The blog is going to hit the road this weekend in what I like to call:
MRPR PRESENTS . . . A VERY MOMOFUKU WEEKEND
The most difficult piece of that puzzle is getting reservations to Momofuku Ko, the 12-seater with an intricate online reservation system that makes Black Friday shopping look like a series of increasingly pleasurable massages. But I clicked at precisely the second when one table for two was available on Friday night at 9:20 p.m. And now I’m going to guard the printed reservation confirmation like it’s the last Golden Ticket and I’m that blueberry girl (which I might resemble after my very Momofuku weekend).
Other spots to hit: Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssam Bar, and the new midtown location: Ma Peche. Plus a trip or two to Milk Bar and my long weekend is complete. If I get some downtime, let’s not rule out a trip to Shake Shack, so we can figure out what to expect when it arrives on Lincoln Road (with the coolest tagline ever: Miami Has A New Vice). On the flight back I’m going to need a seatbelt extender, a stent, some cholesterol meds, and a bloody mary.
So this is sort of a preview of what is to come. I’m going to have to dig deep to find eighteen different ways to describe pork. But I welcome the challenge. As I like to say: Momofuk-me? Momofuku!
(Last Week’s Rankings in Parentheses)
1. NAOE (1)
2. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink (2)
3. Red Light (3)
4. Sakaya Kitchen (4)
5. Buena Vista Bistro (5)
6. BLT Steak (6)
↑ 7. Hiro’s Yakko-San (8)
↑ 8. Eos (9)
↑ 9. GastroPod (10)
↓ 10. Bin No. 18 (7)
11. Fratelli Lyon (11)
12. Michy’s (12)
13. Bourbon Steak (13)
14. Pizzavolante (14)
15. Mandolin Aegean Bistro (15)
16. Azul (16)
17. Sra. Martinez (17)
18. Joe’s Stone Crab (18)
↑ 19. Barbu (NR)
↓ 20. Latin Burger and Taco Truck (19)
On the Bubble: Sardinia (20); Metro Bistro Cafe.