Category Archives: Food

Di Fara (New York City)

On Avenue J in the burrough of Brooklyn there lives a pizza wizard. He’s a man of small stature, his movements deliberate, his face speckled with age. Those who have seen him do not forget. He is Domenico. Maestro di … Continue reading

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Tia Pol (New York City)

Tia Pol is a tapas spot on the West Side with a hip and sophisticated feel. We sat next to a vintage-style Elektra cappuccino machine near the bar. The table was cramped, the service casual, the lighting too dim for … Continue reading

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Pylos (New York City)

Pylos is another deep and narrow New York space, probably housing no more than 60 or 70 seats. It’s dark and romantic with a sophisticated, yet festive ambiance. The ceiling is made of dozens of clay jugs. We started with … Continue reading

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Momofuku Noodle Bar (New York City)

Momofuku Noodle Bar is the casual version of the Michelin two-star restaurant with the same name. It’s a typical Manhattan space — narrow, deep and cramped — with two bars lining the left side of the room and bench-like tables … Continue reading

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Sushi Zo (Los Angeles)

If you wind your way far enough down National you will come around a bend and spot a Starbucks in a strip mall in Palms. I grow giddy every time I see it…because it sits next to Sushi Zo, arguably … Continue reading

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Welcome to Bear of a Critic

As a young cub, there were few things I enjoyed more in life than food and film. I have been writing about both for a while and am using this platform as an outlet for those thoughts. Ideally, reading this … Continue reading

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