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The Vegetarian Option: Moldova, a Journey to Eastern Europe Through Midwood

I wasn't sure what to expect from Moldova in Midwood—before eating there I couldn't have pointed out Moldova on a map. But after eating there I want to know everything I can about the country, which I now know is sandwiched between Romania and the Ukraine. Sometimes we food obsessed people talk about beginning to understand a culture through its cuisine; that's exactly how I feel about my meal at Moldova. More

The Vegetarian Option: Bahar

I've only ever eaten at one other Afghan restaurant, so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect from Bahar, which is tucked into a stretch of Coney Island Avenue lined with Pakistani and Bangladeshi eateries. In fact there are a lot of familiar-sounding options on their menu, particularly under the vegetarian section, but it all sounds like Indian food. They do offer sides of naan, and under beverages you can find a mango lassi, but I was determined to order something less ordinary. More

Good Bread: Kingsway Bakery

About two years ago a young Israeli named Ronnie Savion bought the store, renaming it the Kingsway Bakery. Radically, he changed the pita recipe, determined to make it the best pita bread in New York City. More

In The Midnight Hour: Bukhari

Bukhari, a 24-hour South Asian restaurant serving Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi food, sits unceremoniously on a stretch of Coney Island Avenue in Ditmas Park. Popular with cab drivers, neighborhood business owners and residents, the restaurant puts out traditional dishes that don't hold back on heat or pungency. More

What's Going to Happen at DiFara?

On Slice SE Vice-Overlord Adam Kuban reported on the sorry goings-on at New York's favorite sliceria DiFara, via our friends at Eater. Of course the question is whether he would continue to comply with the health codes once he... More

Top 5 Meatball Heroes (Almost)

In honor of Columbus Day I started thinking about meatball heroes. A great meatball hero is hard to find. Most meatballs are leaden and way too dense. They're weighed down with too many breadcrumbs. Most hero rolls are cottony... More

My Top Ten NYC Slices

By popular demand, here's a list of my top ten pizza slices in NYC: 1) DiFara (you all know where it is) 2) Adrienne's (Old Stone St., Wall Street) 3) Patsy's (117th and First Avenue) 4) Joe and Pat's (Staten... More

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