Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

The Dinner Party is Alive & Well on the LES

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

As 2012 drew to a close, I was amused by the number of articles I came across regarding the …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: It’s Picnic Time!

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the July issue of The Lo-Down’s print magazine.

For some, summer …

Orchard Street photos by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: Orchard Street’s Restaurant Rows

Orchard Street photos by Cynthia Lamb.

For a while, Clinton Street above Delancey has been the Lower East Side’s Restaurant Row. WD50 showed …

JP, hunting and gathering in Chinatown. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: On Coming Back to the LES

JP, hunting and gathering in Chinatown. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

After seven wonderful years living below Delancey, and seven before that in the …

Heritage Meats, Essex Street Market. Photo by Cynthia Lamb

JP’s Food Adventures: Mixing Bargains With A Mission

Heritage Meats, Essex Street Market. Photo by Cynthia Lamb

Heritage Meats is on a mission in the Essex Street Market: to sell meat …

JP’s Food Adventures: Clams in Garlic and Wine, An Ideal Warm Weather Dish

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Plenty of us go out for shellfish, whether it’s moules- frites at a French joint, Chinese clams in black …

yunnan kitchen. photo by Cynthia Lamb

JP’s Food Adventures: Yunnan Kitchen is a Worthy Splurge

Photos by Cynrhia Lamb.

With the opening of Yunnan Kitchen, our neighborhood now boasts one of only two Yunnan restaurants in Manhattan. Until …

Essex Street Market. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Bulldozing the Essex Street Market Would Not Be Cool

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Consider me shallow if you like, but I do actually think about coolness. I know it’s generally more of …

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JP’s Food Adventures: The Hot Dog Sandwich at New Great Bakery

New Great Bakery – photo by Cynthia Lamb

A contractor friend was giving me some advice on a kitchen renovation. Our conversation eventually …

Photos by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Adventures: Happiness is a Hunk of Good Bread

Photos by Cynthia Lamb.

Food nerdiness has a great reward: eating well. If you go to the trouble of learning your food landscape, …

169 Bar, 169 East Broadway.

JP’s Food Adventures: New Orleans Flavor at 169 Bar

169 Bar, 169 East Broadway. Photos by Cynthia Lamb.

169 Bar. I remember when it was a pleasant dive where I’d catch friends’ …

Top Hops, 103 Orchard Street. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: Top Hops is Top Notch

Top Hops, 94 Orchard Street. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

I like Top Hops. The name sounds like a play on London’s Topshop, which …

Antibes Bistro, 112 Suffolk Street.

JP’s Food Adventures: Interesting Twists on Bistro Classics at Antibes

Antibes Bistro, 112 Suffolk Street.

When home cooking is your hobby it’s easy to become jaded about restaurants. Some high-end places are exciting, …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: Unconventional Sushi at Ni Japanese Deli

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

I generally take a conservative approach to sushi. I don’t have much interest in fast food sushi or novelty …

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JP’s Food Adventures: Where to Go For a Torta

Puebla, 47 1st Avenue. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

When it comes to Mexican fast food some folks are crazy for California style burritos. …