A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of October 8
October 7, 2009, 10:16 pm
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I’m back to my usual Thursday antics – here to canvass the food blogs so you don’t have to. Some highlights:

So it’s not a restaurant, and it’s not even a recipe, but that doesn’t matter because now it’s dead: 68 year old Gourmet hit the chopping block, in case you’ve been living in a cave. Luckily, there’s a silver lining to everything: at least former editor in chief Ruth Reichl got a free lunch out of it….

If we drink wine together, and you have an iPhone, kindly get the WineChap app, which takes the guessing game out of restaurant wine lists. Supposedly, it’ll tell you what’s good, what’s offbeat, what’s overpriced. Get it and let me know!

Gael Greene hits up A Voce in Columbus Circle, and while she admits the kitchen’s got “some work to do,” she somehow missed the taleggio-filled ravioli with chanterelles and brown butter which is so delicious you can’t even imagine. So go, and eat it – sit at the bar if you don’t want to get too involved.

Eric Asimov shines a little light on The Ten Bells, what was formerly an under-the-radar wine bar on the LES but will now, obviously, be jam packed with the hoi polloi. I guess the word was already out; Robert Sietsema put it at the top of his Top Ten list of best wine bars in the city last week. Just go early to beat the crowds.

Restaurant Girl checks in on the LES’s Bia Garden, giving it 3 stars, while Eater NY checks in with Casa Lever, the new place from the guys behind Sant Ambroeus in the old Lever House space, set to open next week.

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Thanks for the note on the ten bells. We are really excited about the press and hope the crowds don’t squash a good thing.

Comment by Jeff Galusha

Let’s do an Italian bar crawl next NYC trip! 🙂 I loved A Voce when I went many moons ago- looking forward to trying out the new incarnation.

Comment by Jacque

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