Slideshow: This Week in Eating Out

Hot Dog of the Week: Yann's Hot Dogs (Fairmont, WV)
Hot Dog of the Week: Yann's Hot Dogs (Fairmont, WV)
Yann's are small dogs, two or three bites at the most, with just a smear of sauce and a minimal bit of yellow mustard and onion almost underneath the dog. Read more here »

[Photograph: Hawk Krall]

A Sandwich a Day: Kafta Kebab at Duzan (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Kafta Kebab at Duzan (NYC)
It's warming, cumin-heavy, and juicy enough to keep you coming back for more. Read more here »

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Slurped: The Broth is the Thing at Phayul in Jackson Heights (NYC)
Slurped: The Broth is the Thing at Phayul in Jackson Heights (NYC)
The broth is beefy, with body enough to stand up the noodles which are like thinner, more delicate versions of the knife peel noodles you find in northern Chinese places. Read more here »

[Photograph: Chichi Wang]

Food Artisans: Butter + Love (NYC)
Food Artisans: Butter + Love (NYC)
All of the cookies are cut, jammed and carefully packaged by hand. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kate Boka]

Thin-Crust Pies at The Original Tacconelli's Pizzeria (Philadelphia)
Thin-Crust Pies at The Original Tacconelli's Pizzeria (Philadelphia)
Their sauce is concentrated, perfectly balanced, utterly smooth, and nicely baked into the crust so that it doesn't slide off when you pick up a slice. Read more here »

[Photograph: Elizabeth Bomze]

A Sandwich a Day: Tongue on Rye at Romanian Kosher Sausage Co. (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Tongue on Rye at Romanian Kosher Sausage Co. (Chicago)
It's a quarter pound of sliced tongue, a liberal slathering of yellow mustard, and super-fresh rye bread. Read more here »

[Photograph: Josh Conley]

Date Night: Uneven Spanish Fare at El Mio Cid (NYC)
Date Night: Uneven Spanish Fare at El Mio Cid (NYC)
It's a heaping plate of happiness, cheerful with saffron, overflowing with tongue-tingling, fat-marbled sausage, along with onions, peppers, and peas. Read more here »

[Photograph: Garrett Ziegler]

Sugar Rush: Salted Caramel Pecan Babka Roll at The Sycamore Kitchen (Los Angeles)
Sugar Rush: Salted Caramel Pecan Babka Roll at The Sycamore Kitchen (Los Angeles)
Toasted pecans are held in place by a thick layer of sticky sugar, which gives the outer layers of the roll a little crunch. Read more here »

[Photograph: Sarah Woo]

Sugar Rush: Chocolate-Pecan Pies at Butter Lane (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Chocolate-Pecan Pies at Butter Lane (NYC)
It's cake and pie mashed into one with a thin sugar cookie crust, a pie "filling" of dense chocolate and a gooey pecan topping that could pass for salted caramel. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Daily Slice: Fig and Arugula Pide at Momed (Los Angeles)
Daily Slice: Fig and Arugula Pide at Momed (Los Angeles)
The halloumi cheese adds at sharp salty base to the sweet caramelized onions and slivered figs and the peppery arugula offsets the fruit and cheese in texture and earthy flavor. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kelly Bone]

Steakcraft: Chuleton de Buey a La Brasa at Tertulia (NYC)
Steakcraft: Chuleton de Buey a La Brasa at Tertulia (NYC)
It's a masterful hunk of 40-day dry aged USDA prime ribsteak that is cooked over coals, imbuing it with a distinct smokiness that compliments the pronounced tang from the aging. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Solares]

JM Curley's Burgers Get It Done (Boston)
JM Curley's Burgers Get It Done (Boston)
The burger rests on top of a buttery toasted bun and is topped with a blanket of cheese,pickles, onions, and special sauce. Read more here »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

We Try Arby's Peppermint Stick Swirl Shake
We Try Arby's Peppermint Stick Swirl Shake
Starting with a whole milk vanilla shake base blended with a proprietary peppermint syrup, the drink takes on a pinkish hue before it's deposited in a 20-ounce cup decorated with the namesake "peppermint stick swirl." Read more here »

[Photograph: Adam Lindsley]

First Look: Epic Smokehouse (Arlington, VA)
First Look: Epic Smokehouse (Arlington, VA)
From apple wine glazed ribs to pancetta macaroni and cheese, everything is classed up without being pretentious. Read more here »

[Photograph: Brian Oh]

