food 06.8.15

Food Notes

June 12, as you no doubt have on your calendar, is International Falafel Day. Meaning, have some falafel. Astoria's King of Falafel and Shawarma is top-tier and soon turning its truck into a restaurant at 30-15 Broadway.

Here's the deal. You shell out $37 and you get a Good Beer Passport. Between July 1 and September 7, you get a full pour when you show your passport at 35+ bars.

5 Hot New Restaurants
Santina, 820 Wash [Little W. 12th/Gansevoort] 212.254.3000: Italian seafood, Renzo Piano design, brought to you by Carbone & company
Cosme, 35 E. 21st [Bway/Park Ave. S.] 212.913.9659: Mexico City's Enrique Olvera pairs flavors from his country with local ingredients
Semilla, 160 Havemeyer [S. 2/3] 718.782.3474: 'vegetable-forward' dining, bar-style seating
The Clocktower, 5 Mad [23rd/24th] 212.413.4300: British chef Jason Atherton teams up with Philly's restaurateur Stephen Starr
Lupulo, 835 6th [29th] 212.290.7600: George Mendes (Aldea) brings more Portuguese food to the city, emphasizing fish and beer

Less Portugal, more Spain? We've got you covered. A Taste of Spain—at the Astor Center, Wednesday, June 17, 6-8pm, $45

Read Fear of Almonds, Mark Bittman's piece on why taking a principled stand against eating almonds is missing the point.

Cravings calls it: Carma has "possibly the best soup dumplings in town right now in NYC."

Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home is Jessica Fechtor's memoir about a burst aneurysm and how cooking restored her to life.

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