April Bloomfield

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    August 18, 2014

    This Week's Five Best Food Events

    Have the end of summer sads? Make the most of the remainder of the warm months. This week's best food events include a conversation about pig heads and Chilean wine.

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    June 5, 2014

    Shake Shack, an "Incredible, Happy Accident," Celebrates 10 Years With Special Burgers

    It's been a decade since Shake Shack (23rd and Madison Avenue) first planted permanently in Madison Square Park, unleashing its burgers and Concretes on an unwitting public and inspiring a frenzy that created a global empire. Next week, it'll celebrate the milestone by turning out a different specia ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    April Bloomfield and Daniel Stedman Weigh in on Forthcoming Inaugural Taste Talks

    On September 14 and 15, chefs and food experts from all over the world will descend on a trio of Williamsburg venues--the Wythe Hotel, Kinfolk Studios, and Brooklyn Bowl--where they'll serve pancakes, chat gastronomy, team up for a cookout, and participate in a rendition of Cook it Raw, the internat ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    After-Party Report: The James Beard Awards

    Thomas Keller of Per Se squinted at a monitor at last night's James Beard Foundation Awards as it aired a live feed of the stage at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall just before Daniel Humm announced the award for Outstanding Chef. "I see two medals," Keller said. "It must be a tie!" If anyone cou ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    NYC Restaurants and Chefs Nominated for James Beard Foundation Awards

    Some of New York's top restaurants and chefs were honored this morning with James Beard Foundation Award nominations, including April Bloomfield, Danny Bowien, and Michael White for Best Chef. Blue Hill was nominated for Outstanding Restaurant, and David Chang earned an Outstanding Chef nod. All win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    BrisketTown Is Serving Lunch and The General's Got Doughnuts

    ISA in Williamsburg is now open for lunch from noon to 4 p.m. The Mediterranean restaurant has turned some of their dinner entree options into smaller dishes divided into snacks, pizzas, soups, and salads. Some items, like the Tuscan kale Caesar salad garnished with sourdough croutons, are available ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Tortas Miss the Mark at April Bloomfield's Salvation Taco

    The press has been fawning over Salvation Taco, April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's Mexican-inspired bar in Murray Hill, ever since it opened two months ago, and for good reason--the Bloomfield-ian touches, like lamb on naan, pineapple and pork belly salads, and deep fried pigs ears, a panoply of cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    James Beard Foundation Announces 2013 Chef and Restaurant Award Semifinalists

    Hollywood has the Oscars. The food world has the James Beard Awards. The annual ceremony that recognizes both outstanding and upcoming talent in the restaurant industry has just announced its 2013 crop of semifinalists. The current (incredibly long) list will be narrowed down to finalists on Monday ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 30, 2013

    Tongue These Pig Ears at the Pod Hotel's Salvation Taco

    April Bloomfield and Roberto Santibañez team up, Mexican-style

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    State Department Enlists Culinary Diplomats

    [See More Edible News: Tapioca Pearls May Cause Cancer | Manhattan Pizza Parlor Price War Ends] Hillary Clinton and the State Department are challenging the power of food by enlisting top chefs to join an effort to forge cultural exchanges over the dining table worldwide. According to the Associat ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Get Ready for Two Big Meat Parties

    Two spectacularly meaty events are just around the corner. Governor Island will become Pig Island this Saturday afternoon, when chefs serve pork from Møsefund Farm, Raven & Boar, Fossil Farms, and a number of local hog farms. Participating chefs include King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn, Shaunna Sargen ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Meatopia 2012: Bigger, Better, And More Expensive

    [See More Events: Boqueria Launching Tomato Menu | Food Truck Festival At South Street Seaport] Meatopia is returning this year bigger and better. After months of fierce competition to narrow down the finalists from 300 original contestants, the nation's top three meat cutters are going head-to-hea ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Unbearably Sexy Soft Serve and Sprinkle Video

    That's Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff, the cool team from Big Gay Ice Cream, making soft serve and sprinkles just about the sexiest (and silliest!) thing we've seen all day. The video is part of a series by The Great GoogaMooga, to promote its May 19 and 20 blowout event in Prospect Park. The boozy, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    April Bloomfield's New Cookbook Will Make You a Wiz with Veggies

    The Spotted Pig's April Bloomfield might not be the first chef you would think of when seeking tips for perfectly cooked carrots. But her cookbook, A Girl and Her Pig, released today with a cover that boasts a picture of a dead pig draped over Bloomfield's neck, is surprisingly full of terrific reci ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Under the Toque: New Chef at Tocqueville, Farmers in the Kitchen

    ​Jason Lawless has ascended to the position of Tocqueville's chef de cuisine. [Eater] The Bedford in Williamsburg is also getting a new chef--Jason Michael Giordano, formerly of Hotel Griffou. [Grub Street]

