Ugh, so I failed a bit and didn’t get to L’industrie. My nyc report is a follows:
Cote: dragged here by a friend who claims it’s her favorite restaurant on earth. I liked it, though wasn’t stunned, and given she’s lived in la for a half decade I’m surprised she found it better than most things in K-Town.
King: was in love with this spot. Big recommend. The waitress described it as French-Italian flavors through a British lens, lol. Really great vegetable cooking but also a fantastic pork chop and a great pasta. wonderful desserts, great wine list. If I were richer, this is the type of place I’d go to once a week.
Ursula: this is New Mexican food, and I maybe failed by not ordering a breakfast burrito. Fried oyster mushroom Sando was tasty enough, and I quite liked a ground beef and peppers stew. Good marg, too. Hard to legit recommend though.
Greenpoint Fish: liked a lot, not too different than like a Found Oyster, but cheaper. Delightful fish cakes from hake. Good oysters too.
Had a bad cocktail weekend, honestly. Lolol, went to margaritaville in Times Square with a bunch of New Yorkers who were ironically mourning its imminent death. Had a great rum cocktail there that beat all the cocktails I had at hip Brooklyn bars.
Los Mariscos: stopped to get outta the pouring rain on Saturday. It’s a really great spot, it was spicy! Proper Mexican food in nyc. I was reminded of why I went so often when I lived there.
Yeah, I read this cooking diary a few years back and it stuck with me. And King was an affirmation that she cooks how I want to eat–not much adornment, ingredient-focused, tiny menu, etc.
Also, since Pete Wells put it in his NYC top 25, this has become a much tougher table. Interestingly enough, he gave the King team’s newest restaurant Jupiter only one star. (FWIW a buddy of mine who knows food liked it well enough, so might still be worth a shot if you’re on the UWS.
Plain cheese or pep is the move when you go to any of the well known NYC pizza places. You can do half pep and half cheese. If you are going to places like L’industrie or Mamas Too I think it’s good to get a simple one and something a little more fun like the fig, jam, bacon at L’industrie.