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According to chef Halabi Gazala, Gazala Place is the only Druze restaurant in the United States. Druze are an insular tribe that spreads across the Middle East (the chef... More »
In the Hall of the Schnitzel King the frying oil bubbles merrily, and into it fly the breaded chicken schnitzels. Fried to crispness, they're deposited on a baguette... More »
This venerable (two years old!) diamond district kosher Bukharan has hopped across the street to fancier digs, and the new place has a (gasp!) dining terrace overlooking the... More »
Flat like a flying saucer, studded with extra sesame seeds for added crunch, and cooked long enough to not be mushy in the middle, Azuri Cafe's falafel are generally regarded... More »
Minuscule in size, supremely well organized, and friendly to boot, Alibaba is the Upper West's best cheap eatery. The glatt kosher menu offers Israeli fare, including a memorably... More »
Say 'salad,' and most folks think of a pile of leafy greens, with a cherry tomato or two thrown on top. Though crisp, refreshing, and sometimes squirted with interesting dressings, its never been more than a bit player in the theater of repast. But some salads long to be morecharismatic leading men and women who hope to be recognized and admired, ambitious creations that yearn to...
If you're accustomed to thinking of Middle Eastern food as a bland collection of bread dips and kebabs, you haven't been to Gazala Place. The whole fried orata ($22.95) is a magnificent sight as it swims to the table on a long platter. The sleek sustainable fish (a farmed Mediterranean species) is nicely browned, with a crispy skin that would do a suckling pig proud—but what are those...
You can imagine frame grabs from Nuri Bilge Ceylan's art noir Three Monkeys popping up in a Bordwellian film-studies textbook (or blog post). Observe the jack-in-the-box close-up (against deep-background action) for a politician hiding after a hit-and-run; notice how his fall guy's family apartment is shot from unsettling heights and at angles slightly askew to the walls; soak up the...
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