Andrea Strong writes Articles for the New York Post, Bloomberg news and the New York Times. She co wrote "Sparks in the Kitchen" with Katy Sparks. Andrea is a well known and respected source on all areas of food and the restaurant industry. Today she is talking to the guys about some "hot" new restaurants in New York including:
Gin Lane: A wonderful new space with a retractable roof and "the best two seats in all of New York," according to Francis. 355 W. 14th St. (between Eighth and Ninth Aves); 212-207-4122
The Tasting Room: Now open for food and drink at their newly expanded new location on Elizabeth Street. The menu is in the same Greenmarket-driven vain as the tiny Tasting Room, with a roster of dishes made from locally farmed ingredients. Cocktails are key here too. 264 Elizabeth Street; 212-358-7831
Trestle on Tenth: A "sort of gastro-pub by way of Switzerland from chef-owner Ralf Kuettel (formerly of Zoe, Union Square, Cena)." This is "a sweet neighborhood pub that's been given modern edge with smooth blond wood ceilings and tall cabinetry." 242 Tenth Ave; 212-645-5659
Daisy May's BBQ USA: Where you and a group of 15-20 of your friends can enjoy the "Big Pig Gig", a new menu of gargantuan cuts of meat--whole or half suckling pig. 623 11th Ave. (corner of 46th St.); 212-977-1500
FR.OG which stands for French Origins or France Origine. Virot's menu will feature the cuisine of countries that have had extensive influence from the French--Lebanon, Vietnam, and Morocco. 71 Spring St
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Podcast Date: 9/25/2006