| May 3, 2011
| 12:12 PM
1st) Layla's Falafel
“It’s easy to make falafel,” says Dino Sakakini, whose family owns the three Layla’s Falafel locations. “It’s mostly chickpeas. What makes the difference is the spices.” The only thing he...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:05 PM
What does a chef do after he has trained at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and worked under haute cuisine celebrities such as Daniel Boulud in New York and Wolfgang Puck in Beverly Hills?
If your name is Yianni Koufodontis, then you...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 1:34 PM
BYOB near you!
(And the package stores near them)
Atticus Bookstore/Café, 1082 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 776-4040. Organic, fair-trade coffee, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and fresh Chabaso breads. Nearest booze: The Wine Thief, 181 Crown St....
| Sep 29, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Overall impression: With its unusual mix of Greek and Lebanese offerings, Mazza is a welcome addition in terms of diversifying the west Broward County dining scene. It's a pleasure to see more hard-to-find ethnic cuisines available in the Interstate-75...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 11:10 AM
When a menu ranges from Mediterranean to Mexican to seafood to burgers, you can usually expect at best mediocre food. It’s like going to a movie starring Jim Belushi, Eric Roberts and Carmen Electra. Gerlach’s Grille in Pasadena is the...
| May 12, 2011
Sometimes, you cannot conceive of how much love can be cooked into a falafel. Many falafel are sad, desiccated creatures made from powdered mix; it's the rare place that makes falafel from fresh ingredients. But Habayit Restaurant's falafel are beyond...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:25 PM
I don’t know about you, but anything called a tahini chicken salad sandwich piques my curiosity. So I made my way down to the recently opened Tanya’s Lunch Box on Glendale Avenue to try one.
It’s a crispy, flavorful, unique sandwich...
| May 6, 2009
The aroma of kebabs grilling over smoldering charcoal will lead you to a shipudia, or skewer house, almost anywhere you wander in Israel. The allure of these simple restaurants, though, is more than just the meat. Typically, even the most unpretentious...
| May 17, 2007
First impressions: We're familiar enough with these order-from-the-counter lunch spots to consider referring to them as fast food. But you should slow down and smell the turkey when it comes Jaffa Bakery, a three-location restaurant owned by Abdul...
| May 1, 2008
Reading through the menu at Freskos Grill & Wine Bar in Avon is enough to make a diner shout "Opa!" The nearly year-old restaurant at routes 4 and 10 celebrates Hellenic cuisine with lamb souvlaki, lemon chicken, gyros, moussaka and a ground lamb Greek...
| Jun 18, 2008
Plenty of L.A. cafe owners have realized that ethnic food can have enhanced crossover appeal if healthful characteristics of the cuisine are emphasized. Lately, even fast-food places are oriented toward fresh and good-for-you offerings, often because...
| Dec 13, 2007
| 1:13 PM
5830 S Dixie Highway, South Miami, 305-665-6261
Food: Japanese: sushi, teriyaki, ginger salad
Why it's good: Famous for its out-of-this-world sushi! Also known for its original structure, which resembles a Japanese pagoda, and its classy yet...