Joshua Stein · 12/11/07 05:40PM

Today the loose consortium of cells and wrinkles that form the body and mind of Daily News Restaurant Girl Danyelle Freeman reviewed seasonal-ingredient inspired restaurant Irving Mill. "Grilled octopus with pepper caponata neither sparked delight nor outright displeasure. While the octopus was sufficiently tender, the caponata lent the dish little in the way of tang or punch. Other than a crusty exterior, a dull cod fell into neutral territory—a veritable Switzerland of plates." Oh, it's like when I went to Veselka and the salty strength of the schnitzel overrode the poor defenses of the Svičková, annexing the delicate flavors with a lightning speed. It was like a veritable Germany circa 1939 on my plate!