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

The Vegetarian Option Howard Walfish 2 comments

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

Good Bread: Chiffon Kosher Cake Center

Good Bread Andrew Coe 3 comments

Occupying a Midwood storefront a short block from the F train station on Avenue P, Chiffon's represents almost a century of Jewish baking tradition. More

The Vegetarian Option: Bahar

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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

Good Bread Andrew Coe 1 comment

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

In the Midnight Hour Zachary Feldman 1 comment

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

Passover Headquarters: A Trip to Pomegranate in Midwood

Caroline Russock 3 comments

Pomegranate market in the Midwood section of Brooklyn has been called the "kosher Whole Foods." It's a market that transports you to the suburbs of Long Island or New Jersey with its wide aisles lined with high-end items, a full... More

Brooklyn Mashup: Di Fara Pizza + Czech Beer from Associated Supermarket

Erin Zimmer 3 comments

Editor's note: From time to time, we will run a feature called "[Insert borough here] Mashup." The goal is to wed two New York food establishments because one offers a really great thing, but an inferior other thing (that the... More

What's Going to Happen at DiFara?

Ed Levine 1 comment

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)

Ed Levine 7 comments

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

Ed Levine 19 comments

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

I'm in love with DiPaola's Turkey Sausage

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I find most chicken and/or turkey sausage dry and tasteless. So when I discovered DiPaola's Turkey Sausage at my local greenmarket a couple of years ago, I was thrilled. DiPaola is a local poultry farm located in Trenton, NJ. Its... More

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