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Olympic Pita Comes to Manhattan; and Other News

Brooklyn’s Olympic Pita–celebrated for shwarma, falafel, and stellar fresh-baked flatbreads–has branched out in Manhattan. Sprightly vegetable salads, served as sides or generously stuffed into sandwiches, are another highlight. Despite the restaurant READ MORE

The OC’s Old-School Mexican American Joint

Mexi-Casa has been serving up giant meals of consistently tasty Mexican-American food at paupers’ prices since the ‘60s (when no non-Latinos in OC could pronounce the word ta-que-ria), and recently moved to new digs, says GrindzHound. Make sure to g READ MORE

Ramen for Everyone

Foo Foo Tei knocks Westside ramen joints Ramen Ya and Asahi Ramen out of the water, says Chandavkl. There’s a flavor combo for everyone–if you like it spicy, get the shin shin ramen, which you won’t find elsewhere. ipse dixit wishes it were possible READ MORE

Mario Batali Cookware

Mario Batali Cookware Celebrity chef Mario Batali has teamed up with manufacturer Copco to produce a cookware line called Italian Kitchen. Chowhounds are really impressed with the enamel READ MORE

Luscious Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder

“I have to tell you, I was not prepared for what wound up coming out of my slow cooker,” says Langrrr. “I’d read about the ‘unctuousness’ of well-made carnitas–and that’s not even what I was trying to do. But what I’d put in…was transformed into thi READ MORE

Homemade Root Beer

If you want to try your hand at making your own root beer, here some companies that supply kits. Results have been mixed. ... READ MORE

Breyer’s Fried Ice Cream Flavor

Breyer’s has released the strangest flavor of them all: fried ice cream. To be exact, it’s “cinnamon caramel light ice cream swirled with honey caramel, with cinnamon tostada pieces”! ... READ MORE

Julia’s Kitchen Rumors

Did Julia really drop a chicken on television and cook it anyway? Survey says: NO! READ MORE

Advice for Heathens

What do atheists say when asked to say grace? READ MORE

The Dish on Ditching

How to escape bores at parties. READ MORE