Mandolin

Review originally published 5/11/2012 By Greg Cox A recent special at Mandolin featured a single scallop for $15. It was worth every penny. Delivered live to the restaurant, the monumental mollusk and its dense, briny-sweet roe sac were expertly pan-seared and presented on the half-shell. Anchored to terra firma by an earthy dab of parsnip…

Bloomsbury Bistro

Review originally published 3/26/2010 By Greg Cox On a recent menu at Bloomsbury Bistro,  one of the entree options was (gourmets,  prepare to gasp in horror) tilapia. A freshwater fish known for its low cost,  mild flavor and frequent appearance on the menus of ethnic restaurants,  tilapia is hardly fashionable,  and certainly not what you’d…