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Our Tip The Goat Cheese Panino: A really good split ciabatta gets stuffed with goat cheese, sweet roasted red peppers, grilled planks of zucchini, and kalamata olives with a tasteful smear of pesto.
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Balaboosta: Refined Middle Eastern Fare from the Owner of Taïm

Balaboosta: Refined Middle Eastern Fare from the Owner of Taïm

There's more than a bit of tongue-in-cheek in the naming of Balaboosta, the new Nolita Middle Eastern restaurant from Einat Admony. The term translates to "the perfect housewife," Admony has been quoted as saying. But I've yet to see the "housewife"—at least, one without a formal culinary background—who can turn out dishes of Balaboosta's sophistication.

We Chat With: Einat Admony of Balaboosta

We Chat With: Einat Admony of Balaboosta

Chef Einat Admony of Balaboosta is both a creative, passionate chef and a nurturer by nature who wants family and customers alike to eat often and well. Her dishes tease with familiarity—hummus, pizza, olives, burrata cheese—but then take off in wild and unexpected directions in both flavor and presentation. As Admony speaks about food, you can tell she really loves eating it.

7 Lamb Burgers We Love

7 Lamb Burgers We Love

Beef is the protein of choice on the majority of burgers reviewed on AHT, but that doesn't mean we don't love a good lamb burger now and then. Check out the slideshow for seven of our favorite lamb burgers from restaurants.

Ed Levine's Must-Eat New York Dishes of 2013

Ed Levine's Must-Eat New York Dishes of 2013

When you eat out as much as I do, summing up a year of eating is excruciatingly difficult. It's one of those "tough jobs, but someone has to do it." So here goes: a baker's dozen of things that made my 2013.

My Three Favorite Lamb Burgers in New York

My Three Favorite Lamb Burgers in New York

Lamb is on almost every menu out here in New York and seems to be getting ever more popular (lamb neck pastrami, anyone?). Even the burger scene is becoming a bit more sheepish these days. Indeed, some of my favorite burgers in the city are made from—gasp!—lamb these days. Here are three of the very best.

Can't Get Into Balthazar? Where to Eat Instead

Can't Get Into Balthazar? Where to Eat Instead

17 years after opening, Balthazar hasn't changed much—not its food, scene, or crowds. So where should you go when a visit is stymied by a long wait? Take a look around you—there's plenty of good food close by.