And the award for Snarkiest Writing of the Week (Mainstream Division) goes to … restaurant critic Frank Bruni, whose story about rooftop bars in NYC, “Up on the Roof, Under the Stars, Down the Hatch,” was printed in The New York Times on Friday, July 23.
Here he addresses hunger pangs at the Roosevelt Hotel’s rooftop bar, mad46:
“Sometimes a rooftop drinker gets hungry; he or she should have the possibility of an edible snack. The duck quesadilla at mad46 did not qualify. I could make a better treat out of emery boards and dental floss, and I’m not a particularly gifted cook (or cosmetician).”