Shopsin’s Is More Fun in Print; West 8th Street Is a Dining Wasteland


• “Reading about Shopsin’s is actually more fun than eating at Shopsin’s; the book provides access to the food without the yelling and the edge of fear.” [NYT]

• A few restaurants have tried to crack West 8th Street, but no eatery has been able to survive on the former shoe-store street. [NYO]

• Nach Waxman, owner of UES rare-cookbook shop Kitchen Arts & Letters, is fielding questions online. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Feeling the economic pinch? Feast on five prix fixe French dinners for $28 or under. [Zagat]

• EGullet founder and Asian Dining Rules author Steven Shaw teaches you how to order Chinese food. [Metromix]