Jay Shaffer says he lets the Oysters from his (East Coast) oyster farm grow until the fall, because otherwise they're too small and tasteless. So, what about all these other Oysters I'm slurping down? Not ready? Or are Pacific Ocean oysters OK?
Please put to rest immediately the myth that Montreal bagels are superior to New York City bagels. Montreal bagels are good, yes, but they're closer to sweet pretzels than they are true bagels. Sure, we'll be back to Montreal to enjoy the bagels again, but don't let anyone ever tell you that "Montreal is the world capitol of good bagels." Not true.
Now that we've been to the Spotted Pig (loved it) I'm wondering what other "gastropubs" are around the city. I have to admit I'm also wondering if the word/trend wasn't simply invented by Batali, et al. to get the attention of the food-eating public. Please advise.
I'm looking for a cheap but filling entree and a good glass of house wine. We went to Shun Lee last night, so our allowance is mostly spent, but we're happy to pony up for a good plate. Suggestions?
Venerable lunch counter / slice haven Maffei is right around the corner from our office (at 6th and 21st), but we haven't enjoyed as much as we feel we're supposed to. What are we missing?
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