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Pho Mac: Surprising Vietnamese on Staten Island

Pho Mac brings something unusual to Staten Island: genuine Vietnamese food. READ MORE

Royale: Backyard-Style Burgers in an East Village Bar

New York City’s latest hamburger contender is the East Village watering hole Royale. Hounds rank the well-reviewed newcomer up there with Corner Bistro and a step above neighborhood hangout Paul’s. READ MORE

At Brooklyn’s Flatbush Farm, a Hearty Fall Harvest

Flatbush Farm deals in simple comforts, hearty seasonal fare that’s well suited to cold weather. READ MORE

French Bistro and Bakery Classics Without the ‘Tude

Taste of France stays true to the spirit of the humble neighborhood French eatery, with a menu that’s mostly simple sandwiches plus quiche, crepes, and a few soups. READ MORE

Perfect for Winter Chill: Japanese Hot Pot

You can get oden, Japan’s contribution to the hot pot canon, every day at Kushiyaki Dan – it’s hard to find in L.A.–says charliep. READ MORE

Cooking Under Pressure

Pressure cookers are great for making short work of stews, but they’re good for so much more; cheryl_h uses hers to cook beans in record time, and howie makes soups, roasts, brisket, osso buco, steel cut oatmeal, and dulce de leche in his. READ MORE

Carrot Halwa – a South Indian Mom’s Recipe

sweetTooth explains that gajar ka halva, the Indian pudding called carrot halwa in English, can differ drastically depending on where in India you are. READ MORE

What’s Super-Long Spaghetti For?

The answer to this puzzle is mostly that there is no answer to this puzzle. READ MORE

A Guide to Juicing Citruses, and a Hot Lead on Honey Bells

Veggo says that the most delicious, sweetest, juiciest citrus product he can buy in Florida is the honey bell. READ MORE

You Say Potato, I Say GMO

Coming to a deep fryer near you: “gene-silenced” spuds for your french fries. READ MORE