Dave Pasternack has spent years as a chef and partner at lauded fish house Esca, and this week, he's opening another restaurant, this one without the help of Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali: Barchetta (461 West 23rd Street, 212-255-7400), the new Chelsea seafood restaurant that usurped the former Bi ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema, Sarah DiGregorio, and Rebecca Marx reveal their top picks for eats and treats in the city. Elsewhere... Sam Sifton offers an early look at Eataly: "It's groceries. To be fair, though: those groceries are pretty good... Il Pesce is worth visiting... There is ... More >>
Lidia Bastianich will school you.In addition to "chef," "restaurateur," and "mother of Joe," Lidia Bastianich can now add "dean" to her name: that's her official title at La Scuola di Eataly, the culinary classroom that the Italian food colossus is launching in October.
Andrew Carmellini has had a busy summer--he's recently opened Locanda Verde, a rustic Italian spot in Tribeca. The chef grew up in Cleveland, and trained at the CIA, where he cooked for Governor Mario Cuomo on the weekends. Carmellini was chef de cuisine at Cafe Boulud for six years before m ... More >>
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