Last night was the opening night for Joanne, the new Italian restaurant opened by the parents of Stefani "Lady Gaga" Germanotta and chef Art Smith, who was recently spotted making salami waffles with the pop star on her Thanksgiving special. Used to be that a restaurant would be able to get its sea ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.Lady Gaga's father and chef Art Smith's buzzy new restaurant, Joanne, is open on the Upper West Side. Though it's already been bashed by the Post's Steve Cuozzo, who repo ... More >>
Last night ABC aired A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, a 90-minute special that was something of a throwback to the "celebrities celebrate major holidays for the benefit of their audience" shows of yore. Gaga conceptualized and directed the show, which was a testament to her ego and creativity: She sang wit ... More >>
Le Bernardin's pastry chef, Michael Laiskonis, is leaving the restaurant after eight years on the job to pursue other projects and "reach a wider audience." [Diner's Journal] Eric Smith, a former five-star chef in New York, is now broke and serving food for Occupy Wall Street. [Grub Street] ... More >>
And finally, we have come to the end. If last night's finale felt like a rote stampede towards the final outcome of what has been a very, very long season, it did at least deliver on its slightly beleaguered promise of emotional catharsis.
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