Spirits Close-Up: Smoke

From midday brats to late-night s’mores, the flavors of summer are full of smoke. I say you should add a little to your cocktails as well. There are several ways to get a smoky flavor into drinks, but which ones are worth your time and effort? Don’t Bother With Liquid Smoke: Do you want your … [ Read more]

Sambusas at Afro Deli

Across all nationalities, cultures, creeds and cuisines, one thing remains constant: meat stuffed in dough. Whether it’s called calzone, banh bao, pasty, pupusa, baozi, or whatever, they’re practically what makes us human. But of all the above variations, count me squarely (or triangularly, I suppose) in the sambusa camp. A good one is shatter-crisp on the … [ Read more]