A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of June 16
June 16, 2011, 6:32 am
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What’s this?! A Restaurant Round-Up? After 6 weeks away? It is, it is indeed, my friends. I am sure you have all forgotten so I’ll remind you: I canvas the food blogs, so you don’t have to. A few highlights this week:


The Siftster gets saucy and strips a star from Masa, saying “extraordinary food alone does not an extraordinary restaurant make.” And Masa’s not even the most expensive meal in the city anymore – Del Posto took that crown! Sadface.

The boys at Immaculate Infatuation were less than impressed with Recette (like what I did there?), totally infatuated with Billyburg’s Post Office, and still have so much love for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que…as long as you know exactly what you’re getting into.

Danny at Food in Mouth kicks it old school at The Donut Pub, and fell in love with the one donut I didn’t manage to have when I went: the chocolate creme doughnut. It looks amazing.

I went to Smorgasburg the weekend it opened – it is a delight for one’s belly – and have to agree with Brownie: SCRATCHbread‘s “HOT sticky MESS” was the best thing there. Griddled chai sticky buns with vanilla crème anglaise are as good as they sound, and we fought over the last one.

If you happen to be in San Francisco on a weekend, or know someone who is or will be, tell them to stop by the Three Babes Bakeshop, operating out of an adorable shipping container next to the Stable Cafe on Folsom. Then I want you to get all the pies and tell me which one you like. Especially the Salty Honey Walnut. Oh, do you live there? Then you need to take advantage of their pie subscription service. Pie subscription! Enough said!

Oh, and this is an old article but a good one, given the weather: a nice reporter at the New York Times did an overview of all the new beer gardens opening this year, including Eataly’s La Birreria and Local West, near Penn Station, which is opening a 6,000 sq. ft. roof deck.

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