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Phoenix Garden – Winning Cantonese in Midtown

Phoenix Garden’s many fans declare its Cantonese food dependably first-rate–not just for Midtown Manhattan but for the entire city, including Chinatown. READ MORE

Betty Bakery – Sweetness and Light in Brooklyn

Betty bakes some nice things: cupcakes, cookies, tea breads, fruit pastries, cinnamon challah twists, to name a few. READ MORE

Scrumptious Tamales at Broadway and 137th

At Broadway and 137th Street, $1 buys a terrific fresh tamale. “Big, flat, white corn tamales, moist and SPICY! Way better than any I’ve had in restaurants,” says Hling. READ MORE

Sasabune – Where the Sushi Chef Calls the Shots

Sushi at Sasabune comes with two conditions that hounds tend to either love or hate. READ MORE

Fresh Falafel Favorites Around Queens

janie’s falafel of choice comes from Hapisgah, a kosher steakhouse whose sprawling menu also ventures into Italian and Middle Eastern territory. READ MORE

Pizza Outside the Box at Layla Jones

The pizza at Layla Jones defies easy categorization, but hounds aren’t letting that keep them from enjoying it. READ MORE

Black Pearl Resurfaces; and Other News

Black Pearl, a New England-style seafood house that enjoyed a brief but promising run in 2005, is back. READ MORE

For Fans of O’Rourke’s Diner, a Heartfelt Good Morning

Finally, some good news for fans of O’Rourke’s Diner, a hound landmark destroyed by fire in August. READ MORE

Levain – Oatmeal Scone Paradise on the Upper West Side

“Heaven,” suggests Dave Feldman, “is a warm oatmeal scone at Levain.” READ MORE

Bewitching Yogurt at Likitsakos on the Upper East Side

The stuff of dreams–that’s what ballulah calls the rich, creamy Greek-style yogurt at Likitsakos Market. READ MORE