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.