Where to Find Super Cheap Punjabi Eats in the East Village

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Punjabi Deli via Facebook
The East Village has changed significantly over the years. Once a gritty bastion of the arts and music scene, it has, like so many other neighborhoods, become a symbol of gentrification. It's now filled with crowded bars, hip cocktail spots, and expensive restaurants, with only a few affordable options mixed into the fold. Punjabi Grocery & Deli (114 East 1st Street; 212-533-3356), however, is a piece of the old 'hood. The small storefront serves a selection of cheap vegetarian eats.

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The 10 Best Margaritas in NYC, 2015 Edition

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Courtesy Horchata
Margaritas spent a couple of decades in cocktail exile — they proliferated as a party drink, and most versions were candy-sweet, served in fishbowls, and strong enough to blow your face off. But the classic version of this drink is worth celebrating — it's a nicely balanced mix of sweet, tart, and somewhat verdant flavors, a drink that makes nice sipping on a sun-bathed patio, or, hell, any other time you'd like. No matter how you like yours — frozen or on the rocks, with or without salt, flavor-infused or classic — New York rolls deep in worthy margaritas. Here are the ten best in the city.

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Here's What's New and Noteworthy at Mad. Sq. Eats

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All photos by Jacqueline Raposo for the Village Voice
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We made it through a long winter, city-livers, and it's time to celebrate. Lucky for us, UrbanSpace has brought Mad. Sq. Eats back for the month. That means we can find a plethora of delicious eats outside in the sunshine, which we need to soak in after months of hibernation.


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This Week's Five Best Food and Drink Events in NYC

Categories: Events

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Food Trucks take over the Intrepid this Tuesday

Need some spring in your step? Here are this week's five best food and drink events.

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Here's a Taste of Lupulo, George Mendes's Portuguese Beer Hall

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Photos by Zachary Feldman, the Village Voice
Piri-piri chicken
Since opening the modern Portuguese restaurant Aldea in 2009, Michelin-starred chef George Mendes's affection for his ancestral cuisine has only deepened, furthered by his travels throughout the country. A week ago, he opened the doors to casual Chelsea gastropub Lupulo (835 Sixth Avenue, 212-290-7600), a livelier and larger younger sibling. As it stands now, even with a more dressed-down approach, it's already one of the most ambitious dining options in the neighborhood's depressing upper reaches. Mendes saw an opportunity to fill a need, saying, "I see Lupulo functioning in the neighborhood as a place where one can eat and drink almost every day. There's a dish for everyone."

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Drink This Wild Horse Porter in Celebration of Derby Day

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Brooklyn Brewery via Facebook
It's quite the weekend for sports lovers. In addition to a Yankees–Red Sox showdown at Fenway, the Rangers take on the Caps at MSG, Mayweather-Pacquiao promises to be the next "Fight of the Century," and, of course, it's the 141st rendition of the Kentucky Derby. Whether or not you have a horse in any of these proverbial races, there's a relatively new release from Brooklyn Brewery that has your name all over it: Wild Horse Porter.

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Four Grandmas Run the Kitchen at This Staten Italian Restaurant

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Photos courtesy of Enoteca Maria
In a tiny galley kitchen, just steps from the Staten Island Ferry, an Italian grandmother is making ravioli. Just as her grandmother taught her, she flips the sunshine-yellow pasta dough up and over a spoonful of ricotta and parmesan, pinches, folds, and sets a pouch down on a tray.

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What's the Best Whiskey to Use in a Mint Julep?

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Brad Japhe for the Village Voice
The 141st racing of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday guarantees the weekend will be awash in funky hats and Mint Juleps. But we're not here to discuss questionable wardrobe choices. The official cocktail of the world's most famous horse race is a straightforward mashup of bourbon, mint, and simple syrup, traditionally served in a silver cup on crushed ice. It's refreshing, easy to make, and deserves recognition beyond the one day of the year when everyone is Googling its recipe. Of course the quality of the drink is directly proportional to the horsepower of the bourbon used at its core. And there's one whiskey in particular that packs more mustard than a thoroughbred in the home stretch: Maker's Mark Cask Strength. If you want to add a jolt to your Julep, consider this bourbon as a base.

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Why South Africa Is One of the Most Exciting Wine Regions in the World

Categories: Unscrewed

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Lauren Mowery for the Village Voice
Swartland Mullineux vineyards
Lurching forward, rocking back, the black Jeep fought for purchase on the jagged rocks and loose soil of the Paardeberg mountain slope. Perched on the edge of the leather seat, I grasped the roll bar above me to avoid swaying into my co-passenger's lap. Four adults had squeezed into the barely three-person rear of the vehicle as rides into the eucalyptus forest, our destination that evening, were scarce.

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This Weekend's Five Best Food and Drink Events in NYC

Categories: Events

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Mint juleps are what's up this weekend
Big races. Big fights. Add those together and you have a big reason to go out this weekend -- or perhaps find a low key spot to hide if you're not into these sports. Here are this weekend's top five food and drink events.

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