[Pigging by Wilfrid: September 11, 2012]
South African-Israeli-Jewish, says New York magazine, while telling you how this place got its name.
It's just a bright, white dining room on Lafayette, near Ed's Lobster, and when I stopped by for lunch it was busily serving a diverse crowd from the light lunch menu. At dinner there are $20+ fish and steak entrées, but the general theme is grazing: salads, sandwiches, pasta $11-15, shareable snacks like salt & pepper eggplant, $6.
I was in search of the giblets peri-peri I'd heard about. They had sweetbreads peri-peri instead. Fine by me.
The sweetbreads were nicely executed, firm and trimmed, and had a little crunch to the surface (dipped in something like cornflour?). The sauce was chili-warm but not aggressive or harsh. With some bread, it was the light snack I wanted. $11. If peckish, you might add a side of cous-cous to drink up the sauce for another five bucks.