Not entirely OliverLooks like the Upper West Side is getting more than just a locavoric farmhouse. It's also getting a new craft-cocktail lounge, manned by an all-star team of chefs and bartenders, to boot.
Of all the Chinese food safety scandals, brace yourself for the grossest: "gutter oil." Criminals sell cooking oil to restaurants that has been bought from other restaurants or -- gag -- scooped from sewers. [Time] Graydon Carter and Jeff Klein have hired Ken Friedman, of the Breslin and Sp ... More >>
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is one of the packaged food brands trying to hide veggies in the mix. [Washington Post] Americans, who once thought of Italian food as the cuisine of "garlic eaters," are now more aware of the different regional nuances of Italian fare. [Washington Post] Walmart has ... More >>
Jeff Grow, mixologist-illusionist. Jeff Grow has a title you don't come across very often. He's a 'bar illusionist' at Albert Trummer's recently opened-to-the-public Theater Bar (114 Franklin Street) in Tribeca. He discusses just how manages to mix drinks with magic and why the two are a grea ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Eccentric Italian restaurant Il Matto has shuttered just before its one-year anniversary, but the owner is holding on to the space. [Eater] The Union Square dive bar Bar 119 has served its las ... More >>
eaterGetting fired up.Albert Trummer, who made waves with his fiery displays at his Chinatown bar, Apotheke, sends word today that Theater Bar, which debuted last summer as a private events space, will open to the public in 733... make that 732 hours.
Albert Trummer's partner at Apotheke is suing him for ignoring orders to stop using booze to light up the bar for his signature pyrotechnic tricks. [NY Daily News] A new study in the U.K. claims that alcohol is more harmful a drug than crack. Of course, the study was authored by Dr. David Nu ... More >>
A new report reveals that people who abstain from drinking alcohol tend to have higher mortality rates than heavy drinkers. [Time] New York City is experiencing a golden age for wine bars, with 237 of them spread across the city's five boroughs, 69 of which opened last year. [Wall Street Jou ... More >>
The Dizzy FizzDrink of fire.Albert Trummer, co-owner and head mixologist at Chinatown bar Apotheke, is known to occasionally throw booze on the bar and light it on fire. That nifty little party trick got the Austrian-born drinks slinger arrested by the Fire Department this past weekend.
dslrninja/flickrA food fest for every breed.The first LUCKYRICE Festival kicks off this Thursday, celebrating the tastiest foods from Asia (and Asian Americans). Opening night will feature an Asian-inspired cocktail party at The Bowery Hotel hosted by Top Chef Masters' Kelly Choi, with a drin ... More >>
A group of 40 adults has paid $95 each to deconstruct and reconstruct The Balvenie Signature Batch this evening at Astor Center. As luck would have it, we had the chance to participate in a little preview of the event with drinks makers Shingo Gokan of Angel's Share, Albert Trummer of Apotheke and J ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>
Don't say "Hey, bartender!" to these people