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El Delphin

El Delphin serves tasty, fresh ceviche and beautifully prepared southern Mexican dishes, says China. Quality is high: caldo de pollo features incredibly rich broth, and it’s chock full of vegetables and stewed chicken, and garnished with cilantro and mi READ MORE

Le Fandy: Stellar French in Fair Haven, NJ

Le Fandy is flying high. Two years after chef Luke Peter Ong took over from the founding chef, the place has settled into a satisfying groove, turning out elegant, assured French-influenced food. Seafood is especially good. Lobster crepes, garlic-sauteed READ MORE

At Raoul’s, Belly Up to the Bar Steak

The durable Soho bistro Raoul’s has a dependable crowd-pleaser in its bar steak. Flavorful and faultlessly cooked, it comes with a heap of good fries, a mesclun salad, and a basket of crusty baguette with sweet butter. Great steak, inviting neighborhood v READ MORE

Dim Sum Diary

In the run-up to the holidays, it seems like a while since we’ve talked about dim sum. Clare K hit Triumphal Palace recently and left about as stuffed as a Thanksgiving turkey. READ MORE

A Good Hard-Shell Taco Is Hard to Find in Silverlake

A good hard-shell taco is a rare beast these days, especially in Silverlake. But DanaB was pleasantly surprised by Rick’s, a dive with a makeshift drive-through right near the 5 Freeway. “The hard-shell taco was everything I’d want it to be–home-f READ MORE

Thin Super-Cheesy Omelette for Two, and a Nifty Omelette Cooking Tip

niki rothman has achieved her own platonic ideal of an omelette at home, and she wants to share it with you. It’s golden yellow, with not a touch of brown, with 1/4-inch thick layers of egg folded around a stunning half-pound of cheese. “It’s beautiful, READ MORE

Best Bread(s) for French Toast

Top chowhound votegetter for perfect French toast bread is challah, sliced thick. It’s appreciated for its ability to really soak up the eggy batter and form a slightly crunchy crust in the pan and keep a soft, eggy interior. A close runner up is <a href= READ MORE

Pumpkins

All pumpkins aren’t created equal when it comes to pie-making. The decorative pumpkins used for jack-o-lanterns is bred to have a thin outer skin so they’re easier to carve. They’re watery, stringy and not particularly sweet, Karen_Schaffer explain READ MORE

Hershey’s Has Gone Bananas over Elvis!

The interwebs are abuzz with the news that Hershey’s is rolling out an Elvis-inspired confection that’s fit for a King. READ MORE

The Cookies Didn’t Last a Day

San Francisco bus stops are cookie free today, after an advertising campaign that infused the scent of chocolate chip cookies into city bus shelters has been shut down. Hungry commuters will have to sniff elsewhere. READ MORE