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

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

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

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

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

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

¡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

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