January 5, 2016 | BITE: My Journal
My holiday wasn’t meant for work, but we did have to eat.
December 14, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
There is chef Ryan Skeen to start with. He comes with a curse: he never stays long…
December 7, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Yet another steak house, I thought. Ho hum...
November 30, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
La Chine (CLOSED)
I had expected to see little Mao-like creatures here and there, martial arts champions, possibly some scattered chinoiserie on walls and tables, a store selling jade souvenirs…but no.
November 23, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
When chef Einat Admony announced she would move into the glass-wrapped Soho space that had been Taka Taka, a hapless canteen dispensing Japanese tacos, I couldn’t wait to taste…
November 16, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Best Dishes 2015
After a longish mea culpa, I am now going to try to choose the other best dishes I’ve eaten this year…
November 9, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
I’ve had coq au vin three times this week in a trio of zip codes…
November 2, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Yunnan BBQ (CLOSED)
Neither of them had ever been to Yunnan, but then not many New Yorkers have been either, so they probably won’t be sued for strict accountability…
October 26, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
I’m guessing that Michael White, or Chef Bianco...
October 19, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
It is scarcely a surprise that Epicure might be dazzlingly good. The trick is to live up to three star expectations…
September 28, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Kat and Theo
There is the chef himself up front under the...
September 21, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
I nod wisely and sip my “Negronish.” The house license only allows wine and beer-fortified cocktails…
September 14, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Tourondel has wanted to do an Italian restaurant for years, even though his very snobby French father complained when the family was obliged to eat at his Italian mother-in-law’s table…
August 30, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Be careful what you ask for…you might get...
August 26, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
La Pecora Bianca
I liked the Little Bo Peep theme – the clean...
August 17, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
I always meant to explore the street food of...
August 10, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
It was a dream come true – a menu with something for everyone -- just what the neighborhood needed...
August 3, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
Matsui O Tempura
I persist, neophiliac that I am, drawn to a privileged new indulgence -- tempura omakase punctuated by exquisite little kaiseki bites…
July 27, 2015 | BITE: My Journal
I debated a fishwich versus a burger but I’d...