This week’s issue of New York is crammed with food news, including an Adam Platt slam, a Gael Greene discovery, and the latest dispatch from the foie gras wars.
• Foie gras foes, including Russell Simmons, are planning a series of protests at Fairway, which they’ve deemed “foie gras central.” [Intelligencer]
• Adam Platt hands Jeffrey Chodorow’s new Kobe Club a bagel, faulting the restaurant as “less like a steakhouse than a bizarre agglomeration of restaurant fashions and trends, most of them bad.” And that was one of the nicer things he had to say. [Food]
• Gael Greene happens upon an out-of-the-way Upper East Side restaurant serving robust and authentic Sicillian cookery. [The Insatiable Gourmet]
• Rob and Robin report on a trio of openings with impeccable pedigrees: a new Blue Ribbon Bar in the West Village, the oddly-named Westville East, and the Manhattan debut of brooklyn falafel star Olympic Pita. [Openings]
• And lastly, among a special Valentine’s Day edition of Best Bets, two sweet surprises: chocolate cheerios, courtesy of Jaques Torres; and a dessert cooking course at the Institute of Culinary Education. [Best Bets]