July 23, 2001 Issue
"Good food turns up in the unlikeliest of places."
-- Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, "Cheap Eats"
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BY ROB PATRONITE and ROBIN RAISFELD
There's no shortage of truly excellent food in New York -- and no shortage of truly mind-blowing prices, either. Luckily, these two statements don't necessarily describe the same restaurants. Our Underground Gourmet experts have forked and knifed their way all over town, bringing back reports of smashing Swedish meatballs, luscious lobster rolls, crackling fried chicken, delicate dim sum, succulent hand-stuffed shawarma, and more -- all at prices so modest they'd give Alain Ducasse heart palpitations.
Not Your Average Joe
Oh, What a Feeling
Boy Meets Girl
Lizzie Grubman's post-crash spin control, plus a scorecard of Grubman allies and enemies
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
The Tina and Harry myth, revised
The City Politic
Sales & Bargains