Fork & Barrel Justifies Another Round; Melrose Diner Is As ‘Satisfying As Ever’

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• Brian Freedman checks out the “still young … with some glitches” Fork & Barrel, and finds the housemade Bavarian pretzel “provides ample justification for another round” from the impressive beer list, and the lamb burger is “generously portioned but not unwieldy.” [PW]

• Adam Erace stops in the newly revamped Melrose Diner and discovers “the old home fries have returned,” and the creamed chipped beef is as “satisfying as ever.” [Citypaper]

• Provided that “the chewy crust been blistered just a little more” on Barbuzzo’s pizza, Trey Popp thinks it could’ve been “the best pizza,” and the much buzzed about budino dessert is “the last word in salted caramel.” [Phillymag]

• At More Than Just Ice Cream, Midtown Lunch orders the chicken salad sandwich with grapes, which “isn’t as weird as the turkey burger … topped with hummus and cranberry sauce.” [Midtown Lunch]

Fork & Barrel Justifies Another Round; Melrose Diner Is As ‘Satisfying As Ever’