If the thought of burning the turkey for all your in-laws to see gives you heart palpitations, take a step back. There's no reason to put all that stress on yourself, especially when we live in a city full of restaurants that would love to serve you your holiday meal. Here's a list of 10 great resta ... More >>
Bummed about California Chrome missing the Triple Crown? Or maybe the Rangers are giving you night sweats? If your weekend didn't turn out as planned, here are a few food events that should get you back into your groove.
It's been nearly a month since Bradford Thompson, Mark Fiorentino, and Nick Mautone first flung open the doors to Heartwood (184 Eighth Avenue, 646-476-5458), the wood-fired-oven-centric restaurant they planted in Chelsea, and in that time, the place has picked up the rhythm of a buzzy neighborhood ... More >>
Daniel Boulud's casual downtown spot DBGB (299 Bowery, 212-933-5300) is a large restaurant that caters to large crowds, and that demands long hours from sous chefs John Spratlin and Ian Vest. Despite the constant grind, though, each likes the job. We called them on was they were prepping for a massi ... More >>
Yesterday marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a storm so devastating to New York City that some businesses--restaurants included--have yet to return to the fold. Others, sadly, succumbed to the disaster; one of those was Governor, a then-new and much-lauded restaurant in downtown Broo ... More >>
In the nearly six years since Harold Moore opened Commerce (50 Commerce Street, 212-524-2301) on a secluded street in the West Village, he's amassed a cadre of regulars, and his restaurant has become a destination dining spot, even if the address is somewhat hidden.
Rooftop bar? Check. Sidewalk cafe? Check. Boats of various shapes and sizes? Check. We hope you spent your weekend crossing a variety of outdoor dining and drinking activities off your bucket list, because now it's time to get an education. We've rounded up a list of (air-conditioned!) events that'l ... More >>
What we've been up to this week at Fork in the Road: News from Singapore: a mashed potato machine in their 7-Eleven. Is this New York's most expensive [normal] hot dog? We found it at Daniel Boulud's Epicerie Boulud up near Lincoln Center. We list out the top ten doughnuts in New York. Lauren ... More >>
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Another Pint Please.../FlickrWhere to find turkey dinners (and non-turkey dinners) this Thanksgiving Rob Z. asks: I was wondering if you had any recommendations for Thanksgiving. My friend and I are going to be by ourselves. Do you know of restaurants that will be open that day? We would love ... More >>
Daniel Boulud will indeed be opening a new restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, as previously rumored. [Toronto Star] More on those in-flight American Airlines meals designed by Richard Sandoval and Marcus Samuelsson. [Chicago Tribune] Occupy Wall Street protesters are sitting o ... More >>
The re-Africanized fried chicken at Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster This highly idiosyncratic list is based entirely on my own dining predilections, and only includes chefs whose work I'm reasonably familiar with. Certain figures have been excluded from consideration -- Thomas Keller, for example ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Lauren Shockey tracks down the moonshiners of New York City so she can sample their wares. After she sips moonshine with Lance, a young college professor in Brooklyn who makes shine in his spare time, Shockey explores the trend that moonshining has become in recent yea ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is impressed by Boulud Sud: "Despite a few missteps, this is summer cooking par excellence, and the lightness of the food combined with the smallness of the portions means you won't drift away bloated into the sultry summer evening." Lauren Shockey falls for H ... More >>
Eternal wanderer Ryan Skeen has signed on to helm the kitchen of a rustic Italian trattoria on the Upper West Side called Il Cibreo, in the former Campo space at Broadway and 112th Street. The restaurant will open Wednesday and serve things like "bruschetta with grilled asparagus and Fontina, ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds that "the food runs from inspired to terrible" at Coppelia; Lauren Shockey drinks the Kool-Aid at the Brooklyn Star. Sam Sifton awards The National Bar and Dining Rooms one star: "[The décor] is appetizing, as it happens: it is the sort of restaurant w ... More >>
theconche.comBespoke's soon-to-be-former home.Some sad news from Extra Place, the little stump of a street buried behind the Bowery: Bespoke Chocolates, the little chocolate shop opened by Rachel Zoe Insler two and a half years ago, will close this Thursday.
When Daniel Boulud opens Epicerie Boulud at the beginning of May, it will have pastries and charcuterie made on the premises. And it will also have a cheese selection curated by Anne Saxelby, who, it turns out, is expanding her business in the Essex Street Market in a big way.
Daniel NYCSpeaking of confusion surrounding the Hospitality Wage Order: there's another restaurant lawsuit afoot, and this time it's directed at Daniel Boulud.
Delmonico's as it looks today. The columns on either side of the door are said to come from Pompeii.The modern restaurant as we know it was invented in 1831 south of Wall Street at Delmonico's, based on Swiss and French models. The previous sort of establishment was usually a hotel dining roo ... More >>
L.A. and San Francisco about to get lucky, too.LuckyRice, the Asian food festival that debuted in New York this year, has plans to return next year and will also expand to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Per Crain's, the five-day Asian food fest will run from May 4 to 8, 2011.
