A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of February 3
February 3, 2011, 8:59 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

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


Sifty gives one star to Fat Radish and loses ten points (well, in my book, anyway) for sliding the word “palimpsest” in there. Come on. Anyway, the duck rillettes are apparently phenomenal. Order accordingly.

Meanwhile, the boys at Immaculate Infatuation review a few neighborhood stand-bys: Balthazar, which has no qualms about charging you $19 for a bread basket (but it’s excellent), and Bella Blu, a little gem in the wasteland that is the UES. I can say that, because I live there.

Grub Street pulls together a handy-dandy map of where to eat during the Super Bowl, whether dining in or taking out. Lowcountry has a take-out barbecue package, while Bierkraft will be serving chili bratwursts (chili bratwursts!) all day. And Hooters, never one to miss a beat, will apparently be selling discounted pitchers of beer.

If you’re just looking for a watering hole on Sunday, Restaurant Girl compiles a nice list. Count on every joint being packed to the gills, but still – if you can score one of the leather chairs at Warren 77, give me a call.

The early word on Niko, the new sushi place in SoHo, is promising….as long as you can say you hobnob with Cobi Levy, who’s running front of house. Also, don’t expect to eat after 11pm, as it seems they run out. Of everything.

Since this is clearly the Winter That Will Never End (and Groundhog Day is a complete fraud anyway), Eater NY also has a list of 12 great restaurants to set up shop and watch the next impending blizzard. My personal favorite is to sit at the bar at Maialino and have a few glasses of wine watch the beautiful snow fall.


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