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East Village Pizza Spot Aspires to Match Di Fara; Foosball Lures Families to Cobble Hill

Astoria: A new Greek called Akti Seafood Restaurant has opened at 34-19 30th Avenue. [Foodista]
Chelsea: If you can't get a reservation at Momofuku Ko, you could spend about the same price you would for dinner there on a single burger from the Old Homestead. But it comes with tasty-looking tater tots. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
Cobble Hill: The Moxie Spot is a two-story spot aimed at families, where "Foosball, board games, music, and arts and crafts are served along with grass-fed hanger steak sandwiches, spaghetti Bolognese, and house-roasted Chinese duck" care of consulting chef Josh Eden from Shorty's 32. [Strong Buzz]
East Village: New spot Artichoke is trying to become the Di Fara of Manhattan, but as "being deemed the new Di Fara is the food equivalent of being deemed 'the new Dylan' in singer-songwriter circles," they have their work cut out for them. [Slice]
Fort Greene: Paper covering the windows at June indicate the southern restaurant may be closed, again. [Clinton Hill Blog]
Spanish Harlem: Tips from the Insatiable Critic for how, as a civilian, you can get into Rao's: You can't. Well, you could stop in during Thanksgiving in person, and you might get a table for 2009. [Insatiable Critic]

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