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 >>
David Burke is a man of many words, and many restaurants. The ebullient chef not only helms three high-end restaurants in New York City, but also a café in Bloomingdale's, and restaurants around the country. Also, he's the brains behind spray salad dressing. Sheer genius, indeed. We got the c ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Charlie Palmer's Metrazur is serving its last tonight at Grand Central Station. An Apple store is said to be taking its place. [Strong Buzz] Little Veselka, the to-go Veselka outpost above the ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Nicky's Pho in the East Village has closed just three months after it opened. Co-owner Billy Dang said there wasn't enough foot traffic. [Grub Street] Charlie Palmer's Métrazur restaurant in ... More >>
Wade Burch, of Steamer's Landing (and a recent winner of Food Network's Chopped), has been named executive chef of Neely's Pig Parlor, the barbecue joint that fellow Food Networkers the Neelys are opening on the Upper East Side. [Grub Street] Josh Boissy of Le Barricou in Williamsburg is bra ... More >>
Chris LeeJust a few weeks after Aureole flirted with a "C" from the Health Department and Serious Eats declared itself unimpressed by its pork loin, the restaurant has announced its chef will be leaving at the end of the year.
Photo courtesy of AureoleAlthough a number of C-graded restaurants have been trying to hide their lackluster marks, Aureole had no such luck obscuring their C-level DOH inspection from Eater, who noticed that Charlie Palmer's fancy-pants Times Square restaurant racked up 29 points during a vi ... More >>
In an odd week in the gubernatorial campaign, the oddest moment was Roger Stone's NY1 appearance on Tuesday, when he appeared to be trying to put miles of distance between himself and Carl Paladino, whose September primary victory Stone engineered. This grew even odder when Palad ... More >>
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What would you give for this man's jacket? Some people throw their underwear onstage at Tom Jones (or Guy Fieri). Others stand in line for hours to get a copy of their favorite cookbook signed. If you're a die-hard fan of some of the chefs this city has produced, now's your chance to own a pi ... More >>
Bravo As morning dawned on the McMansion this week, we learned that Eli still lives with his parents, which wasn't that much more surprising than the simultaneous discovery that he wears white Crocs, and that they're really, really filthy. We also learned that Robin does Pilates every morning, some ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema gets transported to Rome at Quinto Quarto. Pete Wells loosens his grip on his precious stars to award two to Saul Bolton's eponymous restaurant in Brooklyn, despite his nostalgia for the original 1999 menu. [NY Times] Adam Platt finds that "the more ambitio ... More >>
macrofarm/flickrThis month's issue of Esquire devotes considerable coverage to the topic of fast food, with a round-up of the country's best (In-N-Out) and worst (Taco Bell) chains, thoughts about burger joints, and chef confessionals about the last time they ate fast food. Our fair city's culina ... More >>
Aureole, along with chef-owner Charlie Palmer and executive chef Christopher Lee, has relocated from its Upper East Side home to Bryant Park. A four-course prix-fixe for $115 is available in the main dining room, and a parallel a la carte menu is on offer in the bar room. [NY Times] Gus and Gabriel ... More >>