Chantal MartineauBuka gets booze.
It may be positioning itself as "the most authentic Nigerian restaurant" in the city, or so say the business cards, but Buka in Clinton Hill actually has more of a Brooklyn bar feel. Instead of your usual African restaurant accoutrements -- masks, colorful p ... More >>
Some like it fiery.On a sticky summer's day, the last thing you are likely to be craving is hot soup. But, like Indians with their tea, Africans will sip a steaming bowl, which causes the body to perspire and, eventually, cool down. At the newly opened West African restaurant Buka, on Fulton ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has the "one of the hottest things" he's tasted all year: Liberian pepper shrimp at Maima's in Jamaica, Queens. Sarah DiGregorio samples the pie at Paulie Gee's, where the crust "burrows into your brain -- a stretchy, bubbly, char-spotted pillow of a bread, th ... More >>
Served with polished white rice, sauce de feuilles is the national dish of Guinea.
When Fatima opened in Crown Heights six years ago, it was the city's best Guinean restaurant, offering two or three home-style dishes per day, served with a massive plate of polished white rice. But in common ... More >>
The incendiary, mouth-searing, mind-bogglingly-hot pepper shrimp at Maima's.
It always happens. No sooner had I assembled a collection of the hottest dishes available in city restaurants for the Spring Supplement, than I stumbled on another that put the others to shame.
The owners of Westside Market have opened Vareli, a Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar in Morningside Heights. Expect Italian-flavored small plates, panini, and lotsa wine.
Betty's has opened in the space formerly known as Boucarou, featuring a retractable-roofed husk, red banquettes, and ... More >>