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Gael Greene

July 20, 1998 | The Insatiable Critic
Plantain Hollywood

Latino stars, salsa swingers, Yankees in mufti, and a trickle of downtown swells fuel the heat at Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, home of cosmic soup and Godzilla lobsters.

June 22, 1998 | The Insatiable Critic
Good in Bread

The Bromberg brothers yearned to play with flour. All it took was yeast and a resurrected oven to make the Blue Ribbon Bakery rise in the West Village.

June 15, 1998 | The Insatiable Critic
Morel High Ground

Rémi Lauvand takes the range at TriBeCa's Montrachet, bringing memories of France (and a superior $19.98 lunch) worthy of the house Burgundies.

June 8, 1998 | The Insatiable Critic
Next Up at the Plate

Tom Valenti unpacks his lamb shanks on the Upper East Side.

June 8, 1998 | The Insatiable Critic

In midtown, Frank Deletrain is at home swimming with the fishes at Tropica.

June 1, 1998 | The Insatiable Critic
Divine Oeuvre-kill

The Waldorf's Peacock Alley struts and stumbles to the strains of a harp; Provence gets a workout at Jean Lafitte on West 58th.

May 18, 1998 | The Insatiable Critic
Trees Chic

Hungry? Make a dash for green acres. American Park brings fusion fuss to the Battery, and there's a stylish new tack at Central Park's Boathouse.

May 11, 1998 | The Insatiable Critic
Eating by the Numbers

Whaddaya want on your pizza? Peking duck, smoked salmon, and tandoori chicken at One3 in the Village prove it’s a small world after all.

May 4, 1998 | The Insatiable Critic
Holy Mackerel

Here we go again -- overnight, BondSt in NoHo is hotter than wasabi, the place to cross chopsticks with the neighborhood’s parading mantises.

April 27, 1998 | The Insatiable Critic
The Joe of Cooking

Joe's . . . Again spices memory with ego as a new team tries comfort food and fancy tricks to jolly an old Village joint back to life.