This Week in Eating Out


[Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Junoon: Is Fine Dining Indian Worth The Price of Admission?: Indian classics in fine dining style. Stick to the eggplant chaat and vegetarian thalis for the best values.

The Best Pad Thai in Chicago: It may not be possible to find truly authentic pad Thai in Chicago restaurants, but with 13 contenders and a strict set of criteria, we embarked on a journey to find the next best thing.

Trout Salad Sandwich at The Sentinel, San Francisco: This enormous sandwich is crazy addictive, combining tender, flaky pieces of smoky trout with diced up apple, snappy fennel, and mayonnaise for a deliciously layered flavor profile.

Almost Every Burger From the 2012 Philadelphia Burger Crawl: With 23 restaurants competing to raise money for charity, not to mention the title of Best Burger, this cook-off showcased the tastiest patties Philly's chefs have to offer.

The Guerra Legacy Lives on at Detroit's Cloverleaf: One of the oldest pizzerias in Detroit, started by the man who introduced the world to Detroit-style pizza, Cloverleaf will scratch a pizza-loving itch but ultimately falls short of other local competition.

7 Can't-Miss Dosas in NYC: Even the most standard dosa manages to delight taste buds, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. From Chili Paneer to Gunpowder Masala, this roundup of diverse dosa preparations highlights the most unique and standout variations to be found in New York.