Perbacco, Scarpetta, & Dirt Candy

November 19, 2008 | By | COMMENTS

Somehow, in the past two weeks, I’ve eaten at three new and relevant New York restaurants. Instead of typing up three separate restaurant posts, I decided to make a video summarizing all three meals. The only thing I think I got wrong is the price of the spaghetti and tomato sauce at Scarpetta; it’s $24, not $26.

Related Links:

Perbacco

Scarpetta

Interview with Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy

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Categories: East Village, Manhattan, Meatpacking District, New York, Restaurant Reviews

  • http://www.jessedup.blogspot.com Jess

    Loved the review i soooooo want to at least taste 24 dollar spag with tomato sauce – but holy crap dude. Take a breath! Were you running a marathon here?

  • http://www.mousebouche.blogspot.com A Mouse Bouche

    Like the video! And I love perbacco–but it’s not new! It’s been around for a few years at least. Is there a new menu or something? i feel like it’s getting lots of press lately. And deservedly so.

  • sonja

    lol, adam… love your site, love what you said (and photos!) in your video… but haha… it felt a little like a really exciting conversation where the person you are talking to needs to catch the bus in 2 minutes but just HAS to tell you all the awesomeness. ;). made me chuckle, though! thank you as always!

  • JohnnyMac

    perbacco is not a new restaurant. they just have a new chef. Many, many restaurant cook without gas. you should look into it. The old tasting room, freemans used to, cafe gitane, little giant..etc

  • JohnnyMac

    perbacco is not a new restaurant. they just have a new chef. Many, many restaurant cook without gas. you should look into it. The old tasting room, freemans used to, cafe gitane, little giant..etc

  • JohnnyMac

    perbacco is not a new restaurant. they just have a new chef. Many, many restaurant cook without gas. you should look into it. The old tasting room, freemans used to, cafe gitane, little giant..etc

  • johnnyMac

    perbacco is not a new restaurant. they just have a new chef. Many, many restaurant cook without gas. you should look into it. The old tasting room, freemans used to, cafe gitane, little giant..etc

  • debdiva

    Breathe, Adam, breathe! Is there a time limit on videos you can attach to your blog? Good reviews almost made me want to come to New York City. I was particularly intrigued by Dirt Candy. I was especially interested in your comment that one of the dishes wasn’t any better than you make at home. Increasingly I find that I can make better and more interesting food at home (at a much lower cost) where I can actually have a conversation with someone without wondering when the folks at the next table will interject themselves into the conversation.

  • debdiva

    Breathe, Adam, breathe! Is there a time limit on videos you can attach to your blog? Good reviews almost made me want to come to New York City. I was particularly intrigued by Dirt Candy. I was especially interested in your comment that one of the dishes wasn’t any better than you make at home. Increasingly I find that I can make better and more interesting food at home (at a much lower cost) where I can actually have a conversation with someone without wondering when the folks at the next table will interject themselves into the conversation.

  • http://ohboykarencooks.blogspot.com Karen

    Great vid… very professional, and I, for one, like that you kept the pace up… any slower and I’d probably have clicked out. Who, me… inpatient? LOL

  • Marti

    Just out of curiosity, is Dirt Candy is Prix Fixe menu or are there actually prices on anything. Would a normal hungry adult be able to have one first, one second, and dissert and be good to go? I’d like to take my hubbs there for a night out but like to know what I’m getting into.

    Thanks~!

  • Grace

    Great review video! I agree with Karen–your pace was perfect for me: description, your opinion, additional comments, next….

    Besides, it gave us a little insight into your personality. Be yourself–it’s hilarious.

  • http://www.gormandizing.com Karen Rubin

    I generally don’t like restaurant reviews as much as I like posts about cooking. I also don’t often take out my headphones to watch videos online. So this was a post I would have normally skipped over.

    BUT – it totally intrigued me!

    I think you did a great job talking about each restaurant, keeping it quick and showing the food. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to try our all 3 places. Nice job, keep them coming!