhattan January 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

Rising Manhattan rent has forced a popular Polish restaurant in East Village to close its doors. Owners of Polonia at 110 1st Avenue, opened for the last time on Tuesday, December 27th to say farewell to regular customers.

Consuelo Quintero in front of Natives in Queens, NY.

Natives restaurant closes its doors

Queens, South American November 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm

The iconic Colombian restaurant Natives, in Jackson Heights, Queens, has closed its doors because of a long legal dispute between the owner of the building and the proprietor. Natives opened its doors in 1990. Through the years, the Colombian restaurant gained popularity amongst the residents in the neighborhood.

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