It looks like the
Bay Ridge Village Voice has been reviewing so many restaurants in our neck of the woods lately that the weekly newspaper’s readership base in money makin’ Manhattan have gotten their ascots all in a bunch about it.
As part of a series called Ask the Critics, one reader asks food writer Robert Sietsema why his ilk always seem to get stuck in one section of the city, and used our fair hood as a prime example:
From Village Voice:
Is it just me or have there been a lot of Bay Ridge restaurants covered lately? Do the authors live there or something? There have got to be some value restaurants near the rest of us…
Sietsema’s reply was two-fold. The first part had to do with efficiency and the logistics of travel – either via public transit or a friend’s car – particularly the rationale of killing two, three, or maybe even four birds with one stone by visiting multiple eateries in one trip.
The second part of the answer is where it gets good.
“Just like topics on Twitter, neighborhoods trend,” Sietsema told the reader. “The aforementioned Bay Ridge is hot right now, and every time I go there or the equally hot Sunset Park, I see more places I want to try.”
Does this mean that Bay Ridge could rise in the ranks of New Yorks
most yuppiest best neighborhoods? Take that, Astoria!