Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Reader: Went to Abe Fisher with family for a big celebration, had big plans to get the short rib family style. They were out. Huge letdown, but the rest of the dishes were very good, including the kasha varnishkes and pastrami egg shrimp fried rice. Meal overall was very tasty, but I felt let down with the short rib. I know Fednuts and Dizengoff run out daily, but wasn't expecting it from Abe Fisher.
Ten years in the life of a restaurant is one of the best ways to mark the evolution of a city. But few places illuminate so many changing aspects of our dining world as Lolita, where the spinning "trompo" spit stacked high with a cone of chile-spiced pork is only one of many fresh new details that intrigue me about its renovation.
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