January 14, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
“Want to come on a tapas crawl?” It’s wine merchant Gerry Dawes…monomaniacally crazed champion of everything Spanish. No way I can resist…
January 8, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
Just thinking about returning to Insieme made me happy. I could practically taste the dishes I’d loved in two early visits. And the evening began on a pleasant déjà vu…
January 7, 2008 | BITE: My Journal
This is where you want to go before you activate your New Year’s vow to shed a few pounds…Seduction at the sushi bar…
December 31, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Bobby Flay and Mario Batali will go toe to toe with new burger chains. Bobby’s will feature chili fries, guava shakes, jalapeno ketchup and life-size cutouts of Bobby…
December 17, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Bar Blanc/Bocca di Bacco
But ghostly images of the good boy/bad boy chef Bouley vanish as I am instantly captured by that anticipated salad, tenderest rabbit – actually a bit pink – tossed with sweetbreads…
December 9, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Park Avenue Winter/Inspired Gifts
Summer was fun; autumn cozy. But winter is a bit of a joke….Gift ideas for passionate cookbook collectors. Noshing with Murray.
December 3, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
More Seduction / Devin Tavern
Last week's dining scenarios for seduction by the Gourmand Don Juan, stirred quite a stew of email…tonight we want to commune with the spirit of Prague, so we're ordering starters like crispy pork belly and short rib goulash…
November 26, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Sex, Seduction, Chocolate
“Strip House is the sexiest restaurant in New York,” our pal Francesco announces…when I take a date there I know I’m going to make out.”…Fancy Chocolates on Amsterdam…
November 19, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Smith’s / Belcourt
Let me count the ways I love Smith’s…Belcourt has certain highly positive Balthazarian aspirations…
November 13, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Grayz Domain/Compass Supper
I’m not going to start by dissecting Gray Kunz in hopes of somehow divining his motivations. I’m going to start with Thursday’s rare and magical lunch. We are a trio of consenting gourmands...
November 5, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Bun Drama/Waldy Smokes
I see drama from crowds fighting to get in to the narrow little cubby to eat this fabulous food Can the marriage survive the noodle shop? Yes, you can almost feel that tension.
November 1, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Brasserie 44 / Auberge Ravoux
I tried not to see ghosts when I walked into the Royalton Hotel Monday. It doesn’t seem fair to mope just because a new generation has swept up your old stamping ground. Especially since…
October 23, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
He wanted to call it 32 seats till he walked around the corner and saw a restaurant called 12 Chairs. So chef-partner Josh Eden gave this small spot his own nickname…
October 16, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
“This is not a stomach,” says Chodorow...Allen & Delancey…Shelly’s Poseidon adventure… http://insatiable-critic.com/Images/Allen-&-room.jpg
October 9, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
By Wednesday of its first week…(it) already throbs with the pulse of the week’s imperative destination. Business powers, foodniks professional and amateur…
October 3, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
The Farmer’s Almanac will note that fall came to Park Avenue Autumn September 23rd when it was still late summer at BLT Market and Indian summer at Grayz.
September 27, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Upper Westside Heat
Ducasse trolls for cash…The best taste in my mouth all week…Ed Brown’s fabulous ravioli afloat in a sunshine yellow froth…
September 18, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Wine bar, snackery, trattoria...yet another permissive outpost letting me eat the way I feel like eating.
September 13, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Let's Do Dinner at Hogwarts
Partly I was waiting for the Prince of Vanity to signal that Waverly Inn was officially open. And partly I was scrounging around for a way to get in without using my name.
September 5, 2007 | BITE: My Journal
Mrs. Astor's Chicken Soup
Life lessons from Brooke…Telepan’s late summer lunch…Zarela doesn’t look a day over twenty.