American

Liberating Spices

"It’s true that hot foods can help your body burn more calories. When you eat foods with a kick, the spiciness elevates your body temperature and makes your heart beat faster, both which require energy. But the main reason that those who consume spicy foods are able to stay slimmer than others does not lie solely in the metabolism-boosting effects." When I was around nine years old, my grandfather told me that eating spicy foods would make me warmer in the cold weather. Since I was so skinny, I bravely examined and consumed a simple peppered piece of stir fry. I forced myself to eat what...

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Flex Mussels East Village

Seafood joints are always a fun place for friends and cocktails. Flex Mussels, a place that specializes in Prince Edward Island (Canada) mussels, is definitely a fun time for friends to sit down and share some well-cooked mussels in delicious and interesting broths. Generally, the place should offer more butter for the nicely seasoned bread basket, but diners can use their broth eventually. Definitely try the truffle fries and charred octopus with potatoes (which I cannot find on the online menu for some reason). The prices were good, and you always end up more full than you think. If you don't...

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