Brad Farmerie has arranged himself neatly into a booth at Saxon Parole (316 Bowery), an easy smile across his handsome face, as he talks about the keys to his success in the restaurant industry in New York, a town he'd never cooked in before he came here to help his brother, Adam, a partner at des ... More >>
Whether you like to cook, dine out, or just watch food on the big screen, here are five events to consider this week.
Are you really going to celebrate Father's Day with brunch and a bottle of whiskey? Consider these five fantastic alternatives to show dad you were "planning" his party all along.
As we prepared to write about our 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to the chefs and owners behind these places, asking them to discuss their history and unique place among the other eateries in this town. But we were also thinking of your wallet, dear readers, and so we asked ... More >>
Fellas, ladies, and all of you sexy sons of bitches in between -- today's the big day! If you were hoping to get lucky after dinner this evening, there's no need to stay up all night. In fact, an evening full of longing stares and celebratory libations is bound to put you in the mood by the time you ... More >>
The blood sausage called gyuma at Tibetan restaurant Phayul We may be on the culinary frontier here, but you don't have to be a vampire (or a mosquito) to appreciate blood as an ingredient. What can it do? It thickens stews and helps puddings set. Rich in protein, it can be coagulated into shapes ... More >>
Alex Guarnaschelli, not on her day off.Feel good as you get fed. The second annual Housing Works A Chef Tasting benefit takes place Tuesday, March 29, hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter and The Darby. Other chefs making an appearance (and their signature dishes) will include Brad Farmerie ... More >>
The Senate has voted to consider a bill that would give greater power to the FDA to deal with food safety issues. [NY Times] Alec Baldwin is shilling for Wegmans in a couple new ads. Apparently, his mother really is a fan of the supermarket chain. [Democrat & Chronicle] David Burke has con ... More >>
Meat TruckHow do you celebrate meat?Remember the days when butchers weren't sex symbols with publicists? We can barely recall such a time ourselves. Author Marissa Guggiana, who also happens to be a fourth-generation meat purveyor, is capitalizing on the country's love affair with meat hacker ... More >>
Hey Paul/FlickrLast year, the third annual NYC Food Film Festival gave us a documentary about mushrooms paired with a 10-course mushroom-inspired tasting menu created by Brad Farmerie. This year, both the festival and Farmerie return -- the former on June 23, and the latter on June 24, when h ... More >>
Make your dollar stretch
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! Annual Calçotada Festivals Savoy and Back Forty May 10 & 11 Forget ramps. In Catalonia, the seasonal onion that gets everyone excited is the calçot. Sample gr ... More >>
Eben Freeman will mix it up in the city this February.When Eben Freeman announced he was leaving not only the now-defunct Tailor but the country back in September, the focus fell on the failure of the experimental restaurant that employed him. Now, Freeman is announcing his return to the city ... More >>
Eating fluke while Rome burns