L’artusi Disappoints Platt; Defonte Moves to Manhattan

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Lartusi is the newest trendy addition to the overcrowded genre of bar dining, writes Adam Platt in this weeks magazine. While he likes some of the pastas there, after that course, dinner at Lartusi grinds slowly off a cliff. Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld bring the good news that Red Hook sandwich shop Defonte is moving to Manhattan: To put things in culinary perspective, this is big, like Di Fara or Luger crossing the bridge. Finally, daikon radishes are in season now, and Michael Bao Huynh shares his recipe for daikon rice cakes.