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Zizi Limona

Editors' Pick
Our Tip We love just about everything at this homey restaurant, but especially the small plates, sandwiches, falafel, and shakshuka.
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Williamsburg: Zizi Limona and The New Middle Eastern Cuisine

Williamsburg: Zizi Limona and The New Middle Eastern Cuisine

During the Passover seder we talk about four children who each ask a question of the adults at the table. The wise child, the only one we really celebrate, says to the family, "What are these laws and traditions you carry out?" In other words, "what does all this mean to you and me?" So the allegory goes, this is the child we entrust our traditions to. We trust him to keep them safe and practice them well.

Zizi Limona is what happens when the wise child opens a restaurant—or when three of them do. And though chef Nir Mesika and Hummus Place vets Yigal Ashkenazi and Sharon Hoota have succeeded in creating a neighborhood spot that's casual and affordable enough for weekly meals, they've also made something greater. Call it pan-Middle Eastern or the New Israeli Cuisine or whatever else you like, but heed this: if the deceptively simple stuff at Balaboosta gets you hungry, it's time to head over to Williamsburg for a taste of smart Middle Eastern cuisine like nothing else in New York.

Where to Eat and Drink in Williamsburg When St. Anselm Quotes a 2-Hour Wait

Where to Eat and Drink in Williamsburg When St. Anselm Quotes a 2-Hour Wait

Wildly popular Williamsburg restaurant St. Anselm gets legendary waits for a reason, but that doesn't help you when you come by for dinner and are quoted a two hour wait for your table. So where should you go instead? Here are some lower-key restaurant alternatives and bars to tide you over while you wait.

15 Salads We Love in NYC

15 Salads We Love in NYC

There's no shortage of great salads in New York. Here are 15 that are so good, so memorable, they've become menu mainstays.

The Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in NYC

The Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in NYC

In addition to new waves of vegetarian-friendly ethnic restaurants across the city, more and more chefs are focusing on making vegetables just as delicious as their meaty main course alternatives. We've rounded up some of our favorite vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the city, from casual sandwich spots to fine dining palaces.