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Some Like it Very, Very, Very Hot

Jalapeno curry from India Sweets & Spices, in this case, the SF Valley branch, may be one of the hottest dishes in the city, says yclops. It’s very, very manly–this stuff’ll put as much hair on your chest as Chewbacca. It’s a beautiful dark orange- READ MORE

You Got Some BBQ Handy?

Lured by the siren scent of smoke, bodie ventured into Handi Market in search of ‘cue. The tri-tip is tender, flavorful, and just salty enough, leaving a smoky aftertaste. ... READ MORE

Sayonara, Taku; and Other New York Region News

Taku, a bright spot of ramen joy on Smith Street, has closed. The place will reportedly reopen later this month, under the same ownership, as an Italian restaurant–“like we need more Italian in the neighborhood,” grumbles Pupster. Meanwhile, the owner READ MORE

Deutschestuff: Bay Area German Stores

The Junket in El Cerrito has an excellent selection of German food, including cheese, meets, dry goods, desserts, beer, and wine. ... READ MORE

Instant Gratification: Greek Coffee Frappes in New York

Anyone who has returned from Greece craving the country’s ubiquitous frothy instant-coffee frappes can score a delicious, cooling version at Cafe Brama, a sweet little hangout in the East Village, says cloudy. ... READ MORE

Farmers’ Markets: Just Go

The Saturday Berkeley Farmers’ Market is in the middle of an end-of-summer vegetable orgy. Anabelle from Bolinas has the best produce of the market, including tiny basil, zucchini blossoms, yellow haricots verts, and wild arugula. ... READ MORE

Dressing Up Haricots Verts

Here are some great ways to finish steamed haricots verts or other slender green beans. First idea: saute them in butter, then add toasted sliced almonds. You can amp the flavor even more by using brown butter, or even bacon fat. ... READ MORE

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This is probably the simplest homemade mac and cheese recipe out there. It’s more like a cheese strata–with macaroni standing in for the bread. A bonus: while aged cheese doesn’t melt smoothly in most other mac and cheese recipes, in this recipe aged ch READ MORE

Decaf Tea

Decaffeinted tea tends to be fairly mediocre. PaulV says the best he’s found in the grocery store is the Typhoo brand. ... READ MORE

Riedel Stemware at Target

For fairly priced Riedel stemware, try Target. Michele4466 bought a 4-pack of the pinot noir glasses to test them out, and plans to complete the set. ... READ MORE