When Al Mancini hit Café 6 at Palms Place last month, he called the replacement for (the late) Kerry Simon's restaurant "a shadow of its former tenant." This month, Brock Radke had slightly kinder things to say. Noting that all of the options at the burger-centric spot are fairly out-there, Radke recommended "going the most crazy" with The Land & Sea. It "stacks crab dynamite, red onion, fennel, radish, kale, havarti and tomato tartar sauce on a fluffy Hawaiian bun, and somehow—I honestly don't know how—it all works," he explained. Ultimately, Radke said, "Café 6 may not be true destination dining, but it definitely satisfies."
Speaking of Mancini and burgers, he reviewed a new place this week: Flippin' Good Burgers and Shakes. "Make no mistake about it: This is fast food," he warned, but "when you're Downtown taking in a live show or enjoying some cocktails, you don't always want something sophisticated." This will spare your wallet, too: "at less than $5 for any single-stack burger, it's one of the stronger bargains around." Skip the "generic" cheeseburger in favor of the Farm Burger, whose egg was fried so perfectly it "amazed" him. Pair it with the "crispy goodness" of Flippin' Good's hand-cut fries and wash it down with a milkshake or build-your-own concrete, Mancini suggested.
Matt Kelemen gushed about Yong Kang Street at the Paris' Taiwanese-style dim sum in his latest review, advising, "Don't ask to repeat a choice, just point; whatever you don't recognize is worth trying." The restaurant's signature beef noodle soup could only be better "if it were endless," Kelemen said, but no further complaints marred the "small-plate parade," a delight from "juicy pork dumplings" to the Vietnamese drip iced coffee, "so creamy it fully qualifies as a dessert."