Bruni’s Demands


Frank Bruni has posted his wish list for 2009, and if you’re a restaurateur eager to earn stars, here’s our advice to you: Open a well-rounded steakhouse in his neighborhood (the Upper West Side), or at least uptown; don’t even think of serving a rib eye or pork belly (lamb belly, on the other hand, is fine); seat customers at nice, round tables, rather than small or semi-circular booths or weird, uncomfortable nooks; serve less Pinot Grigio and more Chenin Blanc; and offer cookies for dessert. Got all that? [Diner’s Journal/NYT]