The Other Critics

Happy Rooster Is the Poster Child of Culinary Vision and Well-Honed Technique; El Gallo Pinto’s Soup Captivates and Rejuvenates

Happy Rooster’s pan-roasted jumbo scallops are the “poster children for culinary vision grounded in well-honed technique,” while the “Posturepedic-soft gnocchi” are “compulsively impossible to stop eating.” [PW]

• “Ephemeral chicken soup” “diaphanous dumplings” and “delicate mustard greens” at the newly reconfigured Mustard Greens are “fresh to death.” [Citypaper]

• El Gallo Pinto’s “rejuvenating” sopa de res is “so captivating that it’s almost at odds with its comfort-food compatriots” and the nacatamales Nicaraguense is a “a satisfying, smile-inducing dish.” [Citypaper]

Mumbai Bistro’s chicken korma is “aromatic and tasty,” and the vegetables malai kofta are reminiscent of “vegetarian chopped liver.” [South Philly Review]

Happy Rooster Is the Poster Child of Culinary Vision and Well-Honed Technique;