Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 10:01 a.m.
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema makes a meal of apps at new Bed-Stuy pizzeria Saraghina... and the pizza's not bad, either.
Bruni shocks everyone by making his final review a one-star for the Redhead in the East Village, where "the fried chicken is never greasy... and a roasted pork chop is juicy." [NY Times]
Restaurant Girl says you can get a decent drink downstairs at Civetta in Nolita, but that "nobody's home in the kitchen. Almost everything's overcooked or over-sauced." [NY Daily News]
Adam Platt may be impressed by the patrons of Monkey Bar (Tom Ford, Ivana Trump), but not so with the food, unless you order Nora (Ephron)'s Meatloaf or the $24 MB Burger. [NY Magazine]
Jay Cheshes recommends, surprisingly, the seafood platter at DBGB, "featuring miniature oysters, mussels, clams, peel-and-eat shrimp, spicy tuna tartare, and tiny bigorneau snails." [TONY]
Alan Richman heads downtown for an unfashionable early meal at Sorella, where the ambitious wine list's headings are "annoyingly written in Italian. Molto pretentious." [GQ @ men.style]