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You Say Tomato

_New York_ Magazine features an interview with Jason Wishnow, director of a vegetarian version of _Oedipus_ (which screened at the "Second _Heeb_ Film Festival":http://heebish.com/galleries/view/2 this past Nov...
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Nevermind the Brisket

You are probably as accustomed to walking past Tex-Mex, Thai-French and Pan-Asian restaurants as you are the neighborhood deli. But a "Cuban Reuben"? Don't laugh, Jewish fusion may be coming to a Main Street ne...
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Boiling Point

I was on the Indonesian island of Flores, famous for its multicolored volcanic lakes, and I came across a bunch of backpackers talking to a restaurant owner about the possibility of him roasting them a dog for ...
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Our Stomachs, Ourselves

"Krazy" Kevin Lipsitz once knew what victory tasted like: kosher pickles. Six years ago, the magazine subscription manager from Staten Island took first place in the Carnegie Deli Annual Pickle Eating Contest b...
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Jewdar

*Be My Guest:* We found ourselves on an express train to Thrillsville when we learned that not only is *Christopher Guest* in post-production on a new film, _For Your Consideration_, but that the plot revolves...
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Let Them Eat Haute

In today's "_Slate_ profile of Tim and Nina Zagat,":http://www.slate.com/id/2158320/ Tim explains why he entrusts Zagat ratings to the uncouth masses instead of a trained food critic. "I would replace Einstein ...
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Quality Con-Troll

"Anti-Slam":http://www.revjen.com/antislam/index.html host and "_Heeb_ Storytelling alum":http://heebish.com/photos/view/129 Rev Jen has a troll museum in her LES apartment with over 400 specimens of the Scandi...
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Feast or Famine

With the book and now film _Fast Food Nation_, Walmart's recent switch to organic produce, Slow Food restaurants popping up all over the country and what seems to be a growing hunger for "inconvenient truths," ...
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The Corvette

An English teacher in Krakow remembers two blissful hours roaring along the New Jersey Turnpike and the moment he decided what was truly worthwhile. New fiction by Gordon Haber.
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Lone Star

_Heeb_ isn't in the endorsement business, but let's just say that given the recent history of their gubernatorial office, Texans could do a whole lot worse than this guy. D.J. Waletzky's exclusive interview with Kinky Friedman.
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My Son, the Debtor

It's not like the condition of the Jewish Doctor is terminal, but if you're pursuing the classic Jewish-American dream today, your prognosis isn't quite as rosy as it once was. Anya Kamenetz on a generation of men and women who went to medical school and got less than what they bargained for.
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The Gold Standard

He's on America's hottest television series and is increasingly becoming one of Hollywood's biggest comic stars. Now he's playing a father obsessed with giving his son the most spectacular bar mitzvah in history. Malina Saval sits down with Entourage's Jeremy Piven.