At Minton's, Dine With the Ghosts of Jazz Greats

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Relax into a meal at Minton's.
In last Wednesday's Village Voice, I reviewed the Cecil, decrying it shamefully short of it's potential, which, I believe is very, very vast. Here's hoping the restaurant gets it together soon.

But the Cecil isn't the only project Richard Parsons and Alexander Smalls teamed up on last fall. In October, the duo reopened legendary Jazz club Minton's (206 West 118th Street, 212-243-2222) next door on 118th Street, and it's wonderful. And I can't figure out why it's been so upstaged by its larger, less polished next door neighbor.

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Where to Find Uyghur Food in NYC

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Robyn Lee
Via Brighton Beach restaurant Cafe Kashkar, I explore the cuisine of the Uyghur people, an ethnic minority of Turkic Muslims in China's northwest, in this week's Village Voice. Though the Uyghur people comprise less than one percent of China's population, the food is popular throughout that country's major cities, and for good reason: delicious grilled lamb is served with hand-pulled noodles or stuffed into dumplings or baked into a doughy pie, and those are just a few of the mouth-watering staples of the culinary canon. But for all the Chinese restaurants in New York City (over 2,000, if you count dollar-a-scoop shops), the food of the Uyghur people is not well represented here.

If you look hard enough, though, you can find just about anything in New York City, and Uyghur cuisine is no exception. Here are the small handful of places where you can find this unique food in the five boroughs. Know of another spot? Let us know in the comments.

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Food Music Mixtape Volume 2

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Photo: Flickr.com/YogmaYesterday (and just in time for Independence Day celebrations), DJ Escoffier brought you Volume 1 of our food music mixtape. Today, DJ Bearded James unleashes Volume 2; be sure to listen for the Paula Deen Apology remix at the end.

Did we miss your favorite food-related tune? Let us know in the comments. Happy listening!

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Food Music Mixtapes For All Your Summer Rug-Cutting Needs

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As both Jessica Simpson and the Bard can attest, music is indeed the food of love. We, however, would much rather focus on the music of food. There's no lack of songs on the subject, so under two "foodonyms" (DJ Escoffier and DJ Bearded James) we've compiled a duo of mixes intended to get your stomachs rumbling while you twerk. Covering a variety of genres, from disco to hip-hop, R&B and soul to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson's timeless classic "Gimme Pizza" (which may or may not have laid the foundation for dubstep), there's enough material here to dance your cares away at a summer picnic or sit back with a negroni and marinate along with your meats on Independence Day.

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Chez Sardine Introduces Brunch; The Marrow Starts Lunch Service

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Robert Sietsema
Chez Sardine's breakfast pancakes, only available for dinner

Chez Sardine, Gabriel Stulman's non-traditional izakaya, introduced a new brunch menu with funky Japanese-American combinations. Mushroom-baked eggs with goat cheese and ramps, miso-baked oysters, and a "Fedora burger" with smoked cheddar, cucumbers, and BBQ mayo will be served alongside funky cocktails and Stumptown coffee. The menu will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 183 W. 10th St.; 646-360-3705


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The Hester Street Fair Returns; Sweet Chick Launches Brunch

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Find Little Muenster at the Hester Street Fair

The Hester Street Fair will return on April 27 for its fourth season on the Lower East Side. About a third of the market will be dedicated to food vendors. Recent food-fair staples like Luke's Lobster and Little Muenster will make appearances, and newbies Chinese Mirch and Khao Man Gai will offer, respectively, Chinese-Indian fusion and Thai street food. Hester Street and Essex Street


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Boozy Brunch at Lil' Frankie's; L'Apicio Opens Patio for Dinner

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Enjoy L'Apicio's spring menu on its recently opened outdoor patio.

L'Apicio will greet the warm weather with its 26-seat outdoor patio. Guests can now dine outside and order new spring-inspired dishes like gnocchi with morel mushrooms, polenta with rabbit cacciatore, and vanilla semifreddo with rhubarb compote. 11 East 1st Street; 212-533-7400


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Num Pang Launches a Sandwich Happy Hour

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Num Pang

Harold Dieterle's West Village restaurant, Perilla, has launched a Monday night three-course spring menu. The family-stye meal includes dishes like wild rice with eggplant and cherry tomatoes, lamb-stuffed artichoke, and bay leaf sorbet. Make a reservation for $34 a person. 9 Jones Street; 212-929-6868

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Eat Your Easter Lamb at DBGB, Clarkson, or Rosemary's

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Lamb leg from Rosemary's

A traditional Easter meal might include lamb, spring vegetables, glazed ham, and hard-boiled eggs. Celebrate the holiday by dining out for brunch or dinner with one of these set menus, all of which will satisfy seasonal cravings.

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Daniel Boulud's downtown eatery will serve its usual brunch menu, but will add a hearty leg of lamb with a vadouvan (a French-Indian blend of spices) crust. Other festive additions include roasted carrots, chicory salad, and a rhubarb tart. A set menu with these dishes will be $27 a person. 299 Bowery, 212-933-5300


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Irish Soda Bread at Fletcher's; Irish Breakfast at The Breslin

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Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue

Forget about green beer and shamrock shakes. Celebrate St. Paddy's day with Irish feasts like Fletcher's corned beef and The Breslin's limited-edition power breakfast.

Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue may be known for its Carolina BBQ pork, but this weekend the pitmasters in Gowanus will be serving house-cured corned beef with butter, braised cabbage, and traditional Irish soda bread made with caraway and dried currants. A quarter-pound of corned beef with the sides costs $8. Order the deal on Sunday and finish off the meal with a grasshopper bar -- a brownie smothered in mint cream and coated in chocolate, brought in from Baked in Red Hook -- for $4. 433 3rd Ave.

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