Pete Wells Gives Elizabeth Falkner’s Brooklyn Spot a Near Rave


At the New York Times, a two-star review is actually a great thing, and almost the best a small neighborhood spot can hope for. Hence Pete Wells's final rating, to those accustomed to the Chron's sliding scale, may seem incongruous with his glowing review of Elizabeth Falkner's latest venture in Brooklyn, Krescendo. He writes that the unassuming Boerum Hill place is "much better than the neighborhood Italian joint it is trying to pass for," and he raves especially about her Finocchio Flower Power pizza, "an essay on the theme of fennel." [NYT]