A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of August 12
August 12, 2010, 7:44 am
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I canvass the food blogs so you don’t have to. A few highlights this week:

The Shake Shack on the Upper East Side is open for business….though it got a C on its first Health Department inspection.

The boys at Immaculate Infatuation weigh in on Torrisi Italian Specialties, which the Siftster had reviewed in June (and bestowed with 2 stars). Stang & Steinthal are equally enamored, except by the whole no-reservations-accepted-so-line-up-at-5:30-and-hope-for-the-best part.

Grub Street has word that LES fave Kampuchea is closing this Saturday, and owner Ratha Chuapoly will re-open it in the fall as something different, possibly more casual and possibly Asian-themed. Possibly.

Good news on the UWS: Café des Artistes will reopen in early 2011…under a different name; Gianfranco Sorrentino has secured a 15-year lease and the new name will “reflect the southern Italian focus.”

The Insatiable Critic and her posse make the trip out to Coney Island (uh, they drove) to channel some serious New York nostalgia.

Thinking of planning a picnic in the park but too lazy to, well, plan a picnic? Restaurant Girl rounds up a few places who will do the work for you.

Lastly, Blondie and Brownie look ahead to The Vendy Awards, a showdown on Governors Island on September 25. If you don’t want to shell out $85 to benefit the Street Vendor Project, just patronize your favorite street vendors. Don’t know of any? The Vendy nominees are a good a place as any to start.

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