Food personality Mark Bittman is going through an existentialist dining crisis. He's "frustrated and unhappy" with the "painful" "circus" of $200 "four-star white-tablecloth" dinners — nice if you can afford it? — and he's burned out by the "general unpleasantness" of "über-hip" restaurants with "intentionally horrible seats." But fear not, for he has found solace in a "Japanese hole in the wall" in Midtown NYC with "no celebrity chef, no publicity." And no, he won't tell you where it is. [NYT]
Building a successful co-op should also be "rooted in justice, equity, and a holistic view of the world"