Revenge of the Bistro – Village Voice

“Starting over a decade ago, the French bistro in New York has undergone a slow but relentless decline. The low-fat craze of the ’90s was partly the culprit, but in addition Italian cuisine was ascending in popularity, and diners were beginning to prefer the fresh vegetables, lightly dressed homemade pastas, and saturated red wines that the genre represented.

But now the French bistro is undergoing a revival. Here are five of its cornerstones as presented by newcomer Le Midi Bistro on 13th Street, which is the subject of a Counter Culture review this week.”

By Robert Sietsema Wed., Jan. 9 2013 at 8:00 AM