A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of July 22
July 22, 2010, 7:59 am
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I’m here to canvass the food blogs, so you don’t have to. A few highlights this week:

Fette Sau gets high marks from the boys at Immaculate Infatuation, and the whole program over there has me drooling. You can order growlers of beer and meat by the pound. Need I say more? Who’s up for a field trip?

The Siftster bestows 2 stars on Swedish stalwart Aquavit, now run by Marcus Jernmark following celeb-chef Marcus Samuelsson’s departure in May. This week, the Siftster keeps the bizarre to a minimum, except to say that the presentation of the arctic char “looks like a low-rider car.” Huh.

If you hadn’t heard, it’s Restaurant Week here, which means plenty of places are pulling out all the stops. It also means you should go out to eat, since restaurant visits are down 3% in the 12 months ending in May 2010. And Wined and Dined has the word on some places, like all of Daniel Boulud’s places, are extending the deal and adding new incentives until September.

I’m a little late on this one, but regardless: Batali’s Eataly, the ginormous marketplace set to open August 31 in Madison Square Park, will feature a rooftop beer garden. (It’ll open in the fall.)

Today is the last day of the Taste of Rock Center, which is going down in – wait- you guessed it, Rock Center. Bill’s Burger & Bar is offering a preview of what’s to come, and Magnolia has set up shop as well. It goes until 2:30, and you’d best get there early.

Oh, and in a shocking new twist, the temperature will hit about 95° on Saturday….which means Restaurant Girl’s recs for frozen treats will come in handy.

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