A Sarcastic Appetite


Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of November 19
November 19, 2009, 7:30 am
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I’m here to canvass the food blogs so you don’t have to. Here are some highlights this week:

Here is an awesome interview with Anthony Bourdain during a quick trip to Rochester, in the aftermath of Scripp Howard’s purchase of the Travel Channel. He’s just being his usual self….which means “aspiring arsonist” and “lighting director on a porn film” appear in the same sentence.

Steve Cuozzo gives a breathless 3 star review to A Voce at Columbus Circle, loving the pici with Brussels sprouts and the Mezzaluna filled with Taleggio (which is seriously good).

The menu at Mia Dona got a quiet makeover after Michael Psilakis left – and happily, it’s now very recession-friendly. Appetizers are all less than $10 and entrees are less than $20.

The Siftster gives 2 stars to Oceana, while down in Miami, blogger Frodnesor takes a gander through his previous reviews. After all, when the Siftster throws up turns of phrases like “a hunk of striped bass acting as pack animal for a load of sturgeon caviar…” well, we should just be thankful someone else has taken the time to give those words their due.

The Serious Eats crowd was no less than appalled by newcomer Lucy’s Cantina Royale. I have to say, I didn’t think the chicken quesadilla I had was that bad…but maybe the aggressive Michelada I was drinking had something to do with it.

I should hope you already know about this, but in the event it’s been a rough week for you: David Chang has come to midtown. Ma Pêche has officially opened in the Chambers Hotel, on 56th St. Zack Brooks goes wild, as does the rest of Midtown Manhattan – waits have been crazy, apparently. Get there early.

So Ryan Skeen (formerly of Resto and also of Irving Mill) wasn’t exactly being coy about how unhappy he was at Allen & Delancey, but word is he’s now officially gone.

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