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The Restaurant Critic’s Diet

In their respective blogs this week, two of the nation’s preeminent restaurant critics dish about how to stay fit in a career where eating is part of the job description. READ MORE

Like Mother’s Milk…If You Grew Up in a Kelp Bed

The luscious live uni at Hamano Sushi is an essential dining experience, says BernalFarmer. It’s served on the half shell, so you can play with all the spines. The meat is sweeter and more melting than regular uni; it tastes and feels like ocean water i READ MORE

La Calaca Loca

La Calaca Loca is crazy good, says rworange, with a slew of stand-out dishes. Everything tastes as fresh as from a top farmers’ market. ... READ MORE

Studio City Gets Lucky

Studio City residents are buzzing about the new restaurant Risotto. The word is: delicious food, healthy portions, and affordable prices–with $7 corkage! ... READ MORE

Tucked Away in Pasadena, Magnolia Blooms

Open for almost a year, Magnolia is a great local pub in Pasadena, tucked away in what used to be a floral shop, says The Oracle. ... READ MORE

Pho Hoai Revisited: True Vietnamese in Brooklyn

Chicken in rich yellow curry, grilled shrimp over rice vermicelli, and salmon in a lively casserole with ginger and scallions are some of the things they do well at Pho Hoai, which has two locations in Brooklyn. “Very authentic–none of the overly sweet READ MORE

At Westville, an Unbeatable Chicken Reuben

Westville makes a chicken reuben that you shouldn’t miss, insists jungirl. ... READ MORE

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are all kinds of delicious, but the trick is getting your paws on some green tomatoes. If you grow tomatoes–or know someone who does–then you can fry up all the end-of-season tomatoes that won’t have time to ripen and have yoursel READ MORE

Pollo Pibil

Pollo pibil is a Yucatecan dish: chicken marinated in achiote paste and sour orange juice and baked in banana leaves. ... READ MORE

Defrosting Your Brain

If you’re a slushy drink lover but hate that ice-pick-though-your-skull feeling, try taking a sip of warm water right after it hits. There’s an artery in the back of your throat that constricts, causing the brain freeze, explains Biggie. ... READ MORE