In this week’s issue, Adam Platt travels to Japan to see if he can eat the world’s most dangerous meal. He also reviews Commerce, so he must have lived. Rob and Robin tell the story of a biryani so good that it inspired a tiny new restaurant, Sangam, on Bleecker Street. Not far away are Royal Cafe + Pastry, a new café, and Le Petite Belge, a Belgian waffles kiosk, news of which comes courtesy of the Robs. To round things out, Patti Jackson of Centovini shares her recipe for miner’s-lettuce salad with pheasant eggs, and Gael Greene reviews the new Italian steakhouse Padre Figlio.
To Die For
In Season: Pheasant Eggs
Insatiable Critic: Padre Figlio
Openings: Royale Cafe + Pastry and Le Petit Belge
A Pilaf With a Pedigree [NYM]