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Nonna vs Lucia

It's funny you say that because I have definitely seen Julian come in wearing marathon T-shirts. He certainly looks like an avid runner, though I have no idea.

I personally have never had issues with salt at Nonna. Maybe good luck on my part or bad luck on your's?

Nonna vs Lucia

As a follow-up, I actually just went to Lucia last night with a couple friends. They have new stuff on the menu, my favorite being the nduja arancinis. The steak "crudo" was a bit of a letdown. The marrow is smeared so thinly on the bread, you can't really tell it's there.

Is it just me or is Lucia's menu creamier/richer than Nonna? Like the aforementioned bagna cauda, it feels incredibly indulgent eating there.

I so wish David would update his secondis. It's always the same: duck breast, steak, pork chop, or a seafood item. I swear it feels like the secondis haven't changed for at least six months.

Nonna vs Lucia

All valid points. Lucia is definitely more "authentic" than Nonna. In fact, I think Nonna might veer more towards the Italian-American side, though not to Olive Garden levels. And I have to concede that Lucia is cheaper and feels louder/friendlier.

What I meant by Lucia being "weird" is that it's just not as appealing to me personally. I can't think of how many times I've looked at their pasta selections and felt very "meh" about it. I'm specifically thinking of the spaghetti with cauliflower and breadcrumbs. Or the seaweed linguini. Or the faro verde. All fine pastas, but nothing that hits the spot. Now compare them Nonna's pastas: lobster ravioli, spaghetti alla amatriciana, scarpinocc with the pork sugo, anything cacciatore! I much prefer Nonna's pastas, even if they are less adventurous.

I'm not a big fan of offal, so perhaps that's my limiting factor with Lucia. David does seem to be in love with tripe. I am sad I missed the salumi faceoff :-(

Like I said, I just feel like Lucia is painfully Tuscan to a fault whereas Nonna is more pan-Italian. I guess this just suits my sensibilities better. Different strokes!

Casa Rubia

Enjoy! Just be wary of the price vs portion size. Yes, the erizos was good, but I have a hard time justifying the price. It's quite literally two bites of food, so you're paying $4 per bite! Even at tapas-level pricing, this is a bit ridiculous.

The same goes for the jamon iberico de bellota. It's $25 for six slices of ham, essentially. That being said, where else in Dallas are you going to get the vaunted iberico de bellota? The rarity excuses the price and you do get the normal accoutrement that comes with charcuterie, but even still, there's a bit of sticker shock.

I feel that the larger tapas ("complex"), which are closer to entree size, actually make the better bargain.

Oh one last thing, the boquerones! If you like anchovies, I would definitely get this. You can occasionally find anchovies served elsewhere, but not like this. Simple, light, and instantly reminded me of San Sebastian.

Casa Rubia

The place is great, but as with all tapas restaurants, it's pricey for what you get. Me and the gf/in-laws have been a few times.

What would you like to know? My favorite dishes there have been:

1. Jamon iberico de bellota (you can see the pig leg they carve it off right in the front of the open kitchen). The charcuterie plates are great and comes with pickles, generous slices of bread, and jams. If rabbit pate is on offer as a special, get it! It's only a quenelle's worth, but some of the best pate I've ever had.

2. Quail was outstanding. Succulent, juicy, just perfect.

3. Octopus is Omar's specialty, but I didn't think it was all that special. It's not rubbery like most places, but the flavors didn't do it for me.

4. Erizos - kind of a take off Marea's lardo + uni + bread. Casa Rubia adds in a quail egg that is good but doesn't do anything for the dish. It's also only ONE piece of bread, ONE piece of uni, and ONE slice of lardo -- for $8. I know this is tapas, but that's absurd.

5. Fideua - good but greasy. It also features littleneck clams, not the razor clams that the online menu purports.

5. Best negroni I've had in Dallas. Very nice if you like them. Other cocktails are authentic but strange (like a calimoxto = red wine + Coca-Cola - seriously).

6. Desserts are nothing special. I feel that this is due to not having a pastry chef. Omar just does the desserts himself, and I've noticed this weakness at Driftwood as well.

