A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of September 23
September 23, 2010, 8:05 am
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You know it by heart now, surely: I’m here to canvass the food blogs, so you don’t have to. Some highlights this week:

Tasting Table has the early word on a new brunch series with Stella Artois. The first locale is Lure Bar, and their menu looks pretty decent: 2 courses and 2 Stellas for $25, and their famous cheeseburger is one of the options. Pencil me in October 2.

The Siftster checks out Vandaag, a relatively new place from Brendan Spiro, opened in July, and what Sifty considers “vaguely Dutch.” He’s tickled pink by the “inventive menu,” which includes unexpected twists on things like chilled cucumber soup and red kale salad.

The Immaculate Infatuation duo checked out Via Quadronno on the UES – and were unsurprisingly underwhelmed. If you have to go, order a panini, and be prepared to part with your cash. Brownie points to them for even venturing up here, though.

Restaurant Girl does another little round-up, this time of the “Best Fall Dishes” in NY. We might have 80-degree weather for the next three days here, but that won’t stop my jonesing for anything with sweet potatoes, pumpkins, or acorn squash. Is it because I typically serve these things with copious amounts of brown sugar and butter? Who knows.

Serious Eats New York has been doing great profiles of all the Vendy Award Finalists. Yesterday’s close-up was Yao’s Dragon Beard Candy, which sounds unpossibly delicious. I want like 17 of them. (Sidenote: don’t know what the heck the Vendy Awards are? Catch yourself up here. Tickets to the big bash are sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t support your street vendors in the meantime!)

Lastly, FloFab has a nice list of what’s open or opening soon, including Brats, by the couple behind Klee Brasserie, and Donatella, the slightly-behind-schedule pizzeria from Donatella Arpaia.

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