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  1. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Falafel in New YorkPerfect versions of that crunchy, fluffy delicacy.
  2. the dish
    Hundred Acres’ New Middle-Eastern Menu Will Be Previewed This WeekendThis spring, chef Ayesha Nurdjaja completes the restaurant’s Levantine transformation with a new focus on kebabs and shareable spreads.
  3. Free Stuff
    Taïm Is Giving Away Free Falafel on SundayIn honor of its tenth anniversary.
  4. Openings
    Amsterdam Falafel Is OpenFalafel lovers rejoice.
  5. Coming Up
    More Details on Taïm Nolita, Opening in Two WeeksSome new menu options including seasonal salads.
  6. Openings
    Amsterdam Falafel Will Soft Open This WeekendGet ready for delicious chickpeas in Davis Square.
  7. Menus
    Regal Beagle Rolls Out New, Mediterranean-ish MenusTabouleh, falafel, and (of course) fried smelts.
  8. Rumor Mill
    Is the Diva Lounge Winding Down?Condiment-friendly Amsterdam Falafelshop has its sights set on the spot.
  9. Rumor Mill
    Amsterdam Falafel Makes Plans for Davis SquareWashington’s luscious falafel bar wants Diva Lounge’s digs.
  10. In the Magazine
    Adam Platt on Ellabess; Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite on the Falafel BoomPlus: grape tomatoes, and more, in this week’s ‘New York.’
  11. Mediavore
    World’s Biggest Falafel Ball Crowned; Man Eats 25,000 Big MacsThe new record holder weighs over 50 pounds!
  12. Truckin’
    What To Eat From The Yalla TruckFalafel gets an international spin in a completely vegetarian food truck.
  13. Coming Soon
    Pico and Robertson Will Soon Be Rocking the RasbahKosher Row is gaining a new Middle Eastern/Mediterranean restaurant.
  14. Awards
    Taïm Tapped As City’s Best FalafelAfter rigorous testing, Serious Eats declares a winner.
  15. Openings
    I Dream of Falafel Expands in the LoopThe popular falafel outlet, is opening a new store a few blocks away.
  16. Openings
    Cheep’s Slips Into Cinderella Falafel SpaceJust how “cheep” is it?
  17. The Other Critics
    Xoco Rising, Cluckers Chicken a Cheap Eats Gem, Falafill is FantasticTribune and Time Out Agree Xoco is great
  18. Recession Is Your Friend
    Falafel Frenzy: Cinderella Drops Price to $1And a new era of cheap eats is born.
  19. Food Fights
    Dems and Republicans Are Antagonistic About Arugula; Lebanon and Israel FightFood has never been so politicized.
  20. Mediavore
    Free Falafel Today; Food Fests GalorePlus: Pairing wine with junk food, Franklin Station Cafe is closing, and more in our morning roundup of food news and gossip.
  21. NewsFeed
    Falafel Mecca Offers City Gluttons a Challenge Not Easily Refused We love Forest Hills, and we love falafel, at least in the form in which it appears at On the Grill, our number one go-to shawarma-and-falafel place in the five boroughs. But are we, or you, man or woman enough to beat On the Grill’s falafel challenge? Gothamist’s Joe DiStefano reports that the restaurant has instituted the Great Falafel Eating Contest, which stipulates that anyone who eats five falafel sandwiches in 29 minutes gets them free, plus a $50 gift certificate – presumably, to be spent on more falafel sandwiches. If you’re thinking, “Pshaw! There’s no meat in falafel! I can eat all I want!,” be warned: Tzur Kalaf, On the Grill’s colorful owner, bakes huge, puffy pitas in-house, every one of which could paralyze an average person. And his sandwiches aren’t small. Which is maybe one more reason why you should go to On the Grill and make the effort. On the Grill, 98-102 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 718-897-4829. Competitive Eating Comes to Forest Hills, Well Sorta [Gothamist]
  22. NewsFeed
    Falafel Innovations Power Chickpea’s Expansion Plans Chickpea’s decision to give up frying their falafel filled us with sadness. Even if, as Eater suggested in their item on the subject, it was as a prelude to expansion, was this really the direction we wanted to see falafel go? The only good thing about these “nosh puppies,” for our money, was their oil-fried goodness. But Chickpea is expanding, executive chef Alex Schindler tells us, with locations planned for the Upper West Side, the meatpacking district, and Times Square, in the next year alone, and with the expansion must come plans to diversify and modernize the Chickpea trinity of falafel, hummus, and shawarma.
  23. Mediavore
    Merkat Busts Out Its Own Secret Room; Red Hook Vendors Safe Through FallMerkat has its own secret, PDT-style back room, Merkat Negre, with a chalkboard menu and a “young, pleasantly noisy crowd.” [Restaurant Girl] A typical weekend for a Red Hook soccer-fields vendor involves endless prep work, setting up by 7:30 a.m., cooking all day, and breaking the stand down at night … [NYT] But the vendors’ rituals are safe until October 28, thanks to the intercession of Senator Chuck Schumer. [Serious Eats]
  24. Openings
    Euro Falafel Titan Making Waves in Union SquareRainbow’s long-standing monopoly on Union Square falafel has been challenged with the recent opening of Maoz Vegetarian, the first New York outpost of a chain that launched in Amsterdam in 1991. Maoz’s cheery green-and-white façade is already a beacon for Euro expats familiar with the signature salad bar, a spotless stainless-steel roughage trough where customers can take their garnishes into their own hands.