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‘Top Chef’ Seasons Ranked From Worst to Best: Don’t Pack Your Knives Just Yet

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Top Chef
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Top Chef has arguably been the biggest (and some might say greatest) culinary competition television program to ever exist. What once was a show that featured a mixture of home cooks, professional chefs and culinary students has now become a force to be reckoned with by including James Beard winners and many others at the top of their food game who all vie for the $100,000 grand prize. Some seasons of the Emmy-winning show did much better than others and stand out in our heads all this time later as ones that we want to watch again while others we wish never existed.

Mizu Offers the Most Satisfying and Affordable Sushi Meals in Manhattan

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Mizu
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For those that want a healthy and satisfying sushi meal, there aren’t too many valid options in Manhattan. Restaurants in the area can either be too expensive, low-quality, or both, but fortunately there’s a very nice route one can take to get delicious and affordable sushi in the Flatiron District.

Yum! Manhattan Digest’s 9 Best Restaurants of 2019

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Best Restaurants
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2019 has brought Manhattan Digest to places in and out of The Big Apple that have been nothing short of absolutely amazing. From Thai to Italian and everything in between, we have been able to experience some of the tastiest food this city has to offer that has left us feeling full and happy. Which ones tickled our fancies the most though? Check out our list of the 9 best restaurants we’ve been to in 2019 below!

‘Oklahoma!’ Revival Takes Heat from ‘Forbidden Broadway’

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FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S Jenny Lee Stern and OKLAHOMA!'s Mary Testa. Photo by Caroline Weber.

Wind is not the only thing sweeping down the plain for the latest Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!  There’s also a generous dose of satire, thanks to Gerard Alessandrini.

‘Tina’, the latest Jukebox Show, Sets Broadway Ablaze

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As Broadway keeps on turning, jukebox musicals keep on churning. The latest? Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, a West End import that is also enjoying a successful run in Hamburg, Germany.

Why Plado Tasting Bar in The East Village is Worth The Trip Downtown

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Plado Tasting Bar
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It was awful out. Two weeks back on a Wednesday evening I made it down to the East Village through a harrowing storm out of a Bram Stoker novel to Plado Tasting Bar. What followed was anything but a delightful respite from the torrential mood booming outside.

Keen Company’s ‘Molly Sweeney’ Offers Visions of Profound Measure

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“Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”  The quote, from Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s The Little Prince, could well summarize the feelings of the title character in Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney.

Mary-Louise Parker & Will Hochman Shine in ‘The Sound Inside’

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If you’re wanting a loud, splashy spectacle with all the substance of cotton candy, you won’t find it at Studio 54. If, however, you’re seeking a quiet and thoughtful play that gently reels you in for a compelling 90 minutes, you’ve come to the right place.

Blue Circle Foods and The Lobster Place Team Up To Gift The World With Delicious Salmon!

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Blue Circle Foods
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What really makes for good salmon? In fact, perhaps a better question might be this: What qualifies as edible salmon? Seafood lovers may be shocked to hear that very frequently, served salmon hosts a plethora of undesirable artificial chemicals in them such as antibiotics and growth hormones. These features can be problematic, especially for those that eat a pescatarian diet for health reasons, which is why Blue Circle Foods is so dedicated towards serving fish in not just the healthiest way possible, but the most sustainable way.

Pulitzer and Tony Award Winners Unite for Words on Dance

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Andy Blankenbuehler. Photo courtesy of Words on Dance.

Two prolific voices in the dance world united on Monday evening on the Leonard Nimoy Thalia stage of Symphony Space. Three-time Tony Award-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler joined Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Sarah L. Kaufman to discuss his career, his technique, and approach.