Tag Archive for Pete Wells

Times Critic Says New York’s Best Pizza Is in New Jersey

Source: Grub Street NY

New York City has well upwards of a thousand slice shops and pizzerias, but none of them will do for New York Times‘ Pete Wells. Not, at least, when he’s on the hunt for the city’s best pizza, which he argues is actually across the Hudson River, in Jersey …

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Pete Wells: Is New York’s Best Pizza in New Jersey?

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Source: NY Times Food

3 stars | At Razza in Jersey City, local buffalo milk and hazelnuts go into pies that can stand up to the best of the five boroughs.

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Pete Wells: Flavors Cross Borders at Little Tong Noodle Shop

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | A new Yunnanese restaurant in the East Village uses rice noodles as the neutral backdrop for contrasting tastes from all over Southeast Asia.

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Pete Wells: Vegetables With Benefits at ABCV

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | The menu at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s new vegetarian restaurant in the Flatiron district tries to impart “plant-based intelligence.”

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Pete Wells: A Chef Dreams in Mexican at Empellón in Midtown

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Source: NY Times Food

3 stars | Alex Stupak’s newest and flashiest restaurant uses familiar dishes as jumping-off points for fantasy versions.

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Pete Wells: At Don Peppe, Expect a Lot of Everything

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Source: NY Times Food

1 star | The hallowed Italian-American restaurant is near the airport and the racetrack in Queens, but it’s in a world of its own.

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Pete Wells: Some Food, a Plate, a Room. That’s Enough at King, in SoHo.

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | Despite the royal name, this small restaurant revels in the simple charms of its confident cooking.

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Pete Wells: New Dumplings to Hunt, by Way of Hong Kong

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Source: NY Times Food

1 star each | A branch of Tim Ho Wan and a chef from Din Tai Fung set up in Manhattan.

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Pete Wells: Pork Is Only the Starting Point at Pig Bleecker

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Source: NY Times Food

1 star | A Greenwich Village sibling of the Brooklyn restaurant Pig Beach impresses with seafood, sandwiches and, running through it all, smoke.

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Pete Wells: The Extras Are the Stars on the Korean Menu at Atoboy

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | At his restaurant in NoMad, the chef builds excitement out of banchan, the little plates that usually come free.

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Pete Wells: ‘Vegetable Forward’ Chef Gets His Own Patch at Loring Place

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | Dan Kluger’s new restaurant in Greenwich Village leans heavily on grains and seasonal produce, evoking his work at ABC Kitchen.

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Pete Wells: Union Square Cafe Returns, With More Than a Dash of Déjà Vu

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Source: NY Times Food

3 stars | The reboot of Danny Meyer’s first restaurant replicates much of the look, taste and comfort that made the original so popular.

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Pete Wells: Parts Are Greater Than the Sum of the Chicken at Torishin

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Source: NY Times Food

3 stars | At a yakitori restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, each bit of the bird, cooked separately, has a different pleasure to offer.

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Pete Wells: Adventure (Try a Goat’s Head?) Is Still on the Menu at Babbo

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | Mario Batali’s Greenwich Village perennial has kept its robust style but lost a bit of the old finesse.

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Pete Wells: We’ll Always Have Paris, at Augustine

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Source: NY Times Food

1 star | Like Keith McNally’s other French restaurants, this new one is a lovely realm of nostalgia and unfussy food.

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