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Robin Raisfeld

June 30, 2003 | Top Five
Iced Tea

Any southerner will say iced tea should be strong and sweet, but some Yankee versions get their oomph the old-fashioned way—from booze.

June 16, 2003 | The Underground Gourmet
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 | The Underground Gourmet
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 | The Underground Gourmet
Griddle Me This

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

February 10, 2003 | Feature
Best Bars to Eat In

New York's best bar food.

February 3, 2003 | The Underground Gourmet
Meze Haul

It's tempting to overdose on the brilliant Middle Eastern appetizers at Tanoreen. But don't miss the main event—lamb, in more ways than you ever imagined.

December 16, 2002 | The Underground Gourmet
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 | The Underground Gourmet
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 | The Underground Gourmet
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.

August 19, 2002 | The Underground Gourmet
This Time, It's Personal

240 West 14th Street