Critical Attention

Now that's weird.

Newly anointed Times critic Pete Wells takes to Diner's Journal today to solicit suggestions for which places he should actually go as he prepares for the job. If he really wants ideas for crazy places to check out, he may want to take a look at the Voice, where Robert Sietsema is issuing his picks for NYC's ten weirdest restaurants of all-time. The top spot goes to the somehow-still-in-business Ninja, which, sure, why not? [Diner's Journal/NYT, Fork in the Road/VV]