Blue Hill

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    New American: Dan Barber Explores a Brave New Cuisine

    Just because farm-to-table has become an overused buzzword doesn't mean our work in that arena is done. Far from, says Dan Barber, whose visionary 14-year-old West Village restaurant Blue Hill (75 Washington Place, 212-539-1776) propelled him to a leadership role within the locavore movement. Barber ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    A Side-by-Side Comparison of Parsnip Steaks

    For this week's review, I found myself stumped by some of the very pretty food at Rosette (171 East Broadway, 212-933-1176). Given that it's one of the swankier rooms in that gray area where Chinatown meets the Lower East Side, it's possible to have a fine evening at the marble bar sipping Warren Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Glasserie's Sara Kramer: "I Think People Don't Want to be so Buttoned up About Food Any More.

    Greenpoint came on strong in 2013: One innovative restaurant after another threw open the doors, fostering a destination-worthy culinary community with no shortage of fans despite the fact that reaching the area, at least by train, is challenging. One leader in that charge is Glasserie (95 Commercia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    StilltheOne: A Journey from Hedge Fund to Honey Vodka

    Blue Hill at Stone Barns is well known in the New York food world as the emblem of fine food and quality ingredient cooking, and the empire's reach is about to expand into custom spirits, distilled with the help of StilltheOne Distillery. StilltheOne opened the doors to its vodka and gin distillery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Five Side Dishes With Power to Upstage the Main Course

    Forget the baked potato, haricots verts, and creamed spinach. Today's restaurants put as much emphasis on creating creative sides as they do on rolling out an entree list--and as a result, those accoutrements often steal the show. Head out and give these five a try, a sampling of some of the most in ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 2, 2013
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    October 2, 2013

    Blue Hill Unveils Line of Vegetable-Based Yogurts (INTERVIEW)

    Next time you're in your favorite dairy aisle, stare at the yogurt case for half a second and marvel at the stunning variety. Greek yogurt's seen a surge in recent years, and it holds a prevalent place among classic fruit-on-the-bottom or stirred iterations. But look closer and you'll also find yogu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    The 10 Best (Real) Farm-to-Table Restaurants in NYC

    At this point, the farm-to-table-buzzword craze has largely subsided, and that restaurateurs and chefs find ways to thoroughly integrate the locavore ethic into their kitchens is not so much an exception as it is a rule. Still, there's a difference between adding a few token Greenmarket ingredients ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Lisa Giffen is Maison Premiere's Everything Girl

    When Lisa Giffen joined the team at Maison Premiere two months ago, she was given the official title of executive chef, but she prefers to call herself the Everything Girl. "Did the linens come in? No? Well I guess I'll deal with that," she says. "The toilet's backed up? I'm on it. We're missing a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Contest Alert: Pen a Short Review, Win Money for a Chocolate Jesus on

    If you're into off-beat flavor combinations and you can also write a short sentence better than Ernest Hemingway, we get word that is running a contest you might want to check out.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Q&A: Blue Hill's Katie Bell on How to Create a Stellar Beer List

    After securing a finalist spot for several years running, Blue Hill picked up a James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant earlier this week, putting it in the company of Eleven Madison Park (2011), Daniel (2010), Jean Georges (2009), and Gramercy Tavern (2008). For those who have followed the res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    What's Happening: Earth Day at Edi and the Wolf; Boulud's Dalmore Single-Malt Comes to New York

    Monday, April 22 Earth Day at Edi and the Wolf Edi and the Wolf, the Austrian spot on Avenue C, will celebrate Earth Day today with a four-course menu featuring "sustainable springtime ingredients" paired with biodynamic wine producers from Austria. The restaurant promises garlic soup, white asparag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    July 12, 2012

    Interview: North Fork Table & Inn's Gerry Hayden

    [See More Chef Interviews: Travis Post of Yunnan Kitchen | Dragonfly's Cornelius Gallagher] It's possible that the modest Long Island via Manhattan chef Gerry Hayden would cringe at the comparison to Blue Hill's Dan Barber. However, due to both individuals' devotion to local produce, community, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Michael Gallina to Lead Blue Hill at Stone Barns; Wolfgang Puck Disses Starbucks

    Michael Gallina, of Blue Hill New York, will take the place of Greg Baxtrom, and head Blue Hill at Stone Barns' kitchen. [Grubstreet] Baxtrom won't be out of work long. Turns out he will put in a stint at Floyd Cardoz's soon-to-open North End Grill. [Eater NY]

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    October 19, 2011

    I Finally Ate At Le Bernardin!

