A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of August 20
August 20, 2009, 3:34 pm
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 Here as usual to canvass the food blogs so you don’t have to. A couple of highlights:

You guys, I’m totally lobstered out. There’s Mermaid Inn’s blue plate special, and Macellaria’s weekend lobster deal, and then the NY Post gets all whiny about how much the restaurateurs are inflating the price of the bugs – and then Nino’s gets in on the action, halving the price of its famed Lobster Fra Diavola.

Eric Asimov tells you what you should already know: Italy’s got some great white wines, and we’re not talking about mass-produced crappy pinot grigios (though there are plenty of great pinot grigios out there!). Check out some of his recs.

Grub Street’s usual mid-week restaurant review round-up.  In case you were again living under a rock this week, The Brunz gives one last final star to The Redhead in the EV. (Go, if you haven’t already, and get the fried chicken. And the cocktails!)

For all you kids who love zeppoles and fried Oreos, well, now you don’t have to wait for the San Gennaro Festival each September – you know, that hallmark of moderation and good neighborly fun. Turns out the Italian Food Center is adding them to their offerings – permanently.

All of a sudden South Street Seaport never looked so good. Guess I’ll have to throw on a fanny pack and meander down there to see what all the fuss is about….

Ok, ok, so it’s not restaurant-related, but still hilarious nonetheless: you can now download a free iPhone app that lets you virtually grill your own bratwurst. Check it out at Serious Eats.


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