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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.

2 Comments:

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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