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August 13, 2018
Avena Again
I’m meeting fussy friends I want to impress…
August 6, 2018
Bistro Pierre Lapin
I’m especially taken by the menu choices, so all over...
July 30, 2018
Olmsted: Brooklyn Wizardry
I have nothing against Brooklyn. I just rarely go there...
July 23, 2018
Tudor City Steakhouse
They’re willing to save me a table with a river view...
July 16, 2018
Charc One Up for Danny Brown
The door, swollen by the heat, keeps popping...

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October 19, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
Remembering Joe Baum
We who are his survivors are anxious about confronting the millenium now that Joe Baum isn't staging the party. There would have been caviar, rainbows, Rockettes, perhaps a flight into outer space. Extravagance was not an issue. It's easy enough to say his death ends an era... But Joseph H. Baum did invent a new way to feel about dinner...

October 12, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
Unfinished Symphony
La Fourchette is a lonely pioneer, a culinary outpost on the farthest edge of the Upper East Side -- and it's this close to becoming the season's first instant classic...

July 20, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
Plantain Hollywood
Latino stars, salsa swingers, Yankees in mufti, and a trickle of downtown swells fuel the heat at Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, home of cosmic soup and Godzilla lobsters.

July 13, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
Plantain Hollywood
Latino stars, salsa swingers, Yankees in mufti, and a trickle of downtown swells fuel the heat at Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, home of cosmic soup and Godzilla lobsters...

June 15, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
Good in Bread
The Bromberg Brothers yearned to play with flour. All it took was yeast and a resurrected oven to make the Blue Ribbon Bakery rise in the West Village.

June 8, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
Morel High Ground
Rémi Lauvand takes the range at TriBeCa's Montrachet, bringing memories of France (and a superior $19.98 lunch) worthy of the house Burgundies...

June 8, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
Tropica
In midtown, Frank Deletrain is at home swimming with the fishes at Tropica...

June 8, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
Next Up at the Plate
Tom Valenti unpacks his lamb shanks on the Upper East Side.

June 1, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
Divine Oeuvre-kill
The Waldorf's Peacock Alley struts and stumbles to the strains of a harp; Provence gets a workout at Jean Lafitte on West 58th.

May 18, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
Trees Chic
Hungry? Make a dash for green acres. American Park brings fusion fuss to the Battery, and there's a stylish new tack at Central Park's Boathouse.

April 27, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
Holy Mackerel
Here we go again -- overnight, BondSt in NoHo is hotter than wasabi, the place to cross chopsticks with the neighborhood's parading mantises.

April 20, 1998 | Insatiable Critic
The Joe of Cooking
Joe's . . . Again spices memory with ego as a new team tries comfort food and fancy tricks to jolly an old Village joint back to life.

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