A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of April 7
April 7, 2011, 6:41 am
Filed under: Restaurant Round-Up

I canvas the food blogs so you don’t have to. Some highlights this week:

The Siftster gives two stars (and a critic’s pick check mark!) to M. Wells, the “diner in name only” in Long Island City. Pickled pig tongue? Veal brains? Bone marrow and snails? A hamburger large enough to serve four? This is not your average 3 Guys. I went last night and it was fantastic: the bone marrow and escargot were delicious; the Caesar salad with herring a bit fishy for me; the suckling pig for two was outstanding. Bites of pork belly, foie gras, and pineapple make a magical combination. Oh and order the maple pie, please. See Danny’s post at Food In Mouth for more deliciousness. Apparently we were both there last night, but he managed to take pictures.

Restaurant Girl gets a sneak peek at Coppelia, the new 24 hour Cuban joint in Chelsea. Always a sucker for sandwiches, I think the “pan con lechon” sounds like a win: pork rinds with pickled red onion and mojo sauce. Eater has the menu here.

Grub Street gets word that Ciano‘s doing a new $49 prix-fixe dinner (order before 6, Sunday to Thursday) and Riverpark is doing a $28 prix-fixe lunch. And if you prefer the smell of exhaust with your Prohibition Punch, the Campbell Terrace is now open at Grand Central Terminal, under the overhang on Vanderbilt Avenue. Yum.

Andy at Wined & Dined writes that Anfora, a great wine bar in the West Village, is switching it up on next week. For their Tuesday Producer Night on April 12, they’ve invited Sixpoint Craft Ales, who will be behind the bar and serving up 6 different beers over the course of the night for $7 each.

A Midtown Lunch reader sends word that Zocalo in Grand Central, which has been closed by the DOH for “refrigeration issues,” is offering customers free margaritas on Monday.

If you’re in Hell’s Kitchen this Sunday and like food trucks, follow the crowds to the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar on 39th and 9th, beginning at 11am and going all day. Some of the stalwarts will be there this weekend, including the Kimchi Taco Truck; Luke’s Lobster (not a truck but who am I to quibble) and the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck. The trucks will rotate each time at the bazaar, which will be held on every second Sunday until October.

Lastly, the boys at Immaculate Infatuation have been busy, checking in on Rubirosa, which they love, and making a vodka pie, which is nothing if not entertaining. They also have only nice things to say about The National, a beacon of hope and good drinks in the wasteland of Midtown. I loved it; the oysters, burger, and brussels sprouts were all excellent.

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