Sometimes I fear I was born too late for a good meal in New York. I arrived at Country as Doug Psaltis headed out, at Parea as Michael Symon closed shop and at Gramercy Tavern as Tom Colicchio was selling his interest. That said, Michael Anthony reinvigorated Gramercy’s dated menu and proved a restaurant need not lose its soul in a shift from rustic to refined cuisine. So I hold out hope as I watch the Harrison go in the opposite direction, with hearty Italian to be the new idiom under Amanda Freitag and the refined French-American of Brian Bistrong to be a thing of the past. For curiosity’s sake, I took in one last supper before the transition. Here are a few high and low points of my visit.
― m coleman, Wednesday, 20 February 2008 01:11 (thirteen years ago) link
yeah I mean who wants to eat food cooked by some NOBODY
― m coleman, Wednesday, 20 February 2008 01:15 (thirteen years ago) link
looked at "the hound" for the first time in awhile and wow, the manhattan board has really slipped. makes ILX these days look like Grand Central Station. mostly tourists posting.but the threads where out of town foodies come to NYC and try to cram every restaurant they've heard about into a three day eating orgy are awesome. I read the reviews thinking: YOU'RE GONNA DIE...
― are we human or are we dancer (m coleman), Sunday, 9 May 2010 23:15 (eleven years ago) link
i feel like all these regional kinds of boards get dominated by a handful of annoying pedants
― sir gaga (s1ocki), Monday, 10 May 2010 03:02 (eleven years ago) link
yeah that definitely happens w/ the london one, it's pretty horrible but then i dont know what i expected from a website that says 'We're not talking about foodies. Foodies eat where they're told. Chowhounds blaze trails. They comb through neighborhoods for culinary treasure. They despise hype. And while they appreciate ambiance and service, they can't be fooled by flash.'
― just sayin, Monday, 10 May 2010 10:18 (eleven years ago) link
chowhounds are pretty amazing if that's all true
― sir gaga (s1ocki), Monday, 10 May 2010 12:39 (eleven years ago) link
― Did you in fact lift my luggage (dyao), Monday, 10 May 2010 12:41 (eleven years ago) link
― call all destroyer, Monday, 10 May 2010 12:42 (eleven years ago) link
looking at this board occ for absurd LOLs - like NRO/the corner. restaurant "reviewers" writing abt five hour lunches in impossibly OTT flowery prose, beyond self-parody.
― gravity tractor VS asteroid B612 (m coleman), Monday, 21 March 2011 10:17 (ten years ago) link
I've visited this board twice recently! Once after googling 'raw pasta' and once for 'raw potato'. You will be delighted to know that I have only perpetuated the former sin.
― WD-40 (acoleuthic), Monday, 21 March 2011 10:25 (ten years ago) link