In case you missed it, our week in review:
We find New York’s largest burger in the form of a pljeskavica with lamb meat at Bosna Express. Speaking of meat, there’s two big meat festivals coming up and it has been confirmed that Alinea and Eleven Madison will be trading places for a couple of days.
Tejal Rao suggests you skip Restaurant Week deals altogether and ponders the awkwardness of gender-specific service. We also launched a new series this week, featuring stories and photos from the kitchens of talented, under-the-radar chefs, like Monica Byrne. Meanwhile, our wine columnist explains what’s up with wine on tap.
A working barista tells us about the kind of fussy customer that asks him a zillion questions during rush hour as if to test his knowledge. Are you that kind of customer?. “If I get your drink wrong,” he pleads, “be nice about it. I’ll make you a new one. We all make mistakes.”
We revisit an old favorite, where you get can still find beautiful, wobbly tofu, get a first look at Glaze, the new teriyaki place over at Union Square, and share 5 great summer cocktail recipes in comic strip form.
Over in reviewland, Rao checks out Dumbo’s fresh new Governor, and Sietsema investigates the Malay fare at Masak.
Finally, to make sure your long weekend is a sweet one: Eric Sundermann, our Beer UP columnist, rounds up the 10 best bars in the city for draft beer.