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Dogs Who Drink

Given that the food some of us choose to eat is rapidly reaching yet untold heights of purity, freshness, and quality, it comes as no surprise that our precious pets are reaping some of these culinary rewards. READ MORE

“Top Chef” Brûlées Bubblegum Betty

Ousted Top Chef Betty Fraser talks with Joyce Slaton about why her flutes failed, how Marisa’s cupcakes got creamed, and Marcel's abuse of gelée in his cooking ... and his hair. READ MORE

Roe Lovers Rejoice!

Restrictions on Caspian caviar are lifted, and big spenders everywhere clap hands and say yeah. READ MORE

Roe Is Me

When you have a deep need for a solid hit of roe, but don’t require the delicate aesthetic heights of fine caviar, dip into some Greek cod roe–it’s cheap and tasty in the best way. READ MORE

Xiaolong Bao and Chinese Cioppino

Even if you just got off the plane from Shanghai, the xiaolong bao at Shanghai House will not disappoint, says Gary Soup. READ MORE

Malaysian Street Food and Island Fare

“We Malaysian transplants are hard pressed to find a suitable L.A. eatery that serves authentic fare,” says copacetic. Little Malaysiam however, is true to its name. READ MORE

Two Foods Become One: Pastrami Pizza

One thing may bring you out to Downey Pizza Co: pastrami pizza. It’s like a pastrami sandwich on a pizza–pickles, mustard and all. READ MORE

Bowled Over by Smitty’s Burger

Never a fan of Smitty’s, The Oracle was surprised to find the burger can be described as a mound of heavenly goodness. READ MORE

Desi Deli: Punjabi Standout in Hell’s Kitchen

Among Manhattan’s South Asian cabbie hangouts, Desi Deli is one of the newer entries. Skillet Licker, who’s made the rounds, says it’s also one of the best, a cut above Cuisine of Pakistan, Haandi, and Pakistan Tea House. READ MORE

Comforts of Home, Egyptian Style, at Astoria’s Al-Omda

There’s solid, homey Egyptian food at Astoria’s Al-Omda. Recent standouts include rich, garlicky, herbaceous green soup and juicy, tender, spice-rubbed rabbit, Brian S reports. READ MORE