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Iron Maiden’s Magnificent Stupidity

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Posts

The Mark of The Beats Iron Maiden’s Magnificent Stupidity A friend and I were walking across the Brooklyn Bridge recently when I learned that she–well-read young woman and native Brooklynite though she is–never read Leaves of Grass. What a datum with which to be confronted when you’re halfway across the bridge’s boardwalk, especially when the [&hellip
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Why Is Food Writing Usually So Bad?

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The general mediocrity that informs the institution of food writing’s long been a preoccupation of ours here at Soup to Nuts: Everybody on the goddamn planet’s chewing and writing simultaneously and, with the exception of Gerald Asher, the great Alan Richman, Ruth Reichl, William Grimes and several others, not a bloody thing’s getting said. Food [&hellip
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Torture on the Green

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Which is merely to say that LeRoy’s Tavern on the Green’s launched an interactive website–tavernonthegreen.com–through which you can secure meal reservations in "real time," whatever that means in this context. It’s with a certain perverse satisfaction that we note the curious fact that–if indeed the Tavern manages to live up in this case to its [&hellip
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Autumn Swedes

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The restaurant’s full game menu will be available both in its warm, inviting, more casual upstairs cafe and in its dramatic and high-ceilinged bottom-floor atrium, which is the dining room proper. Prix fixe menus ($19.99 for lunch, $25 for dinner), meanwhile, will be available in the cafe. It gets even a little more complicated than [&hellip
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The Upper West Side’s Left Bank

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Water World What if one of the most stylish restaurants in Paris were an elaborate simulacrum of a generically American eatery? Maybe a Left Bank approximation of a Memphis barbecue place, complete with pulled pork sandwiches and Dixie beer on tap. Also plywood-paneled walls cluttered with phony VFW banners, George Wallace posters, Vols pennants, scuffed-up [&hellip
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Rosh Hashana Noshes

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Orders have to be placed at least two hours in advance, and can be facilitated by calling either Sage American Kitchen at 718-361-8651 or Cafe St. Bart’s, the Manhattan restaurant that also sells the baskets, at 888-2664. Meanwhile, the Season’s about upon us, which means that the "Wine Workshop" courses sponsored by the excellent Upper [&hellip
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