Housemade Bitters Are a ‘Brilliant Touch’ to JG Domestic’s Empire Builder; Village Belle’s Marinara ‘Is Blindingly Bright’


On his visit to Olneys Seorabol, Brian Freedman wasnt blown away by the neither stinky nor particularly flavorful noodles in black bean sauce nor the overcooked octopus, but the marinated bulgogi was sweet, bright, tender and impossibly moist. [PW]

At the still new-ish Veggie Lovers in Chinatown, Lari Robling finds the richer broth and dumplings in the wonton soup a better choice than the flavorless hot and sour soup; the sesame cold noodles hit a high note. [Daily News]

Adam Erace reports that Joey and Lou Campanaros marinara at Village Belle is blindingly bright, with a long, sweet, onion-y finish, and the gossamer crespelle is ethereal. [Citypaper]

For Craig LaBan Four Roses Single Barrel bourbon is a nice fit for JG Domestics Empire Builder; the dash of steeped on torched cherrywood chips housemade espresso-and-chicory bitters is a brilliant touch. [Inquirer]