Bruni on Allegretti, Richman on Corton

Frank Bruni reviews Allegretti this week and gives it two stars: "Although some dishes are overwrought, with an ingredient or two too many, and a few utterly miss their mark, more are executed with finesse and with a wicked sense of indulgence." [NYT]
Alan Richman is pleased with Paul Liebrandt's Corton, reserving special praise for its sous vide chicken. [GQ]
A report on how restaurants across the country are coping with the downturn. [NYT]

Tom Colicchio sounds off on how he's dealing with the recession. [NYO]
Michael Huynh opens BarBao tonight. [GS]
Steve Cuozzo can't help but enjoy his experience at Double Crown: "The place is a delight in spite of itself. It's not only beautiful, but warm and winning as you'd never guess from its promotional mythology." [NYP]
An interview with Bobo owner Carlos Suarez on the restaurant's one-year anniversary. [Eater]
A first look at Almond, which opened last night in the former Borough Food and Drink space. [GS]
A judge has awarded a group of Saigon Grill deliverymen $4.6 million in back pay and damages. [NYP]