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The Bread and Butter of Food Sales

According to a new report, sandwiches make up a full 25 percent of American food-service sales. What is it about the filling-between-two-carbs configuration that keeps us so hungry for more? READ MORE

Grocery Chains Create Celebri-tillers

Local farmers are getting star treatment by major food retailers these days, and we’re not just talking Whole Foods: Regional grocery chains and even Wal-Mart are jumping at the chance to court the growing buy-local movement, BusinessWeek reports. READ MORE

Neto Caffe

Neto Caffe’s additive-free yummies, with no coconut oil or shortening or anything unpleasant, stand up to repeated tastings. READ MORE

Seafood Rice Baked in a Coconut – Late Night Cuisine

Denny’s Cafe is a Hong Kong-style coffee shop featuring sil yeh, late-night eats. READ MORE

Stollen: The Taste of Christmas

Christmastime means stollen to a lot of people, and Emil’s Swiss Pastry makes far and away the best, says Paliman. READ MORE

Butai: Underappreciated Japanese Grill in Gramercy

Butai is not what it appears. Belying its modern, bilevel space, it specializes in traditional robata-style grilled dishes. READ MORE

Favela Grill: Fresh, Satisfying Brazilian Chow in Astoria

At Favela Grill, a promising new Brazilian place in Astoria, don’t overlook the weekday specials. READ MORE

Are We Bloated Yet?

We’re deep into the holiday spirit now, and bloggers, columnists, and other opinion makers have eaten too much. READ MORE

Chinatown Update: Amazing 66 and Other Cantonese Tips

Amazing 66, a Cantonese newcomer in Chinatown, is already drawing crowds with clean, clear flavors and inventive preparations. READ MORE

Another Izakaya Favorite: Kan Yuzen

It’s not cheap, but Kan Yuzen is the best izakaya around, says gachimai, who places it miles ahead of places like Honda-ya. READ MORE