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  1. Closings
    Café Spice Closes in Old CityAfter management changes the restaurant changed its focus to a more club-like vibe.
  2. Openings
    Boston Greets the New Year with a Restaurant ShuffleGoodbye, Dawat and Bo-Thai, hello Ariana and Basil Asia.
  3. The Other Critics
    Sonic Struggles; Dawat ShinesPlus: Pazzo’s just okay, and Nourish isn’t good at all, all in our weekly restaurant review roundup.
  4. The New York Diet
    Aasif Mandvi Eats Steak on the Set of ‘The Daily Show’ Aside from being a regular correspondent on The Daily Show, Aasif Mandvi is a prominent actor and has co-written a film Seven to the Palace. Loosely based on his Obie-winning play, Sakina’s Restaurant, and set partly in a Jackson Heights eatery, it deals with a chef’s relationship to food: “Indian cuisine has a lot to do with how you’re feeling,” says Mandvi. “It comes out of a tradition of a pinch of this, and a dash of that.” Though Mandvi played a pizza-parlor owner in Spider-Man 2 (and then in a Dominos commercial), he doesn’t eat much of the stuff himself. So what does he eat? Over to you, Aasif…