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Ask Gael Archive

July 18, 2005
What's Worth the Hamptons Hassle?

Who cares how authentic it is when crispy flautas with avocado crème fraîche and chicken mole poblano are that good?

May 26, 2005
Where Are All the Pretty People?

Once word gets out how good chef Chris Santos’s small sharing plates can be, the darling brats may be shouldered aside by determined foodies.

May 23, 2005
Omakase is my Middle Name.

The parade of sensuous sushi, each sliver of fish hiding a heady wasabi charge, provokes uninhibited ummms of shocked pleasure.

May 16, 2005
Is There a New Las Vegas? Do I Care?

This, I’m told, is a new X-rated Las Vegas of strip joints, burlesque, topless Cirque du Soleil. I’m too busy eating at the just-hatched Wynn Resort (a guest at the launch) to investigate.

May 9, 2005
Can't You Stay Away from Clinton Street?

Falai is neither trendy nor defiantly eccentric, more charming than brilliant, and worth a trek.

April 25, 2005
Another New Barbecue Joint? Is It the Real Deal?

Out came jerk-rubbed and smoky chicken wings with a pineapple dip that rocked even the Venetian countess.

April 18, 2005
I thought it was Tuscan—Now it’s English?

Some good grub here, but it’s more a feast for gluttons than gourmands.

April 4, 2005
Where Would You Go to Goof Off a Little?

Unlike the typical Chino-Latino hash on upper Broadway, Asia de Cuba mixes up a Tower of Babel in every dish.

March 23, 2005

Interesting sentence about the restaurant.

March 28, 2005
Tell Me a Thai Place That's Worth the Trip

If you’re not immutably fixated on the authentic, join me trundling down to the East Village for the savvy Indonesian refinements of Taweewat Hurapan.

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