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What We're Reading This Week: Brooklyn Eats, Standing Desks, America's Best Burrito

Posted by on June 12, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

In a food culture that is always looking for the next big thing, I enjoyed reading Brooklyn Magazine's "Enduring Eats" featuring interviews with owners of five restaurants that are longstanding staples of the Brooklyn dining scene. Sage advice for restaurateurs: make the dishes people crave excellent every time and you'll have a loyal local customer base. I will always return to Tom's Restaurant for their lemon ricotta pancakes and the way they make you feel like you're home. —Salwa Jabado, Senior Editor, Countryside and Adventure

I've been keeping a close eye on FiveThirtyEight's Burrito Bracket, where Nate Silver is using his famous data-analyzing skills to discover once and for all America's Best Burrito. Over the course of the next few weeks, a burrito correspondent (world's best job alert) will be hitting up the top 64 burrito joints in America to find an answer to humanity's greatest question. —Amanda Sadlowski, Assistant Editor

As someone who spends his days working at a standing desk, I relished Dan Kois's account of standing for a month in New York magazine. Kois nimbly details the agony and the ecstasy of standing all the time, capturing the humor and the pain of this novel approach to daily life. —Michael Alan Connelly, Editor,

David Carr relates an absurdist September 11 episode in this rundown of favorite books on journalism. This link should be shared with writers, editors, copy editors everywhere—it's priceless. —Linda Schmidt, Managing Editor

I loved the first season of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black so while waiting for the second season, I read Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name, on which the series is based. If you like the show, or if you've ever wondered what it would be like to spend time in jail, you'll get a kick out of this. —Caroline Trefler, Senior Editor, Cities and Cultural Destinations

On Cape Cod last weekend, I read Michael Cunningham's Land's End: A Good Walk in Provincetown,a sharp-eyed but loving ode to the quirky seaside town. P-town is, delightfully and famously, many things to many people, and I enjoyed Cunningham's personal sketches of everything from the town's gay bars to winter's unique atmosphere to the eccentric shops and characters. —Linda Cabasin, Editorial Director  

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