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Five Loaves Worth Crossing the Atlantic For

Budget Travel has a story on the best baguettes in Paris. While the idea is slightly goofy (is it possible for an observant person to buy a bad baguette in Paris?), the finalists are intriguing. READ MORE

Star Search

A New England grocery store causes an uproar by creating a star system to help consumers weed out unhealthy choices. READ MORE

Eating Grass

Slate goes in for the kill, taste-testing steaks to see if grass fed really does make for better eating. READ MORE

Mexican Street Bites at Calexico and Snack Dragon

Soho isn’t promising territory for Mexican street chow, but Calexico aims to change that. This cart operation, launched in July by three brothers from Southern California, offers border Mexican–tacos, burritos, and quesadillas with flavors described as READ MORE

Fallen Biscuit Rises Again; and Other New York News

It’s lights out for Night and Day. The Park Slope restaurant and performance venue, which survived a rocky start and eventually won over hounds with hearty, comforting American chow, has closed its doors. READ MORE

Soulful Salt Cod at Kurio

When salt cod turns up as a special at Kurio, it’s worth a try. A recent dinner of Portuguese-style bacalhau was superb, reports Dave Feldman: funky, flavorful cod with huge hunks of sweet potato and just enough tomato to cut the sweetness and richness. READ MORE

Best Pumpkin Bread

rworange’s favorite pumpkin bread in the area is at Semifreddi’s Bakery, moist with lots of raisins. Bakesale Betty makes a great version, too, without raisins. It’s moist with a nice ginger flavor. ... READ MORE

Turkey to Go

If you don’t feel like preparing a turkey this year, you can get one from Mollie Stone’s, all prepared and ready to pop in the oven for about an hour before serving. A turkey weighing 12-14 pounds will run you about $50, says OnceUponABite. Sebby like READ MORE

Ceviche With a Splash of Lima

Of the Peruvian restaurants around town, Los Balcones del Peru still seems to be the front-runner. Go for anything with seafood, especially the sparkling fresh ceviche (the house blend of calamari–both fried and raw–fish, and shrimp is outstanding). . READ MORE

For the Filipina Soul, it’s Mami

Mami is a fusion dish from a nation that’s full of them. And for a Chinese-Filipino invention, it’s basically chicken noodle soup. The mami at Asian Noodles meets the Filipina mom test, says pleasurepalate, with flavorful broth perked up by a few sc READ MORE