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Aug 8, 2012 11:04 PM

Any new 2012 Downtown Restaurants worth trying?

It feels like there have been a slew of new restaurants in the downtown and Arts District area this summer that I haven't tried yet. Haven't seen many CH reviews to guide me in the right direction. These are just a few that I had in mind:

Eat. Drink. Americano
The Parish

Is there anything out there worth trying?

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  1. I don't believe the Parish has opened yet.

    1. Parish opened a couple weeks ago, dinner only. Their fried chicken is fantastic.

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      1. re: yogachik

        Great Old Fashions as well, as good as Cole's

      2. Towne has great decor & pastry chef from Bottega Louie. The food is.... uhm...

        Parish's cocktails are rather fantastic. The fried chicken, the beets, shrimp, burger (though it is $17 !!#$@!$#) all top notch. Sadly, they have whiskey/whisky and they serve bone marrow. So yes, you'll see bone luging which may be great, or disgusting, depending on who you are. Just waiting for the brunch menu to start. And bring hundreds because cocktails are $12-16

        Out of them all, I still enjoy Blue Cow Kitchen the most, especially after all the suits leave post-HH.

        1. I just read about a new restaurant in the Broadway Theatre District called Alma. Has anyone eaten at Alma yet?


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          1. re: yinyangdi

            Enjoy Chef Taymor's plating, and most of his food. You can see the Pacojet murdering away if you sit at the counter.

            They really need a liquor license.

          2. Been to PARISH twice. For a brand-spankin' new restie, it's great...and already super booked and crowded. Might be the only downside. Anyone tried the Brazilian joint, Wood Spoon yet? Had a decent amount of peeps in there on Thursday.

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            1. re: revets2

              Woodspoon is fantastic (though far from new - I think it opened in 2006). I ADORE the chicken pot pie, my husband loves the steak sandwich, and the pork burger is pretty amazing too.

              1. re: revets2

                Wood Spoon is a staple in the area, been there at least 6 or so years, and consistently good (although overly hot and loud mid-summer)