Robert Sietsema is the restaurant critic for the Village Voice in New York. He recommends the following places in the Big Apple":
- M & T (44-09 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, Queens, 718-539-4100) in Flushing specializes in food from Qingdao in Northeast, China. They are known for their dumplings and food made with corn.
- Golden Palace (140-09 Cherry Ave., Flushing, NY 11355, 718-886-4383) serves food from the four provinces of Northeastern China.
- Brooklyn has a number of restaurants that serve farm-to-table dinners. Marlow & Sons (81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-384-1441) is one of these restaurants. Saltie is a spinoff of Marlow and Sons. It's a sandwich restaurant with a nautical theme.