Dumpling Crawl in Flushing, Queens

We hopped (eventually waddled) around downtown Flushing on a sunny April day, traveling all over China through the dumplings we ate. Eddie Mao’s walking dumpling crawl is perfect for a Saturday adventure or a day trip on a long weekend. In about 5 hours, we hit 10 dumpling shops, and even stopped for a fruit tea refresher.  


How to Survive a Dumpling Crawl

Listen. If we knew then what we know now we may not have ended up ended up waddling down Main Street in Flushing after our sixth dumpling stop in a carb-induced stupor— with four more to go. Follow our tips on  how to survive a dumpling crawl, then head to Flushing for some of the best dumplings in New York City.

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The Beauty of the blintz in the Summer

By Ellen Gray

When I was in 6th grade, my grandmother, lured by the tropical climate and a gaggle of widowed friends, moved to Florida. For a number of summers, I joined Mama Min in her high-rise Hollywood apartment, traveling via Eastern Airlines to the land of palm trees and coconut patties.

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