Platt Finds Enthusiasm at Shang; Mussels Return to NY Menus

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In the magazine this week, Adam Platt finds it refreshing to see the arrival of an experienced and talented chef whos not afraid to reach for the stars, and gives Susur Lees Shang two stars. Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld notice that mussels are served all over town, as everything from pizza toppings to potpie fillings. The Robs also consult their chef Rolodex to see what toques think of Governor David Patersons proposed obesity tax. (Spoiler: Theyre not crazy about it.) So be good to yourself at home by making Amanda Cohens candied grapefruit winter salad using this weeks In Season recipe from Dirt Candy. If youre tired of the same old restaurant art, Rob and Robin turn us on to Brooklyn artist Alex Holdens whimsical version of the Choking Victim poster. Looking to avoid chewing altogether? Buy Hawthorne Valley Farms single-serving organic yogurt at the Union Square Greenmarket.