A Sandwich a Day: Lobster Club at Hubbard Inn (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Lobster Club at Hubbard Inn (Chicago)
Even with the addition of bacon, it's really just a lobster roll, right down to the top-split and grilled bun. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Bartender's Choice: What to Order at Aviary (Portland, OR)
Bartender's Choice: What to Order at Aviary (Portland, OR)
The sweet-tart cocktail is a blend of Monopolowa vodka, fresh lime juice, aromatic makrud lime leaves, and simple syrup and is garnished with black sesame isomalt 'glass.' Read more here »

[Photograph: Katie Burnett]

A Sandwich a Day: Ponzo's Original Sub at Ponzo's (Houston)
A Sandwich a Day: Ponzo's Original Sub at Ponzo's (Houston)
The slender roll is toasted and filled from top to bottom with thin slices of tomato and provolone then double duty each of mortadella, cotto salami, and hard salami atop shredded iceberg lettuce and a layer of diced pepperoncini. Read more here »

[Photograph: Mike Riccetti]

Is BCD Tofu House a Little Too Clean? (Fort Lee, NJ)
Is BCD Tofu House a Little Too Clean? (Fort Lee, NJ)
The Tofu Soup comes in eleven different flavors, from plain tofu to oyster to seafood and beef. Read more here »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

A Sandwich a Day: Sabih Croissant at Zizi Limona (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Sabih Croissant at Zizi Limona (NYC)
It features gorgeously smoky eggplant, just-spiced-enough potatoes, the tangy sweetness of a cooked-down tomato, and more. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Chain Reaction: Maid-Rite
Chain Reaction: Maid-Rite
Decked with ketchup, mustard, raw onion, and pickles, it does indeed taste like a fast-food hamburger. Read more here »

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Afternoon Snack: Brie Sticks at Silver Moon Bakery (NYC)
Afternoon Snack: Brie Sticks at Silver Moon Bakery (NYC)
Brie with rosemary and thyme is nothing new, but it's just the thing for this little bread pocket that's crusty, creamy, cheesy, and bright in equal turns. Read more here »

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Daily Slice: Lahmacun (Istanbul)
Daily Slice: Lahmacun (Istanbul)
it's a thin, thin crust topped with minced meat, ground peppers, and herbs, and often spritzed with lemon juice. Read more here »

[Photograph: Carey Jones]

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Robert Sietsema's West Village (NYC)
Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Robert Sietsema's West Village (NYC)
The Village Voice chief food critic shares his favorite spots to eat, such as Perry Street, where you can find this beets and ricotta dish. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Solares]

Soho Tacos: Some of the Best Tacos in Orange County, CA
Soho Tacos: Some of the Best Tacos in Orange County, CA
They arrive bursting at the sides from their thick, warm corn tortillas, dripping with toppings and looking for an excuse to fall apart. Read more here »

[Photograph: Paul Bartunek]

First Look: Fall Desserts at Grant Grill (San Diego)
First Look: Fall Desserts at Grant Grill (San Diego)
The tastiest new debut is Kurth's Tahitian Squash Cake, with roasted apples, walnut crumble, and amaretto ice cream. Read more here »

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Sugar Rush: Gingerbread Cookies from Tate's Bake Shop (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Gingerbread Cookies from Tate's Bake Shop (NYC)
Soft and chewy from edge to center, these are rich with molasses and oh-so buttery. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Mexican Eats: Don't Scoff the Hard Shell at Castro's in Clinton Hill (NYC)
Mexican Eats: Don't Scoff the Hard Shell at Castro's in Clinton Hill (NYC)
The tacos dorados are not rolled flautas but true American-style tacos that have evolved far from their origins. Read more here »

[Photograph: Scarlett Lindeman]

First Look: Fall Dessert Tasting Menu At Michael Mina (San Francisco)
First Look: Fall Dessert Tasting Menu At Michael Mina (San Francisco)
Their dessert amuse features a concord grape sorbet with shiso puree, crumbled feuilletine, and asian pear dice. Read more here »

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Sugar Rush: Chai-Fig Cakes and Cocoa Lattes at UR Cup (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Chai-Fig Cakes and Cocoa Lattes at UR Cup (NYC)
Though the chai flavor is faint, it's a moist, delicate cake with fine crumbs and a generous portion of chopped figs tucked into each bite. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

