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The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

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From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

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The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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DINING / BARS : ENGLISH

Tea & Sympathy

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Photo: Courtesy of Tea & Sympathy

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This tiny English outpost in the West Village has been going strong since 1991 and shows no sign of slowing down. The space is jam-packed with oilcloth-covered tables, mismatched teapots, and overflowing plates of classic British fare like bangers and mash, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, shepherd’s pie and a three-tiered afternoon tea service featuring rustic finger sandwiches and scones with clotted cream (though, sadly, the dense jam-filled cakes have been replaced by pretty but non-traditional cupcakes). While waits can be long and service can be rushed – there’s a strict “no-lingering” policy enforced – it’s still a treat to cozy up in a corner with a pot of tea and some buttered crumpets on a rainy day.

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