Platt on Scarpetta; Recession-Era Lemonade Stands

Scarpetta: three stars from Adam Platt. Photo: Noah Sheldon

In New York this week, Adam Platt finds three stars in his heart for Scott Conant's Scarpetta and Gael Greene calls the soba at Matsugen an “exciting revelation.” In "Openings" this week, Rob and Robin introduce us to Brooklyn's new American bistro Peaches, Soho's long-awaited Delicatessen, Michael White's new Convivio, and the Tabla Street Cart. Ignacio Mattos provides this week's recipe for grilled fava beans, and the staff of three lemonade stands talk business in a recession. It's tough all over.

Southern Italian
Openings: Tabla Street Cart, Delicatessen, Peaches
Insatiable Critic: Matsugen
In Season: Fava Beans
Opening: Convivio
Lemonade Stands: Working the Squeeze [NYM]