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cuocco pazzo update? new finds in Chinese? Distrito

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cuocco pazzo update? new finds in Chinese? Distrito

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slowens24 | | Feb 28, 2012 10:45 PM

Greetings to the BOARD from the land of green trees, gray skies and, more Chowhoundly speaking, oysters and sea tastes, pho, coffee and farmers' markets.....to the blue skies, cacti, spectacular sunsets and tanned foothills.
Chowhoundly looking forward to regular stops: Mex (Los Reyes de la Torta, Gallo Blanco), NM/Mex (Dos Molinos), Latin (Deseo), "upscale comfort" & local vino (FnB), pizza & pannini etc. (PB and PB, I know, not what it used to be w/o Chris as chief pizzaiolo) , Italian (Andreoli's)
Kai usually on the list....and someone else's tab, but not in the mix this visit.

I am wondering about Cuocco Pazzo....even more so since I learned very recently that a creative force has departed. Has anyone been there to assess for damage?
As a native New Yorker/Long Islander I still search for any Italian or Chinese venues wherever we go, but it's difficult to find much beyond the "generic" selections and quality of ingredients, so when I read about Cuocco it seemed like it would be worth a try. Now What?

And last. I've read some positive comments about Distrito. I wonder if anyone can "characterize" it, in that it appears to be new in the past year and I'm wondering if it's a trendy tidbit or a solid find.
Thanks for any help.
My Seattle suggestions are available if you are headed up this way!

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