Bobby Flay

  • News

    July 30, 2014

    Path of Lease Resistance

    Are High Rents Pricing Manhattan's High-End Restaurants Out of the Market?

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Are High Rents Pricing Manhattan's High-End Restaurants Out of the Market?

    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay closed his Fifth Avenue restaurant Mesa Grill last year, laying to rest a landmark that, when it fired up its burners in 1991, was the only destination restaurant in an area dominated by garment factories. In Februrary, Keith McNally shuttered Pastis, a Meatpacking Distric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Gato's Rabbit, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 79: Rabbit from Gato (324 Lafayette Street, 212-334-6400)

  • Dining

    May 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    First Look: Bobby Flay's Gato

    It's been nearly a decade since Bobby Flay last opened a new restaurant in New York, and in that time, The Man Who Would Throw Down has had to forfeit the two restaurants closest to his heart: Southwestern-inflected flagship Mesa Grill and its follow-up Bolo, where Flay channeled the flavors of Spai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Eight Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a table d'hôte concept in Harlem, a warehouse-turned-restaurant in Brooklyn, and Bobby Flay's highly anticipated Med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Where to Eat Cheaply This Week

    Eating out gets really expensive really quickly in New York City, which makes it a tough place to subsist if you're scraping by until your next paycheck or trying to save a few bucks. If that's you this week -- perhaps you lost a Super Bowl bet? -- check out our round-up of cheap eats, a list we'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    The Little Beet's Franklin Becker: "I Fell in Love With Food the First Time I Put a Fork in My Mouth"

    In the 30 years since he first entered the kitchen, Franklin Becker has amassed shiny trophies of a successful culinary career: He landed "two very nice stars" from the New York Times while he was the executive chef at Local, earned a Best New Restaurant in America nod from Esquire for Capitale, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    5 Great Food Markets to Visit Right Now

    There's no doubt: New York is a buyer's market. At least where food is concerned. Stroll through the souk-like stalls of our city's great markets as you scarf down spicy, chicken pigs-in-blankets from Brooklyn Piggies and a chaser of Grady's Cold Brew, and revel in these first breezes of fall as yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Tavern On The Green Will Reopen Fall Of 2013

    Finally. After years of drama and heated talks, Tavern On The Green has finally been reoccupied. The city granted the license to the Emerald Green Group, a Philadelphia-based restaurant group. According to DNAinfo, Emerald Green will offer a locally-sourced menu for 200 to 300 diners plus takeout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Under the Toque: Batali Settles Suit, New Prune Cookbook in the Works

    Chef shuffles and kerfuffles this week: Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich have agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of their restaurants' employees who claimed that the owners deducted the equivalent of 4 to 5 percent of the total wine sales from the tip pool and pockete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Ron Suhanosky 'Out' at Stuzzicheria; Marcellus Coleman 'In' at Alias

    ​Ex-Sfoglia chef Ron Suhanosky has left Stuzzicheria after just four months, due to creative differences with owner Gerard Renny. Paul Di Bari, who worked at sister restaurant Stuzzi has taken over. [Grub Street] James Kent, who competed a in Bocuse d'Or this year, has been promoted to chef d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Shane McBride 'In' at Balthazar; Belinda Chang 'In' at Monkey Bar

    ​Shane McBride, the former chef de cuisine at Colicchio & Sons, is now cooking at Balthazar, where he has been since February. [Eater] Not to be outdone by the likes of Eric Ripert, who has had cameos on Treme, Bobby Flay will appear on Entourage as the lover of Ari Gold's wife. [Eater] Guy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    The Daily Hookup Will Only Feature Highly Curated Restaurants, No Crap Allowed

    ​The Daily Hookup, a discount website aimed at gay males, launched quietly this week. It aims to offer the same old gamut of lifestyle deals, though obviously geared toward its demographic. But rather than feature just any old restaurant, they have special "curators" who seek out only the ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Williamsburg Bistro The Morgane, Goodbye to Klee Brasserie

    Soul Daddy, winner of the Bobby Flay-hosted America's Next Great Restaurant, is closing two of its three original locations, including the one in the South Street Seaport. [Eater] The former Cafe Centosette space in the East Village could be replaced with the ultimate corporate double-team: a combi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Bobby Flay On Becoming Famous; Jerry Della Femina Sells Resto Out of Fear of Democrats

    ​Yum! Brands, which owns fast-food chains KFC and Taco Bell, earned less than expected in the first quarter, while Chipotle beat expectations. [Forbes] Fabio Parasecoli, coordinator of the New School's Food Studies program, was in Union Square teaching a "pop up" college course on local and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Slashfood Readers Aroused by Fictional Hermaphrodites

