[Pigging by Wilfrid: November 19, 2104]
There's a certain irrelevant randomness to King Bee, recently opened on East 9th Street--and part of a new wave of serious restaurants coming to the EV and LES.
Irrelevant, because if you just come to eat and enjoy dinner, it doesn't matter at all. It only matters to someone who sits down to write a few hundred words about the place.
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: November 17, 2014]
This is another one of those reviews which is kind of easy to write. Nice grilled chicken, and plenty of it. You want more?
Okay, I'll do my best, although I am not going to pretend I have amazing powers of discrimination when it comes to yakitori, which I've eaten several times in New York but never in Japan.
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[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: November 17, 2014]
Mid-November 2004, with the temperature dropping, I was all over town for a series of meals in quite different styles, in a whole bunch of different neighborhoods.
It's like I said to myself, let's eat a dish or two just everywhere. Okay, here we go.
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[Pink Pig Time Machine: November 10, 2014]
Nothing really to distinguish the first week of November, 2004. I ate at a few local places, called in at the Holland Bar and the Mercantile Library, was reading Chernyshevsky and Edwin Muir.
You know, just another week. Lowlight was dinner Sal Anthony's Lanza.
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: November 7, 2014]
Running around town recently, I stopped off twice to refuel on sandwiches at historic New York diners. Not much to say about any of this, well...gastronomically. Fuel, you know.
I did have a definite preference between the two experiences. But anyone grossed out by greasy meat in bread is not going to enjoy the ride.
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