7. Fantastic wine and sherry selections. Really top notch with knowledgeable staff.

Salt and pepper shrimp at Jeng Chi

Oh wow, a response from twinwillow himself! You and that Myrnkoff Katz lady practically write the City of Ate articles yourselves!

Yes, the leek pancake is awesome. I've been eating that since I was a little kid at their former location. I'm a big fan of their pork in garlic sauce and their zha jiang mein (noodle with ground pork sauce) as well. But I find myself gravitating back towards the salt and pepper shrimp more often than not. I'm impressed that they fry the shrimp with the shells off yet still maintain their large size! You'd think they would shrink to tiny morsels in the hot frying oil, but they mitigate that somehow. I just think it's a vastly superior preparation than shells-on.

I'm trying to find the gems of Chinese restaurants in Dallas, but it's a hard slosh. I have no idea what to order sometimes, and these places can be less than helpful. It seems like Chinese restaurants almost pride themselves on terrible service.

On another note, have you tried the soup dumplings at Yao Fuzi or Shanghai Restaurant (635 and Preston)? I really liked Shanghai's and have never been to Yao Fuzi but hear it's good.

Nonna vs Lucia

Haha I've fallen into the same menu trap at Nonna too! Especially since they update their dinner menu online daily. Yet another aspect that I feel Nonna handles better than Lucia, who only post sample menus for the month.

But I don't want to rag on Lucia too much. It's still a good place, and they do have a couple things that I feel are superior to Nonna. 1) Their housemade charcuterie is great, particularly the nduja. I think I've only seen nduja at Nonna maybe once or twice. It's popped up on the menu at CBD Provisions and at FT33 once, but it remains an elusive sausage and their rendition is by far the best in Dallas. Lucia also makes culatello, which can be hard to find anywhere in the US. Nonna did have culatello once, cheekily described on the menu as "smuggled from Italy." I respect Lucia for making all their meats in-house. 2) Lucia's bread! Nonna's bizarre pita-ish flatbread is good but not ideal for mopping up sauces scarpetta-style. Lucia's loaves of wholesome bread is just divine.

I do wonder how these places stack up against Nana Tata in Ft. Worth. I've never been there, but I've heard it's excellent.

Salt and pepper shrimp at Jeng Chi

Have you guys tried this dish at Jeng Chi yet? I never thought their dumpings were a big deal, but for my money, this is the best fried shrimp in all of Dallas.

It's lightly panfried, salt and pepper as the name implies, and dusted liberally in green onions. What's more, they actually fry them already peeled except for a small part by the tail. It's perfect for gripping by the shell and ripping out all shrimp flesh in one bite. I've never understood why restaurants fry with the shell still on. Are you really supposed to eat hard crunchy shell shards in addition to shrimp meat? Ridiculous and yet so common.

Freaking delicious. I usually add soy sauce and that red chili paste condiment as a sauce.

I'm not one to take photos at a restaurant, but I'll try to find a pic.

Nonna vs Lucia

TL;DR Nonna > Lucia

What's everybody's thoughts on Italian?

If I'm not mistaken, I think the general consensus is that Nonna and Lucia are the only real Italian joints in Dallas. It's my favorite cuisine, and as such, me and the gf have become regulars at both establishments. I can say, unequivocally and based on frequenting both places for two years, that while both are great, Nonna is better than Lucia.

Having said that, I think Lucia has more cachet and exclusivity, due mainly to their small size and location. It's such a shoebox of a restaurant with a corresponding reservation policy that hypes the place up so much. Lucia doesn't hit the spot for me, as it seems almost painfully Tuscan. Odd pasta combinations such as seaweed linguini and clams or raviolis soaking in parmigiana brodo that aren't bad but aren't what I'm looking for when I think Italian. I'm not looking for spaghetti and meatballs, but come on. For lack of a better word, Lucia's food is a little "weird."

When I go to Nonna, the place just scratches an itch, know what I mean? The pastas are fantastic and at least feel authentic. The menu in general is larger and more diverse. They actually have a liquor license and offer far more wine options by the glass. The desserts change daily (aside from the mainstay panna cotta, semifreddo, and toffee pudding). David Uygur does a fine job handling desserts in addition to being exec chef at Lucia, but Nonna has a dedicated pastry chef in supplementing Julian Barsotti and the results are apparent.

