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The Best Reads on Restaurant Openings in NYC and Miami
Some round-ups, a love letter, a takedown, and a big ol' list
NY institution NY Noodletown is back
In New York, there is always the fear that delayed promises of reopening — or, more alarming, relocation — are optimistic but not necessarily confirmed. I felt the despair creeping back.
Then my friend Ari, a restaurant worker who was also highly concerned about the delayed reopening, texted me. They’d caught word that Noodletown was, at long last, back. Could it be true?
The motherlode of New York openings
From the Upper East Side to Leffert-Gardens, Brooklyn.
A full-on takedown of Manhattan’s new Al Coro
….from the likably cranky Steve Cuozzo in the New York Post: “New, artsy-Italian restaurant Al Coro, one of the year’s most-hyped openings, has great food. Make that a lot of great food. But everything else about the supposed phoenix rising from the ashes of the former, scandal-seared Del Posto space on 10th Avenue, from the look to the vibe to the prices? Rotten to the Coro.”
If you live in Miami (or you’re planning a trip to the Magic City), “Required Eating: 100 Restaurants We Can’t Live Without” is your restaurant bible. This annual list by Miami New Times offers up 100 of Miami’s essential restaurants In the past decade, Miami’s culinary scene has grown from a town that relied on expensive hotel restaurants and chain grub hubs to a place where master chefs like Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Jose Andres want to hang their toques. The city also has a proud and talented local scene with chefs like Michael Beltran (Ariete), Jeremy Ford (Stubborn Seed), and Michael Schwartz (Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink) tapping into local culture to create food that’s both timely and timeless. Whether you’re hankering for the best Cuban sandwich in Little Havana or want to experience a sensory omakase experience, this list has you covered.