Monthly Archive for January, 2009

: January, 2009

DOWNTOWN LAYLA’S: HOOKAH RUMORS UNFOUNDED? (UPDATED)

1/27/2009 A while back I reported that according to owner Dino Sakakini, the downtown location of Layla’s Falafel was opening within a matter of weeks. That was over two months ago. The delay is not
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INAUGURATION WEEK WRAP-UP: A FESTIVAL OF FOOD

Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridian, New York. 1/26/2009 I wish I could have updated sooner but it has been a busy week. Well, I really haven’t been back to work since I was down in Washington covering
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VALENCIA ON FOOD NETWORK: THE LBC FORGETS TO SET HIS TIVO

ABOVE: Chef and co-owner Michael Young employs a little Don Julio Blanco for effect while cooking for the lunch rush at Valencia Luncheria in Norwalk. VALENCIA LUNCHERIA: 172 MAIN ST., NORWALK
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SONO UPDATE: LUSHE’S SONO DINER

1/13/2009 ANOTHER QUICK UPDATE: Owing to the downturn in the economy, Lushe Gjuraj, the owner of several area restaurants is retooling and converting Habana Restaurant and Bar in SoNo into an ‘upscale
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KELLEY AND PING: BUDGET SOHO

Noodle soup with duck broth and meat, egg noodles, wontons and vegetables at Kelley and Ping, SoHo. $10.50. 1/11/2009 KELLEY AND PING: 127 GREENE ST., NEW YORK CITY While running around the city with
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THE LBC ON ASSIGNMENT: CAPITOL HILL

Trust me, this tastes way better than it looks. 1/06/2009 GOOD STUFF EATERY: 303 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. SE, WASHINGTON D.C. It’s fairly apparent that I’ve never met a cheeseburger I didn’t like, but today
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¡HOLY CABRITO! GOAT TACO ALERT

Tacos de barbacoa de cabrito at Casa Villa, Stamford. 1/04/2008 CASA VILLA: 182 WEST MAIN ST, STAMFORD I’ve never been accused of being a glass-half-full kind of guy. But, after realizing I was an
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THE GREAT FRENCH FRY ROLLBACK OF OUGHT-NINE

1/2/2009 While I am not generally one for new year’s resolutions, I will say this: in 2009 I will make an effort to control my famously substantial appetite for French fries. Let me make one thing
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