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posted on September 29, 2017
review by Luke Sykora

First, ask for two orders of flatbread. Soft, warm and yeasty-rich, with a crisp wheat-bran crust on the bottom, the loaves will disappear alongside an order of the rich, tangy fava-based ful medames. Ful is a transnational dish, a spread prepared in various ways from Lebanon to Egypt. ...Read the full review

posted on September 29, 2017
À Côté
review by Barbara Haimes

This small restaurant in Oakland’s upscale Rockridge neighborhood boasts possibly the Bay Area’s most eclectic wine list. Locals come for the Mediterranean-focused small plates and wine recommendations from the knowledgeable staff; industry folks and some wine-geek regulars end their days at the bar, where Jeff Berlin has ...Read the full review

posted on August 14, 2017
O Gaveto
review by Gabriella Opaz

As a gentle breeze carries mouthwatering aromas of salt and sardines grilling over hot coals, a pescador (fisherman) sits on a wooden box mending and patching green mesh to the sound of the sea. A long line of assadores (grill masters)—often the restaurant owners—stand terrace-side gripping worn ...Read the full review

posted on April 24, 2017
Amali Mou
review by Tara Q. Thomas

Among the many food courts that have popped up across the city in the last few years, Urban Space Vanderbilt is our favorite. It’s easy to get to, within sprinting distance of Grand Central Terminal, and it brings together ...Read the full review

posted on April 24, 2017
Boulud Sud
review by Tara Q. Thomas

Amanda Smeltz wasn’t the most obvious choice to take over a wine program in a Midtown Manhattan restaurant. Before she came to Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud, across from Lincoln Center, Smeltz was in the hinterlands ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
review by Daria Frum

Absinthe’s wine list has been bringing its brasserie-style fare to life since 1998. Classic dishes like Tsar Nicoulai caviar and steak tartare call for a glass of Champagne, like the Sainte-Anne Brut from Chartogne-Taillet. For brunch, go for the chive-potato cakes topped with shredded duck confit, wild mushrooms, poached ...Read the full review

posted on June 21, 2016
Stems & Skins
review by Noah Singerman

A natural wine oasis comes to Park Circle, in what has been called the Brooklyn of North Charleston. Stems & Skins owners Matt Tunstall, formerly at Husk, and Justin Croxall, owner of Bull Street Gourmet & Market, specialize in what they refer to as “fresh and freaky ferments” in ...Read the full review

posted on May 2, 2016
NoMad & Elephant Bar
review by J.G.

NoMad is north of Eleven Madison Park, where Daniel Humm and his small orchestra of chefs tune the spare to the sublime. NoMad is also an oasis in what long has been a food desert, the midtown south strip of Broadway, where wholesale jewelry shops are layered under upper-story ...Read the full review

posted on June 25, 2014
Iron Gate
review by Kayleigh Kulp

One of Washington’s oldest restaurants, Iron Gate, got a faceliftlast fall and reopened with Tony Chittum at the helm. The young chef, who comes from Vermilion in Alexandria, Virginia, specializes in putting a Mediterranean spin on local ingredients (this winter saw housemade bread with kohlrabi tzatziki and handmade ...Read the full review

posted on May 29, 2014
review by Kayleigh Kulp

Before Mike Isabella gained fame as a Top Chef contestant, he cut his teeth at Atlanta’s celebrated Greek restaurant, Kyma, and worked at Zaytinya, José Andrés’ Mediterranean-inspired DC restaurant. Now Isabella is putting out some of the best Greek-inspired food the city has seen at ...Read the full review

posted on May 9, 2014
review by C.G.

A restaurant located in an old glass factory, Glasserie is well worth the trek to the far reaches of Brooklyn’s northernmost neighborhood, Greenpoint. Here chef/owner Sara Kramer and GM/owner Sara Conklin are putting forward an intriguing and entirely delicious mashup of Middle Eastern flavors and market ...Read the full review

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