From Our Editors
Middle Eastern and Moroccan aromas waft through the walls of Horus East Cafe as servers ferry trays of saffron-infused paella and skewers of lamb to awaiting tables. Beneath sheer curtains and exotic oil paintings, diners lounge at burgundy-colored booths to sip bottled beers and partake of aromatic tobacco blends from towering hookahs. On Thursday–Saturday evenings, belly dancers flaunt their colorful garb and undulating moves as they meander between tables, suffusing the eatery's atmosphere with kinetic creativity. The café's doors remain open until 4 a.m., facilitating late-night noshing and providing sanctuary from streets filled with carriages turning back into pumpkins.