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Review: Georgia’s Eastside BBQ

Posted by gambit50 on June 17, 2008

Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, Lower East Side, New York, New York

This operation was seemingly slapped together with a learn-on-the-fly attitude, I believe, in the beginning of the summer of 2007. I also believe that the owner was involved in the labor of decoration and setup. Very hands-on. That is cool but I think a touch more forethought could have saved many poor strategies. Then again, it is Orchard Street and there is no other BBQ in the vicinity and since people pack so many subpar restaurants on the LES, perhaps his goal was just to open as soon as possible because it wouldn’t matter and he would get it all right soon enough.

The space is small, both the dining area and the kitchen/back area. I assume there was a good deal on the rent. There is no bathroom. Read the rest of this entry »


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Review: Zucco Le French Diner

Posted by gambit50 on May 5, 2008

Zucco: Le French Diner, Lower East Side, New York, NY

Zucco: Le French Diner was one of the first places to occupy Orchard St. before the proliferation that has occurred on the block or two south of Houston.

It is one of the very tiny Manhattan shops, supposedly the owner, Zucco, said it seats 20 people or 14 fat people(my kind of guy with that type of honesty) but my memory would say 17 or 18 is more likely, excluding fat people. There are 6 or 7 spots at the bar and the rest is table seating. There is French kitsch everywhere, napkin rings, odd knick knacks, and that French pop style from yesteryear is the feeling that abounds. The music is of the same style, actually pretty good. When it is full and there is no outdoor seating due to weather, it has that downtown Euro, cool kids vibe. For the most part anyway. I have seen Zucco and another twenty-something French guy doing the hosting/serving with two Mexicans in the kitchen, one cooking, the other a busboy. Small crew for a very small place. Read the rest of this entry »

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