Smörgåsboard: Baklava, Orecchiette

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[Photo: We Heart NY]

  • Al-Sham Sweets and Pastries is a "humble temple to walnuts and pistachios in Astoria" with "a dizzying array of baklava" [We Heart NY]
  • At Locanda Verde, "The orecchiette's ample amount of sausage and rapini made it quite the filling meal on its own." [Blondie and Brownie]
  • The matzo-ball soup at Kutsher's "is close to perfection, with a clear, light broth and crushed-cracker orbs of the 'big balls' school. A wealth of chopped vegetables gives the potage body and staying power." [Village Voice]