A Sarcastic Appetite


Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of June 17
June 17, 2010, 7:36 am
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I’m going to assume you no longer know the drill as it’s been eons since I pulled one of these together. So here we go: I read the food blogs so you don’t have to. A few highlights:

Todd English recently unveiled his “Plaza Food Hall,” and though it reads more “food court” than “fabulous,” Andy over at Wined and Dined has unearthed some surprising deals. Better get there soon, before they jack the prices.

The Siftster is impressed by “winsome” ABC Kitchen from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and bestows it with two dazzling stars, and then is similarly wowed by the constantly changing $50 dinner prix fixe at Torrisi Italian Specialties. Oh, did you want to go? Well even if you show up at 5:30 you’ll still have to wait at least 90 minutes, since they don’t take reservations.

Meanwhile, the boys at Immaculate Infatuation weigh in at perennially packed Pearl Oyster Bar and  Midtown Lunch stalwart Pampano Tacqueria, giving both high marks.

Back Forty brings back its wildly popular Summer Crab Boils, which began on Tuesday, and Tasting Table has the lowdown on Balaboosta, a Nolita newcomer from the woman behind Taïm.

I have visions of whipped sheep’s milk ricotta dancing in my head: Andrew Carmellini’s teaming up with his partners in Locanda Verde to open another restaurant at 131 Sullivan. No word on when; I’ll keep you posted.

You and I both know we’re going to have a hot summer, so keep Shake Shack’s Frozen Custard Calendar for June close at hand.

And lastly, Boozy NYC has a rundown of where to watch the World Cup in New York.

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