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Will This Brazilian Cheese Bread Become The New Bagel?

Pao de queijo might not be something a lot of Lower Manhattan diners are familiar with, but now is a great time to investigate what might become your new favorite snack. Also known as Brazilian cheese bread, it’s the signature treat at Cafe Patoro (223 Front Street), a cozy cafe that survived the pandemic and is back to full strength serving the neighborhood. The goal of the cafe — which also serves coffee, breakfast sandwiches, vegan quiche, truffles and more — is to elevate pao de queijo to the heights of the bagel and croissant in terms of becoming a New York staple. The cafe is…

Mezcali Brings Southern Californian-Mexican Fare To Lower Manhattan

There’s no end to the tasty dining options in Lower Manhattan, and now we can add one…

Lace Up At The Rink: Brookfield Place’s Ice Skating Is Open For The Holidays

Don’t let the unseasonably summery weather fool you, for the holiday season has one of…

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