Restaurant News Highlights for June 14th, 2013

By helbraunlevey on June 14, 2013 in Press

Andy Ricker doesn’t just love Thai food, he lives it. The genius behind Pok Pok is a fan, whether it be in Queens, Thailand, or his own restaurant. Find out his thoughts on ordering ‘Thai Spicy’ dishes at a restaurant, and spice ratings.

“Thai cooks aren’t out to prove anything to you, they know how the food is supposed to taste, according to their upbringing. They’re just being accommodating.”


Tis the season to get grilling, fa la la la laaa! Lucky for those of us without backyards or grilling skills there are plenty of places to grab a bite. Uncle Boons, Pok Pok,  & Balaboostaare all fired up and ready to go. So in the word’s of musical sensation Nelly:

“I want to see your grill, ya ya ya grill…”


Nothing says summer more than a slushy, and the Mint Julep from Maxwell Britten, cocktail master of Maison Premiere satisfies those needs. Make it yourself at home, or drop by this Williamsburg spot.

A little treat to keep you cool


The re-review of Montmarte was a real hit this week, making it NYTime’s Pete Wells Most Improved Restaurant of the year. Gabriel Stulman has been developing his Little Wiscoempire steadily for the past two years and it will only be a matter of time before he earns that third star.

And the award for the most improved restaurant of the year so far goes to …


Don’t know how we missed it before but this feature on Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club‘s Ashley Albert is as bubbly as she is. Watch as she takes her business partner Jonathan Schnapp to her favorite spots. All it took was her feelings on lunch to make this worth sharing:

“I would never just waste lunch. Every lunch I have is a lunch that I’m excited to eat.”

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