Dom De Marco's Hands of Steel; Smith's Opens Tonight in the South Village

Astoria: The Sparrows pain perdu dessert is basically a grilled chocolate croissant with homemade butterscotch syrup on it, with a dollop of real whipped cream on the side. [Joey in Astoria]
Harlem: Doug E.s Fresh Chicken and Waffles still isnt ready to open. [Uptown Flavor]
Gramercy: Blue Smoke takes top honors in this roundup of the citys best sweet-potato fries. [Gridskipper]
Greenwich Village: Smiths from this weeks Openings starts serving tonight. [Eater]
Midwood: Yes, Dom De Marcos pies at Di Faras are impressive, but whats really cause for amazement is his asbestos hands. That man can pull a square pie out of the oven, which must be about 800 degrees, with his bare hands. [Eat for Victory/VV]
Nolita: Publics butternut-squash soup with spiced marshmallows, crispy chickpeas, and pumpkin-seed oil is just one example in this list of fall dishes showing up all over town. [Restaurant Girl]
Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens: Meytex Lounge is now calling itself Meytex Cafe, but their tasty fried chicken hasnt changed. [Across the Park]