Posts Tagged ‘Snack Attack’

Eastern Deli with Western Accents

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By Nancy J. Brandwein Their web site declares Zaiya a “one stop shop for all Japanese delicacies,” all “handmade,” to boot. Whether you crave innovative bakery items—tuna and corn baked on what looks like a Danish, or a French sandwich with cod roe, homemade mayonnaise and butter—or more standard Japanese fare, such as sushi, onigiri, [&hellip
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Pizza for Grownups

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By Nancy J. Brandwein “I’m in Park Slope,” my son said when I called to assess his after-school whereabouts. “What are you doing there?” “Hanging.” “What are you eating?” “A slice.”
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A Little Slice of Paris

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By Nancy J. Brandwein My friend Lydie stopped into Patisserie Margot in her never-ending quest for the perfect pastry. My friend Caroline went there for sustenance to brace herself for Fairway’s pre-Rosh Hashanah shopping madness. Both gave me glowing reports of the pastries—none over $4, from traditional éclairs and Napoleons to rustic raspberry crumb—and told [&hellip
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The Sandwich with the Caviar Tattoo

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By Nancy J. Brandwein Swirls of something resembling tan Cheez Whiz decorated the hardboiled-egg slices on thin, dense bread studded with sunflower seeds ($3). “Swedes like tubed food,” said Fisk’s owner Annika Sundvik, referring to Kalles Kaviar, smoked fish roe that comes in a kitschy blue tube
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Another Dose of Dosa

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By Nancy J. Brandwein After an inexplicable hiatus, the Dosa cart is back in Morningside Heights, but in a new incarnation. The bigger, spiffier cart touts a tantalizing list of vegetarian Southern Indian staples—from varieties of dosa and uttapam to flavored rice, aloo tikki, samosas and exotic drinks like tamarind and guava
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A Foot Long of Philly

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By Nancy J. Brandwein Would getting a Philly cheesesteak in New York City be like getting a New York bagel in Philly—inauthentic and ultimately unfulfilling? Well, my Philly cheesesteak was not only filling, but it was fulfilling in an “I really need some red meat in a bun” kind of way. Nothing like watching be-suited [&hellip
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Ace in the Hotel: Part Two

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By Nancy J. Brandwein There’s always a line and nowhere to sit at Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Yet, you can eye the cute, tattooed wait-staff in their jaunty hats and bring your robust cold brewed coffee ($2.50) and small savory sandwich ($4.50) into the Ace Hotel lobby. Like the New York Public Library reading room, albeit [&hellip
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