Blog Roundup: There’s No Need To Go To NYC


Continuing his national tour, the BauerBlog headed to New York and was not very impressed with two of Manhattan’s newer (and lauded) hotspots, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon and Devi. According to the great MB, Robuchon’s new spot was thoroughly o-k. The cuisine wasn’t terribly original and despite some outstanding dishes (like the foie gras mousse), it was a surprisingly expensive meal that was simply not in the same league as Per Se, Alinea or even the Bay Area stalwarts. He had similar thoughts on Devi; though Devi was impressive in its own way, Palo Alto’s Junnoon is still preferable in the upscale Indian department. [Between Meals]
Pim at Manresa, the photo series. Wow … just wow. It’s photos like these that remind us why Manresa is consistently ranked at the top of the Bay Area food chain, right next to The French Laundry. [chez pim]
Becks & Posh, experimentin’ in the kitchen.[Becks & Posh]
Our favorite spelunker, closin’ down restaurants. [Dive]
Speaking of negative news, don’t be in a hurry to check out District Wine Bar, unless of course, you want beef carpaccio “slathered” in bottled Caesar-salad dressing. Hm. [Gastronomie]
Of the 50 signs that you might be an asshole customer, our favorite is #20: “You get sat five minutes before closing and say ‘We don’t want to be rushed.’” #31 and #42 are up there too. [Waiter Rant]

Blog Roundup: There’s No Need To Go To NYC