    ​ Well, I ate things made by Le Bernardin. And Blue Hill and Landmarc and Tribeca Grill and even Ed's Chowder House. This was at City Harvest's Bid Against Hunger, an annual event at the Metropolitan Pavilion which not only squelched my hunger, it raised money to feed NYC's homeless. You go ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Eat Well, Feed the Hungry With New City Harvest App

    ​We've always been a big fan of City Harvest, the organization that collects up to 30 million pounds of excess food from restaurants and markets every year to feed the hungry. The most famous supporter of City Harvest is organization chair Eric Ripert. The problem? Most people can't afford to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Leonard Lopate Talks Veggies With Blue Hill's Dan Barber and the Franks

    Last night at the Greene Space, Leonard Lopate took a break from hosting his eponymous radio show on WNYC to grill some of New York's biggest locavore icons on the growing popularity of vegetables in restaurant kitchens. If you hadn't noticed, vegetables are hot now as the city recovers from collect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Drinking Italian, Pondering Vegetables

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Tour of Italy Wine Tasting I Trulli Ristorante and Vino Wine & Spirits Monday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. Taste Italy's indigenous wine varieties at this walk-around tasting of about 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Eric Ripert, Dan Barber, and Jim Lahey to Headline Lopate & Locavores

    WNYCLopate loves locavores.​'Tis the silly season for food festivals, and for the second year in a row, WNYC host Leonard Lopate is getting in on the act with Lopate & Locavores, a three-day event that will explore zeitgeisty issues relating to today's food movement.

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    June 20, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Summer of Riesling, Peak Organic Dinner, Taste of Greenmarket

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Peak Organic Beer Dinner The Vanderbilt Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. Chef Saul Bolton is cooking up a four-course meal with beer pairings from Maine's Peak Organic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Where Was I Eating? Blue Hill

    Lauren Shockey​ This week's Where Am I Eating? was tricky, but we have a winner! I was eating at Blue Hill, and the pictured flowers are right at the entrance to the restaurant (the "colorful" clue referenced the restaurant's name). Their display changes often and is always lovely -- and you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Papaye, Uptown African Restaurant and Accra; Lauren Shockey at Tenpenny

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema goes West African at Papaye, Uptown African Restaurant, and Accra. Lauren Shockey finds fun and value in Midtown at Tenpenny.​ Sam Sifton discovers the reason Brooklyn Heightians are staying close to home these days, awarding Colonie one star: "Long and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Food Dyes Save Us from Gray Foods; Kale is the New Spinach

    ​Apparently, farmers are not to blame for rising food costs. Experts are saying energy, weather, and global unrest are more likely culprits. [Washington Post] The FDA is proposing that calorie counts become mandatory nationwide on menus and menu boards for chain restaurants, but not movie the ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    What Happens When Women Cook in John Fraser's Kitchen

    ​Last week, Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez told us that she'd be taking part in a weekly female chefs series beginning next month at What Happens When. Now the restaurant, which just began its third movement yesterday, has coughed up some more details about the series, which will every Monday feat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    The Daily Meal Ranks America's Top Restaurants

    Deborah Jones/The Daily MealPer Se is named the best restaurant in New York​Always a friend to listsicles, The Daily Meal has come up with a new list, ranking the top 101 restaurants in the country. There aren't many shockers included, and New York City fared quite well, proving its gastronom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Child Nutrition Bill Approved; Eataly Founder Talks

    ​Queens food pantries have seen a 90 percent increase in demand this year, but almost 60 percent of them didn't have enough food to meet it. [NY Daily News] Dan Barber of Blue Hill is among a growing list of top chefs who are teaching food-science classes at Harvard. [FOXNews] Food safety is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    "Bid Against Hunger" Helped the Homeless

    ​This is going to be a nice item, so just bite your tongue and endure it for a few seconds. Last night, I went to an event at the Metropolitan Pavilion called "Bid Against Hunger," which charged people to eat exquisite offerings like chicken-liver mousse and white fig gelato, and also to bid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    King of Falafel Takes Vendys; Seafood Soup All the Rage

    ​First lady Michelle Obama hosted spouses of world leaders at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, where a lunch of ingredients from the farm and from the White House garden was served. [AP] The King of Falafel won best vendor and People's Choice at the 2010 Vendy Awards. Fares (Freddy) Zeideia can usua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Eve's Cidery's Bittersweet Cider

    ​It feels like fall out there today, and Eve's Cidery is the ideal beverage to bridge summer and autumn.

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    March 22, 2010

    Michelle Obama Visits New York, Exhibits Watered-Down Cultural Tastes Yet Again

    ​President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have shown pretty decent taste whenever they visit our fair city. So why the hell'd they do this, of everything else there is to see in town?

