A Sarcastic Appetite

Restaurant Round-Up for the Week of September 1
September 1, 2011, 7:55 pm
Filed under: Restaurant Round-Up

Better late than never, right? I’m here to canvas the food blogs, so you don’t have to. Some highlights this week:

Thank the good folks at Pike Place Market in Seattle for the beautiful blueberries above. They get me every time.

The Siftster heads down to Chinatown to review 456 Shanghai Cuisine, and waxes poetic about the soup dumplings and xiao long bao. He’s breathless at the end: “The restaurant is both the simplest and most marvelous of discoveries in a city that undergoes constant change: a Chinatown restaurant of the old school and new generation, a taste of the past and present combined.” For one star, I guess it’s worth checking out.

The boys at Immaculate Infatuation update a few of their more classic reviews, including Ippudo and Freeman’s. Both are still up to the task, and I personally stand behind any decision that involves spending the afternoon at the back bar at Freeman’s. You in?

If you are looking for a weekend activity, check out the New Amsterdam Market. They’ll be back up on September 11 with vendors selling everything from jam to cider and ice cream. Delicious.

Danny at Food in Mouth checks out Dinosaur BBQ and likes the ribs, though the brisket doesn’t stand a chance against Hill Country.

I cannot get enough of The Bad Deal, the new blog from Bloomberg food critic Ryan Sutton. His “Drink and Drive with UrbanDaddy for $1000” post is my absolute favorite, but the recent railing against Gilt City’s “deal” for Rucola is entertaining too. The moral of the story? Go to Rucola…on your own terms. It’s supposed to be quite good.

Lastly, if you’re in the city this weekend and looking for good eats, Grub Street has compiled a handy-dandy map for Labor Day Eats. Don’t miss it.

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