Robert Sietsema at I Sodi; Sarah DiGregorio at Co Ba
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema shares his appreciation for I Sodi, "one largely overlooked restaurant in town that has succeeded in reproducing an actual Tuscan bill of fare, such as you might find in roadside osterias near Cortona or Gaiole-in-Chianti." Sarah DiGregorio files on Co Ba in Chelsea: "serving the same kind of homey Vietnamese cooking offered at those neighborhood stalls, though [chef-owner Steven Duong's] version is prettified and upscale."
Ryan Sutton revisits Gari: "at 13-years old, still one of New York's best raw fish joints," although he is rather disappointed that it "serves a tasting of tuna made with Atlantic bluefin." [Bloomberg]
Gael Greene slums it on a food tour of Coney Island, starting at Nathan's Famous, then heading to Randazzo's Clam Bar in nearby Sheepshead Bay, as well as Denny's Ice Cream and Williams Candy Store. [Insatiable Critic]
Tables for Two finds hits and misses among the pizzas at Pulino's: "One of the best is the polpettine, where you get meatballs again, along with Grana and delicious pickled chiles. One of the worst is the tonno, a discomfiting concoction of tuna, anchovies, capers, and, instead of cheese, vigorous globs of tomato sauce." [New Yorker]
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