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House of Dosas Revisited – Crepes with a Kick

Try onion chile masala dosa–potato, raw onion, and kicking fresh green chile tucked into a huge, crisp, nutty, faintly caramelized crepe. READ MORE

Catch of the Day – Gorgeous Grilled Octopus at Vespa

A decent but unexceptional Italian dinner at Vespa, with one memorable must-try appetizer: octopus, marinated and beautifully grilled. READ MORE

Korean Walnut Treats at Woodside’s Man Mi

At Man Mi bakery, a contraption that could have come from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” bangs out fresh, hot Korean-style walnut cakes. READ MORE

Phoenix Garden – Winning Cantonese in Midtown

Phoenix Garden’s many fans declare its Cantonese food dependably first-rate–not just for Midtown Manhattan but for the entire city, including Chinatown. READ MORE

Betty Bakery – Sweetness and Light in Brooklyn

Betty bakes some nice things: cupcakes, cookies, tea breads, fruit pastries, cinnamon challah twists, to name a few. READ MORE

Scrumptious Tamales at Broadway and 137th

At Broadway and 137th Street, $1 buys a terrific fresh tamale. “Big, flat, white corn tamales, moist and SPICY! Way better than any I’ve had in restaurants,” says Hling. READ MORE

Sasabune – Where the Sushi Chef Calls the Shots

Sushi at Sasabune comes with two conditions that hounds tend to either love or hate. READ MORE

Fresh Falafel Favorites Around Queens

janie’s falafel of choice comes from Hapisgah, a kosher steakhouse whose sprawling menu also ventures into Italian and Middle Eastern territory. READ MORE

Pizza Outside the Box at Layla Jones

The pizza at Layla Jones defies easy categorization, but hounds aren’t letting that keep them from enjoying it. READ MORE

Black Pearl Resurfaces; and Other News

Black Pearl, a New England-style seafood house that enjoyed a brief but promising run in 2005, is back. READ MORE