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1 Abbie Fentress Swanson of WNYC has created a map of all the NY reference points in Mad Men, including food and drink spots like The Slipper Room, Keens Steakhouse, and Benihana. [WNYC] 2 The Unoffical Mad Men Cookbook has 70 well-researched recipes along with fun cultural commentary that referenc ... More >>
Erik ForsbergTracy Morgan's favorite food? Edible Geography explores the history of an abandoned champagne cave built into the Brooklyn Bridge. The Salt finds out what foods astronauts crave when they're in space.
The Sex and the City franchise will never die. It will just keep getting younger and younger, but also sadder and sadder, like the Benjamin Button of chick-lit. This summer we can look forward to the cinematic version of Summer in the City, the tale of Carrie, Samantha, and Miranda (where was ... More >>
BenihanaGet out the knives! It's fight time!It's a good thing Yelp isn't popular in Kuwait. Because that would mean a lot of lawsuits would be coming up. Yes, Mark Makhou, a blogger in Kuwait, has been sued for $18,000 for writing a negative review of chain restaurant Benihana on his blog ... More >>
Without further ado, a backward glance at the last five days ... Our 10 Worst Foodie Xmas Presents. The Early Word on Saigon Shack. Top Chef: "There's a fine line between homage and parody."
Eric and Bruce BrombergIn the last few years, Las Vegas has gone from debauched adult playground to kid-friendly Disneyland and back. More recently, it's become the adopted home of several of the country's most lauded chefs. José Andrés, Scott Conant, and the Bromberg brothers are among a g ... More >>
You wouldn't notice Gourmet Dog's small presence on the waterfront if it weren't for the bright signs and the cute dog. Sometimes, the wildest gastronomic experimentation takes places in the most unexpected places - witness Staten Island's Gourmet Dog (40 Richmond Terrace, 718-727-1234).
Goya is launching a new marketing campaign that will target non-Latinos who want to "spice up" their cooking. [NY Times] Benihana is now for sale, but the process has been complicated by squabbling between the widow of the company founder and his children. [Wall Street Journal] Andrea Illy, ... More >>
Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn has plans to open outposts of his D.C. restaurant Good Stuff in, Arlington, Virginia, and Georgetown, and maybe in "Chicago, L.A., even London and Tokyo." [Bloomberg] Hugh Acheson, the chef-owner of Five & Ten in Athens, Ga. and a James Beard nominee, has just ... More >>
Denny's, with its "Grand Slam for a Year" promotion, is just one of the fast-food chains with food prizes. Subway, Krispy Kreme, and KFC also give away, respectively, foot-long subs, doughnuts, and popcorn chicken to loyal, lucky customers. [Wall Street Journal] New York is meatball mad thes ... More >>
myLifetime.comForget sleek and sexy and bring out your best Punky Brewster look: It's back to being a kid again, as noted in this week's installment of Project Runway. The challenge: Make kids clothes that are fashionable and age appropriate. Yay, the workroom turns into a romper room! As Heidi ... More >>