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NYC's Il Buco Alimentari; Four Stars For SF's Benu

Benu, San Francisco.
Benu, San Francisco.
Photo: phomchick / Eater SF Flickr Pool

Mid-week reviews: Pete Wells caused an uproar when he gave three stars to New York sandwich shop Il Buco Alimentari. David Tamarkin reviews Chicago's Hota and falls for its fried chicken. In San Francisco, Michael Bauer gave Benu the full four star treatment.

New York:
New York Times/Pete Wells: Bowery Diner, 3 stars
Village Voice/Robert Sietsema: Bowery Diner
New York/Adam Platt: Acme
Time Out New York/Jay Cheshes: Bigoli, 2 out of 5 stars
Insatiable Critic/Gael Greene: North End Grill
New Yorker/Andrea K Scott: Ciano
Bloomberg/Ryan Sutton: Saxon & Parole, 1 star
New York Post/Steve Cuozzo: Bowery Diner, 1 star

Chicago:
Time Out Chicago/David Tamarkin: Hota, 3 out of 5 stars

San Francisco:
SF Gate/Michael Bauer: Benu, 4 stars
SF Weekly/Jonathan Kauffman: Sous Beurre Kitchen

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