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J. Gold on LA's Starry Kitchen; Mike Isabella's Graffiato in DC

Starry Kitchen, Los Angeles.
Starry Kitchen, Los Angeles.
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This week in reviews: S. Irene Viribila dreams up reality show concepts for Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon in the Los Angeles Times. In DC, Stefanie Gens doesn't like that former cheftestapant Mike Isabella's Graffiato is "neither Jersey nor Italian." Over in Chicago, it's Pat Bruno's turn to eat in a bank vault at the Bedford.

And the J. Gold for LA Weekly with the restaurant characterization of the week in his review of Starry Kitchen in LA, where their "penchant for genital humor is so pervasive that ball jokes may as well be the restaurant's reason for being."

Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Times/S. Irene Virbila: Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon, 3 stars
LA Weekly/Jonathan Gold: Starry Kitchen

Washington, DC:
Washington Post/Tom Sietsema: Station 4
City Paper/Stefanie Gens: Graffiato

Chicago:
Chicago Sun-Times/Pat Bruno: Ethyl’s Beer & Wine Dive, 2 stars
Chicago Sun-Times/Pat Bruno: Brunch, 1.5 stars
Chicago Sun-Times/Pat Bruno: The Bedford, 2 stars
Chicago Reader/Mike Sula: Next: Thailand

San Francisco:
SFGate/Michael Bauer: Globe, 1 star

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