December 30, 2010 | 5:00pm
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Much of the clientele is, as it should be, Japanese kids who barely look up from their manga when their food arrives." Ask Mr. Gold: Tokyo Lunch Special, Going Old-School at Suehiro.
"We did not, as some have suggested, take the meat off the bone and turn the whole thing into a monstrosity of a taco." Chicken and Waffle Fight: Roscoe's Vs. Pann's.
"With the new year approaching, we reflect on all things 2010." Restaurant Roll Call for 2010.
"Several cocktail wieners enrobed in deli meat stand in for Joseph, Mary, Jesus and the three wise men, all of whom can enjoy the comforts of a manger that has walls of breakfast sausage, a bacon roof and a floor covered in sauerkraut." Meat Nativity Scene: Celebrate Jesus with Sausage.
"It's a dream that needs to be realized, ever since our premature closure of Marché. That one hurt. That one hurt a lot." Gary Menes Departing Palihouse, Sets Sights on New Restaurant.
"So maybe start with something that sort of confounds our expectations of what a sparkling wine must look like - and prosecco being one. This new style, this leesy style of prosecco." Q & A With Lou Amdur: What To Drink On New Year's Eve (Part 1).
"If you're the superstitious type, seize the moment." How to Have a Happy New Year: Top 5 "Good Luck" Foods.