Adam Erace Reviews Square Peg

Adam Erace ponders the question, “what happened to him?” in regards to Square Peg chef, Matt Levin.

Perhaps worse than the poor execution, these plates were dull, with none of the verve typically associated with Levin’s cooking. Say what you will about Tastykake sliders and Four Loko prix-fixes, at least they were something to talk about. Square Peg’s offerings, mostly, are something to yawn about.

Levin knows this. He’s the first to admit Square Peg’s concept (and eventual plans to expand nationwide) come at a price. “Obviously there are concessions,” he says. “[The food] had to be a little bit more down the middle of the road. Super poutine doesn’t work at a fucking strip mall in Atlanta. Mac ‘n’ cheese grilled cheese does.”

Shape Shift [City Paper]
Square Peg [Official Site]

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  • bobnewhart1

    no comment.

  • Ken

    Who cares about Atlanta? Or even worse, a strip mall? Austin Texas, Brooklyn, Philly, Portland, Massachusetts is where it is at.

  • S3

    Does anyone really care what Adam Erace writes in that free fish wrap that people only pick up when they are looking for a prostitute?

  • bryan

    @s3: i’ll bite. you’re an idiot. it’s apparent you have an axe to grind. he doesn’t care. get over it.

  • Seriously

    Seriously, why are people still writing their singular opinion on dead trees? There is zero chance his palate is representative of a majority of diners. I rarely agree with his opinion. Most places he or LalaLaban review as good end up closing. I’ll stick to online reviews from a multitude of tastes instead of one self important dinosaur opinion. Stick that in your apple core and smoke it Bryan. It’s time to Erase the archaic reviewer.
    S3, please review the prostitutes by using yelp, now that is something worth reading..