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    January 23, 2012

    5 Pies to Stuff Yourself Silly on Today, a/k/a National Pie Day

    Lauren ShockeyNorth End Grill puts out a fine lemon meringue pie​Today is National Pie Day, woot woot. While Fork in the Road believes that this holiday should really coincide with the other Pi Day (March 14), any day that celebrates the bounty of baked, filled pastries is still pretty damn a ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    April Bloomfield Gets the Vice Munchies Treatment

    Perhaps you've heard of April Bloomfield? The no-nonsense chef takes a break from running the Spotted Pig, Breslin, and John Dory to go on a joyride with some her food-industry friends in the latest from Vice's "Munchies" series. First, though, she talks with business partner Ken Friedman about whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Our 10 Best Restaurant Wedding Venues in NYC

    basykes/flickrHere come the brides and grooms!​ Summertime is wedding season. In FitR's first-ever Wedding Week, we're celebrating the best wedding season ever because it's the first during which anyone can marry, regardless of color, creed, or sexual preference. Yay! Two people joining in hol ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Herring Pairing, Epicurean Intifada

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! The Russ & Daughters Herring Pairing Astor Center Tuesday, June 28, 6 p.m. It's New Catch Holland Herring time again! Join the team from Russ & Daughters for a tast ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    April Bloomfield Will Help Russ & Daughters Celebrate the New Catch Holland Herring Season

    Russ & Daughters​June is to clupeophiles - or herring freaks as they're more commonly known - what March is to college basketball fans. Why? Because it marks the beginning of the all too brief New Catch Holland Herring season.

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    May 9, 2011

    Elaine's Looks Nothing Like Its Former Self; Dads Influence Kids' Eating Habits More Than Moms

    ​In a look at the James Beard Award nominees, nose-to-tail queen April Bloomfield reveals this shocker: if she had to eat one thing for the rest of her life, it would be... "vegetables." [NY Post] It appears that Elaine's is a lot less busy since its namesake, Elaine Kaufman, died in December ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    New Amsterdam Market is Having an Oysterpalooza!

    flickr/Allerina & Glen MacLartyShuck 'em!​Get ready for some shucking and slurping: It's going to be an oysterpalooza on Saturday, April 9 at New Amsterdam Market!

  • Dining

    March 16, 2011

    The John Dory Oyster Bar Resurrection

    A noted seafood restaurant returns from the deep

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    March 10, 2011

    The New Amsterdam Market Returns on May 1

    Rebecca MarxBivalves abounded at last year's New Amsterdam Market.​Another day, and yet another seasonal market to look forward to.

  • Dining

    March 2, 2011

    Hats Off to Greenwich Village's Fedora

    Montreal makes another tasty incursion into NYC, courtesy of Gabe Stulman

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    November 15, 2010

    The New Yorker's Annual Food Issue Has Arrived

    Martin Schoeller/The New Yorker​The New Yorker's annual food issue is out this week, to the immeasurable joy of gastronerds who have some spare time on their hands. High on the marquee is Lauren Collins' profile of April Bloomfield, whom Collins dubs "the food world's oblivious savant." Elsew ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    April Bloomfield Wants to Start a Farm, Open a Bakery

    Amy Hou/ForbesApril Bloomfield.​The John Dory Oyster Bar is opening its doors in the Breslin this week, and Eater has an interesting interview with April Bloomfield. Among other things, Bloomfield says that she and Ken Friedman have been looking for land upstate to start a farm.

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    August 26, 2010

    The Third-Annual Taste of Greenmarket Is Nigh

    ​With the promise of cooler weather on the horizon, people are once again regaining their appetites for foods whose preparation requires a heat source. Which means only one thing: fall's all-you-can-gorge tasting events are almost upon us. To wit, the NYC Greenmarket just sent out the announce ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Here's a Link for Le Grand Fooding Pre-Sale Tickets, Available Now

    Le Fooding​Ready, set, allez, allez, allez: the good folks at Le Grand Fooding have sent us a link to a site where readers can go to buy pre-sale tickets to the two-night gastro-extravaganza, which will take place September 24 and 25 at PS1 and feature the chefly talents of April Bloomfield, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Brandon Baltzley 'Out' at 6th Street Kitchen; Rodelio Aglibot 'In' at BLT

    ​Brandon Baltzley has reportedly left 6th Street Kitchen for a job at Alinea. Greg Torrech of Brown Café is said to be taking over. [Grub Street] Shea Gallante, formerly of Cru, has teamed up with the restaurateur Stratis Morfogen to open Ciano, a new Italian restaurant, this fall. [Diner's ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Dish #93:The Terrine Board at the Breslin Bar and Dining Room

    ​ Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: The Terrine Board ($42) at the Breslin Bar and Dining Room

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    June 29, 2010

    Le Fooding Announces Its 2010 Line-Up

    Attendees at last year's Le Fooding.​Some ten months after it transformed P.S. 1 into a roiling cauldron of smoking meat, interminable waits, and misplaced drink tickets, Le Fooding has announced its line-up for this year's festivities.

