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The Underground Gourmet Archive

August 15, 2005
Bright Light

Luz finds its Nuevo Latino niche somewhere between Manhattan flash and outer-borough authenticity.

April 16, 2012
The Gastropub Goes Global

At the Toucan and the Lion, nothing is what it seems.

May 14, 2012
Hot Pockets

Two downtown sandwich spinoffs leave the bread oven behind.

March 5, 2012
Dean’s Wife Maya

A Soho mom-and-pop reimagines gefilte fish, breakfast shakshuka, and other tokens of the Jewish-food diaspora.

January 30, 2012
The Most Important Taco of the Day

A Tex-Mex breakfast specialty takes root in Brooklyn.

October 31, 2011
The Georgian Connection

On a bustling Brooklyn thoroughfare, a Transcaucasian taste of home.

December 5, 2011
Pizza’s Progress

A new style of Neapolitan pizza emerges from the oven by way of the Fryolator.

April 25, 2011
Earl’s a Pearl

Up in East Harlem, a former U.S. Navy–submarine cook is making some of the best (and cheesiest) bar food in town.

May 30, 2011
Coffee Bar With a Gooey Twist

The Queens Kickshaw deftly tackles two trends, bringing Astoria serious joe and fanciful grilled cheese.

December 20, 2010
A Noho Star

Hand-pulled noodles go organic and gourmet.

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