Under Review–Sietsema Samples the Food of the Druze; DiGregorio Sizes Up a New Sichuan in Brooklyn


This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema gets schooled in Druze cuisine at Gazala Place, while Sarah DiGregorio savors spicy animal parts at new Sichuan, Metro Cafe.

Bruni worships at the altar of Ippudo’s ramen, praising the “vaguely and not-so-vaguely cloudy broths of the shiromaru ramen–with its slices of fat-stippled Berkshire pork and its hints of mushroom and its nutty whispers of sesame.”
[NY Times]

Robin Raisfield and Rob Patronite forego the luxury of wine with dinner to enjoy the best of what El Almacen has to offer, which includes the lauded avocado fries and Argentinean steak tacos.
[NY Magazine]

Restaurant Girl stays up late for a midnight snack at Bubby’s, where the “hash is made with Berkshire pork belly” and “the bartenders make solid cocktails,” deeming it a decent alternative to the now shuttered Florent.
[NY Daily News]

Time Out tries a traditional shojin meal at Kajitsu. In this centuries-old cuisine eaten by Zen Buddhist monks, the flavors are subtle, but “the meal emerges as an artful meditation on simplicity and seasonality.”