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The Underground Gourmet Archive

March 13, 2000
A Trio Grows in Brooklyn

While the rest of Brooklyn exports cheesecake and chopped liver to Manhattan, three classy Kings County spots give the term 'diner' an upscale spin.

May 17, 1999

As presented by the SoHo creperie Palacinka and TriBeCa's Omjavi, the much-maligned meal-in-a-flatbread achieves something like redemption.

March 4, 2002
craftbar and the Bar @ Etats-Unis

47 E. 19th St. (212-780-0880)
The Bar @ Etats-Unis
247 E. 81st St. (212-396-9928)

August 16, 2004
Sole food

If you’re a hummus or dumpling obsessive, new shrines to your favorite foods offer a singular thrill.

September 15, 2003
Tapas This

With big flavors and small prices, Kuma Inn gives tapas a Thai-Philippine twist (and a dash of Bouley and Boulud).

December 16, 2002
Grains of Truth

La Maison du Couscous's namesake dish hits the mark--and that's just the beginning. With Moroccan food this satisfying, you'll never miss the belly-dancer.

February 23, 2004
Roux the Day

Natchez brings big New Orleans flavors to the East Village, without frills or gimmicks. Call it Cajun-Creole classic.

April 21, 2003
Torta Reform

Amid the new crop of Brooklyn bistros and Manhattan spinoffs, a modest Mexican café makes a spicy name for itself with home cooking and red-hot tamales.

October 1, 2007
Mexican for Dumbo

A former art-supply store is now serving some of the best Mexican snacks this side of the Red Hook ball fields.

October 13, 2003
The Odyssey

From five tiny tables and veggie souvlaki, Snack has expanded with an innovative new taverna.

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