New York Magazine

  Introduction   The Big Splurge  
Japan Chic Organic Chic
Hot Spots The Return of the Tasting Menu
The Brooklyn Boom Fatso Dreams
Bar Crazy The Indestructible Brasserie
Casual Italian Steaks
Chinese Food Seafood
Downtown Brunch Fever ...And a Few Favorite Desserts
Adam Platt's prix-fixe pick, cheap-eat champ, pizza fave, dish dujour, and more. Plus the best meal, period.  
From communal hand-washing moats to boisterously jolly Japanese salutes, Adam Platt's least favorite food trends of 2005.