New York's Italian-American culinary heritage runs deep, and on Monday, Andrew Carmellini and Sal Lamboglia, along with partners Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard, threw their experienced Borsalinos into the saucy ring with Bar Primi (325 Bowery, 212-220-9100). The bi-level space, formerly home to Peels, ... More >>
Our edible escapades this week took us up to the Bronx and out into Brooklyn with stops in Manhattan in between. We were particularly enamored of noodles -- they were tucked into a curry, swimming in a bowl of ramen, and covered in spicy red sauce. We also found a steak tartare worth loving and an E ... More >>
Andrew Carmellini's newest restaurant, Lafayette, opened on Monday and though we're giving the restaurant a little time before we stop in for dinner, we couldn't resist an early visit to the pâtisserie up front, where Jennifer Yee's tiny canelés (3 for $4) and colorful macarons lured us in.
Andrew Carmellini's new French restaurant, Lafayette, opened on Monday. He tweeted that the bakery opened at noon and dinner service was available at 5:30. Carmellini joined forces with his partners from Locanda Verde and the Dutch, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom, to run the bistro. Chef Damon Wise cr ... More >>
Our own Tejal Rao visits former Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen's Lower East Side South Asian restaurant, Pig and Khao, and finds the outcome boisterous and inconsistent. While Cohen's ability to cook is evident in the noodle curry khao soi which is "full of quality crunch and chew," the crispy pata ... More >>
Got plans next Monday night? You might want to cancel them because on December 3, Hearth Restaurant and Terroir Wine Bar will join forces to host a benefit for Sandy Relief efforts. And they've called on a lot of oft-boldfaced names to help out.
The Amstel Light Burger Bash competition, which took place last Saturday at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, capped off a week of animated searching for the best and worst burger nationwide and here in the city.
The Piglet, Food52's tournament of cookbooks, which is modeled after The Morning News' Tournament of Books, has released this year's bracket, with many New York City chefs and cookbook authors in the mix. The Dutch chef Andrew Carmellini's American Flavor, New York Times writer Melissa Clark's Cook ... More >>
Scaredy_kat/flickrAt the Dutch, get sloppy drunk--or eat sloppy duck sliders. Some folks wait all year long to throw back a few drinks with their otherwise buttoned-up co-workers. Some just call that Friday night. If you're in the latter camp, then you probably would rather spend your holiday ... More >>
Yesterday we spoke with chef Andrew Carmellini about his new cookbook, American Flavor, and about the pain of pouring boiling-hot veal stock over one's foot. Today he tells us about expanding the Dutch to Miami and shares his thoughts on food trends. So where does the name the Dutch come from? The ... More >>
Andrew Carmellini celebrates a bounty of flavors at his popular Soho restaurant, the Dutch. Lamb neck mole shares menu space alongside rabbit pot pie and Asian white boy ribs, creating a bill of fare that is uniquely American. He's also recently come out with a new cookbook called American Flavor fe ... More >>
Lou MannaSD26 gets a fungus. Smell that earthy, funky aroma? It's white truffle season once again. Last year Josh Capon's white-truffle-laden burger at B&B was a huge hit, and it's back on the menu this year. The flavor bomb features robiola cheese, truffle oil, and a hand-shaved pile of whi ... More >>
This week in food blogs ... Muffet/FlickrBelieve in magic. Eater rounded up 10 new restaurants worth an outer-borough commute. Grub Street delved into how much people actually spend at the city's top restaurants. CHOW looked at the 11 most ridiculous restaurant-related Facebook groups.