First Look: Reno, Serving Wood-Fired Pizza and Handmade Bagels in Logan Square (Chicago)
First Look: Reno, Serving Wood-Fired Pizza and Handmade Bagels in Logan Square (Chicago)
Their hog pizza features pork belly carnitas, salsa verde, mozzarella, rajas, and cotija cheese. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Not A Good Burger At Not A Burger Stand (Los Angeles)
Not A Good Burger At Not A Burger Stand (Los Angeles)
It features the standard seven-ounce patty that comes with "the works" (lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, and mayo). Read more here »

[Photograph: Damon Gambuto]

Deep Fried Chicago: Christkindlmarket Chicago
Deep Fried Chicago: Christkindlmarket Chicago
The slightly crisp exterior houses an almost emulsified center, resulting in a homogenous texture you'd never find in a proper lattke. Read more here »

[Photograph: Joe Roy]

A Sandwich a Day: Ba'al Sandwich at Ba'al Cafe & Falafel (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Ba'al Sandwich at Ba'al Cafe & Falafel (NYC)
Fried eggplant and hummus are rich and almost meaty, cut by the nutty tahini dressing and refreshing cucumber salad. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Good Bread: Balthazar Bakery (NYC)
Good Bread: Balthazar Bakery (NYC)
The signature bread is its pain de seigle, a big round boule with an ornate "B" stenciled on top in flour that is made from a blend of whole wheat and rye flours, with some beer added for depth of flavor. Read more here »

[Photograph: Andrew Coe]

Snapshots from Turkey: Boza, the Fermented Millet Drink
Snapshots from Turkey: Boza, the Fermented Millet Drink
It's both sweet and sour, and sprinkled with cinnamon (and, in some places, roasted chickpeas. Awesome). Read more here »

[Photograph: Carey Jones]

A Sandwich a Day: Pan Relleno at Tropicos Breeze (Seattle, WA)
A Sandwich a Day: Pan Relleno at Tropicos Breeze (Seattle, WA)
The slightly soft French bread sops up the sauce easily, and the panoply of vegetables—cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, and radishes—catches the little bits of chicken as they join the mountain already on the sandwich. Read more here »

[Photograph: Naomi Bishop]

Sugar Rush: Apricot Tarts at Petrossian (NYC)
Sugar Rush: Apricot Tarts at Petrossian (NYC)
A nutty frangipane filling lines in the base, making a plush bed for the final layer of poached apricot quarters. Read more here »

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Sugar Rush: Chai Brioche Doughnut at Arlequin Cafe (San Francisco)
Sugar Rush: Chai Brioche Doughnut at Arlequin Cafe (San Francisco)
Brioche, doughnut, chai. Three of our favorite things. Read more here »

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Standing Room Only: Polka's Sausage & Deli (Chicago)
Standing Room Only: Polka's Sausage & Deli (Chicago)
Grilled to order, the casing is crisp, while the insides are tender and smokey, with just enough garlic flavor peeking through. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Step Back in Time at Whiz Burger (San Francisco)
Step Back in Time at Whiz Burger (San Francisco)
The Whiz is made of a 1/3-pound ground chuck burger served with two strips of bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mustard, and mayo on a French roll. Read more here »

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

TGI Fry-Day: Mixto Croquetas at Mercat a la Planxa (Chicago)
TGI Fry-Day: Mixto Croquetas at Mercat a la Planxa (Chicago)
The crisp exterior of each gives way to a creamy center of the molten Spanish meats. Read more here »

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

A Sandwich a Day: Sun-Dried Tomato & Smoked Mozzarella at Silver Moon Bakery (NYC)
A Sandwich a Day: Sun-Dried Tomato & Smoked Mozzarella at Silver Moon Bakery (NYC)
The tomatoes are dried and intensely sweet, the mozzarella is lightly smoked, and the basil is transformed into a pesto that's heavy on the olive oil (which soaks into the bread nicely). Read more here »

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

A Sandwich a Day: Chili Chicken Paratha at Ghareeb Nawaz (Chicago)
A Sandwich a Day: Chili Chicken Paratha at Ghareeb Nawaz (Chicago)
These tender chunks of fire-hued chicken are very spicy with undertones of garlic, ginger, cumin, and tumeric flavors fighting through the flames. Read more here »

[Photograph: Josh Conley]

TGI Fry-Day: Sigara Boregi at Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine (NYC)
TGI Fry-Day: Sigara Boregi at Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine (NYC)
The glorious funk of Ali Baba's feta filling is tempered just enough by the addition of some parsley, and the thin filo wrapper turns crisp and extra-flaky from a slow pan-fry. Read more here »

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]