Under Review: Sietsema at The Smith; DiGregorio at DBGB

This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema drops in on what might be the city's "most perfect gastropub yet": The Smith; while Sarah DiGregorio revels in the sausages at DBGB.

Former Top Chef darling Govind Armstrong gets no stars out of Bruni for the food at the New York version of his onetime L.A. restaurant, Table 8, which is "overworked and overdressed." [NY Times]

Adam Platt applauded the food at Locanda Verde, deeming it the "kind of crowd-pleasing cooking (that) isn't designed to win culinary awards." [NY Magazine]

Jay Cheshes is also a fan of the "bold family-style fare" at Locanda Verde, despite the "sneering reception," naming the porchetta "a contender for pig dish of the year." [TONY]

Restaurant Girl gets nostalgic for The Brady Bunch's Sam the Butcher at Prime Meats, where the "chefs cure their own meats and make their own outstanding pickles and sauerkraut." [NY Daily News]

Ryan Sutton heads for the Hamptons for a table at the revived Blue Parrot, "a land-based eatery that evokes the universally miserable experience of eating crummy food in an economy class seat." [Bloomberg]

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