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Valerie Loureda's confidence grows after valuable cage time in Bellator 222 victory

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NEW YORK - Taekwondo prodigy Valerie Loureda didn't get to show off many of her flashy moves during her Bellator 222 victory over Larkyn Dasch .
But as far as the 20-year-old American Top Team competitor is concerned, that's just fine. Loureda wants to improve in all aspects of her MMA game, and in going the distance with the Hooters waitress and short-notice fill-in for the Friday night flyweight bout at Madison Square Garden, Loureda got to evolve more than she would have if she scored a quick knockout.
“We knew that she was going to go out there throwing everything, because someone who...
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Israeli Pastries Get a New York City Makeover at This Six-Seat Bakery

Israeli Pastries Get a New York City Makeover at This Six-Seat Bakery

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While sitting in his eponymous new Israeli-style bakery, 35-year-old baking guru Adir Michaeli paints a picture: It's Friday afternoon in Tel Aviv, and your Jewish mom is cooking for tonight's Sabbath dinner. Aromas emanating from a rainbow of stews, rice dishes, pot roasts, schnitzels, and kugels waft through the air as you get back from school, starving. "Don't touch anything! It's for tonight!" screams mom as you're reaching for a meatball. "Go downstairs and get something," she says. So you walk into your neighborhood bakery and are welcomed by the slew of women buying challah and kids...
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