    Hot.​Those who can't wait to wallow in the shallow waters of Eater's Hottest Chef competition can dip their toes in the equally murky waters of Slashfood's second-annual roundup of the 10 Hottest Men in the Food Industry.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Chefs Don't Really Like Foodies, Either

    ​It's not exactly breaking news, but CNN's Eatocracy has found that chefs, like most other people, don't really care for foodies.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    NYC Chefs Resolve to Eat Better (and Eat Worse!) in 2011

    pguild.comA new decade, new resolutions​ Now that the New Year has come and gone, it's time to get those resolutions going. The Wall Street Journal,, and The Daily Meal all have extensive roundups of celebrity chefs resolutions for the coming year and New York City chefs are well re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Behind the Scenes of the Barneys Holiday Windows

    If you harbor the same odd fondness for Barneys' freakish, food (Network)-themed holiday windows that we do, then check out the above video from Liz Lomax, the artist responsible for the outsized likenesses of Bobby Flay, Sandra Lee, et al. It shows their construction process from beginning to end ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Junk Food Is Popular? Shocker!

    healthnative.comSo tasty​ The New York Times is at the forefront of trends once again (err, not) with an article that notes--gasp--that junk food restaurants are popular on Capitol Hill.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Barneys Food (Network)-Themed Holiday Windows: Some Pictures

    ​Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Rocker Curtis Brown Now Head Chef at Bubby's; German Chef Wolfgang Theil Moonlights at Brooklyn Pub

    ​Seamus Mullen was approved by the local community board to open a Spanish-influenced restaurant at 359 Sixth Avenue. [Eater] Cesar Ramirez, who has for the past year been cooking Chef's Table dinners at Brooklyn Fare, is opening a new 50-seat restaurant next door. [Eater] Curtis Brown, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Henan Feng Wei in Flushing

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers unfussy, "amazing!" Northern Chinese at Henan Feng Wei in Flushing. Sam Sifton pokes a bit of fun at expense-account-friendly Lavo: "The menu is Italian by way of a steakhouse, and if the food isn't totally awesome, the portions are huge. You'll lov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Food Network Launches an App; New Bacon Soda Is Gross

    ​Domino's Pizza in Japan has announced it will hire someone for a mysterious one-hour job in December that will pay 2.5 million yen ($31,000). [AP] Meanwhile, Domino's in Europe is opening its first store in Germany, in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, this Saturday. [PR Newswire] Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Bobby Flay May One Day Be the Boss of Us

    Mayor McCheese?​For those of you still adjusting to the news that Sandra Lee has infiltrated the governor's mansion, you may want to avert your eyes from Grub Street's interview with Bobby Flay. Not only does he have big plans for Sunday's marathon, he's got big plans for us all, because Bobby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Sun Chips Lose the Noisy Green Bag; Brooklyn Makes Out in 2011 Zagat Guide

    ​Sun Chip lovers who bemoaned the new biodegradable packaging for being too loud can rejoice. Frito-Lay is pulling most of the green packaging in response to the outcry. Only Sun Chips' original flavor will keep the compostable bags, while other flavors go back to conventional packaging. [Wall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Ants on Happy Meals; Deli Meats Recall

    ​Brooklyn artist Elizabeth Demaray is feeding her red harvester ants McDonald's Happy Meals for 30 days instead of their usual seeds as part of an installation at Exit Art. [NY Times] Albany is starting to enforce a state tax law that calls for sliced bagels to be taxed (whereas whole bagels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Tickets Are Now On Sale for the New York Wine & Food Festival

    ​As of today, you can buy tickets for the New York Wine & Food Festival, which will return to town for the third year in a row from October 7 - 10. The usual Food Network suspects -- Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis -- will be there, along with such actual chefs as Heston Blumentha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Suggestions For The Inevitable Ice-T/Aimee Mann Reconciliation

    ​So this happened. They'll patch it up. Here's how:

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    America Gets Another Food Reality Show, and With It, Bobby Flay

    America's next televised food competition judge.​Hey, guess what? Some people iat NBC have decided that what we really need is yet another TV cooking competition, preferably one that can be sponsored by a big corporate entity. So they're giving us America's Next Great Restaurant, a show that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Michael Psilakis Out at Anthos; Thomas Ferlesch Leaves Fort Greene for the Bright Lights of Manhattan

