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The Insatiable Critic Archive

March 3, 2008
Smokin’ Q

I couldn’t wait to check out the St. Louis–style pork ribs at Smokin’ Q.

February 25, 2008

In no time at all we zoom over the Williamsburg Bridge to the charmingly rustic Fiore, with its spiffy service and enticing Italian home cooking.

February 11, 2008
2nd Avenue Deli

The reconstituted 2nd Avenue Deli on a quiet side street is a bittersweet triumph.

February 4, 2008
Chop Suey

Fatty Crab’s hustling impresario Zak Pelaccio is still fine-tuning his Pan-Asian riff at Chop Suey.

January 21, 2008

If there is cachet in having an entrance even the average Mensa candidate can’t find, the new Dovetail has it.

December 24, 2007
Crave on 42nd

Coming after “I’m not your bitch, bitch” fame on Bravo’s Top Chef, chef-consultant Dave Martin’s new “think bistro, dine casual” restaurant, Crave on 42nd, lacks some heft.

December 17, 2007
The Smith

In no time at all, East Villagers have discovered the Smith with its good, honest el cheapo grub.

December 10, 2007
Shelly’s Tradizionale

The grand scheme to turn Shelly’s Tradizionale into an Italian fish house celebrating the Tuscan seashore has been officially launched.

November 19, 2007

The team that created the brilliant and refined tasting menu at Dévi that quickly became a smash hit is back, having bought out the boss.

November 5, 2007
Irving Mill

Irving Mill seems to be flaunting the genes of Gramercy Tavern in the autumn-farm-stand pumpkin display at the door, the vintage touches of its vast tavernlike space, and that familiar genteel and friendly style of service.

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