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Acasa: Hearty, Homey Romanian in Sunnyside

Acasa, a newish Romanian restaurant in Sunnyside, sounds like a winner. “Everything we tried was very good,” reports RedVelvet, who on several visits has enjoyed tripe and bean soups, grilled sweetbreads, eggplant and Greek salads, mici (small, casing-l READ MORE

Ramsay’s Revelations

With the publication of Gordon Ramsay’s new autobiography, Humble Pie, a spate of revelations about the celebrity chef have recently emerged. Maybe too many. READ MORE

Chinese Fake Beef Noodle Soup That’s the Real Deal

Despite its vegetarian pedigree, beef flavor noodle soup at Bean Sprouts looks and tastes as real as anything you’d get at any beef noodle place in the San Gabriel Valley, says Chandavkl. It’s studded with tiny chunky of mock beef, and even some mock gr READ MORE

Bing Bam Boom! More Bites from Roll and Dough

Hounds just can’t stop talking about Roll and Dough, the two-month-old Greenwich Village shop that specializes in the Chinese stuffed breads called bing. Early favorites among the fillings are spicy pork, spicy beef, and hot-and-sour vegetable. ... READ MORE

For Great Tacos, Head to the Table

The best tacos these days aren’t from taco trucks, they’re at taco tables, says Dommy. She recently stopped by a taco table conveniently sandwiched between the 101 and 10 and 5 freeways, where the specialties the separate the hardcore from the weak: cab READ MORE

Dragon Fruit

The exotic and beautiful dragon fruit is also called pitahaya. Some of them are a bright, hot pink color. They’re in season now. rworange says to select those with a shiny, thin skin. ... READ MORE

Baked Brie

Baked brie is a surefire hit at parties, and very easy to put together. Many chowhounds favor sweet additions to the cheese, but there are delicious savory versions, too. Most place toppings on a wheel of brie, wrap the whole in prepared puff pastry, bake READ MORE

Customized M&M’s

What a literally sweet idea for a gift! M&M’s will print your own sentiment or special date on two color candies of your choice. As Caitlin McGrath explains, you choose two colors from a range of eighteen, and you can have a different message printed on READ MORE

Wine Cellars of the Rich and Fictional

After bagging on Food & Wine in a previous post, it seems only fair to point out their highly entertaining “Three Inspiring Cellars” feature from this month’s issue. READ MORE

Lobstah Impostah

Think you’re getting the real Maine deal in that fast-food snack? Shredded crab meat is more like it, says Maine senator Olympia Snowe. READ MORE