It’s All Topsy-Turvy in This Week’s Magazine

The hallowed halls of meat: Primehouse New York.Photo: Noah Sheldon

The magazines content this week, which is copious, compelling, and diverse, is also curious. How in the world did Adam Platt give Primehouse New York the two stars we thought it deserves? Is it possible that the big man is softening? Likewise, we expected Gael Greene to be skeptical about Shellys La Tradizionale, a Shelly Fireman restaurant that was Shellys New York just a few short months ago but instead shes agog over the Italian seafood. Rob and Robin devise a guide to group dinners in the city, an antidote to the annual stress of holiday gatherings. For Hanukkah, they consulted with Julian Medina of Toloache for a Mexican take on latkes. Plus, theres plenty of news in the openings department: Philoxenia makes a welcome return to Astoria, and Rheon Caf brings high-tech Japanese restaurant equipment to New York.

Review: Not-Sub Prime
Shellys Tradizionale
Openings: Rheon Caf, Philoxenia, and Bar Blanc
In Season: Latkes
The Big Table [NYM]