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First Look: Fatty 'Cue in the West Village

New York Carey Jones 2 comments

Members of Zak Pelaccio's Fatty empire, now two Fatty Crabs and two Fatty Cues strong, share certain sensibilities, but the brand-new Fatty 'Cue West Village isn't just a clone of the last one. In the space that formerly held Fatty Johnson's and Cabrito, Pelaccio and executive chef Dan Ross-Leutwyler have put together a menu that's the West Village's own, with the expected riffs on Malaysian and Southeast flavors, sure, but in dishes even Fatty fans haven't seen before. More

Fatty 'Cue: Brooklyn Barbecue Goes Asian

New York Ed Levine 16 comments

Brooklyn's exploding food scene features all the comfort foods serious eaters love, but what's the final peak that's yet to be climbed? Barbecue. Enter Fatty 'Cue—where Fatty Crab chef-restaurateur Zak Pelaccio is marrying his passion for Malaysian flavors with meat smoked low and slow. It's Asian barbecue of a most unorthodox kind. More

A Look Inside Fatty 'Cue, Bringing Southeast Asian Barbecue to Williamsburg

New York Joe DiStefano 5 comments

"There was never a doubt in my mind that I would wind up smoking anything and everything." —Robbie Richter The sign from pitmaster Robbie Richter's KCBS team now graces the wall of Fatty 'Cue. I first met Robbie Richter back... More

Beef Short Rib Rendang

Serious Eats Chichi Wang 7 comments

Learn more about how to make rendangs here. [Photograph: Chichi Wang] When I dined at Fatty Crab, my favorite dish by far was the Beef Short Rib Rendang. Meltingly tender, deboned chunks for beef short ribs were nestled in a... More

First Bites from Fatty 'Cue

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Want an upgrade from pizza delivery and garlic knots? As part of Epicurious Entertains NYC, Zak Pelaccio is cooking his way through Fatty Sunday during the Giants and Jets games this weekend, with food straight from his new restaurant Fatty... More

Mix it Up: 'The Camptown Twist' at Fatty Crab Uptown

New York Laren Spirer Post a comment

Editor's note: New York's cocktail shakers work all kinds of wonders behind the bar—so why not learn a few tricks from the pros? In Mix It Up, Serious Eats contributor Laren Spirer will find out the secrets behind the city's... More

Off the Beaten Path: Taking One for the Team at LQQM Kung Fu Bing in Chinatown

New York Joe DiStefano 22 comments

"Something I’d try again—if I happened to find myself in the area after smoking a blunt with Snoop Dogg." Normally when Zak Pelaccio recommends a spot, particularly an Asian one, I’m eager to try it out. But when he told... More

Fatty Crab Upper West Side: Go For the Goat Brains and Banh Mi

New York Joe DiStefano 1 comment

"I've only eaten goat brain once before and it was nothing like this." Last week I stopped by Fatty Crab's new Upper West Side digs to see what Zak Pelaccio and his crew have been cooking up. In addition to... More

Are We About to See Chodorow vs. Rayner?

Lia Bulaong Post a comment

Remember all the drama that ensued from Frank Bruni of the New York Times giving restauranteur Jeffrey Chodorow's steakhouse Kobe Club a zero-star, start-to-finish smackdown back in February? Well, Chodorow's latest venture is in London—Suka, which serves Malaysian fusion cuisine created by the New York-based Zak Pelaccio of 5 Ninth and Fatty Crab—and this Sunday it received a review from the Observer's Jay Rayner that begins thusly: "It takes a special kind of incompetence to create a restaurant with dysfunctional tables. At Suka, a new hipper-than-thou joint in London's Sanderson Hotel, which does to the noble culinary traditions of Malaysia what the Romans did to the Sabine women, they have managed it." Ouch. Still no response on chod-o-blog, but maybe... More

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