O’Reilly Amazed at Politeness of Black Diners; Insieme’s Paul Grieco Gets His Due

Bill O’Reilly amazed upon dining at Sylvia’s in Harlem: “It was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun.” [NYP]
Related: Black People, They’re Just Like Us! [Daily Intel]

Insieme co-owner Paul Grieco seamlessly manages both the front and back of the house, a talent often overlooked in restaurants. [NYT]

The Post’s top ten overrated restaurants include Nobu, the Corner Bistro, and the Carnegie Deli. [NYP]

Vegetarian restaurants abound, but here’s a list of good ones from junk-food havens to Asian spots where your veg duck (probably) hasn’t been sautéed in the same pan with General Tso’s chicken. [TONY]

Bruni seems to imply that chefs who overdiversify are sellouts, then ends his homily by pondering the chefs who’ve squandered their chance to do so. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

The Amateur Gourmet Adam Roberts got his blogging start by baking breast cupcakes after Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. [Boston.com]

Fancy establishments really should have your table ready when they say they will. [NYT]

Wow! A novel challenge: New Yorkers are asked about their favorite pizza. [NYDN]