A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of July 21
July 21, 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:


The photo above is just part of the remains of the day at Casa Mono, where some friends and I ate and drank ourselves into a stupor recently. It’s a simple proposition for a tiny spot: go early and set up shop. Sit at the bar where you can watch the chefs cook your food; order a bottle of cava, and above all: Do Not Forget The Duck Egg With Mojama and Black Truffle. It’s mindblowingly good.

The Siftster’s on vacay, so Ligaya Mishan pounds the pavement in search of New York’s best frozen treats under $25. Makes me want to go back to Smorgasburg…once it cools off a bit, anyway. Speaking of cold desserts, this Galangal Root Beer Float at Kin Shop looks fantastic.

The boys at Immaculate Infatuation continue their explorations of Brooklyn, and deem Seersucker a sad Southern imposter. Go to Pies ‘N’ Thighs if you are jonesing for fried chicken and biscuits instead.

Danny at Food in Mouth swears by the tacos at Tehuitzingo – for under $3 a pop (in Midtown no less!) they can’t be beat. Just skip the al pastor – your tummy is better served by the beef tongue or belly.

Andy at Wined & Dined wonders why no one’s talking about Mono + Mono’s absurdly good happy hour deal: all you can eat wings and up to 10 house beers for $20 (with a reservation; $25 walking in). Who wants to check it out with me?

Friends of Midtown Lunch just launched Real Cheap Eats NYC, a compilation of good food under $10. Very ML-friendly at that price tag and worth checking out.

If you like food trucks and work in Midtown, you might have noticed the police crackdown recently; the Village Voice talked to Kim Ima (of the Treats Truck) to see how her business is faring. It’s not pretty. So get your officemates together and pool an order – they’ll deliver!

TastingTable brings word that the team behind Anfora, dell’anima, and L’Artusi have opened their newest venture to the public: ellabess, now open in the Nolitan Hotel. Zagats checks out the “seasonal American” menu and nods approvingly.



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