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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: Seeking Out the Best Corn Rye in NYC

Good Bread Andrew Coe 15 comments

I met with some food writers, chefs, and the patriarch of an appetizing store clan to taste some corn rye, a classic New York Jewish loaf that risks extinction in modern bakeries. 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

Searching for Hamentashen on Avenue J and Beyond

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 13 comments

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

The Vegetarian Option Howard Walfish Post a comment

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

Fast Food International: Güllüoğlu

Fast Food International Krista Garcia 6 comments

Editor's note: In "Fast Food International," Krista Garcia will take us around New York to the many international fast food chains that have landed in the five boroughs. She blogs at goodiesfirst.com. Country of origin: Turkey Locations worldwide: About 22... 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

Video: Man's Cell Phone Turns on Oven

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

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

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

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