Best of the NYC Food Blogosphere: October 17-21, 2011

Best of the Blogs Logo. Photo by L.O.NYC’s Peruvian Food Renaissance
Peruvian cuisine is the city’s new *it* food, and even bloggers are getting in on the trend.
Restaurant Girl: “In Fall Fashion: Peruvian Food”
World’s Fare: “Chicharron Con Camote at Broadway Bakery” (review) “Neighborly Peruvian at Warique” (review)
Eater: “La Mar’s Victoriano Lopez Makes Ceviche, Lomo Saltado” (video)

So Long, Sam Sifton
The food blogosphere bids its final farewells to the departing New York Times food critic.
Food Republic: “Sam Sifton’s Secret Identities”
Grub Street: “A Sentimental Sifton Looks Back”
Fork in the Road: “Sam Sifton’s Vacated Shoes Have Probably Been Filled By…”

Food Truck Crackdown, City Hall-Style
A new law proposed by Councilwoman Gale Brewer would more strictly regulate mobile vendor permits.
Gothamist: “Food Truck Crackdown Accelerates With New Restrictions”
Midtown Lunch: “NYC Food Trucks Offer to Feed Mayor Bloomberg”

Weekend Doings: Trinidad Food and Culture Fest & Richmond County Craft Beer Fest
Head to East New York Farms in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon for a celebration of Trinidad’s food and culture [613 New Lots Ave.; 12pm-2pm]. Wash it all down with a local craft brew at the Richmond County Craft Beer Fest in St. George, Staten Island, on Sunday [75 Richmond Terr.; 1pm-5pm].

Food and Drink Reviews
*Bionic Bites: HK Wonton Garden (Chinatown)
* Habibi vs. Souk El-Shater (Sunnyside, Queens)
*Eat Big Apple: Frankies 570 (West Village)
*Eat to Blog: Prime Meats (Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn)
*Eaten Path: Mama Meena’s Family Restaurant (Woodhaven, Queens)
*Eating in Translation: Mi Estrella (Jackson Heights, Queens); Alpha Donuts (Sunnyside, Queens)
*Eating the World in NYC: El Despertar Restaurant (Melrose, Bronx)
*Edible Brooklyn: Café Kashkar (Brighton Beach, Brooklyn)
*Food Mayhem: John Brown Smokehouse (LIC, Queens)
*Goodies First: Van Horn (Cobble Hill, Brooklyn)
*Greenpointers: Bellocq (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
*Grub Street: Left Bank (West Village)
*Here’s Greenpoint: Lollipop (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
*Immaculate Infatuation: Salinas (Chelsea); Five Leaves (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
*Lost City: New York Bread (Coney Island, Brooklyn)
*Me So Hungry: St. Anselm (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
*Midtown Lunch: KalBQ (Flatiron)
*NY Street Food: Palenque (food truck)
*NYC Food Guy: Red Farm (West Village) vs. Joe’s Shanghai (Chinatown); B&H Vegetarian (East Village)
*NYC Foodie: Full House Café (Chinatown)
*Serious Eats: Tacos Xochimilco (Sunset Park, Brooklyn); Il Buco Alimentari (NoHo); Red Egg (Chinatown); Restaurant Cumbre (Woodside, Queens); Don Paco Lopez (Sunset Park, Brooklyn)
*Sheepshead Bites: JoMart Chocolates (Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn)
*Slice: Star Tavern (Orange, N.J.)
*Tasty Eating: Kashkaval (Hell’s Kitchen); Rockmeisha (West Village)
*The Brooklyn Paper: Sunburnt Calf BK (Prospect Heights, Brooklyn); Noorman’s Kil (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
*United Nations of Food: B.B. African and American Restaurant (Claremont, Bronx)
*Vegetarian Astoria: LINN (Astoria, Queens)
*Village Voice: He Nan Flavor (LES)
*World’s Fare: Habibi (Sunnyside, Queens)

Restaurant Round-Ups and Previews
*BORO magazine: “Weekly Bites October 17: The Best Food in Astoria and LIC”
*Brooklyn Exposed: “Brooklyn’s Best Pumpkin Dishes”
*Eater: “10 Restaurants That The Next NYT Critic Should Reassess”
*Eatery Row: “Oktoberfest Special 2011”
*Edible Manhattan: “Boat to Beer: Saturday’s Staten Island Craft Beer Fest is a Free Ferry Ride Away”
*Fooditka: “Ornella’s Fall Pasta Is Here”
*Fork in the Road: “Our 10 Best 100 Dishes to Eat Now”
*Gotham Palate: “What’s on Bond Street?”
*Grub Street: “What to Eat at Pulqueria, Rolling Out Its Full Food Menu Tonight”
* “Brooklyn is the Coolest City on the Planet: An Eater’s Guide”
*Real Cheap Eats NYC: “Real Cheap Eaters: Layne Mosler, Taxi Gourmet”
*Serious Eats: “Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Carey’s Park Slope and Prospect Heights”
* “SI’s Top Craft Beer Spots”
*Village Voice: “Best of New York 2011: Food & Drink”

Food Festivals & Events Coverage
*Blondie and Brownie: “My Weekend at the 2011 Food Film Festival”
*Eating in Translation: “Kathina Ceremony of the New York Dhammaram Temple”
*Edible Manhattan: “Murray’s Cheese Sets Out Four Floors of Its New Cave-Aged Line”
*Fooditka: “5 Napkin Burger Kelso Tasting Event”
*Kika Eats: “Biting Into Mad Square Eats”

Food News & Features
*Bensonhurst Bean: “Don’t Believe The Post: Hinsch’s Set To Reopen In November”
*Eater: “Coney Island 7 Offered New Leases if They Renovate”
*Eater: “Charting Manhattan’s Most Expensive Neighborhoods”
*Edible Manhattan: “Meet Masak, the New East Village Restaurant that Serves Singaporean Street Food with a City Twist”
*Food Republic: “Urban Agriculture Is On The Move”
*Fork in the Road: “Forget Cookbook Deals: ‘My Drunk Kitchen’ Star Wants a Record Deal”
*Gothamist: “Ice Cream Truck Drug Peddler Gets 3½ Years”
*Gothamist: “New Bagel Shop Eager To Jump Into H&H’s UWS Grave”
*Gowanus Your Face Off: “Littleneck Finally Opening!”
*Grub Street: “The Slow Decline of the Korean Deli”
*Grub Street: “Candy Protesters Will Hit Hershey’s Store Tomorrow”
*Harlem Bespoke: “Introducing the New Chokolat Cafe”
*NY Street Food: “Food Trucks and Zombies Together At Last”
*NY Street Food: “Treats Truck Going Brick-and-Mortar”
*NYC Tastes: “New Changes at Tacombi”
*Sunnyside Post: “Sunnyside Pub/Restaurant Opens Friday”
*The Brooklyn Paper: “Wrap Your Skull Around This Mexican Halloween Tradition”
*The Brooklyn Paper: “Brewed Awakening! Beloved Fort Greene Coffeehouse For Sale After 14 Years”

Recipes & Cooking Demos
*Big Girls Small Kitchen: “The 7 Best Sweets to Bake This Fall” (recipes)
*Feisty Foodie: “Arepas” (recipe)
*Food Republic: “Portuguese Fish Stew” (recipe)
*Food Republic (by Zak Pelaccio): “The Art of Pasta Con Ricci Di Mare” (recipe)
*Fork in the Road: “Little Old Lady Recipes Teaches You How to Cook Like Grandma” (cookbook review/recipe)
*One Day in Queens: “Autumn Cocktail 101” (recipe)

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