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! The New York Times Fall TimesTalks The TimesCenter Thursday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. This season's edition of TimesTalks will feature an all-star cast of chefs, inc ... More >>
A Top Chef contestant bombs in his own restaurant
David Bouley has sold his apartment on East 10th Street for $1.4 million, a million less than what it was first listed for back in 2007. [NY Times] Daniel Boulud is about to be single again: His wife, Michelle, filed for divorce. Whether the split could affect his assets, including Bar Boul ... More >>
The garagiste movement, popular in the 1990s, seems to be resurfacing and changing, with a number of micro wine producers returning to a terroir-driven philosophy. [Wall Street Journal] Some diners are uneasy with the practice of the sommelier tasting the wine first. Daniel Boulud's wine dir ... More >>
Mario Batali gains a TV show, a 50,000-square-foot food emporium, and a new restaurant in Singapore, and loses 35 pounds by eating less meat and more vegetables. [Wall Street Journal] Meanwhile, after receiving so many applications form career changers, the team behind Eataly has launched a ... More >>
Chef Kevin O'Connell was on the leading edge of burger fever when he opened Union Square's Pop Restaurant in 2000, which led to the two Pop Burger slider joints. He followed that up with Wall Street Burger Shoppe, which earned decent marks from Robert Sietsema, but has the dubious distinction of ser ... More >>
Christina Tosi, the pastry chef for the Momofuku empire, was named as one of T Magazine's Nifty Fifty, a roundup of "America's up-and-coming talent," for such creations as her signature cereal-milk panna cotta. [T via Eater] Why are so many celebrity chefs opening hotel restaurants? Apparen ... More >>
Anne Burrell reveals the worst thing she tasted on her new Food Network show Worst Cooks in America: "The turnip surprise. It was hollowed out turnips and rutabagas, stuffed with tri-tip beef, asparagus, and rhubarb, tossed in a saute pan and put in the oven-- no salt, no oil, whole turnips, ... More >>
Mimi Sheraton will host a series of dinners beginning early next year that combine a concert by the New York Philharmonic and a meal prepared by such chefs as Alain Ducasse, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Lidia Bastianich, and Daniel Boulud. [Reuters] More than 200 workers at 25 Brooklyn restaur ... More >>
Bravo Last night's deadly serious episode was the last to take place in Vegas, and it was about time. How many more shots of the McRanch at sunrise can viewers take?
Sam Mason posted his official farewell on eGullet earlier this week, saying: "it's no surprise for me to say that I am no longer a part of Tailor restaurant. I left about 3 months ago... I am currently working hard on my T.V. series, and by no means plan on it being my only creative outlet. I ... 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 >>
The Bocuse d'Or, the food world's version of the Olympics, has put out a call for a few good chefs to represent the U.S. in the international competition that will take place in 2011. Sixteen applicants will be chosen by none other than Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Jerome Bocuse to compe ... More >>
Gourmet staffers have been invited to attend the annual Great Gathering of Chefs at the Mandarin Oriental on Sunday, where each will receive a Golden Fork Award and get to rub elbows with Emeril Lagasse, Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Michael Psilakis. [NY Post] C ... More >>
Daniel Boulud reportedly raced back from the Epicurious.com Entertains NYC event last week when he heard that a very recognizable Sam Sfton was at his flagship Restaurant Daniel. [NY Post] Costco has struck a deal with Tyson for testing for the pathogen E. coli. Costco will start buying beef ... More >>
A group of food corps is launching the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a national, multi-year campaign to help reduce obesity -- especially childhood obesity -- by 2015. [PR Newsire] A study reveals that customers at fast-food chains, such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and KFC, ... More >>
Broadway East has confirmed yet another new chef to head up its kitchen. Phil Conlon, the opening chef de cuisine at Cafe Cluny, has taken over from Gavin Mills, who has reportedly left New York to work in California. Grub Street] Todd English has confirmed rumors that he will open a new spa ... More >>
Everyone's talking to Nora Ephron this week, including Newsweek. The Julie & Julia director drops several new nuggets of culinary information about herself: "I'm a pretty careful eater but I do love a good corn chip, I really do." [Newsweek] Life as a competitive eater isn't as glamorous as ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain, Alice Waters, and Duff Goldman were on the panel for the sold out "Food for Thought" forum. Bourdain and Waters clashed on some issues, while Goldman marveled at being a celebrity chef. [Eat Me Daily] Top Chef Radhika Desai may soon be the chef de partie under Floyd Cardoz at Tabl ... More >>
This week in chef news... Top Chef season four's Antonia Lofaso and Iron Chef Kevin Rathbun will be in St. Croix April 14-18 for a fundraising event called "Iron Chef, Top Chef, Island Chef." The two TV chefs, along with a local chef, will compete to make the best 30-minute meal, each with the same ... More >>
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