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Bargain Lox in Greenpoint and Other Smoked-Fish Tips

Acme Smoked Fish sells its wares to such higher-end purveyors as Zabar’s, Citarella, and Russ and Daughters–and, one morning a week, to us retail-paying civilians. READ MORE

The Chinatown Beat – Noodles, Oysters, and Killer Fried Chicken

A new contender has stepped forward in Chinatown’s hand-pulled noodle wars: Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle on East Broadway. READ MORE

Nurnberger Bierhaus – Soulful German on Staten Island

Solid, hearty German chow is drawing happy crowds at Nurnberger Bierhaus. READ MORE

Middle Eastern Update – Falafel and More Downtown

East Village newcomer Taj-Almoulouk has charged to the top spot in eca’s personal falafel ranking. READ MORE

On Roosevelt Avenue, a Mexican Metamorphosis

One of the best of the latest wave of food vendors hawks superb gorditas and quesadillas in the afternoons on Roosevelt Avenue. READ MORE

Onera Dresses Down; and Other New York News

The upscale Greek restaurant Onera earned critical acclaim and hound love, but that by itself doesn’t pay the rent. READ MORE

Frozen Mochi Goodness at Momofuku Ssam Bar

There’s marvelous fresh-made mochi ice cream on the dinner menu at Momofuku Ssam Bar, says kathryn. READ MORE

House of Dosas Revisited – Crepes with a Kick

Try onion chile masala dosa–potato, raw onion, and kicking fresh green chile tucked into a huge, crisp, nutty, faintly caramelized crepe. READ MORE

Catch of the Day – Gorgeous Grilled Octopus at Vespa

A decent but unexceptional Italian dinner at Vespa, with one memorable must-try appetizer: octopus, marinated and beautifully grilled. READ MORE

Korean Walnut Treats at Woodside’s Man Mi

At Man Mi bakery, a contraption that could have come from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” bangs out fresh, hot Korean-style walnut cakes. READ MORE