From Peanuts to Enotecas

Adam Platt, having given Centro Vinoteca one star, disintegrates before they can catch him.Photo: David Leventi
What if you were a 60-year-old church congregation in North Carolina and had somehow found a pipeline to the fast-paced New York restaurant scene via your salted peanuts? And then you hear from Rob and Robin that another North Carolina church congregation was moving in on your action? Wouldn’t you feel upset? Or how about this: You meticulously design a restaurant, down to the last detail, and then have to change everything three months later. Or what if you opened a good Italian restaurant that Adam Platt liked, but he only gave you one star because, well, he’s Adam Platt? What then?

These and other hypotheticals are answered in this week’s issue of New York.

Battle of the North Carolina Church Club Peanuts
Adam Platt: Molto Trendy
In Season – Mission Figs
And Our Season Tonight Is…
Restaurant Openings: Allen and Delancey, Primehouse New York
Insatiable Critic: Toloache [NYM]