Posted 07 March 2006 - 10:44 PM
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:38 PM
Vetri sounds exciting, but I have never managed to get a reservation.
Glad to hear Amada was good. I must try it some time.
Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:49 PM
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 07:04 PM
Posted 17 November 2015 - 07:13 PM
It sounds like he'll still be running the restaurants he sold. But that might just be marketing bullshit.
Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:16 AM
I haven't been to Vetri in probably a year or so. The first time I went was maybe 2010. I've been several times. The meal is always good, but yeah it can be variable. I've had a couple incredible meals there, and others that were merely very good. The previous chef, Adam Leonti, is going to be running the restaurant in the new Williamsburg Hotel. Don't think there's an opening date yet.
This is a pretty strange move. Probably good for Mr. Vetri from a financial perspective. I doubt it will be good for those of us who enjoy his restaurants. Now that Marc is just an employee like the rest of us working stiffs, he's about to find out that he can't just do anything he wants unless it satisfies the bean counters who really will be running the business.
Man about town.
Posted 18 November 2015 - 09:04 PM
I thought Urban Outfitters weren't very good at bean counting lately.
Posted 18 November 2015 - 11:16 PM
Vetri gave an article to PhillyMag describing what he thinks will happen
--UO is opening lifestyle centers in several locations, the pizza line will go with them
--the two existing UO cafe centers will be folded into his group
--where there's a UO store, there may be a trattoria from the group
He makes a point of saying Vetri the restaurant is not scalable. But the trattoria, the pizzeria, etc is eminently scalable and appeals to the same demographic as the UO
Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:44 PM
Very good burger at a.kitchen + bar -- the bar side. Looked like a great cocktail place but I just had a beer. That bar would definitely be on regular rotation for weekend afternoon post shopping if I still lived in the city.
Second time at Federal Donuts, first time ordering chicken. The buttermilk ranch was really awful. There was some weird "ranch" powder heavily sprinkled on it that tasted like un-reconstituted Knorr instant soup mix (don't ask me why I know this.) Also ordered was the honey version which I had a bite of, better than the ranch but meh. So given this was 1/3 of the savory menu I'm guessing it wasn't that we just ordered wrong. Donuts were fine but you know, donuts.
Brunch at White Dog, lovely waitstaff but my dish was a mess. Companion's dishes looked less messy but not particularly tempting either.
Vietnam solid, as always.