Robert Sietsema at Phayul; Lauren Shockey at The Astor Room
Steve Cuozzo revisits Aldea, deeming it better than ever: "a seamless fusion of muted luxury and 'flavors on steroids,' as my guest put it, from the warm 'welcome back' at the door to the last morsel of Valdeon cheese." [NY Post]
Instead of a review, Adam Platt uncovers the city's best ice creams, including the Sundae of Broken Dreams at Brooklyn Farmacy, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck's Monday Sundae, and a Breakfast Trash and Cotton Candy cone at Ample Hills Creamery. [NY Magazine]
Gael Greene finds a lot to like at Todd English's latest, CrossBar: "Tonight's menu is possibly the porkiest I've ever seen and so is our dinner. ... Almost everything I've tasted is good or very good tonight and prudently priced." [Insatiable Critic]
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