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Chief Critic and Data Lead — Eater

i'm a food critic & data guy for eater. i also run www.thepricehike.com and www.thebaddeal.com. Message me at sutton@eater.com

Uncle Boons Continues to Wow Nolita With Spicy, Affordable Thai Fare

ny.eater.com — Redding and Dezner, who are married, aren't about promoting and reinventing. They're about cooking, consistently and well. And so you shouldn't be surprised when I tell you that what makes Uncle Boons somewhat of an outlier is the extent to which it hasn't changed since its 2013 debut.

No Chef in America Cooks Dinner Quite Like Phillip Foss

eater.com — Chicago might be America's most important food city. Is a BYO spot in an empty industrial corner its most important restaurant? 've never done blow, but many of my ex-girlfriends have, and so when Phillip Foss hands me a mirror, a razor, and a gram of white powder, I know what to do.

Chang Gets Fancy But Keeps His Edge at Four-Star Momofuku Ko

ny.eater.com — The setting was all enough to let you know you weren't meditating in the prayer room at Masa. Ko, which Chang opened in his old Noodle Bar space in 2008, was an unambiguous birdie flip to the expense account pomp of haute gastronomy.

Sietsema and Sutton Revisit the DB Burger, the $35 Novelty That Became an Icon

ny.eater.com — On a recent weekday, Eater's two New York restaurant critics, Robert Sietsema and Ryan Sutton, dropped by Daniel Boulud's DB Bistro Moderne to sample the restaurant's famed burger, a sirloin patty stuffed with foie gras, short rib, and black truffles. It costs $35. Fries come with.

What's With Those Strict Burger Policies at Good Restaurants?

eater.com — Not too long ago, while dining at the Breslin, April Bloomfield's Michelin-starred gastropub in Midtown Manhattan, I witnessed something so patently outrageous I'm still somewhat shocked the kitchen permitted it to pass. A table of four ignored the diverse, protein-heavy menu of main courses, and instead ordered four of the same thing: lamb burgers.

Four Star Semilla Is New York's Next Great Restaurant

ny.eater.com — How times have changed. Ever since Momofuku Ko opened in a small, uncomfortable, and stuffy space on Manhattan's East Village in 2008, the New York-area set menu venue, as an institution, has slowly been distancing itself from its haute origins.

LES Envelope-Pusher Contra Debuts New, Longer, Pricier Set Menu

ny.eater.com — Contra, Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone's envelope-pushing set menu venue on the Lower East Side, is raising the price of admission later in the week as it adopts a slightly longer tasting format. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant will offer a 6-8 course menu for $67, up from the current price of $55 for five courses.

Midtown Fine-Dining Destination Betony Goes Prix Fixe Only

ny.eater.com — Bryce Shuman and Eamon Rockey's Michelin-starred Betony, following the increasingly inevitable path of ambitious U.S. restaurants, dropped its a la carte offerings in March in favor of prix fixe and tasting menus. Under the new gustatory regime, a four-course menu will cost $95 before extras; a ten-course tasting will cost $195 .

Jersey City's Thirty Acres Shows Bright Future of America's Tasting Menus

ny.eater.com — Thing is, the hip kids have never really flocked to Jersey City with the same gusto that's propelled them toward Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint, or other too-cool-for-school neighborhoods. And while New Yorkers are generally happy crossing the Hudson to watch the Jets lose, see Springsteen play, or hit up the state's gorgeous shoreline come summertime, those same folks don't typically travel to JC for dinner -the city's fine South Indian hangouts notwithstanding.
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May 04, 2015

01:25am: Ethereal indy song from HER soundtrack playing at ACE Hotel, which is the functional equivalent of a Sofia Coppola soundtrack song.

May 03, 2015

#JBFA2015 ProTip: Get a MANHATTAN at Girl and The Goat after dinner at Au Cheval. Unusual & impressive selection of bourbons & ryes.

May 03, 2015

RT @silviakillings: If someone leaves a slice on the table next to you at Roberta's... Can you eat it?

May 03, 2015

@marianbull @silviakillings related: when I was a waiter I'd regularly eat a patron's unfinished BUFFALO wings or olive oil-sautéed SQUID.

May 03, 2015

. @marianbull @silviakillings i don't typically encourage people to drop my name, but in this case, it's cool, baby.

May 03, 2015

@alexrolfe I like to lay low! But you'll see my byline tomorrow night!!!!

May 03, 2015

Related: The Art Institute is my favorite museum in the U.S. Mindblowing collection of surrealist works & 20th century American art.

May 03, 2015

Dear Food People Visiting Chicago! Take a break from the food stuff tomorrow and spend your day at The Art Institute, pre-#JBFA2015!

May 03, 2015

Consumed a lot of mayo this weekend. And the weekend ain't over.

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