Paul Niedermann, who just won this season of Hell's Kitchen, has scored himself a job as head chef at BLT Steak. [FitR] Daniel Angerer, who recently shuttered Klee Brasserie and Little Cheese Pub, is now at the helm of the five locations of Dig Inn, the new incarnation of Pump Energy. [Crain ... More >>
VICE Munchies, the two-year-old Web series that has trained its lens on the likes of David Chang, Andrew Carmellini, Brooks Headley, and Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis, has just kicked off a new season with an episode featuring Wylie Dufresne. As per the series's usual format, the chef ha ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema treks out to Queens' Little Himalayas for momos and other Nepalese stables at Bhim's Café and Lali Guras. Lauren Shockey welcomes Filipino food back to the East Village at Sa Aming Nayon. Sam Sifton awards a star each to Palm and Palm Too: "Palm is fo ... More >>
Andrew Carmellini lets you visit Mt. Rabbit Pot Pie
No, 900 Degrees isn't a new boyband; it's the Greenwich Village offshoot of a San Francisco pizzeria, where the Voice's Robert Sietsema was a bit overwhelmed by the six different categories of pizza, from the fantastic Naples pies to the "rib-sticking, but unremarkable" thick Sicilian pies to the gi ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Edgar's Café on the Upper West Side has closed after some 20 years in business. A younger sister establishment nearby remains open. [Zagat Buzz] Moe's, the Fort Greene mainstay is having its ... More >>
Joe NavinAt 5:30 p.m., a mere 23 minutes from now, Jesus Christ will rise again, the Dutch will open its doors for dinner. Per Andrew Carmellini's website, the restaurant, which started taking reservations at 10 a.m., will be accepting walk-ins. Good luck with that. [Via Eater] Have a tip ... More >>
Dave Schuttenberg, formerly of Fatty Crab on the Upper West Side, will be the new chef at Dickson's Farmstand Meats in Chelsea Market, replacing Gabriel Ross. [NY Times] Nate Appleman, of Chipotle's, won Chopped All-Stars, going up against Michael Proietti, Anne Burrell, and Aaron Sanchez. ... More >>
Jason Hall, previously of Gotham Bar & Grill, Anthos, and Mia Dona, has been running the kitchen at The Lion under John DeLucie. [Eater] Colin Alevras, formerly of The Tasting Room, DBGB, and Momofuku, has joined the staff at Andrew Carmellini's forthcoming The Dutch. [Eater] Aureole's exec ... More >>
riverdaze.blogspot.comCrocuses. Like restaurants, sort of.Allegedly, spring is coming, and Time Out New York is celebrating this week with a preview of the "top restaurants and bars you need to know about" once it stops freezing. Among the rag's 11 choices are Danny Meyer's Untitled, the new ... More >>
SLRsportequip.com "I feel sorry for poor Mr. Luongo if he is reduced to ranting about us on video. Maybe I will be that way when I am over the hill and nobody goes to my restaurants anymore." -- Andrew Carmellini responds to Pino Luongo's withering appraisal of Locanda Verde [Grub Street] Ha ... More >>
andrewcarmellini.comAndrew Carmellini wants your full-time help.Although the Dutch is experiencing some delays, Andrew Carmellini's Prince Street restaurant is showing signs of progress on Craigslist, where yesterday a call went out for front of house staff for the "140-seat downtown space br ... More >>
andrewcarmellini.comAndrew CarmelliniIt's an eventful week for Andrew Carmellini, and an even more eventful one for anyone stuck in the purgatory of JFK. As Crain's reported, the chef will open Croque Madame, a restaurant in Terminal 2 near Gates 21 and 22, this Friday. Carmellini's French-ac ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater posted a map of New York's strangest sandwiches. Grub Street uncovered some truly terrible kitchen horror stories from accident-prone chefs. Feast listed Seamus Mullen's favorite places: Osteria Morini, Sushi Zen, and the not-yet-even-open Dutch.
Ron Suhanosky and Colleen Marnell-Suhanosky, the couple who opened Sfoglia on the Upper East Side, are no longer involved with the restaurant or its Nantucket big-sister establishment. [Diner's Journal] Ferran Adrià and his brother Albert have announced they're opening two new restaurants i ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Grub Street tracked down the old Gourmet masthead, one year later. Eater rounded up a day of taco news, from the spaghetti taco crazy to Korean tacos. Meanwhile, Feast got excited about Andrew Carmellini's spaghetti tacos at Mercadito.
