Almost four years after putting their dining-guide empire on the market, Tim and Nina Zagat are finally selling out.
When the Jensen Family checked into one of Robert "Toshi" Chan's "suites" at the Zen Garden House, they weren't paying Marriott prices. The window screens in the bedroom were torn and the bathroom walls were full of mold, one of which had a gaping hole. They found hair in the shower stall. It ... More >>
Jason Perlow/Hamburger AmericaJosh Ozersky and friend. Last Friday morning on the windswept tundra that was Soho, one half expected to encounter a pack of wolves trundling down Spring Street. Instead, a larger, equally hungry apparition materialized in the mercifully insulated confines of Bal ... More >>
The food blogosphere just lost a little weight: According to a statement posted on the site by Josh Ozersky this morning, the Feedbag will cease operations next week. Ozersky, the editor-in-chief of the year-old site, didn't reveal his plans or what exactly will happen to his abandoned baby, ... More >>
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama had lunch at Il Mulino at West 3rd Street. The boite got a nice pull-quote from Clinton when he was asked about the lunch: "It was good. It was Il Mulino, how could it not be?" (Citysearch commenters are generally not that impressed with Il Mulino: "This is the ... More >>
This week in food blogs... The Food Section noticed that Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani's new cookbook cover is suspiciously similar to that of Ludovic Lefebvre's Crave back in 2005: Both feature the chefs catching fish with their bare hands. The Feedbag pointed to a Citysearch roundup of six songs i ... More >>
This week in food blogs... A Hamburger Today broke the news that Pat La Frieda ground meat blends, once only available to restaurants, will soon be sold to the public via Fresh Direct. [Serious Eats/AHT] In Momofuku news, the Ssam Bar is now serving cocktails like sake lemonade, Sazeracs, and Old ... More >>
Grub Street showcased its "crucial culinary map" of where to eat at Citi Field, highlighting DannyMeyerLand, Acela Club and the World's Fare Market. [Grub Street] The 'Bag asked Citysearch editors to weigh in on Food & Wine's 2009 Best New Chef picks. Boston editor Christine Liu agreed that Barry M ... More >>
Ouch. Frank Bruni gives David Bouley's newest venture, Secession, no stars in the Times today due in part to "amateurish" service and its menu being the work of "an unfocused, distracted mind." Other critics' review have been somewhat kinder, but everyone agrees on one thing: the menu is big, very b ... More >>
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