Joe Isidori brings Italian family cooking back to Carroll Gardens
Southfork KitchenSouthfork Kitchen's big bar.Bruce Buschel first introduced himself to the restaurant world with a list of 100 things restaurant staffers should never do. It was, to say the least, controversial. But now Buschel, whose Southfork Kitchen restaurant opened in the Hamptons eight ... More >>
Bruce Buschel continues his rant about restaurant P.R., asking the age-old restaurateur question: does the publicist have to like the food? [NY Times] A California farm has recalled 64,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and pork meals because the broccoli in the packages may be tainted with ... More >>
Mister MeyerBruce Buschel already gave the world a thorough rundown of things that waiters should never do or say at a restaurant, but Danny Meyer tells Eatocracy that he has five more. Think "Are we still working on the salmon?" and "May I grind some fresh pepper for the lady?" Lists, they m ... More >>
Joe IsidoriBruce Buschel, the blogging would-be Hamptons restaurateur, is back, and now he's got a real, live chef along for the ride. On the latest installment of his Start-Up Chronicle, Buschel breaks the news that he's hired Joe Isidori, the former chef at Harbour.
Bruce Buschel has already inflamed the ire of waiters and potential employees everywhere, so today the blogging would-be Hamptons restaurateur returns to the Times' website to further endear himself to a certain portion of the restaurant industry. Today's lesson: people steal.
Star tenor Placido Domingo, who four weeks ago had colon cancer surgery, is recovering nicely and readying for the opening of his new restaurant, Zengo, which he's a partner in with Richard Sandoval. [AP] An East Harlem pizza-delivery guy fought off two gun-toting robbers and still managed t ... More >>
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 >>
Rye managed to outrank Scotch as the world's top-rated whiskey. The 2010 edition of The Whisky Bible, Britain's biggest selling whiskey book, has named 18-year-old Sazerac Rye from Kentucky as the finest dram available, beating out past winner Ardbeg Supernova from the Hebridean island of Isl ... More >>
fast eddie 42/flickrIn response to Bruce Buschel's list of 100 Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do, Server Not Servant posts its own list of 64 Suggestions for Restaurant Customers. Some of these seem like no-brainers, but anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant knows that some cust ... More >>
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Danny Meyer appeared on the Today Show yesterday talking about "things restaurants aren't telling you." Does untouched bread from the breadbasket get recycled? Um, no. Does a rib-eye that gets dropped on the floor in the kitc ... More >>
fast eddie 42/flickrWith rules like these, you'd probably want a break, too.Bruce Buschel, the would-be Hamptons restaurateur who's been blogging about his experiences for the Times, has just published the second half of his list of 100 Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do. If Buschel's ... More >>
emilio labrador/flickrWaiter Rant, the blog by Steve Dublanica, who wrote a (formerly anonymous) book by the same name, delivered a thorough response to Bruce Buschel's You're the Boss blog post entitled, "One Hundred Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do (Part 1)." To no. 35 (Do not ea ... More >>