Maybe it's because of the holidays, but we're learning to stop worrying and love Newtmentum.
Amazingly, the former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich looks like the front-runner in the Republican Presidential race. This delights rightbloggers who enjoy Gingrich's cantankerous style. But it's not a ... More >>
While hip-hop spread the word during the Arab Spring (at least they didn't have to endure the incessant drum circles of Zuccotti Park), Palestinian composer, bandleader, and oud and violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen heard echoes of a remarkably beautiful and sophisticated era of Arabic music thro ... More >>
The boureka at Gazala Place, with a side of babaganoushA Reader Asks: Where can I get a Turkish burek? Not the little finger-shaped sigara bureka, but the kind my relatives in Turkey made -- little triangular ones made with filo dough.
Dear Reader: That's a good question. Throughout the Balk ... More >>
Photo courtesy Jacques CapsoutoWill Jacques Capsouto find the afikoman this year?New York City is a fickle restaurant city. Most places barely last five years. So when a restaurant is in its 31st year, it's clearly doing something right. Capsouto Frères has been a Tribeca mainstay since 1 ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, our writers may not run restaurants, but they definitely have seen their fair share of rats. Graham Rayman's fourth installment of his epic look behind closed NYPD doors, The Police Tapes, runs this week, and now we learn who the officer was that took these recor ... More >>
Typical restaurant meal in Tehran (which Moussavi won't be eating--he's under virtual house arrest) would include kebabs, chello rice, and grilled mild or hot peppers. photo: razzletravels.blogspot.com
While newsies sit on the edge of their seats watching riots erupt in Tehran, fo ... More >>
Herein begins a new series highlighting the city's best vegetarian dishes.
Spinach borek at Gazala Place, along with a side of the marvelous smoky babaganoush, laked with green olive oil (click to enjoy).
The flaky pies variously called boureka, bureks, or boreks originated ... More >>