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Chef Eric McCree Gives the #TamFam A Gumbo Masterclass

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The Dish: New Orleans flavors come to New York at Filé Gumbo Bar

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Sietsema’s Best Dishes of 2023

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Tiny’s gumbo at File Gumbo Bar

This Tribeca Cajun-Creole bar features a signature gumbo ($29) that starts with a rich roux made with duck and chicken fat, adds long grain Louisiana rice along with crab and shrimp, then sprinkles file (sassafras) powder over it like fairy dust. You’ll feel like you’re in one of the Big Easy’s better dives. 275 Church Street, near White Street, Tribeca

— Robert Sietsema

The Dish: New Orleans flavors come to New York at File Gumbo Bar

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Chef Eric McCree's Manhattan restaurant, the Filé Gumbo Bar, transports guest from the Big Apple to the Big Easy with iconic New Orleans flavors and dishes

— Jamie Wax

11 New Black-Owned Restaurants In NYC

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If you're looking for some new Black-owned restaurants, bars, and cafes to check out, here are some exciting ones that opened over the past year.

— The Infatuation

17 of Tribeca's Top Places to Eat

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What started out as a warehousing and manufacturing neighborhood little known to those who didn't work there, slid downhill for decades before turning into a district populated with artist's lofts by the '70s and '80s. From thence it eventually became the refuge of the wealthy, who took floor-through former studios and factories and turned them into luxury pieds-a-terre by the '90s.

— Robert Sietsema

9 Favorite Sandwiches for Spring (So Far)

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Start with any series of ingredients along with some form of bread, and it can be assembled into a sandwich, or lots of different sandwiches depending on the length of that list. Some sandwiches, like the spicy chopped cheese below, are subtle variations on pre-existing sandwiches, while other seem plucked form thin air and constitute pure invention. Sometimes a single ingredient can revolutionize a familiar sandwich.

— Robert Sietsema

Chef Spotlight: Chef/Owner Eric McCree of Filé Gumbo Bar

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Chef Eric McCree brings a taste of the South to Tribeca, taking diners on a culinary journey, where they can experience the subtleties of Cajun and Creole food, with gumbo as the signature dish. At Filé, he has harnessed a unique style of serving this beloved Southern dish, with eight steam kettles at the bar, where guests can have their gumbo made to order while watching the process. Filé is McCree's homage to the South, and above all, a tribute to his late grandfather, Aubrey 'Tiny' Gaines

— Marina Kennedy

Filé Gumbo Bar, Offering Cajun and Creole Cooking, Opens in TriBeCa

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If you're looking for some new Black-owned restaurants, bars, and cafes to check out, here are some exciting ones that opened over the past year.

— Florence Fabricant