I can honestly say I've never had a bad meal at Nonna. It's been great to perfect everytime. I have had mediocre or worse meals at Lucia, particularly one time when the seabass was horribly overcooked.

If I could only go to one, it'd be Nonna. They seem to be regularly busy, but I'm a little sad they don't get quite the prestige that Lucia seems to.

What does everyone else think?

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

Oh sorry, didn't even seen you had an article linked. It seems to explain that restaurants interpret that restriction applies to fisheries only, not eating establishments. Until enforcement cracks down with fines, I guess restaurants will continue to sell them.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

I don't know the specifics, but I don't think Kumamotos are illegal in Texas. I've seen them on Nonna's menu several times before.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

Haha you have a point. In fairness though, it is supposed to be a seafood restaurant. Even still, it's not as balanced as Oceanaire or some other seafood palace. Spoon does offer a good steak and a designer salad-of-the-day. Still, it's not a place I would take people that hate seafood.

Another irony is that you really only get a spoon in the end for dessert and coffee. Why they named it Spoon, I have no idea.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

You remember right, foiegras. I actually loved The Commissary back in the day and walked there all the time for great burgers. The farmer burger with the duck egg -- superb. But the service sucked, they jacked up their prices, and the place inevitably imploded after 18 months I think. It's been replaced by The Greek, a Mediterranean spot I haven't tried yet.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

Wow, this place is fantastic. I'm predicting that Leslie Brenner will give this a five star alongside Tei-An.

I've been several times and had different things each time. As you'd expect, John Tesar is a master. He's in rare form with seafood, and everything is executed perfectly. Something as imaginative as a "mosaic" of crudo to simple fish with veggies, all done with confidence. I can't think of another place with this caliber of seafood (or food for that matter). Without going into details, suffice it to say that everything was terrific. I know that's cliche, but it's the truth. There wasn't a single misstep.

The only thing I see holding back this restaurant is the service. It's friendly but inattentive. They almost always mess something up - sometimes it's leaving my obviously empty drink unattended (it ended up staying on the table the entire meal, until it was filled with melted ice cubes), they forget the bread, they once forgot the menu until I had to ask for it. On and on. That's a no-no at a restaurant that charges as much as they do (they even have the gall to charge for plain water!). I hope they can iron it out before the reviewers pounce.

Another odd annoyance - they don't have a bartender. The bartender's just another waiter. On multiple occasions, I saw my waiter go behind the bar to make the cocktail I just ordered. That's bush league. The cocktail menu isn't very imaginative either. The wine menu is oppressively short as well. You'd think they could hire a dedicated bartender.

But none of this matters because the food truly is that good. It overrides everything else. Go soon if you haven't already! I see this place getting white hot and impossible to reserve in the very near future.

FT 33

I hate to be "that guy," but I just didn't like FT33. Aside from the uni pancakes, the rest of the food didn't work for me. I thought the flavors were weak and simply not good, despite the wizardry that went into it. It feels more like a faux Alinea; the plates are pretty to look at but bland to taste.

Spoon, on the other hand, I think is incredible. The price point may be a little high, but I really feel like Spoon is worth it. I think they're bringing some East Coast style and caliber to Dallas! I really think they're doing something special here.

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

I got back from my NYC trip, thankfully right before Sandy hit. I can only read about all the damage, so I hope you guys are safe and sound. Here's my recap:

Monday
L: Luke's Lobster in the Plaza Food Hall. This was terrific, and the first true lobster roll I've ever had! Thanks for the tip kathryn!

D: Per Se - In a word: underwhelmed. I'm glad to have had the Per Se experience, but I doubt I'll be going back. Particularly at their price point! Full review here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/876133

Tuesday
B: Dominique Ansel: BIG thanks go to tpigeon for pointing me here. I just had a DKA and a cup of coffee. Nothing better than a perfectly crunchy pastry with a gooey center.

