I recently returned to a restaurant that I had reviewed glowingly. In the middle of our amazing, authentic, inspiring meal - we find a bug in our food. It was so upsetting. We quietly notified the staff, they were horrified and comped our meal, we left feeling unsettled. As a blogger, I want to report the full story. This is a hole- in-the wall place trying to run an honest business and I would not want any harm done to them. What is the right thing to do here?
There's a lot to love about the Flushing Mall Food Court in Queens, New York. If you're looking for a soft landing in the Queens food wilderness, this is it. You'll find that it's airy, well-lit, and clean. Colorful tabletops host diners slurping hot pot and attendants come around to clean up after them. As you drift around, you'll encounter everything from mango ice cream-topped shaved ice to pulled noodles to kimchi. Here's our guide to navigating the place.
It was tough to see Midtown Lunch poobah and Serious Eats buddy Zach Brooks leave New York City in January, but he's sure making us hungry over there on the West Coast with his pork belly banh mi and plantain-stuffed burrito reports on Midtown Lunch Los Angeles. (But there's no midtown in L.A., Zach!! Yeah, he doesn't care.) Also joining the ML family earlier this year was Midtown Lunch Philadelphia because, let's be honest, a man can only eat so many Wawa sandwiches.