Robert Sietsema at Pies-N-Thighs; Sarah DiGregorio at The Tangled Vine
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema heralded the return of Pies-N-Thighs, where the "fabled fried chicken... remains superlative." Sarah DiGregorio gets her drink on at The Tangled Vine, where the food is "pleasurably simple, wine-friendly," and the largely organic and biodynamic wines are "fairly priced... generous pours."
The Robs file on Torrisi Italian Specialties, where "at $45, dinner's a tremendous bargain, and a serious delight. In the realm of red-sauce cooking, it's nothing short of revolutionary."
Ryan Sutton finds that "The Mark doesn't challenge the excellent Cafe Boulud for the best mix of high art, high society, and high prices. It's bigger, not as intimate. It's slightly less ambitious if not less glamorous. And it's affordable: Most dishes are under $30."
Gael Greene confesses her "desperate need to get back fast to 5 & Diamond in Harlem for another tasting" due to a"psychedelic high" from the sea urchin.
Alan Richman heads back to (near) his New Jersey hometown for Santillo's, "a fabulous pizzeria... No weird toppings. Only one kind of dough... Plenty of cheese."
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