- November 11, 2002
- Frank Discussion
Out in Williamsburg, Sparky's elevates the humble hot dog to haute cuisine; in midtown, it's curtain time for the Burger Joint, a greasy spoon tucked away in the lobby of Le Parker Meridien.
- October 4, 2004
- The Real Top Ramen
Momofuku Noodle Bar brings a new level of irresistible slurpability to Japanese noodles. The secret is in the pork.
- February 22, 1999
In a Mexican grotto on 14th Street, kitsch provides the kick, but it's shrimp tostadas and earthy enchiladas that keep the crowds returning to El Rey del Sol.
- June 6, 2005
Noodles and dumplings get dished up in seconds ﬂat at two new Chinese spots.
- November 19, 2001
- Playing DUMBO
Superfine 126 Front Street, Brooklyn; 718-243-9005; Dinner, Tues.-Sat. 6-11 p.m.; brunch, noon-5 p.m. Appetizers, $4 to $9; entrées, $9 to $24. Cash only.
- October 18, 2004
- Unlikely Hero
The brick-walled, tin-ceilinged spuntino is less than a restaurant and more than a bar.
- October 12, 1998
- Indian Summer
New York's nouvelle-Indian explosion continues apace with Surya, where home cooking gets a distinctly downtown lift.
- August 13, 2001
- Passing Fancy
AQ Café, 58 Park Avenue, at 38th Street (212-847-9745). Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Date Palm Cafe, 15 West 16th Street (917-606-8210). Open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
- March 10, 2003
- Griddle Me This
The controversial thin-crust pies at Otto might irk the pizza police, but they suit us just fine.
- October 3, 2011
- You Can’t Eat the Scenery
At Serge Becker’s latest hyperstylized luncheonette, you don’t have to.