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Summer Grilling the Cypriot Way

Anne Noyes Saini & Mark Rinaldi 15 comments

On this small island in the eastern Mediterranean, cooking moves outside in the warm weather to wood-fired clay ovens and charcoal grills. We stepped into Zenon Taverna, one of New York's few Cypriot restaurants, to see how it all happens. More

Sunday Supper: Mediterranean Chicken, Feta, and Herb Wrap With Stewed Potatoes

Sunday Supper Jennifer Olvera Post a comment

This one-pot dish does double-duty. Slow-cooked chicken thighs simmer in a white wine broth with potatoes that are ultimately served as a side. The meat, when pulled, is tucked into warm pita bread that's finished with salty feta and a shower of parsley, cilantro and mint—just the right kind of restorative for dreary winter days. More

Mediterranean Chicken, Feta, and Herb Wrap With Stewed Potatoes

Serious Eats Jennifer Olvera 2 comments

One-pot Mediterranean chicken offers bright, herbaceous flavor, plus a side of stew-y potatoes on the side. More

Sunday Supper: Zucchini Pastitsio (Mediterranean Baked Beef and Pasta Casserole)

Sunday Supper Jennifer Olvera 4 comments

Rich and satisfying, this riff on Vefa Alexiadou's pastitsio is the perfect way to usher in fall. More

Zucchini Pastitsio (Mediterranean Baked Beef and Pasta Casserole)

Serious Eats Jennifer Olvera Post a comment

Rich and satisfying, this riff on Vefa Alexiadou's pastitsio is the perfect way to usher in fall. More

First Look at Flat Top, a New Morningside Heights Bistro from the Jin Ramen Team

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

The folks behind Harlem's first ramen shop, Jin Ramen, have opened up their second sit-down restaurant on the corner of 121st street and Amsterdam. Flat Top, named after the griddle that most of their food is cooked on, serves up a menu of American-style bistro food with a somewhat upscale French and Mediterranean bent. More

A Sandwich a Day: Sabih Croissant at Zizi Limona

New York Max Falkowitz Post a comment

Egg, eggplant, and potato on a croissant? How could this possibly work? Well it does, and Zizi Limona in Williamsburg makes it magical. More

Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Tomatoes, Peppers, Feta, and Basil

J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

The first ripe tomatoes of the season are hanging off the vines on my balcony. Here's a simple Mediterranean chopped salad that showcases the flavor of ripe summer produce. A little trick on salting salad vegetables too so you don't end up with a soupy mess at the bottom of your salad bowl. More

Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Tomatoes, Peppers, Feta, and Basil

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

A 30 minute salad of bright Mediterranean summer vegetables tossed together in a light vinaigrette with feta cheese and basil. More

Date Night: Convivium Osteria

New York Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 7 comments

We had a great table nestled near the window, tucked around the bar. Other tables offer a more communal experience, with high-backed chairs and the ebb and flow of fellow diners' conversations and gustatory issuances. Go ahead and make a reservation: you'll be glad you did. With its barefaced rusticity and evocative food, Convivium Osteria is best for: a date that feels right. More

Beet Tzatziki

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 2 comments

Tzatziki—that cool, creamy sauce-salad of yogurt and cucumbers—has become synonymous with Greek cuisine. And while the Greeks do their fair share of tzatziki eating, it's worth noting that nearly every country in the eastern Mediterranean region boasts their own take on the yogurt-based dish, ranging from soups and salads to sauces and refreshing beverages. Tzatziki (or talattouri or cacık, depending on who you ask) plays a huge role in Eastern Mediterranean fare. More

Date Night: Bistro Lamazou

New York Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 6 comments

When we discovered that the family behind beloved cheese-and-sandwich shop Lamazou opened a bistro down the street, we looked forward to frilly curtains, mismatched plates, and other elements of an overstuffed, comforting vibe. After all, Lamazou is the kind of place that rounds down the price of your order, telling you to make up the difference whenever, or that takes the time to patiently explain the subtle differences between obscure cheeses, a queue out the door notwithstanding. But the newly opened Bistro Lamazou wouldn't be out of step in Las Vegas or in a 1970s acid trip. It's pretty off the hook. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Original Snack Roasted 1.0 at Snack Taverna

New York Jordan Zimmerman Post a comment

This Greek-inspired corner eatery in the West Village has created a veggie sandwich that would satisfy just about anyone, vegetarian or no. Their roasted vegetable sandwich ($12) is simple in ingredients but delivers on flavor. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Spicy Sabih at Bite Soho

New York Jordan Zimmerman 3 comments

The people at Bite do a serious weekday lunch business, and their Sabih ($7.00) is a serious sandwich, on a menu full of fresh options that run from Mediterranean to Italian to Indian. More

Date Night: Olea

New York Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 5 comments

Olea rightly calls itself a taverna. White-washed walls, turquoise trim, and seahorse motifs evoke Greece, while the embroidered pillows, metalwork, and colorful inlaid tiles around the bar say Turkey. In the evening, with candlelight gleaming along the broad-beamed ceiling, the restaurant is just plain handsome. Like the decor, dishes are mix-and-match Mediterranean. More

The Brunch Dish: Mediterranean Crispy Dough at Miriam, Park Slope

New York Carey Jones 7 comments

Bring cash and show up early for brunch at Miriam in Park Slope; the popular Israeli restaurant starts filling up soon after their 10:00am opening, and during the crowded service, they don't accept cards. But the food's good enough to justify these minor inconveniences. More

Apps Only: Olivia Bistro

New York Ben Fishner 4 comments

Olivia Bistro in the East Village serves mediocre food, and not nearly enough of it. More

Bar Eats: Fifty Five

New York Nancy Huang Post a comment

In the world of overpriced Midtown restaurant lounges, Fifty Five and its accompanying hookah lounge, Hash Fifty Five, would be just another blip in the radar. Disregarding the $30 hookahs (!) in the upstairs lounge, a few gems on the menu devised by chef Victor LaPlaca (formerly of Todd English's restaurant empire) make it worth a happy hour stop for a bite and cocktail. More

Date Night: Vutera in Williamsburg

New York Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 2 comments

With its easygoing seasonality and surprising romance, Vutera is best for: a date you want to impress with your insider knowledge. More

Mediterranean Flavors: Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 5 comments

Spinach and artichoke dip may have Mediterranean-inspired ingredients, but most of the recipes out there are American through-and-through. Frozen spinach? Thank you, Clarence Birdseye! Mayonnaise, cream cheese, and sour cream? You betcha. It appeals to our love of the hot and gooey, and I'll be the first to say it's great stuff. But I wanted to go a little lighter this time around.This version brings an all-American dip to its imagined Mediterranean roots with fresh spinach and garlic, olive oil and Greek yogurt. More

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