Franklin Becker’s Test Kitchen

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Mark Birnbaum told us yesterday that he wanted the food at Abe & Arthur’s to be “just good, [food] that you just like.” But will you? Chef Franklin Becker shared some menu items with us: “My mozzarella sticks”; fried stuffed peppers with warm mozzarella and cherry tomatoes; crispy crab cakes with sweet-corn salad and piquillo pepper sauce; heirloom tomato salad with cape gooseberries and African blue basil. Good thing ramps season will be over by the time they open.

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