Is it summer yet? Not quite. But our dining professionals found themselves in the kind of casually inviting spaces that seem to usher in the warm weather (at least, we hope they will). Robert Sietsema checked in on longtime West Village favorite Cafe Cluny, while Tejal Rao ventured to Carroll Garde ... More >>
Danny Bowien's Mission Chinese Food is coming to New York City on Tuesday. Like the San Francisco original, charity is central to the restaurant. According to Diner's Journal: "A donation of 75 cents from each of 19 entrees will be made to the Food Bank fo'r New York City." [Diner's Journal] Grame ... More >>
Ex-Sfoglia chef Ron Suhanosky has left Stuzzicheria after just four months, due to creative differences with owner Gerard Renny. Paul Di Bari, who worked at sister restaurant Stuzzi has taken over. [Grub Street] James Kent, who competed a in Bocuse d'Or this year, has been promoted to chef d ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds the food thrilling, but the premises not so much at the beef temple that is Manzo in Eataly. Sam Sifton slums it on the Lower East Side at Xiao Ye, which he deems "an artful misfire: the sort of place that, as [chef-owner Eddie] Huang sadly appears to d ... More >>
Low Country dining aims a little higher
That so-called Bier Restaurant on Second Avenue that we photographed last week? While it will indeed serve suds, it's actually going to specialize in genever, or Dutch-style gin.
"Do you mind if we talk in here?" Jimmy Carbone gestures to his narrow basement kitchen at Jimmy's 43, outfitted with hot plates, metal racks holding dishes, and wooden chopping boards. Carbone already has the onions out, waiting to be diced for a peperonata he's making for this evening's Ho ... More >>