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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

New York Times Dining Filled With Brooklyn Today

I'm a big fan of Al di La and today in the Times Frank Bruni takes it on:

"Food lovers who live in Brooklyn, especially food lovers who moved there from Manhattan, love to say that they have better restaurants, ones that wed equally fine food to a humility often absent in the taller, shinier, haughtier borough across the water. Sometimes these people are simply falling prey to local pride and grading on a generous curve.

Other times they're talking about Al di Là."

In another article Lisa Amand describes South African restaurant Madiba's expansion to Miami:

"Flip-flop-wearing diners and their scarf-wearing counterparts at Madiba New York will simultaneously savor ostrich carpaccio, prawns peri-peri and curry-filled bread called bunny chow."

Frankly, it took Bruni long enough to get over to Al di La.


Blogger Dope on the Slope said...

And did you catch his comment about "grading on a generous curve?"

I would expect a NYT critic to be sampling restaurants in all of the outer boroughs on a fairly regular basis.

I guess I expect to much.

What do you think of Alesio in Prospect Heights? My wife and I stumbled onto it last week and were pleasantly surprised.

6:37 PM

Blogger EFB said...

I know. I caught that comment. I agree. I wouldn't expect a critic to avoid a restaurant to spite it. How silly. I guess he was joking.

Never been to Alesio. What kind of food?

10:00 AM


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