Something of a modern miracle, Sophie's is the first Cuban-style lunch counter created in more than decade, striking a blow against the franchises striving to dominate Chambers Street. Snacks like yuca croquettes and empanadas are displayed in the front window for carryout, or sit down for a Cuban sandwich or the Iberian throwback camarones al ajillo, shrimp in a pungent garlic sauce.
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BELOW CANAL DUMPLING HOUSE 118A Eldridge Street, Lower East Side, 625-8008 Of the four northern Chinese dumpling stalls in Chinatown, this is my favorite, offering pork-and-chive pot stickers, boiled-beef sandwiches on wedges of hom...