Served with white bread, the sliced brisket at Wildwood is damn fine [In connection with a feature that will be appearing tomorrow in the Village Voice, I've revisited half a dozen barbecues, old places I hadn't been to in years, and new places I hadn't had a chance to visit before. Here are some ... More >>
Changes, mutations, and alterations are afoot across town today.
Looks like R.U.B.'s new Long Island location has found itself a pitmaster: a representative for the restaurant just confirmed Page Six's report earlier today that Matt Fisher has been tapped for the job. Fisher previously served as the pitmaster at B.R. Guest's Wildwood Barbecue, and is known ... More >>
Jbird hatches."I don't want to spoil the surprise," says Joshua Kaiser, co-founder with Jamie Hinojos of Jbird Cocktails. But then he did. With no shortage of speakeasy-style cocktail lounges around these days, the Jbird team is launching three. The first, opening tonight, can be found hidde ... More >>
Food mega corp ConAgra is recalling all Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals, regardless of when they were made, due to possible salmonella contamination. [USA Today] Whole Foods is removing kombucha, a fermented tea drink, from its shelves because of concerns over the low ... More >>
Eben Klemm, the head mixologist for B.R. Guest Restaurants, which owns Dos Caminos and Blue Water Grill, is trying out "tiki-inspired" tropical drinks for the summer, as well as cocktails made with Riesling. [Washington Post] Several new coffee liqueurs are making a splash, including Firelit ... More >>
B.R. GuestVento in more illuminated times.Stephen Hanson is a busy bee: not only is he in the process of opening a steroid-enhanced version of Bill's Bar & Burger, but he's also shutting the doors on Vento to make way for the fourth New York outpost of Dos Caminos. Diner's Journal brings the ... More >>
The FeedGetting a glass of Meursault from the Master. When Chanterelle closed, the city lost not only a great restaurant, but also a wonderful wine list. Luckily, many of those bottles -- as well as the person who selected them -- can be found at Porter House, where Master Sommelier Roger Dag ... More >>
Marina Oliphant for The AgeFattoushRoland Semaan and Youssef Said met in Beirut when they were both about six years old. Their mothers came from the same village: "We are like brothers," Semaan says. Eventually, their paths diverged--Semaan came to New York and worked for B.R. Guest restauran ... More >>
The FeedbagBill's burgers will expand, and not just in your gut. Yesterday, it was mere rumor, but today, it's official: not content to confine its hysteria-inducing patties to the meatpacking district, Bill's Bar & Burger will open it second location in Rockefeller Center.
Adam Kuban/A Hamburger TodayScarcely a week goes by without some addition to the city's burger supply, and this week is no exception. Yesterday, Mark, a burger shop that also slings milkshakes, pies, fries, and booze, opened on St. Marks Place. And tonight brings the official opening of Bill' ... More >>
Wine Enthusiast alum W.R. Tish has launched a new online publication that takes a cheeky approach to wine appreciation and its aficionados. The Dregs Report is like an Onion for oenophiles. [The Feed] Director of wine and spirits at B.R. Guest Restaurants Laura Maniec is now a Master Sommelier. As ... More >>
The old man and the seafood
Dinosaur specializing in small morsels totters onto Park Avenue