Brooklyn's Frankie's empire expands.
In the magazine this week, Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld profile Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli’s new project, Prime Meats in Carroll Gardens. "But despite the presence of dry-aged beef, Prime Meats isn’t a steakhouse," they write. "It’s a tribute to great restaurants of the past, and a bid for modern-day destination status." Also in our special feature on all things new: in-vitro meat; Pepsi's Obama-inspired 2009 ad campaign; and soap, formerly known as restaurant grease. "The menu’s still evolving, and the room’s a little strange," writes Adam Platt in his review of the John Dory. "But [April] Bloomfield’s best dishes are worth two stars alone." If you're sick of winter's limited fruit options, try Mexican guavas. To get you started, Rob and Robin got a recipe for guavas in saffron syrup from La Palapa. But if you just want a hot bowl of soup, go to Hearth — Rob and Robin previewed the new winter soup menu.
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