L: Russ & Daughters - Another great meal for me. I got a simple bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese. This truly did taste superior to anything in Dallas. Fantastic.

D: Eleven Madison Park: Tons of fun! I loved this place; both food and service were above reproach. Full review here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/876133

Wednesday
B: Skipped. I was so stuffed at this point. I went for a run around Central Park instead.
L: Momofuku Ssam Bar. The duck lunch was great, but I thought it was nothing special. I felt the duck portions were a little on the skimpy side and not near enough to finish all the rice. Orange creamsicle sherbert was underwhelming as well.

D: Jungsik: My absolute favorite of the three dinners. Korean cuisine in a French presentation and technique? The novelty of the food and service it came with put this dinner over the top. It somehow made me like things I normally hated, like octopus and kimchi. It was also the cheapest dinner haha! BIG UPS to foodwhisperer and CheeryVisage! Full review here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/876133

Thursday
B: Bouchon Bakery. Just had a brownie and a coffee. Tried to stay lite because I was really feeling the punishment of all these calories.
L: Marea: Good but not great. Pasta had strands clumped together in a thick cord, a cardinal sin for Italian restaurants. I do want to go back though. Full review here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/876133

Thanks again everyone for steering me right! Next time, I'm aiming for EMP, Jungsik, and Brooklyn Fare. Unfortunately, Brooklyn Fare only takes reservations for groups of 2 or 4. If anybody want to join me at Brooklyn Fare, chime in!

Nov 09, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Per Se Salon and Daniel prix fixe or Eleven Madison Park Tasting Menu?

You did it exactly right ozone81! I recently got back from NYC and was less than impressed with Per Se. The next time I go, I'd only stick to the Salon. I will definitely be doing the tasting menu at EMP -- it's infinitely more fun. I only ate at EMP at night, but I can only imagine what their maginificent dining room looks like with daylight coming in. Have fun!

Nov 09, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

A Tourist Does 9 Michelin* in Four Days (Absurdly Long)

Thanks plafield!

Keep in mind that I'm only speaking of my one time at Per Se, which is in no way representative of overall quality. Perhaps I just went on an off night, it can happen to the best of places. There are plenty of people here (CheeryVisage and uhockey) that absolutely adore the place. Let me put it this way: I'd be willing to give them a second shot if the price tag were closer to EMP levels. I just can't justify spending that much $$ for a second chance.

As for Italian, maybe consider Ai Fiori (same people as Marea) or Lincoln. I believe CharlesYu recommended Lincoln, which is helmed by the former exec chef of Per Se.

Nov 04, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

A Tourist Does 9 Michelin* in Four Days (Absurdly Long)

I'm back from my NYC trip and thankfully got out right before Sandy hit. As a rube from Dallas reading about all the damage, I hope you guys are safe and sound.

Thanks to everyone's help on my previous thread (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/870589), I managed to eat very well in your fine city. Here's my recap and thoughts:

PER SE
Sabayon Belgian Endive Veloute (Banana Ecrasee and Black Winter Truffle
)Tsar Imperial Caviar (Nantucket Bay Scallops, Hearts of Peach Palm, Navel Orange, and Mustard Cress)
Soy Bean Panna Cotta (Sour Apple, Sake, Bonito)
Hen Egg Custard (Ragout of Black Winter Truffles)
Slow Poached Elevages Perigord Moulard Duck Foie Gras (Glazed Huckleberries, Petite Turnips, Watercress and California Pistachio Butter)
Columbia River Sturgeon (Applewood Smoked Bacon, French Green Lentils, Butternut Squash and Frisee)
Butter Poached Nova Scotia Lobster (Charred Eggplant Royale, Thumbelina Carrots and Cilantro Shoots)
Herb Roasted Thomas Farm's Squab (Rutabaga Fondant, Young Leeks, Chustnut Mousse and Tellicherry Pepper Mignonette)
Marcho Farms Ris de Veau (Braised Beef Cheek, Canterelle Mushrooms, Piedmont Hazelnuts and Pettite Lettuces)
Woodcock Farm's Weston Wheel (Greenmarket Brocolli Veloute, Sweet Pepper Confit and Toasted Brioche)
Prickly Pear
Pomegranate Soda
Mignardises

