A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of January 27
January 27, 2011, 8:00 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

I’m here to canvass the food blogs, so you don’t have to. Some highlights this week:

It’s a week of pop-up desserts: Robicelli’s will open a pop-up shop at Park Here, the, um, pop-up park installation at 201 Mulberry Street on Saturday. Also this week and next, Zac Young of Flex Mussels is operating Flex Donuts out of Zocalo in Grand Central Terminal. $1.50 for a delicious donut?! Count me in.

Plattypants files reviews on Ciano and Millesieme; the former gets two stars for mostly well-executed but expensive Italian, while the latter gets one lonesome star, primarily, it seems, for the pike quenelles.

Eater NY has a funny Top 10 Awkward Dining Moments – and how to handle them. My favorite is number 1: order the damn dessert, already!

TastingTable just gave us the first word on the Lobster Roll Rumble, coming to NYC on June 9th. To say I am excited is a gross understatement…tickets go on sale May 4.

Danny at Food in Mouth checks out Osteria Morini – and doesn’t order pasta. It’s no $.99 pizza, but I think you’ll get over that once you take a gander at the meatballs.

The boys at Immaculate Infatuation check in on Bar Jamón, a Union Square standby and Casa Mono’s bar area, effectively. I highly recommend it.  Show up late in the afternoon on a Saturday, well after the lunch rush but before happy hour, and you will have the place to yourself, with all the cava and jamón you can shove in your little pie hole. It’s heavenly.

Meanwhile, at the New York Times Mark Bittman bids us all adieu; he’ll no longer pen The Minimalist column, but will instead write an opinion blog that focuses more broadly on the politics of eating in America. Shifty Sifty checks in at The John Dory Oyster Bar, giving it two exuberant stars; the food is “astonishing,” as is the wait – no reservations means cooling your heels for an hour, or more.

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