A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of February 24
February 24, 2011, 7:51 am
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I’m here to canvass the food blogs so you don’t have to, except for last week when I totally didn’t. Some highlights this week:


The Siftster waxes poetic about Ai Fiori – the atmosphere is “more in line with the bland veneers of American corporate culture” but the food is three stars’ worth of sublime. And with a $79 four course prix fixe, it might be doable for the rest of us minions. The soft-poached egg with sweetbreads, lobster knuckles, black truffle and tarragon intrigues me, though the “lobster knuckles” part is completely outrageous!

The boys at Immaculate Infatuation take a Hot Tub Time Machine back to circa 2003, when they were just steppin’ onto the scene, to revisit some of their favorite spots. Many of these places no longer exist, though it’s really only a damn shame in the case of Florent.

I’m not sure if I’ve really documented it here, but I really  love sandwiches. Love. So when Restaurant Girl does a Top 5 Tortas, and Serious Eats does – wait for it – their Favorite Sandwiches Under $6 AND Favorite Breakfast Sandwiches, it’s like all the stars have aligned. Now I’m just waiting for the Cookie Monster to appear with a truckload of cookies, one of the few things I love more than sandwiches. Fingers crossed!

Danny at Food in Mouth took a look at the DOH grades for NYC’s restaurants. Gleefully, he reports that Chinese food “has the lowest percentage of A’s” compared to other cuisines. Interestingly enough, The Consumerist just reported that the city is mulling whether to add bar codes to the grades, so we could scan them with our phones and find out more about the grade itself.

Time Out New York gets all hot and bothered for spring, taking a look at 11 bar and restaurants slated to open in warmer weather. Among them: the hotly, hotly anticipated Beer Garden at Eataly, which will feature brews from Dogfish Head.



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