"Sardined into a small foyer next to the Paris Theatre, the entrance to Beautique (8 West 58th Street, 212-753-1200), midtown's newest posh restaurant, could be mistaken for a modern art installation," writes Zachary Feldman in this week's review. "A bouncer guards an unmanned piano in an empty room ... More >>
Craig Hopson's cooking career has been a constant upwards trajectory, which took him from Australia to a three-star Michelin kitchen in France to Le Cirque. But he fell into the profession with little foresight. "When I was 16 years old, I didn't know what I wanted to do," he says. "I was surfing al ... More >>
Our edible escapades this week turned us on to a worthy brisket substitute at one of NYC's most popular Texas barbecue joints, a killer grilled cheese sandwich, and some addictive babaghanoush. Behold, the five best things we ate this week.
When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: two Frenchmen bring crepes to TriBeCa, a Le Cirque alum calls a new kitchen home, and an Indian eatery takes on the C ... More >>
The picturesque Midtown block that holds the Plaza Hotel and Paris Theater just became home to Beautique (8 West 58th Street, 212-753-1200), a sleek restaurant that overtook the former Frederick's address. The Beautique team stripped the space down to its studs, and they've installed decor that chan ... More >>
Chris Jaeckle, who helped Ai Fiori land three stars from Sam Sifton, has left the Midtown Mediterranean eatery. [Eater NY] Craig Hopson has put in notice at Le Cirque. Hopson had talked about running his own resto, but has decided to run The Brewster instead. [Eater NY]
Ex-Sfoglia chef Ron Suhanosky has left Stuzzicheria after just four months, due to creative differences with owner Gerard Renny. Paul Di Bari, who worked at sister restaurant Stuzzi has taken over. [Grub Street] James Kent, who competed a in Bocuse d'Or this year, has been promoted to chef d ... More >>
Photo courtesy Craig HopsonGo cruising (literally) with Craig Hopson Yesterday we chatted with Le Cirque chef Craig Hopson about his education and training. Today we change gears, as he reveals his drink of choice for a night out and why he's moonlighting on cruise ships.
It's the witching hour, that time when we anticipate the weekend to come by looking back at the week that was: Le Cirque's Craig Hopson discussed his favorite spring vegetables, his education, and designing a menu for cruise ships. Our 10 Best NYC Restaurants With Secret Gardens. Where can I get ... More >>
Photo courtesy Craig HopsonCraig Hopson will make you pasta primavera...if you ask nicelyIn New York City, restaurants come and go on a near daily basis. So when a restaurant stands the test of time, it's clearly doing something right. Le Cirque is one such example, so we got in touch with ... More >>
Ron Suhanosky and Colleen Marnell-Suhanosky, the couple who opened Sfoglia on the Upper East Side, are no longer involved with the restaurant or its Nantucket big-sister establishment. [Diner's Journal] Ferran Adrià and his brother Albert have announced they're opening two new restaurants i ... More >>
Tocqueville is getting a new chef de cuisine. David Coleman left the restaurant and Gregory Vernick, a Jean Georges and Pe Se alum, is taking over. [Eater] Pranna is getting a new menu designed by its fourth chef in less than two years of operation. Keith Kornfeld's vision is "food focused o ... More >>
West Village mainstay One if by Land, Two if by Sea, has a new chef, its third in two years. Sam Freund, who took over from Craig Hopson a year and a half ago, has left the restaurant for a job in Denver. Andrew Matthews, who has been at OIBL for more than a year, is now at the helm. [Eater] ... More >>
The newest Coke product is a mini can, less than half the size of a standard 20-ounce bottle that contains just 90 calories. Expected to hit stores in December, the mini cans are meant to act as a "portion-control option," as part of Coca-Cola's "Living Well" initiative. [Washington Post] Da ... More >>
laverrue/flickrThe closing of Elettaria last month did, apparently, come as a surprise to owners Akhtar Nawab and Noel Cruz, who had already signed up their one-and-a-half-year-old restaurant to participate in Eat Your Heart Out, the seventh annual West Village tasting event taking place in W ... More >>
Getting creative with imported goods