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A ‘Sopranos’-Themed Festival With Food Is Coming to the Meadowlands

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Plus, a critic finds “creamy” goat barbacoa tacos in Queens — and more intel

“The Sopranos” Cast Q&A at Atlantic City Hilton and Resorts Casinos
Some of “The Sopranos” cast in 2007
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A Sopranos-themed street festival is heading to New Jersey

A street festival dedicated to the famed Sopranos show is headed to New Jersey this fall. Dubbed SopranosCon, the event is supposed to be modeled after Comic Con and will include food, drinks, art, music, and comedy. Several cast members are planning to show up, including Dominic Chianese, who played Corrado “Junior” Soprano and Tony Sirico, known on screen as Paulie “Walnuts” Gualitieri.

So far, food vendors will include ice cream shop Holsten’s, which was featured on the show, and Brooklyn Pizza Crew. It goes down on November 23 and 24, at the Meadowlands Expo in Secaucus, New Jersey. Tickets start at $50.

In other news:

— The Times finds “impossibly creamy” goat barbacoa tacos in the back of a Jackson Heights grocery store.

— London vegan restaurant known for selling “health syringesFarmacy Kitchen is soon heading to Chefs Club Counter in Soho.

— Here’s how owner Paul Eng is trying to market his family’s revived tofu shop to a younger crowd.

New Yorker writer Shauna Lyon finds hits and misses at Chinatown vegan restaurant Jajaja, including mole sauce that tastes like cinnamon ketchup (miss) and a quesadilla stuffed with coconut queso “that melts like a dream” (hit).

Sauce Restaurant reopens in the East Village following a January kitchen fire.

— Two pizza thieves held up a Bronx Little Caesars at knifepoint just to steal a freshly baked pie.

— North Brooklyn food festival Taste is back and will take place at East River State Park between Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Over 40 local restaurants such as Barano and Tacocina are participating in the block party-style event happening September 15; tickets can be purchased here.

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