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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

Searching for Hamentashen on Avenue J and Beyond

Avenue J in Midwood has a good amount of kosher bakeries, and this time of year, the week leading up to Purim, those bakeries are filled with mishloach manot gift baskets and hamentashen. Poppy and apricot are my personal favorite, so when available, that's what I ordered at each stop. I didn't find a bad hamentashen in the bunch, but there were a few standouts. Here are the goods, from acceptable to outstanding. 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

Video: Man's Cell Phone Turns on Oven

Brooklyn resident Andrei Melnikov has arguably the coolest (and freakiest) application on his Sony Erickson PDA. When he receives an incoming call in his kitchen, his Maytag Magic Chef oven lights up and starts broiling. Melnikov noticed the oddness... More

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