This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers the cuisine of Qingdao, Shandong, at Lu Xiang Yuan, a/k/a Hong Shun Restaurant, while Sarah DiGregorio finds cozy New American fare with a twist at Thistle Hill Tavern.
Sam Sifton awards a star to Fornino Park Slope for its tasty antipasti and pastas, but finds that the grilled pizzas “may be the restaurant’s weakest suit.”
Steve Cuozzo finds muchos problemas with “Nueva Latina” Nuela, trashing everything from its not-quite ceviches to its sloppy drinks: “This joint needs some nueva thinking.”
Meanwhile, Jay Cheshes can’t rave enough about Nuela: “[D]essert, like just about everything else … defies all reasonable expectations.”
Underground Gourmet approves of Salume: “unusual combinations but hardly off-the-wall, and they’re assembled meticulously and served with panache.”
Ryan Sutton is thoroughly unimpressed with the food at the New Meadowlands Stadium: “Like sausage and politics, [it’s] slick and shiny on the outside, suspect within.”
Gael Greene gets an early taste of Eataly, which she seems to enjoy for the most part, despite intense perspiration.