This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema squeezes into Casabel Taqueria, where “the tacos are happily similar to something you might get from a truck parked on Roosevelt Avenue.” Sarah DiGregorio sees Brooklyn heating up with two new Southern-accented newcomers: Seersucker and Peaches HotHouse.
Sam Sifton is enchanted by Balaboosta, “a charming and casual Middle Eastern trattoria with Israeli roots. … The intimate feel to the restaurant is real.”
Jay Cheshes finds The Lion more accessible than Waverly Inn or Minetta Tavern: “Like the city’s other clubby spots, the food takes a backseat to the scene. Which isn’t to say that it’s not often delicious.”
Tables for Two approves of an expanded Tanoreen: “a place that revels in temptation — and, even more so, in sating it … recently moved down this sleepy Bay Ridge block, tripling its seating in the process.”