Pre-tip bill (including three cocktails) - $522.60

I actually hate that I typed all that because my honest opinion of Per Se is that it's overpriced and overhyped. The service was stuffy and formal; the waitress dropped bread on the floor trying to pick it up from the basket; servers seemed nervous and uneasy; she also neglected to give me a MOP spoon for the caviar course. I waited for a minute, hoping they'd see the mistake and replace with the proper silverware. After that, I just gave up and used it - terrible shame considering it's a $75 supplement. The food was decent but unremarkable. I'm no cultured haute cuisine curator like some people are, but I just wasn't impressed. The lobster was also overcooked. I'm more disappointed in the service: general behavior cheapened the nice gestures like complimentary glass of champagne and "Happy Birthday" on the menu. I'm glad to have experienced it, but overall, I wouldn't go back.

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ELEVEN MADISON PARK
Black Truffle and Parmesan (Savory Black and White Cookie)
Sea Urchin (Custard with Baby Squid, Manilla Clam, and Apple)
Cranberry (Gelee with Smoked Curds and Agretti)
Cucumber (Snow with Lapsang Souchong and Grape)
Eel (Roasted with Foie Gras and Swiss Chard)
Sturgeon (Sabayon with Chives, Smoked with Everything Bagel Crumble, Pickles, and Caviar)
Foie Gras (Seared with Water Chestnuts, Dates, and Sunchokes)
Carrot (Tartare with Rye Bread and Condiments)
Lobster (Poached with Escarole and Almond)
Pork (Confit with Red Cabbage, Black Bean, and Grey Peas)
Greensward (Pretzel, Mustard, and Beer)
Malt (Egg Cream with Vanilla and Seltzer)
Plum (Marinated with Jasmine and Cashew)
Huckleberry (Goat Cheese Cheesecake and Lime)
Pretzel (Chocolate Covered with Sea Salt)
Sweet Black & White Cookie
Mignardise (Hazelnut Chocolate)

Pre-tip bill (including a half-bottle of Zilliken and a cocktail): $296.14

Wow, I loved this place. The food was unexpected, elegant, and immaculate. But most of all, it was fun. The only course I wasn't fond of was the cranberry gelee with cheese - the flavors didn't work for me. The service was down-to-earth and nearly telepathic. Best foie gras preparation I've ever had, hands down. The lobster tail was perfectly cooked. I could go on and on but won't. I just had FUN eating in this establishment. There was no gimmicky narrative about New York's history, just great food. My server was fantastic and the definition of good service - there when I needed something, otherwise vanished. My one nit is that I didn't get the kitchen tour while tables around me clearly got it. Perhaps the cost/benefit of taking a group of 4 into the kitchen is better than taking just one, but oh well. It's a small complaint that didn't really bother me. I would go back in a heartbeat (and plan to next month). After Per Se, the cost at EMP is much more bang-for-your-buck.

Unlike Per Se, my first thought upon exiting was to turn around and go back in. I just had to see what else EMP was capable of! I think next time, I'll do the tasting menu, then post up at the bar and order a la carte to run the full gamut. Does anybody know what their bar menu is?
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JUNGSIK
Foie Gras
Wagyu Tartare
Sea Scallop
Truffle Risotto
Octopus
Happy Birthday Bowl of Some Kind of Rice and Kimchi That was Awesome
Spicy Ramyun
Crispy Red Snapper
Jungsik Steak
Omija Granite
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pre-tip Bill (including 2 glasses of wine, coffee, and bottled water): $240.71

In my opinion, the best restaurant of the three. I REALLY loved this place. I'm sure part of it is the novelty - I had never had Asian cuisine in this kind of presentation, and every bit of it was a delicious revelation. I normally hate octopus, yet I loved the Octopus course. I dislike kimchi, yet the kimchi Jungsik incorporated was superb. The Wagyu Tartare had a distinct, visceral flavor that I can't articulate. Every course here was flawless, and even the bread selection (raisin, sour dough, olive) was distinctly wonderful. My server was a great gentleman that handled everything with aplomb and ease. Ironic that it's the cheapest out of three dinners I had, yet I liked this one the most. It wasn't as fancy, and there were no goodie bags like Per Se and EMP, but what of it? Sadly, it was dead when I went in (Wednesday night) with only a couple more tables occupied. I know that Eater had them on the "Deathwatch" list, and it's easy to see why. Is it the location that's keeping people away? Did it survive Hurricane Sandy being located so far south? I really hope this place can continue.

