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manhattan & long beach
Chief Critic and Data Lead — Eater

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

You Don't Need to Eat at Buddakan or Morimoto Anymore

ny.eater.com — Now here's what you won't encounter at the 380-seat Buddakan: The smell of food. Not the sweet perfumes of sizzling beef, chicken fat, fish sauce, cumin lamb, toasted cinnamon, or torn cilantro.
Aug 18, 2015

.@qualityrye claims another NYC restaurant establishment victim... Buddakan. Don't read this if you cry easy. ny.eater.com/2015/8/18/9169…

Aug 18, 2015

Sutton, in his Tom Cruise mode, performs a surgically precise evisceration of Buddakan and Morimoto ny.eater.com/2015/8/18/9169…

Aug 18, 2015

i award zero stars to buddakan and one star to morimoto. no need to eat at either anymore. ny.eater.com/2015/8/18/9169… pic.twitter.com/BIbAXAyXw0

Aug 18, 2015

RT @qualityrye: i award zero stars to buddakan and one star to morimoto. no need to eat at either anymore. ny.eater.com/2015/8/18/9169… pic.twitter.com/BIbAXAyXw0

Aug 18, 2015

RT @qualityrye: i award zero stars to buddakan and one star to morimoto. no need to eat at either anymore. ny.eater.com/2015/8/18/9169… pic.twitter.com/BIbAXAyXw0

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Benu Raises Prices for Second Time in 2015 Amid Rising Minimum Wage

sf.eater.com — As San Francisco's hourly minimum continues to inch toward $15, one of the city's most expensive restaurants has raised prices for the second time this year. The three Michelin-starred Benu in SOMA, which had been charging $198 for the nightly tasting before raising its price to $228 in February, is now selling that menu, the only offering at dinner, for $248.
Aug 14, 2015

benu has HIKED its prices for the 2nd time in 2015 as SF continues to raise its minimum wage: sf.eater.com/2015/8/14/9148… pic.twitter.com/AEbAZd2rWm

Where to Get an Awesome Meal at 11 p.m. on a Weeknight

ny.eater.com — One of the ignominies of life in New York, the city that falsely claims it never sleeps, is that while good restaurants are almost ubiquitously open at the ungodly hour of 5:30 p.m., not too long after lunch is digested , the bulk are closed before 11 p.m.
Aug 12, 2015

Here is an impressive list of late night weeknight restaurants in NYC. Lotta good stuff out there! Via @qualityrye ny.eater.com/maps/best-late…

Aug 12, 2015

Restaurants close too early in NYC. It's a problem. For now, here's my list of where to eat at 11pm on a WEEKNIGHT: ny.eater.com/maps/best-late…

Oiji Instantly Ranks Among New York's Best Modern Korean Restaurants

ny.eater.com — Let's start with the what Oiji's menu calls "buttered rice," an understatement that evokes a Rockwell-esque image of dairy fat melting over simple white grains. As if! The kitchen takes cooked rice and fully soaks it in warm butter. Then, during service, the starch is toasted with beef braising liquid and a richer French butter.

Momofuku Ssam Bar Now Accepts (Paid) Reservations for a La Carte Dining

ny.eater.com — Momofuku Ssam Bar, which helped launch a fine dining revolution by serving ambitious small plates in a loud, stripped-down, no substitutions, no reservations setting, with everyone waiting for bar seats in the same cramped quarters, now accepts bookings for those willing to pay a charity markup.
Aug 04, 2015

BOOM: @momofuku ssam bar is accepting a la carte reservations for the first time ever, in partnership with @reserve: ny.eater.com/2015/8/4/90950…

Aug 05, 2015

REMEMBER! You can now make a la carte reservations for Momofuku Ssam Bar via Reserve! ny.eater.com/2015/8/4/90950… pic.twitter.com/utSk3oakax

Roberta's Slays the Takeout Game With Garlic Knots, Pizza Bites

ny.eater.com — There's a lot to make sense of here at Roberta's Bakery, as the space is formally called. Thead-turning breakfast program, legit deli sandwiches, and upscale provisions suggest that Roberta's is jonesing to elevate the late-night bodega, one of the last frontiers of affordable, unrefined gastronomy.

Department of Health Letter Grades, Contextualized

ny.eater.com — This all sounds logical enough, but in practice things get a bit murkier, with a complex set of rules dictating when a restaurant actually has to change its formal letter grade, and with certain violations coming at the expense of good taste.

Restaurant inspection

Jul 29, 2015

Here's a fun @eater tool that gives you HISTORICAL context when looking at DOH letter grades: eater.com/a/restaurant-i… pic.twitter.com/snfdBSpRhI

Jul 29, 2015

RT @GregMorabito: Amazing work from @qualityrye, @VoxProduct, and editorial: A restaurant inspection info portal that's easy to use: eater.com/a/restaurant-i…

Jul 29, 2015

Amazing work from @qualityrye, @VoxProduct, and editorial: A restaurant inspection info portal that's easy to use: eater.com/a/restaurant-i…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @qualityrye: Here's a fun @eater tool that gives you HISTORICAL context when looking at DOH letter grades: eater.com/a/restaurant-i… pic.twitter.com/snfdBSpRhI

Jul 29, 2015

RT @qualityrye: Here's a fun @eater tool that gives you HISTORICAL context when looking at DOH letter grades: eater.com/a/restaurant-i… pic.twitter.com/snfdBSpRhI

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The Clocktower Bucks All the Trends and Is Better For It

ny.eater.com — The setting for such largess is Ian Schrager's New York Edition Hotel, located in the MetLife Tower on Madison Square Park - which commanded the title of world's tallest building back 1909. Today, it commands the title of very expensive place to sleep.
Jul 28, 2015

I put a picture of a dish that looks like a penis in @qualityrye's review because I am a child ny.eater.com/2015/7/28/9054…

Jul 28, 2015

Clocktower is an ode to power, wealth, hard alcohol, red meat, and death. I award three stars: ny.eater.com/2015/7/28/9054… pic.twitter.com/JjwJJbrlUU

Jul 28, 2015

Sutton gets especially excited about the meat at newcomer Clocktower, and the fish and chips, too ny.eater.com/2015/7/28/9054…

New York Wage Board Approves $15 Minimum for Fast Food Workers

ny.eater.com — New York-based cooks and cashiers at McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, and elsewhere will soon be on track to earn more than cooks and servers at full-service restaurants. Here's why: a labor panel created at the behest of Governor Andrew M.
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Aug 28, 2015

@theshortandlong pacino got lucky at the end, from a plot perspective. but dramatically, they both died. it was all about the job.

Aug 28, 2015

@theshortandlong i hear you....but both were willing to walk away from their families to do their jobs. that was the equalizer.

Aug 28, 2015

(A legitimate comparison as the prologue/bank robbery scene from The Dark Knight is clearly an homage to Heat, with "Van Zant" in both, etc)

Aug 28, 2015

The 3rd act is what takes Michael Mann's Heat from very good to great and Nolan's The Dark Knight/Batman 2 from excellent to almost awful.

Aug 27, 2015

RT @w_douillet: Chicago! Get ready, these two are going to blow minds-- And they are the sweetest couple everrrr! So stoked! chicago.eater.com/2015/6/26/8852…

Aug 27, 2015

Late Dinner = Two Shackburgers + One Beer. Very happy.

Aug 26, 2015

NYC's biggest fall restaurant openings! Jazzed that Fredrik @Berselius is getting back into the game! ny.eater.com/2015/8/26/9210… @GregMorabito


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