Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 9:20 a.m.
This week in the Voice, check out our Best Of New York eats, from best bacon to best sustainable fish.
Sam Sifton pens a three-star love letter to Marea, comparing the sea urchin and lardo crostini to "kissing an extremely attractive person for the first time." [NY Times]
Adam Platt rains on Joseph Leonard's parade, deeming the menu "not inspired enough," and calls Civetta "confused," although "it's possible to have a decent meal" there. [NY Magazine]
Jay Cheshes finds that the food at Monkey Bar has improved since Larry Forgione came on board, but the place "plays it safe... the clientele doesn't come here for a dining adventure." [TONY]
Gael Greene notes that Abe & Arthur's "may look like drinking and mating but it tastes like a restaurant." [Instatiable Critic]