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Yigal Schleifer

Yigal Schleifer

A co-founder of CB and of its predecessor, the blog Istanbul Eats, Yigal currently resides in Washington, DC. Between 2002 and 2010 he lived in Istanbul, where he worked as a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, Eurasianet and the English-language service of the German Press Agency (DPA).He is also one of the authors of the 2009 Fodor’s guidebook to Turkey. Over the years he has worked for the New York Post, New York Times and Vanity Fair and written for various other publications, covering everything from Central Asian pipeline politics to New York’s competitive eating circuit.

Recent stories by Yigal Schleifer

March 1, 2017

A Visit to Elmhurst’s Monthly Indonesian Food Bazaar

Queens --

A Visit to Elmhurst’s Monthly Indonesian Food Bazaar

May 6, 2017
$7.50/person USD
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  • Fee is for guided tour of the bazaar
  • Group Size: 2-10
  • Start/End: Noon-5pm;  Tours at 1pm,2pm,3pm,4pm
  • Duration: about 1 hour
Queens’ Elmhurst neighborhood, home to a large number of immigrant communities, has quietly emerged as one of the city’s top food destinations. While best known for its Chinese and Thai restaurants, Elmhurst also has a sizable Indonesian population, one whose best food spot is also the hardest one to catch – a festive monthly bazaar that’s a high point of the community’s calendar. Read more
January 30, 2017

Everyone Is Welcome Here

The CB Network -- The ill anti-immigrant and -refugee wind blowing out of the White House in Washington, DC, does not represent the America we know, nor does it speak to our experience exploring the world’s culinary backstreets. The cities and countries where we work – the United States included – have always been havens for those looking for a better, safer place. All have come with their food, making their new home a truly better place for us all and becoming an indispensible part of its fabric in the process. Read more