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    March 10, 2010

    Omnivore Fest Is Coming to Eat Us This June

    ​Holy merde. Scarcely six months since we finally finished digesting what Le Fooding served us, the French are at it again. They're returning this summer with the second-annual Omnivore Festival, which will take place June 4-6. Feast has the schedule, which includes public master classes taugh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    The Blogroll Gazette: Starbucks' Rumored Brooklyn Invasion; McDonald's Big Mac in Wrap Form

    This week in food blogs... Eater heard that Starbucks is taking over a space on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, but wasn't too worried seeing as Starbucks-in-Billyburg rumors pop up regularly. Grub Street caught up with Blue Hill chef Dan Barber to ask about Lent, salt, and America's chances at Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Anne Burrell Wants Back Into the Restaurant Biz; Nate Appleman Seeks Skilled Pizza Makers

    ​Pierre Schutz has been named the executive chef at the forthcoming Jean-Georges at the Mark hotel, set to open in March. He was formerly at the now-defunct Vong. [NY Times] Famed Gascon chef Thierry Marx will cook a special $350 meal at Le Bernardin on Feb. 20, as part of d'Artagnan's 25th a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Paula Deen Hit with Ham; Dog Ice Cream Arrives

    ​New York has dog bakeries, dog spas, dog therapists, and now dog artisanal ice cream. Lactose-free Blizzard Dog is the brainchild of a 16-year-old boy upon seeing how much, well, dogs love ice cream. Corn and carrot flavors are more popular than chocolate (carob) and vanilla. [NY Times] It s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    The Top 40 Locavore Chefs Under 40

    Mother Nature Network has put together a list of the country's 40 most important rising culinary stars under the age of 40. The list focuses on chefs who use fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients and adhere to a farm-to-table philosophy. Surprisingly, there are only two New Yorkers in the bunch ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Ambiance; DiGregorio at SD26

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema gets well fed at Ambiance in Carnasie, while Sarah DiGregorio tries to find warmth at SD26. Sam Sifton drops in on Le Relais de Venise l'Entrecote, where there is "no real menu to speak of. There is only salad and steak frites... And you know what? It's terr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Tasting the City & A Couple of Tweetable Tastings

    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 >>

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    October 26, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Taste of Greenmarket & Austrian Wine Month

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Taste of Greenmarket Studio 450 October 28 The Greenmarket's annual food extravaganza has arrived. Chefs from Blue Hill, Daniel, Craft, Aquavit, and the Spotted Pig will prepare sig ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Presidential Table: What Does Craftsteak Say About Obama?

    ​President Obama was spotted having lunch at Craftsteak yesterday. Gawker asks, what do his dining out choices say about him? His much-fussed-over date with Michelle at Blue Hill said, "He likes to support local agriculture, while keeping a low profile." His meal at Il Mulino with Bill Clinton ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Michelin Publishes Its 2010 NYC Restaurant Ratings

    ​The Michelin Guide's 2010 New York City restaurant ratings are out. Daniel is the only new member of the three-star club, while Corton and Alto gained admittance to the two-star treehouse. Michael White is perhaps the list's biggest winner, thanks to Alto's two stars and the one star apiece a ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    In Praise of Food-Based Fundraisers

    Townend Photography/flickr​One of the great things about food-based fundraisers is that they provide valuable opportunities to indulge in base gluttony in service of a noble cause. And September happens to be full of such opportunities. Tonight, Let Us Eat Local, a fundraiser for Just Food, wi ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Mexican Independence Day; Eating Local

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! El Grito de Independencia (The Cry of Independence) Toloache September 15, 6 p.m.-midnight Celebrate Mexico's independence with free tequila shots and live mari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    The Date Night Heard Around the World--A Roundup of Reactions to the Obamas' Blue Hill Dinner

    Days after the Obamas graced New York with their presence, reports of the presidential date night are still pouring in. And, while FOXNews was mostly concerned with how much the evening cost taxpayers (a minimum of $24,000 is the conservative--pun intended--estimate), other media outlets were more i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Recession Bonus: Resys Available Everywhere

    As Eater noticed yesterday, for those who can still afford it, New York is a playground of available reservations these days. This morning I got on Open Table to see what was available for tonight, party of two. Every restaurant I checked had availability. Interestingly, several restaurants, like Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    A Nation Turns to Whiskey

    While sales of other distilled liquors have slumped, whiskey sales are on the rise. [LA Times]Your iPhone can be turned into a cocktail database with the right app. Just add booze. [WSJ] The Food Network's Sandra Lee is launching her own magazine, Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade. It hits newsstands today.[ ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 26, 2008

    Braeburn's Funny Farm

    New West Village bistro gets lost in the corn

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    October 6, 2008

    Michelin Announces 2009 Stars

    The official announcement of the 2009 Michelin Guide for New York City is happening in about 10 minutes at the Astor Center. But over at Eater, they've snagged the star picks in advance via undercover camera phone photos. Devious, they are! No big surprises in the three-star category, but newcomer ... More >>

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    March 24, 2008

    James Beard Award Nominees Announced

    The James Beard Award nominees have been announced. New Yorkers nominated include Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali, Dan Barber from Blue Hill. Anthos has been nominated for Best New Restaurant, and Pichet Ong, who just opened Batch last week, for Outstanding Pastry Chef.

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    June 21, 2007
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