Not that kind of Dutch."The word itself doesn't really mean anything...The word kind of evokes what we're doing. We wanted this to be a neighborhood restaurant. I wanted to do this American thing that I've been thinking about forever." -- Andrew Carmellini explaining to Diner's Journal the na ... More >>
PhillipC, FlickrCan you see your critically praised slice from here? Baby artichoke pie from the son of Di Fara's Domenico DeMarco? Check. Steak frites with Minetta Tavern provenance? Check. Where in New York could one potentially get both of these prize dishes within one hour? La Guardia's ... More >>
Andrew Carmellini fixes his gaze on 131 Sullivan Street.Andrew Carmellini has officially confirmed earlier rumors that he's taking over the old Cub Room space and turning it into his second restaurant. Grub Street reports that the chef and his operating partners at Locanda Verde signed the le ... More >>
Josh Moulton, who was the executive chef at West in Los Angeles, will take over the kitchen at Monkey Bar, which recently lost consulting chef Larry Forgione to P.J. Clarke's. [NY Times] Aquavit is no longer referring to Marcus Samuelsson as its chef-owner. The Top Chef Masters contender is ... More >>
Michael Y. Park/EpicuriousDoes this say 'airport restaurant' to you?Looks like Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali aren't the only ones with super-sized Italian on their minds: Feast reports that OTG Management, the company responsible for revamping the food options at JFK's Terminal Five, is pl ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! New York Taste Skylight, 275 Hudson Street November 2 New York Magazine is hosting its 11th annual New York Taste event, benefiting City Harvest. Join culinary editor Gillian Duffy ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema falls for Frenchy Joseph Leonard, while Sarah DiGregorio suffers the service at would-be private club Mari Vanna. Betsy Andrews explores the culinary offerings of Staten Island, which may not be reachable by subway but "given the inexpensive tabs, you can af ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, which means it's time to give a little love to the best posts of the week:Sietsema rounded up the 10 Best Food-Themed Shows of all time.LUPEC stands for Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails.Anita Lo has returned from her Mongolian boar hunt, and has no pl ... More >>
Andrew Carmellini has had a busy summer--he's recently opened Locanda Verde, a rustic Italian spot in Tribeca. The chef grew up in Cleveland, and trained at the CIA, where he cooked for Governor Mario Cuomo on the weekends. Carmellini was chef de cuisine at Cafe Boulud for six years before m ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema navigates the menu at inconsistent Anella, while Sarah DiGregorio reckons that Govind Armstrong missed the boat at Table 8. Bruni found himself wishing for the "opulence" of A Voce dishes, yet still awards Locanda Verde a two-spot, surmising that, despite th ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema finds shrimp in his mash at Watty & Meg, while Sarah DiGregorio samples the pun-filled menu at Pho Sure. Bruni pays a visit to Aldea, where he feels that George Mendes's "usually intelligent, intriguing and highly skilled work is undercut at times by a tende ... More >>
Photo by thebittenword.com @ FlickrThe Food Section rounds up its best Dictionary of Modern Gastronomy entries, a glossary of food and cooking terms that have been finding their way into the common foodie vernacular. Here is a sampling: arugulance (noun): a (perceived) attitude of superiority and ... More >>
Starbucks plans to launch a healthy new menu later this month that will feature baked goods without high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors, as well as salads and other items. The new menu will be advertised with the slogan "Real Food. Simply Delicious." [Reuters] If you think a Big Mac has ... More >>
Popular food trucks are using Twitter to alert their patrons where they'll be and when. Korean-style taco vendors, the Kogi BBQ trucks, started using 140-character messages to communicate with customers, as well as build their customer base, and other street vendors are doing the same. [AP via Googl ... More >>
The long-awaited New York debut of Govind Armstrong has arrived in the form of Table 8 at The Cooper Square Hotel. The California chef will focus on local, seasonal products, and feature in-house cured meats, rare salts and custom-blended teas. Entwine has opened with its small bar that seats se ... More >>
Getting creative with imported goods
Why, oh, why Ohio?
Andrew Carmellini plays the Italian card off Madison Square
Eating alfresco never tasted so good