Head to Bay Ridge for These Authentic Lebanese Pastries

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All photos Sara Ventiera, for the Village Voice
Baklava is one of the most recognizable desserts to hail from the intersection of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, but the region is home to a unique array of lesser known baked goods. You can find them all in the Middle Eastern section of Bay Ridge, and you should head first to Cedars Pastry (7204 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-238-8311), which serves a selection of sweet treats from Lebanon.

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The Five Best Immunity-Boosting Juices in NYC

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Drink this!
It's official: Flu season is upon us. With all the temperature fluctuations, weather changes (from warm and humid to snow), holiday parties, junk food, and whatever else, chances are all the activity is taking a toll on your immune system. You could just ignore the symptoms and keep going, or lessen the chances of coming down with a cold by flooding your body with some nutrients. Here are our favorite immune-boosting juices in NYC.

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And the Winner of Our Choice Eats Fan Favorite Voting Contest Is...

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Daniel Krieger
While you ate and drank yourselves into oblivion at our Choice Eats tasting event last week, we asked you to keep track of the bites you really liked so that you could vote on your favorite on your way out the door. Well, we've tallied your ballots and we have a winner of our Choice Eats Fan Favorite Voting Contest.

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Eye Candy From Choice Eats

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All photos by Daniel Krieger
We feasted ourselves into joyous oblivion at Choice Eats on Tuesday night, when more than 80 restaurants from around the city met under one roof at Basketball City. Photographer Daniel Krieger captured the bacchanal bite by bite. Have a look at his photos.

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An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

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Courtesy Distilled
In just a few short hours, we'll open the doors to our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, and you'll have the chance to sample the goods of more than 80 restaurants from around the boroughs. In the lead-up to the party, we've been previewing the dishes from our Choice Eats participants (see installments one, two, and three). To whet your appetite for tonight, here's our final round of plates.

Don't have a ticket yet? You can pick one up at the door for $70. The fete runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at Basketball City (299 South Street).

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An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

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Laura Shunk
Larb Ubol's larb
Just five more days until our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, when more than 80 restaurants from around the city will come together under one roof at Basketball City (299 South Street). Have you purchased your tickets to feast? Your $60 general admission fare ($70 at the door) gets you unlimited food and drink this Tuesday, March 25, from 7 to 10 p.m.

In anticipation -- and to help you plan your evening -- we're previewing the dishes of Choice Eats. This is our third batch of restaurants; check out our first and second batches, too.

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An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

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Laura Shunk
Oda House's khachapuri
As we count the days to Choice Eats -- now just a week away -- we're unveiling some of the dishes we'll be eating at the fete. We gave you a preview of a dozen tastes last week, and now we're dishing up a dozen more.

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An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

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The Meatball Shop via Facebook
In our countdown to Choice Eats -- now less than two weeks away -- we're highlighting the dishes you'll be able to taste, serving them up here on the blog a dozen at a time. In today's batch: Siberian style dumplings, Punjabi kebabs, and kolaches.

If you haven't yet purchased your tickets to Choice Eats, you can buy one for $60 on the Choice Eats website. Or, for a limited time, get a ticket to both Choice Eats and Choice Streets, our food truck tasting event, for $89, a $21 discount off what you'd pay to attend both. Choice Eats hits Basketball City (299 South Street) on March 25 from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Special Announcement: Choice Streets Is Back, Get Your Tickets at Noon Today

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The scene at Choice Streets 2013 at Pier 86 of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
We're just two weeks away from our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, which hits Basketball City (299 South Street) with 83 vendors on March 25.

And today, we're announcing the return of our Choice Streets food truck event, which brings together mobile vendors and for a night of feasting and imbibing and descends on Pier 86 of The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on May 7.

For a limited time, you can buy your way into both parties for a discount.

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Even MORE Restaurants on Board for Choice Eats -- and a Peek at Who Will Demo

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Courtesy Distilled
We promised you 60+ handpicked restaurants for Choice Eats, our annual tasting event that brings together eateries from all over the city -- and we've now confirmed 83. That's 83 of our favorite spots from all five boroughs doling out tastes in one place for three hours, giving you the opportunity to eat your way through the Big Apple without leaving one room.

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