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 …

Puebla Mexican Food, 471 1st Ave. Photo from 2012 by Cynthia Lamb.

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. …

Vic's Pizza, 51 Essex Street.

JP’s Food Adventures: Vic’s, a Classic Slice & Pac-Man

Vic's Pizza, 51 Essex Street. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

I don’t eat pizza like I used to. A younger me had it several …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: What a CSA Has to Offer

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Community Supported Agriculture or CSAs have become increasingly common over the last few years. Sign up for our local …

Cup & Saucer, 89 Canal Street. Photo by Vivienne Gucwa/newyorkthroughthelens.com.

JP’s Food Adventures: Cup & Saucer is Still a Classic

Cup & Saucer, 89 Canal Street. Photo by Vivienne Gucwa/nythroughthelens.com.

I’m pretty sanguine when it comes to nostalgia. Lots of cool stuff has …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: Zucco Lives On – Better Than Ever

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

I like hole in the wall places. To me, it’s like magic when a restaurant serves delicious meals in …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: Best Espresso on the L.E.S.

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

For decades my home coffee setup was the Latina grandmother-approved aluminum moka pot and can of Cafe Bustelo – perfect …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: A-Wah Offers Perfect Comfort Food

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Last winter Chinese clay pots were often spotted on the bar at Clandestino. The reason was a mini-craze among staff …

JP Checks out the produce at Fine Fare. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: An Opinionated Guide to Food Shopping on the LES

JP checks out the produce at Fine Fare. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Buying groceries on the LES really brings home the diversity of people …

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JP’s Food Adventures: Souvlaki GR

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

A rock star buddy of mine once described Greek cuisine as “prehistoric Italian.” I don’t agree with this characterization, but …

Fried fish at Lok Sing: tasty, and good value. Photo by Cynthia Lamb

JP’s Food Adventures: Fried Fish at Lok Sing

Fried fish at Lok Sing: tasty, and good value. Photo by Cynthia Lamb

I’m not too big on fried food. The Korean fried chicken …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: Chinese Bakery Classics

Natalie Bakery, 271 Grand Street. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

My photographer/wife fondly recalls one of first dates: lunch at Tai Pan Bakery (194 Canal …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: Pizza Delivery on the LES

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

I’m something of a traditionalist when it comes to pizza. I cringe at toppings like pineapple, laugh at some options …

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

JP’s Food Adventures: Where to Fill Your Growler

Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

Before prohibition, people who wanted to drink beer at home just went to the corner watering hole and got a …

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JP’s Food Adventures: “Sauce” is the Real Deal

Sauce, 78 Rivington Street. Photos by Cynthia Lamb.

It’s hard to argue with Frank Prisinzano’s successful restaurant concept: serve good, fresh, simple Italian food …