Choice Eats Preview: Braai


The second annual Choice Eats event is scheduled for March 31, and tickets are going fast…

Tuesday March 31, 2009 6:30 – 9:30pm
The 69th Armory at Lexington Avenue
68 Lexington Ave @ 26th Street, NYC

Go here to read more and buy tickets.

Like last year, we’ve invited restaurants based on the recommendations of our food writers, Robert Sietsema and Sarah DiGregorio. And to whet your appetite, here’s another preview of one of the participants, Braai.

This is what DiGregorio had to say about the eatery in a September review:

As an addition to New York’s barbecue scene–Asian, Texan, Argentinean, et. al–Braai seems to be unique. As far as I can tell, it’s the only Manhattan restaurant that focuses on South African ‘cue. (Madiba, in Brooklyn, has a few braai-ed dishes.) With a faux-thatched roof, rough wood, and animal prints everywhere, the restaurant flirts with theme-park-dom, but you can’t blame them for working what they’ve got.

The chef (or braai master), Armando Mart, grills over ysterhout wood, which comes from an African olive tree. (Hira prefers to simply call it “braai wood.”) The results are generally very good, as long as you stick with the meat–this is not the place to bring your new vegetarian girlfriend.

Read the rest of the review here.


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