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Le Petit Prince: A Little Bit of Paris in Astoria

Le Petit Prince, a new French bakery in Astoria, turns out a beautiful croissant–buttery, flaky, and rich, with just the right density in the soft midbelly, reports Rufo. Apple tarts, pain au chocolat, and irresistible little mini-cakes–soft, nutty, READ MORE

Tasty Pan-Asian Tapas

Why aren’t more people talking about Yatai, wonders Dave and Stuff after two knockout meals there. The “Asian tapas bar” certainly has an eclectic menu, with gado gado, “monsoon ceviche,” sushi rolls, and Korean tuna sashimi. But oysters on the half READ MORE

Rocking the Sea Spiders

The new San Gabriel Valley supermarket 168 is having a crazy deal on Dungeness crab: $2.99/lb, $3.99/lb for the giant ones, reports africanizedkiller, and the crowds are out in force for the deal. ... READ MORE

Spicy Popcorn

If you enjoy your popcorn with a kick, here are a few ways to do it: Use some hot chili oil as part of the oil for popping your popcorn, or mix Creole seasoning into the oil. ... READ MORE


Who doesn’t have an old fondue set tucked away in the back of a cupboard? With winter approaching, it’s time to haul that sucker out and have a fondue party. ... READ MORE

Tomatoes of a Different Color

There’s a new hybrid tomato waiting in the wings; it’s an eggplant color, sort of purple. It’s not yet in the markets, but should be available in the next few years. ... READ MORE

Withstand Bland

Is it wrong to ask your hostess to pass the salt? READ MORE

The Magic Numbers

One man blends his way to the perfect bottle of wine. READ MORE

Get That Paprika Out of My Maki

Japan plans to crack down on restaurants abroad that besmirch the Japanese name by selling “inauthentic” fare. Better get your fill of Philadelphia roll while you can. READ MORE

Does It Matter Which Side of the Foil Goes on the Outside?

Only if you're using nonstick foil. READ MORE