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Booze Brothers

Early in 2007, the fruits of Dan Akyroyd’s wine labor will be hitting the sold-out markets. READ MORE

Time Out Dishes It Out

The latest issue of Time Out New York rates each of the city’s prominent critics, using criteria like knowledge, style, and taste. Why do the food critics suck so much more than the other arts-and-culture commentators? READ MORE

Fresh Out of the Oven

Outfit yourself with these nouveau baking supplies. READ MORE

Day After Wine Tasting: Movin’ Slow

I was a little late in checking out of Chateau Jack-and-Thelma this morning, as was George Sape. George is one of my heroes. He has far too many interests and hobbies spilling out of his over-extended life as a top corporate lawyer, but he’s always ready READ MORE

Gummi Bears for Dinner Again?

Twenty-four bloggers took up a challenge to photograph everything they ate for a week. I’ve just spent nearly an hour drooling over the pics, and I’m not one to get my head turned by just any old pretty food pic. READ MORE

Japanese Spaghetti

Chika specializes in Japanese Western-style food, like meat sauce pasta. And they do it well. Mushroom (kinoko) pasta is better than any Wendy_san tasted in Japan, with noodles cooked perfectly al dente. ... READ MORE

El Delphin

El Delphin serves tasty, fresh ceviche and beautifully prepared southern Mexican dishes, says China. Quality is high: caldo de pollo features incredibly rich broth, and it’s chock full of vegetables and stewed chicken, and garnished with cilantro and mi READ MORE

Le Fandy: Stellar French in Fair Haven, NJ

Le Fandy is flying high. Two years after chef Luke Peter Ong took over from the founding chef, the place has settled into a satisfying groove, turning out elegant, assured French-influenced food. Seafood is especially good. Lobster crepes, garlic-sauteed READ MORE

At Raoul’s, Belly Up to the Bar Steak

The durable Soho bistro Raoul’s has a dependable crowd-pleaser in its bar steak. Flavorful and faultlessly cooked, it comes with a heap of good fries, a mesclun salad, and a basket of crusty baguette with sweet butter. Great steak, inviting neighborhood v READ MORE

Dim Sum Diary

In the run-up to the holidays, it seems like a while since we’ve talked about dim sum. Clare K hit Triumphal Palace recently and left about as stuffed as a Thanksgiving turkey. READ MORE