Archive for September, 2008

Fresh Video: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Metropolitan Bakery (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Back in June, the folks at Metropolitan Bakery were kind enough to let us see behind the curtain, which led us to love their bread even more than we already did. The Metropolitan gang are born educators, it turns out, and as we went back and looked at this bit of tape recently, we realized […]

Food Blob: We’re Going Where There’s No Depression

Just kidding: In his new buyer’s guide, Robert Parker is calling for a boycott of restaurants that jack you for wine. Our new plan: stay home with a bottle of El Coto Rioja Crianza 2004 (recently on sale at the state stores for $9.99, a good deal for a great Rioja) and a six-pack of […]

Review: Banana Leaf

Continuing our trip through Chinatown Week, Collin Flatt landed at Banana Leaf and found that she’s a saucy multicultural mistress, and oh so tasty. 



If you thought Chinatown was just for Chinese food, you are dreadfully mistaken, friend. Vietnamese restaurants have always had a strong presence here as well. You’re probably familiar with Vietnam, the longstanding, well-loved and well-reviewed restaurant on 11th Street between Race and Vine. (And if you haven’t, for the love of all that is right […]

Ray’s Cafe And Tea House

Ray’s Cafe and Tea House ain’t new. In fact, they’ve been open almost 20 years now. But for the life of us, we still can’t figure out why no one mentions this place as one of the best, if not THE BEST, cup of coffee in the city. Turned on to us by our coffeesavant […]


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