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The Underground Gourmet Archive

November 24, 2003
That's Amore

In a red-sauce sea of indifferent Italian food, 50 Carmine is an island of stylish, ingredient-driven cuisine.

October 13, 2003
The Odyssey

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

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).

July 21, 2003
Go West!

Lunchbox Food Co.—a hip diner off the West Side Highway—is worth the trek (and not just for its ice-cream cart).

June 16, 2003
Local Champion

Williamsburg’s Chickenbone Café features some of the best regional products around—the region being its native borough. The result? Call it “Brooklyn global cuisine.”

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.

March 10, 2003
Griddle Me This

The controversial thin-crust pies at Otto might irk the pizza police, but they suit us just fine.

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.

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.

September 30, 2002
Crust for Life

New York has always been a mecca for pizza junkies looking to get a piece of the pie. Now, in a delicious development, grilled pizza is popping up all over town. Here's where to find it.

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