Robert Sietsema at Lievito; Lauren Shockey at Junoon
Ryan Sutton pays visits to two new Thais: Kin Shop and Lotus of Siam, and finds the first ("challenges diners with flavors that are both unadulterated and balanced") outdoes the second ("an overpriced takeout joint"). [Bloomberg]
Steve Cuozzo approves of Riverpark: "Big, beautiful Riverpark is worth the schlep for the spirited cooking of Sisha Ortuzar, a Tom Colicchio disciple whom TV's Top Chef generously gave free rein in the kitchen. Getting there isn't half the fun." [NY Post]
Jay Cheshes raves over Hung Ry: "Here, former Cru chef Michael Hodgkins -- a rare gwai lo with a serious interest in the Chinatown pantry -- plugs top-notch, locally sourced meat and produce into a collection of complex and original dishes." [TONY]
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