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New York Critics Weigh In on Vetri, and the Verdict: It’s Awesome!

Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin.
Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin. Photo: Collin Keefe

What are the odds of this happening? New York Magazine critic Adam Platt and New York Times columnist (and former critic) Frank Bruni both had dinner at Vetri last night. At the same time! At tables next to each other! Completely random! And the consensus? Awesome! Bruni tweeted last night that his dinner was “amazing” and that Vetri is “some kind of goat whisperer.” Platt, who Vetri told us this morning was celebrating his anniversary, tweeted, “What shld u eat at @marcvetri’s fine resto in Philly? I say every damn thing on the menu, basically.” Vetri, who was across town hosting his annual Great Chefs Event at the Navy Yard, tells us that he ducked out from the event for a few minutes and raced to his restaurant to say hi to the two. [Plattypants/Twitter, FrankBruni/Twitter]

New York Critics Weigh In on Vetri, and the Verdict: It’s Awesome!