Daniel Holzman

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Checking in on The Meatball Shop's New Upper West Side Branch

    Families and eaters with young-at-heart palates rejoice: Michael Chernow and chef Daniel Holzman have opened the sixth outpost of their monstrously popular meatball-centric eatery The Meatball Shop (447 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-422-1752). Just how popular is it? Enough that people were willing to brave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Why You Should Chow Down to Support STREETS International

    Neal Bermas spent years working in the hospitality industry, both as an owner and operator of restaurants and as a consultant, offering his advice on restaurants and hotels around the world. Fifteen years ago, he touched down in southeast Asia, and he was moved by the place. "I felt really connected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    The 10 Best Biscuits in NYC

    Step aside cupcakes, hand pies, and -- yes, you too -- cronuts/doughsants, right now, NYC has all eyes on the biscuit. These soft and flaky staples of Southern cuisine have been working their way up north, and the recent entrance of 24-hour Empire Biscuit -- and the crowds that stormed the venue -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The Meatball Shop Opens on the UES Tonight

    When Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman opened their first Meatball Shop on the Lower East Side in 2010, they were focused, above all, on running that restaurant as well as they could. But it had certainly crossed their minds that the concept could eventually spawn additional locations. "We kept the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    How to Eat and Drink on the Fourth, According to NYC's Chefs

    As with just about any holiday we celebrate, we're preparing for the anniversary of America's birth by contemplating what we'll eat and drink. And while our plans normally include some variation on grilled meat and beer, we decided to garner a little inspiration from New York City's chefs this year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    The Meatball Shop Opens a New Spot in Chelsea

    Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman will now be slinging meatballs around Chelsea at the Meatball Shop's newest outpost. The spot on Ninth Avenue has 60 seats, a new cocktail list (including jello shots), and "Underballs," a first-come first-serve bar in the basement, which serves the full menu and i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    What New York's Chefs Eat and Drink to Fight the Flu

    We've been offered a lot of fairly obvious flu-fighting tips lately, like avoiding close contact with sick people and washing our hands. But what to eat and drink? Chefs fight off the flu with some interesting homemade concoctions, featuring guest appearances from ingredients like cacha├ža, raw eg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #1

    Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on the eighth day. Whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    The Meatball Hero: After Sandy, Michael Chernow Gives Back to the City that Gave Him Everything

    Michael Chernow gets his hands dirty. As one half of the cheeky duo behind The Meatball Shop, the successful mini-chain of ball-focused foods, the Manhattan native made a name for himself by capitalizing on polite toilet humor and mugging for the cameras that love him. But don't be fooled by the hig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Fatty Crab Boil, Omnivore Food Festival

    Tuesday, September 18 Crab Boil. Fatty Crew Hospitality Group announces the seventh anniversary of Fatty Crab this month. To celebrate, the restaurant will be hosting a Maryland-style crab boil from September 17 through October 17. It's serving blue crabs with "Malay old bay" seasoned water, steamed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Michael Chernow Reveals His Favorite Recipes From The Meatball Shop Cookbook

    Photo courtesy Michael ChernowMichael Chernow makes a mean meatball​Michael Chernow is one half of the duo behind the wildly successful Meatball Shop, located on the Lower East Side. This past summer saw the opening of the shop's Williamsburg branch, and now Chernow has co-written The Meatbal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Beery Clambake; BBQ Block Party

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Clambake & Kelso Beer Dinner The Vanderbilt Tuesday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. The brewery and restaurant are practically neighbors anyway, so it makes sense that they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Where to Take Dad for Father's Day? Ask the Chefs!

    PhotobucketChefs love their dads, too​Unlike Mother's Day, which is basically synonymous with "brunch," Father's Day isn't really a foodie holiday. But Dad still probably wants to get wined and dined by his brood, no? But where to take him for his special day? Rather than dole out our own s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Mom Knows Best! NYC Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Recipes Learned From Mom

    ​ Simply put, Mom is the original badass in the kitchen. Who slaved over the stove nightly to get dinner on the table? Mom. Who packed daily lunches for you picky eaters every day in the seventh grade? Mom. Who makes the best chicken soup around? Mom. Moms everywhere deserve a toast, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    The Meatball Shop Sets Its Sights on the West Village

    A couple of nights ago, in between making port toddies (hot toddies with port) and expounding upon their "secret to a great meatball" on Jimmy Fallon, the Meatball Shop's Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman revealed that in addition to their upcoming location in Williamsburg, they're also planning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The Meatball Shop Will Grab Bedford Avenue by the Balls

    Robert Sietsema​ The Meatball Shop's much-feted expansion to Williamsburg now has an address: Per the Times, it's 170 Bedford Avenue, which sits midway between North 7th and 8th streets. The block is home to a few restaurants, a couple of organic grocers, the Salvation Army, a bar, and a late- ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 20, 2010

    Best of NYC: Our Critics List Their 10 Favorite Dishes

    Robert Sietsema, Sarah DeGregorio, and Rebecca Marx recap their respective years in food

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Make Daniel Holzman's Lamb Meatballs, Mediterranean Style from The Meatball Shop

    Meatball madness.​Robert Sietsema raved about the house specialty at The Meatball Shop on the Lower East Side, declaring the only thing better than the beefy orbs to be the lamb special. Executive chef and co-owner Daniel Holzman shares his recipe for Lamb Meatballs, Mediterranean Style, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Still Haven't Had Enough Meatballs?

    Maggie Hoffman/FlickrThese happen to be turkey.​Reviews of the Meatball Shop are rolling in, with both the Times and Serious Eats offering their opinions on New York's latest assiduously compartmentalized restaurant. The Post has chimed in with its own round-up of the city's best balls. The ... More >>