U is for the United States of America
Big Easy (address and info)
These guys take their BBQ and booze very seriously, and make sure that you eat to the point of a food coma.
What you’re getting: The Big Pig Gig on Mondays, which has unlimited BBQ and a beer. How American!
V is for Venezuela
Arepa and Co. (address and info)
With a stall over in Camden and a proper brick-&-mortar spot in De Beauvoir, these guys are bringing the best of their Grannies' recipes to the masses. And you know what? They're delicious.
What you’re getting: Reina Pepiada arepas (a cornbread pocket sandwich w/ chicken & guac)
W is for Wales
Odette's (address and info)
The second of our problem letters, there are no sovereign states beginning with "W", but Wales can still be considered a country, and Odette's -- run by Welsh celeb chef Bryn Williams -- shows off her finest culinary exports.
What you're getting: Welsh lamb w/ courgette followed by some Welsh farmhouse cheeses
X is for Xmas Island/Xīnjiāpō
Singapore Garden (address and info)
And so we come to the final of our problem letters. The two rule-bending "X" contenders were Christmas (or, ahem, Xmas) Island, and Singapore (or as it's known in the native Mandarin, Xīnjiāpō). And as it happens, they're both remarkably close to each other. In fact, Singapore used to own Christmas Island! Which makes the quite-superb Singapore Garden restaurant perfect for this.
What you're getting: Christmas Island is famed for its crabs, so get one of the critters fried w/ Singapore chilli sauce.
Y is for Yemen
Queen of Sheba (address and info)
Covered in Yemeni artifacts, they tried to make it a little bit of home and certainly succeeded.
What you’re getting: Laham Haneed -- marinated lamb with spices and onion