Doug Zell, the founder of Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea, has teamed up with his old frat buddy, the philanthropist and former real estate developer Robert Buono. Now the two will share the title of Co-C.E.O. in an effort to expand the business. [Diner's Journal] No New York chefs will compet ... More >>
Jenn and Tony Bot/FlickrIt's time to celebrate!Coreen K. asks: I'm going to be visiting New York for my son's NYU graduation. Can you recommend some restaurants where we can have a nice but simple lunch near the campus? Dear Coreen: Well, first off, congratulations to your son for graduatin ... More >>
German Lucarelli is the new chef at Da Silvano. His first order of business: introducing brunch. [Grub Street] Chef and owner of Red Rooster Harlem Marcus Samuelsson was included in a list of most stylish New Yorkers. [TONY] Brown Café has a new consulting chef. Mehdi Chellaoui is a choco ... More >>
Cooking ChannelDebi Gabriele = Kitchen romanceYesterday we spoke with charming husband and wife duo Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos about their new television show Extra Virgin. Today they explain why despite their cooking chops they wouldn't want to open a restaurant.
A recent study reveals that most people -- 79 percent, in fact -- would dine at a restaurant that was "certified green" over one that wasn't. [Nation's Restaurant News] Nestlé, the maker of Nespresso espresso pods, is suing its rivals, claiming they are making cheaper versions of the Nespre ... More >>
Rocco DiSpirito has a new cookbook, Great American Meal Makeovers, inspired by his appearances on NBC's The Biggest Loser, in which he made healthier version of his favorite dishes, like fried chicken and macaroni and cheese. [Grub Street] Bill Telepan, the chef-owner of Telepan, has plans ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema discovers pambazos and pozole at Sunset Park's Xochimilco, while Sarah DiGregorio has fun with the food at Desnuda. Bruni awards no stars to snootily papered West Village eatery Charles, but amuses himself by formatting his review as an email from "Frannie V ... More >>