Rick Nichols Is Up In The Air At R2L


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Rick Nichols has a hit or miss time of it with the food at R2L but there’s that view and of course Nichols’ prose.

[A]t twilight and after dark, with a house-special perfect Manhattan (Must everything pay homage to the Big Apple?) and a deconstructed venison cheesesteak (Not everything!), you can see forever and not be seen: Watch the petty pace of the headlights below, inching corpuscularly; red taillights, their other selves, retreating.

You are up in the air, coming in for a landing, yet never touching down, a different calculus of possibility spread across mundane rows of workaday brick.

R2L at Two Liberty, higher than we’ve ever been [Philadelphia Inquirer]