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The Friendliest Utensil

Our photographic ode to spoons READ MORE

And Now, a Word from Our Sponsor

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Is It OK to Use the Handicapped Restroom?

If you're not disabled, that is. READ MORE

New Eritrean in Santa Rosa

Injera cravings in Sonoma County should be immediately directed to Café Santa Trata, a new Eritrean restaurant in Santa Rosa. Combination plates are available for about $12, and come with two or three dishes, salad, and a wedge of wonderful injera. *jeanl READ MORE

Why Don’t We Eat Here More Often?

If you’re too early or too late for the outstanding rice-stuffed chicken at Ming’s Diner, you should check out one of the lunch specials–specials so tasty they come with the Melanie Wong Parents’ Seal of Approval, and cost like $3.25. ... READ MORE

El Cocotero: Well-Stuffed Corn Cakes, Venezuelan Style

The pabellon is one of the best of the arepas at El Cocotero. It’s highly seasoned shredded steak, white cheese, black beans, and fried sweet plantain stuffed into a fresh corn cake. “A perfect little sandwich,” marvels Skillet Licker, who recommends a READ MORE

Colombian Pastries at a Staten Island Doughnut Shop

Alongside glazed, raised, and old-fashioned, look for Colombian pastries at Staten Island’s Country Donuts. A turnover-like treat filled with guava jam is especially fine, says HHH. Ask them to heat it up for you. ... READ MORE

Frozen Yogurt: The Creamy vs. the Crunchy

Red Mango is supposedly the Korean original version of tangy frozen yogurt that spawned Pinkberry, which has spawned, well, a bunch of other wannabes with colorful and fruity names. ... READ MORE

What Goes Around, Comes Around at Sushi 5

Sushi 5 is a new place in Tustin where you can get first-rate fish for pennies, says russkar. Don’t be turned off by the setup, which is a revolving conveyor of sushi. *GrindzHound * is a huge fan of the quality and value. ... READ MORE

Perfect Pumpkin Pound Cake

Mel says this pumpkin cake comes together easily and is insanely good; it would work equally well for brunch on its own, or for dessert with a rich frosting or some cinnamon ice cream. ... READ MORE