Robert Sietsema at Plein Sud; Sarah DiGregorio at Cienfuegos
Sam Sifton approves of Tamarind Tribeca, which "might rate a pleasant shrug [in Indian cuisine-happy London]. But in Manhattan, it is shaping up to be the best thing to happen to Indian food since Hemant Mathur and Suvir Saran opened Devi in 2004." [NY Times]
Adam Platt (and his kid) rather love Fatty 'Cue, where "[chef-owner Zak] Pelaccio is the first to combine the classic salty-sweet flavor profile of the East with the bulky, messy, down-home goodness of authentic American barbecue." He is also a fan of Balaboosta, Einat Admony's new Israeli comfort-food haven. [NY Magazine]
TONY raves over two ramen spots, Totto and Hide-Chan, deeming the former's miso ramen a "fragrant, fiery masterpiece," and the latter's pork tonkotsu broth "a luscious meaty soup, more cloudy than creamy." [Time Out]
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