    ​ Michael Psilakis, who has been spotted sniffing out a new space in Williamsburg, has announced his departure from Anthos, his restaurant with partner Donatella Arpaia. She has reportedly bought him out. [NY Times] Ferlesch, the chef-owner of Austrian bistro Thomas Beisl in Fort Greene, is l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Get Ready for The Cooking Channel (aka Food Network, the Sequel); Selling Food Stamps for Cash

    ​The Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 342 has launched a public campaign to unionize the employees of online grocer Fresh Direct. So far, the company has refused to cooperate. [NY Daily News] A push to amend the way the city deals with food would focus on promoting regio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Olana's Albert Di Meglio Moonlighting at Trump Soho Hotel; How to Alienate Viewers: Recommend Cat Casserole

    ​Albert Di Meglio, the chef-owner of Olana, has not been getting paid since the restaurant filed Chapter 11 last year, and has, in the meantime, been working at the new Trump Soho hotel. [Eater] Bruce Buschel says "negotiations came to a grinding halt" with the two chefs, Jason Weiner and Eri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Cablevision Drops Food Network; Quarter Pounder Inventor Dies

    ​Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is up in arms about Cablevision dropping HGTV and Food Network. He recently twittered: "Bang away at Cablevision... can't believe there [sic] not showing Food Network," after the channels were dropped in a fee dispute with owner Scripps Network. [NY Post] An upstate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Check Out New York/New Jersey Sliders and Nick Solares on the CBS Sunday Morning Show

    ​Tune in to the CBS Sunday Morning Show from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. this Sunday, when their annual food show airs, including a segment on sliders.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon. And these are the week's best posts.Bartenders are crazy. Which is why they enjoy doing shots of Fernet-Branca.Former Marlow & Sons chef Caroline Fidanza prepares to set sail at Saltie.Our 10 Best Food-Themed Pop Songs: Who knew a peach could be so thoroughly debauched?Uma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Chatting With Julieta Ballesteros of Crema About Tequila, Being a Chef-Owner & Beating Bobby Flay

    ​Julieta Ballesteros is known for bringing French execution and presentation to colorful and boldly flavored Mexican dishes. Her mother's paintings adorn the walls of her brightly decorated restaurant, Crema, but patrons say the real works of art can be found on the plate. The chef-owner talke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    When the Austrians Start Frying Chicken...

    ​...It can officially be called a trend. Though Daniel Angerer's Viennese Popcorn-Crusted Fried Chicken has been on Klee Brasserie's menu for years, the Austrian restaurant just sent out a reminder that it's available every Monday night. Given that fried chicken seems to have become this summe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Our Ten Best: Tomorrow, Food-Themed Television Shows

    ​Friday morning, Fork in the Road climbs into the "green dead eye of the TV," as novelist Cynthia Buchanan so aptly put it, to ferret out the very best television shows with a food theme. No stone will be left unturned as we consider sitcoms like Maude, ancient cooking shows from the likes of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Going Hydro in Queens & Going Meatless on Mondays

    Christian "Hitsch" Albin, the executive chef at The Four Seasons, where he had worked for 36 years, died at New York University Medical Center on Saturday at age 62, just five days after being diagnosed with cancer. [AP] A rooftop in Jamaica, Queens is set to be transformed into the city's first co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    The Next Food Network Star--Who Do You Like?

    Photo borrowed from Food NetworkThe Next Food Network Star premieres this Sunday and the contestants have been introduced. There's the perky mom next door (Jen Isham), the less perky mom next door (Melissa d'Arabian), the soulful Korean mama (Debbie Lee), and the health nut who secretly loves bacon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Top Chef Loser Wins

    Spike Mendelsohn, the hat dude of Top Chef season 4, won the Burger Bash last night at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. His sliders--topped with applewood bacon, sharp Vermont cheddar, fried Vidalia onions, and chipotle barbecue sauce--grabbed three of the event's four awards. The burger, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    C'mon, Flight of the Conchords, There's Still Time to Salvage This

    The highlight of the new Flight of the Conchords season thus far, provided above, is a song about their testicles, i.e. "Sugar Lumps," which is both the good and the bad news. (The Voice food brigade is enraptured with this clip as well.) I will admit to liking this a lot more than I feel that I ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 1, 2008

    Apiary is the Bee's Knees

    The latest New American spot buzzes with life

  • Voice Choices

    October 1, 2008


    Fastidious foodies on the prowl

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008
  • Dining

    August 7, 2007

    Little Dieterle

    The skinny on the first Top Chef restaurant

  • Dining

    January 31, 2006

    Serious Scorch

    Flay outflayed by Sonoran hash house east of Union Square

  • Columns

    April 26, 2005

    The Grill Deal

    Hot stuff coming through

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