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Review: Bun

Posted by gambit50 on June 4, 2008

Bun, Soho, New York, New York

I wonder if they gave out ANY free food during the midnight to noon hours over Memorial Day weekend, as they had promised for those with reservations. This was the result of management’s own promotion to mark the new round the clock hours of Bun.

Another result was their inability to handle it from the online reservation system to the food and service during this time. Fortunately and unfortunately(not turned away on the plus side, not free for as much as I could order on the other), I went to Bun this past Saturday, anyway. It is new and someone recommended it as good for what it is supposed to be, an upscale version of the Vietnamese joints in Chinatown. Also, the food has some fusion elements. Read the rest of this entry »


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Review: Shorty’s .32

Posted by gambit50 on May 14, 2008

Shorty’s .32, Soho, New York, NY

Finally, I am writing a review of a dining experience from within the last few days. I know, everyone has been waiting with baited breath.

Shorty’s .32(call it Shorty’s) is a new, small(32 seats) venture from Josh Eden who struck out on his own after 12 years cooking under the Jean-George. It has received very good, if not spectacular, reviews. Since Shorty’s aims to be a low key spot with great food and not a most fanciful experience nor a celebrity eatery with hard to get tables, the lack of pure ecstasy in the reviews is not unexpected. Between the general public good reviews, the professional good reviews and one personal recommendation, I put it on the list of new places to try. Read the rest of this entry »

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