The media has made much of the Korean-Italian mash-up at the heart of Piora (430 Hudson Street, 212-960-3801), the West Village restaurant opened by Simon Kim and chef Chris Cipollone last year, but Cipollone insists that to focus on fusion is to miss the point: "We're a modern American restaurant," ... More >>
If you read this week's review of Piora and were hoping to try it immediately, best head in tonight or tomorrow, because according to reps from the restaurant, Chris Cipollone and Simon Kim are closing their restaurant Sunday, January 12, for a brief hiatus. They'll reopen for dinner on January 20.
For this week's review, Hannah Palmer Egan heads to Piora (430 Hudson Street, 212-960-3801), the Hudson Street restaurant from Chris Cipollone and Simon Kim that's rooted in Italian fare and injected with Korean influence. "[Cipollone's] food is elemental and comforting, but don't call it comfort fo ... More >>
As a staunch omnivore, I eat it all, but I'm most excited by meat: Pork and beef and duck and game live and die very, very close to my heart, and having spent my teenage years as a vegetarian (yeah, OK, I was that girl), it takes a lot for a vegetable to really excite me (although I do make a habit ... More >>
Provided it weathered the holiday unscathed and free from the clutches of neighborhood jackanapes, that Halloween Jack-O-Lantern might be looking a bit rough if you haven't already tossed it out. Our condolences if you've grown attached to your anthropomorphic friend, but there's good news: There ar ... More >>
Le Bernardin's pastry chef, Michael Laiskonis, is leaving the restaurant after eight years on the job to pursue other projects and "reach a wider audience." [Diner's Journal] Eric Smith, a former five-star chef in New York, is now broke and serving food for Occupy Wall Street. [Grub Street] ... More >>
Patrick Connolly has left Bobo after three years with the restaurant -- reportedly, an amicable departure. A replacement for both Bobo and Carlos Suarez's forthcoming restaurant in the old Village Paper space has yet to be named. [Eater] Jeffrey Tascarella, a proprietor of Tenpenny along wit ... More >>