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MAREA
Tasting of Three Crudo (Clam, Mackerel, Tuna)
Spaghetti (Crab, Sear Urchin, Basil)
Olive Oil Cake (Roasted Pineapple, Green Apple, Olive Oil Gelato)

Pre-tip Bill (including a glass of Aleatico and a cocktail): $101.70

I liked this place, but I'm not sure how it warrants two Micheline *, yet Jungsik gets one. Marea was good but not especially impressive. The freshness of the seafood was apparent, and I especially enjoyed the crudo. However, the spaghetti had some noodles clumped together in a thick strand - unacceptable for an Italian restaurant of caliber. I thought the sauce overpowered any kind of flavor from the sea urchin. I'd still like to go back to try their other dishes - the branzino sounds fantastic.

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TL;DR: Jungsik >= EMP > Per Se, and Marea was decent. Big shoutout to foodwhisperer and CheeryVisage for telling me about Jungsik!! This is the reason why Chowhound trumps Yelp. I am very grateful.

If you've somehow made it this far to the end of the thread, congratulations! I'd love to see your comments and reactions!

Nov 03, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

I definitely will. I only found out about this site last week, and it's already helped me tremendously. Nothing beats local knowledge! Unfortunately, my debrief will be all text. I just don't have the stones to bust out a camera at restaurants!

Sep 29, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

I like this reply. I'll hit up both, but it sounds like Dominique Ansel is higher rated overall.

Sep 29, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

Very interesting. I think I'll hit up both! Dominique Ansel looks awesome. I had read somewhere about Milk Bar's Thanksgiving croissant. Hopefully I'll get a chance at one of those if it's not too early!

Sep 28, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

Sorry, I somehow missed this post.

I don't know what I meant by "big leagues." I don't know anything about Babbo except that it's Mario Batali's place. I guess I'm aiming for a gastrotemple, tasting menu experinece this go around.

Sep 28, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

Much appreciated! How do these pastries stack up against the much vaunted Momofuku Milk Bar?

Sep 27, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

Well. . . . .damn.

Sep 27, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

Babbo was definitely on my radar. I'm not a Michelin snob or anything, but I wanted to hit up the big leagues this go around. I'll most certainly go to Babbo on my next trip.

I also noticed that nobody mentioned Robuchon. The only reason why Robuchon isn't on my list is because I plan to eat there when I go to Vegas for New Year's. What's everyone's take on Joel Robuchon's place in NYC?

Sep 27, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

I'm not a huge breakfast eater, so I might just do that. But I do want to go to Russ & Daughters -- I don't think I've ever had a proper smoked salmon and bagel living in Dallas.

Sep 27, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

I've long suspected that all but the most uptight restaurants will do their best to accomodate walk-ins. If you show up, look presentable, and seem like you're willing to pay for quality, why would they turn you down? Especially if there's a cancellation (which seems inevitable)?

The only reason I can see is if they're truly packed with no room.

BTW I considered eating at the bar at EMP, but I've read that they don't offer the tasting menu at the bar. Food for thought.

Sep 25, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

I used to have an even bigger appetite, but now that I'm getting close to 30, it's starting to slow down :-( A hard truth, but one I must accept. I figure I should enjoy this before I get too old to shovel food into my mouth! I'm also planning to walk around the city all day, something I miss doing now that I don't work in downtown Dallas.

Sep 25, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan

Yet another tourist on the Michelin 3-star hunt

Wow those are some great tips! The Momofuku Ssam Bar duck lunch sounds great -- reservation required or can I walk in?

Sep 25, 2012
AugustusMedici in Manhattan