Tomorrow, Frankie No-Links treks to the veritable Spicy & Tasty, Flushing's Sichuan showpiece. Today, the Eater oddsmakers have set the action as follows:
Zero Stars: 6-1As a trusted adviser said it to us this morning, "It's the best Sichuan restaurant in the five boroughs. This is known." What is also known is that this review will be an upgrade from its $25 and Under status, which Eric Asimov enthusiastically gave it in 2002. Finally, before you place your bet, do factor in that Bruni has been tortured by sceney mediocre venues of late and Spicy & Tasty could not be more the opposite. This may be the very stuff of the famed BruniTwoStars. (That being said, we're only 2-for-4 for the last four reviews, so you might want to parlay that fact into a slightly better payoff on the one star action.) Yes, Eater is taking the two-star action.
One Star: 3-1
Two Stars: 2-1
Three Stars: 100-1
Four Stars: 15,000-1
· Spicy & Tasty [NYT; after 8:00 PM]