Michael’s Changes Culinary Landscape by Serving Small Plates

Pseudo-celebrity hot spot.
Pseudo-celebrity hot spot. Photo: Patrick Siggins

The power-lunch spot for the midtown media elite is adding new items to its lunch and dinner menus: Korean steak tacos, prosciutto pizza, sliders, and fried chicken wings. According to the Times, these novel, cutting-edge foods are representative of a cultural phenomenon: “If the power tables start passing around Korean tacos and duck-confit sliders, what does that say about the way America eats?” It says that if Dr. Oz and Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger are the name-checked “celebrities” in an article about your restaurant, it’s time to mix it up and attract new clientele. [NYT]