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    June 23, 2010

    April Bloomfield Unleashes Her Inner Vegetarian at the Saveur Barbecue

    Nary a deep-fried trotter in sight.​ While her food at the Breslin isn't exactly synonymous with vegetarian dining, April Bloomfield surprised more than a few grazers at the Saveur magazine barbecue last night by serving not animal parts, but salad. The chef and her crew dished out a boldly-f ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Didier Elena Confirmed at Alain Ducasse; Top Chef's Nikki Cascone Tries Again

    ​Didier Elena has finally been confirmed "in" at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House following a six-year absence from the city, where he hopes to win back the Michelin star lost by his predecessor. [NY Daily News] Following the closure of her 24 Prince, Top Chef alum Nikki Cascone has been appr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Wendy's Bacon & Blue Burger Is Not Nearly as Bad as You Might Imagine

    ​Take a look under the hood: good thick bacon, the mildest blue cheese imaginable, barely distinguishable from cottage cheese, and some other smeary substance of indeterminate composition. Emboldened by my adventure tasting the new Pacific shrimp taco at Taco Bell, I went in search of another ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 12, 2010

    The Breslin's Little Britain

    Woe to pigs who value their head and feet!

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    January 11, 2010

    The Breslin's Amazing Lamb Burger

    ​The lamb burger at the Breslin is one of the designated big hitters of the winter season. It comes on a cutting board with a very ugly knife...

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    December 24, 2009

    Under the Toque: Table 8 Still Open Despite Govind Armstrong Departure; Laurent Manrique Eyes Country Space

    ​ Govind Armstrong may have left Table 8 in the Cooper Square Hotel, but the restaurant is still open. Chef de cuisine Willis Loughhead, formerly of Country, is now running the kitchen. [NY Times] Laurent Manrique, an owner at Cafe de la Presse in San Francisco and formerly a chef at Aqua, is ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Trattoria Cinque; DiGregorio at Tipsy Parson

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema finds that "it often seems as if Trattoria Cinque isn't trying hard enough to be Roman," while Sarah DiGregorio deems the tipsy parson cake at Tipsy Parson "as likeable as the restaurant." Sam Sifton heads to Madangsui in Koreatown, which "is not much to loo ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    The Breslin's Dinner Menu, in the Firm Yet Porky Flesh

    April Bloomfield, savoring pint before pig.​ The Breslin began serving dinner last night, and the Feed has obtained a copy of chefs April Bloomfield and Peter Cho's menu.

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    October 16, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: Rating the Fattest Cookbooks By the Pound; A 'Hipstavore' Wedding

    This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily took a look at the price-per-pound ration of cookbooks and The Big Fat Duck Cookbook weighed in at 11.6 pounds for $157.50 or $13.58 per pound of book. Midtown Lunch got excited over one of its images being used in Polish Playboy as part of a piece on Taam T ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Beyond the Breslin: April Bloomfield is Thinking Tea, Bakeries, Cookbook

    Though we're still digesting the countless details being divulged in advance of the Breslin's imminent opening, April Bloomfield is already thinking of what's next. In an interview with GQ UK, she tells the magazine that "I really want to open a bakery or a teahouse. I always wanted to write a cookb ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    More Breslin Details for the Bloomfield-Obsessed

    New York mag's Rob and Robin got the the city foaming at its collective mouth with their Fall restaurant preview earlier this week. Today, they all but offer a drool cup to fans of April Bloomfield with an even more detailed look at The Spotted Pig chef's newest project, the Breslin. There's renderi ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    And They're Off! Fall Restaurant Previews Are Out of the Gate

    Both New York magazine and Metromix have unleashed their Fall restaurant previews today, lending a bit of autumnal snap to the dead heat of August. Names that everyone's smacking their lips over include Momofuku Midtown, which will be located in the old Town space; the Breslin, April Bloomfield's ne ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Under the Toque: A Spanish Chef in the House at Mercat; Lady Chefs Gone Wild

    Ryan Skeen--formerly of Resto, the General Greene, and Irving Mill--has officially been named the new executive chef at Allen & Delancey on the LES. Both chef Kyle Bailey and pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac have left the restaurant. A new pastry chef has yet to be named. [NY Times] Spanish chef Paco G ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Bruni Gives John Dory Two Stars

    The Times' Frank Bruni reviews the John Dory today, and, like New York's Adam Platt and Bloomberg's Ryan Sutton, he gives the place just two stars. While Bruni makes a point of saying he immensely admires both chef April Bloomfield and sommelier David Lynch in his review, he has less admiration for ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Our Man Sietsema Enjoys John Dory's Cod Sperm

    This week, Our Man Sietsema tells us all about the John Dory, the new seafood restaurant from the Spotted Pig's chef April Bloomfield. The upshot is that there's a whole lot of really good fish to be had, but mainly at a price that few can afford right now. Our Man praises a few dishes with enthusia ... More >>

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    April 18, 2007
  • NYC Life

    April 10, 2007

    April Bloomfield's Last Meal

    . . . ends with a cold beer

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    April 6, 2004


    A new Village Italian bistro masquerades as a gastropub

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