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Checking out the Queens Night Market

Checking out the Queens Night Market

I’ve never been to Taiwan, but thanks to Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, I’ve been able to get a feel for what Taiwan’s famous night markets are known for. Earlier this year, ex-lawyer John Wang embarked on a journey to bring a slice of Taiwan’s famous night market life to Flushing, […]

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Sugar Overload at Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki

Sugar Overload at Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki

As much as my teeth love sugar as evidence by my 30+ cavities, I’m not that big on desserts. I gorge on candy, but not so much desserts and pastries. When I heard that Japan has one of the top bakeries in the world, it wasn’t on my to-do list, […]

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Great Views at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Great Views at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

In a short trip to Tokyo, I got hooked and Tokyo has become of my favorite cities in the world. The ease of travel, the abundant quality food, the sights, they’re all insane. The gag shit that you’ll find like the Robot show and the Golden Gai I’m ok without. […]

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Rebuild Pommes Frites (New York)

Rebuild Pommes Frites (New York)

Pommes Frites is a New York staple and for nearly 20 years, they’ve been serving some of the most exciting frites and dipping sauces. This Belgium inspired restaurant makes just one great thing, frites along with many different dipping sauces. Some of my favorite flavors are: sweet mango chutney, wasabi, […]

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Brooklyn Museum: Rise of Sneaker Culture

Brooklyn Museum: Rise of Sneaker Culture

Sneakers have been a part my life from the day I was born. From its origins to today, I’ve had a love affair with sneakers. On Dapper Guide we regularly feature shoes we love, are wearing or pray we can get. On July 10th, Brooklyn Museum’s newest exhibit, Rise of […]

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Fight Club 2 (Comic Book Sequel) by Chuck Palahniuk

Fight Club 2 (Comic Book Sequel) by Chuck Palahniuk

It’s been an exciting year so far, punctuated on the literary front with the return of one of our favorite fictional characters, Tyler Durden of Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. In 1996, we were introduced to this kick ass, terribly messed up human being that we all loved, and a […]

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Men’s Health Urbanathalon 2014: Monster Mode Activated

Men’s Health Urbanathalon 2014: Monster Mode Activated

You don’t need to be a Marine to be a fit guy. While none of us here at Dapper Guide are ripped like Arnold, some of us consider ourselves athletes and part-time adrenaline junkies. The Men’s Health Urbanathlon is no cake walk. Held in three cities (Chicago, New York and […]

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Village Voice Brooklyn Pour 2014

Village Voice Brooklyn Pour 2014

At the end of this month, don’t miss out on a great beer event in Brooklyn, NY. Village Voice has announced its fourth annual curated Brooklyn Pour beer tasting event. The event will take place on September 27th from 2:00PM – 6:00PM at the original Williamsburg Savings Bank in Fort […]

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Summer Streets 2014 in NYC

Summer Streets 2014 in NYC

Since 2008, New York City’s held “Summer Streets” — an event that closes off almost seven miles spanning from Central Park down to the Brooklyn Bridge on three consecutive Saturdays in August from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last year, over 300,000 people showed up over three Saturdays to get […]

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Music: Chromeo

Music: Chromeo

Chromeo is have a banner year with their album, White Women, which has reached the number 11 position on Billboard. This Canadian electro-funk duo was formed in 2002 in Montreal by David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel. We regretfully only came to listen to them this year on the strength of […]

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth installment of the live action Transformers film series that comes out today, June 27th. Like all of the previous Transformers movies, Michael Bay is at the directing helm followed by some serious star power with Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, John Goodman […]

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Bad Rap Film

Bad Rap Film

Why aren’t there more successful Asian-American rappers? And how can Asian-American rappers defy stereotypes and break onto the hip-hop scene? Believe it or not, there are Asian-American rappers out there. While MC Jin broke down stereotypes that Asian-Americans couldn’t be rappers in the early aughts on BET’s 106 & Park, […]