I love experiencing the moment of epiphany with a guest, when they come in with little knowledge of Italian wine, and I’m able to help them find a bottle they love.
Tusk is the complete package: incredible food, cocktails, breads, pastries, and desserts — all in a bright and airy setting that screams warm and sunny climes.Read More
“I try to hold onto the soul of a Middle Eastern meal but not get hung up on tradition,” said Smith when we asked him why there were apples in his kibbeh nayyeh, and fish sauce in his citrus salad, and why no one else ever thought to shake za’atar over french fries.Read More
I'm confident that Ava Gene's version ($22), with its good spaghetti, spicy (but not overpowering) sauce and unusually shaped slips of tender guanciale is the city's best.Read More
Last year, we anointed Tusk a rising star. Now, the McFadden-Smith approach is unmistakable: a sensibility that informs a way of cooking, eating, and running a restaurant.Read More