Ziadi’s Mediterranean Cuisine: An Undiscovered Gem

My years as a professional restaurant critic have made me a very picky eater, which may be why my wife and I don't eat out nearly as often as we used to. Too often, the new restaurants we try are overhyped, overcrowded, overpriced and too damn noisy. Ziadi's Mediterranean Cuisine is none of the above. It has gotten very little press, which may be one reason that few people … [Read more...]

Insight News: Black in chef’s whites: Jared Brewington

Jared Brewington is bounding around 805 E. 38th St. with the enthusiastic, slightly unhinged energies of a new dad.The tiles are repurposed from an old McDonald’s. This old record player was thrifted. The light fixtures are being suspended with airplane wire. Brewington insisted on taking on the general contractor duties of his newly opened restaurant, Funky Grits, a highly … [Read more...]