My Molcajete and Me by Anastasia Garcia

Living in New York City, 1600 miles away from my home state of Texas, the one thing I crave besides family is authentic Tex-Mex food. There are Mexican restaurants in this big melting pot of a city, but not notable Tex-Mex: that unique blend of Southern barbeque, flour tortillas, breakfast tacos, crawfish, tamales, and more. …

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Good Food Equals Good Mood At Tables Turn Restaurant by Sasha Lee

The meals at Tables Turn are sold as eye-catching combos. The distinguishing “mix + match” menu setup — “Beef Tacos + Corn + Wings” / “Popcorn Chicken + Waffles + Wings Tossed in Signature Sauce, Spicy Mayo, Cheese, and Honey Mustard” etc — explains their fitting slogan choice — “good food equals good mood” — and why potential customers find it hard to believe they’re a local gem.

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Necessary Cleansing with Sujeonggwa & 설날 (Lunar New Year) By Justine Lee

Regardless of what a Seollal spread looks like, many dinners will conclude with cold cups of Sujeonggwa, a traditional Korean cinnamon ginger punch. This drink serves both as a dessert beverage and a digestive tonic. It is full-bodied, not cutting any corners with its potency of spice, while incredibly refreshing and easy to down.

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