What's the best way to spend your free time this week? How about taking a class on urban gardening, sampling Italian-Jewish cuisine, or twisting and twirling some sausage? Here are the five best food events happening in NYC.
The first thing you'll likely notice about Bâtard (239 West Broadway, 212-219-2777) is how warm the room feels, a far cry from previous tenant Corton's somewhat sterile atmosphere. And even though the monochrome color scheme had worked for chef Paul Liebrandt's elaborate cooking, the new room -- wi ... More >>
When Einat Admony and her husband Stefan Nafziger first opened the doors to their West Village falafel shop, Taïm (222 Waverly Place, 212-691-1287), in 2007, Admony didn't feel proud. "I was a little ashamed," she admits. "I was at a really nice restaurant before Taïm, and to open a falafel restau ... More >>
Peter Sherman spent a decade in fine dining, working his way through kitchens under Joel Robuchon, David Bouley, and April Bloomfield. But a question he was asked early in his journey resonated with him: "When I started at Robuchon, we had a Japanese chef," he says. "It was his first time living and ... More >>
Anita Lo had a stellar restaurant upbringing -- she worked under David Bouley, Guy Savoy, Michel Rostang, and David Waltuck at Chanterelle before she took a turn running the burners at Mirezi. But in 2000, she was craving creative control, and so she and her then-partner Jennifer Scism decided to st ... More >>
Fighting through the spring crowds at the Union Square Greenmarket (those are MY ramps!) can induce serious hunger. On your next visit, look out for the bags of salty potato chips at the Mountain Sweet Berry Farm stand, one of the market's best snacks. The delicate chips, made from German butterbal ... More >>
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 cachaça, raw eg ... More >>
Walking around Lower Manhattan these past few nights, it is clear that something is in the air. Literally. Take a deep breath in and find your lungs greeted by wave of pine from the tightly wrapped trees that now seem to line every street corner. By next week, it will be impossible to dodge the ho ... More >>
Last week, we did a lot of reporting on restaurants operating in the dark, doing whatever they could to provide light and food to those who needed it. We checked in on our review restaurants, both of which happened to be in blackout zones, and found one had stayed open all week, while the other floo ... More >>
Selections for the NYC Food Film Festival have been announced. It sold out last year, but for those who aren't familiar with the event -- it's a film festival where you can taste what you see. Highlights include an authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast, featuring South Carolina Oysters harvested in Bu ... More >>
The end of the year usually sees a lot of money being spent, whether on holiday gifts or new outfits or doling out bonuses to dutiful employees. So with 2012 just beginning, it's probably time to save some dough. While New York City might be expensive, you can still eat quite well for cheap. Below a ... More >>
La Silhouette has a new chef. Matthew Tropeano, who most recently cooked at La Grenouille, is replacing David Malbequi after just seven months in the kitchen. [Eater] Michael White has revealed that he is scouting locations for his next venture on the Upper West Side. [Grub Street] David Bo ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema treks out to Queens' Little Himalayas for momos and other Nepalese stables at Bhim's Café and Lali Guras. Lauren Shockey welcomes Filipino food back to the East Village at Sa Aming Nayon. Sam Sifton awards a star each to Palm and Palm Too: "Palm is fo ... More >>
David Bouley looks to the land of the rising nigiri
No, 900 Degrees isn't a new boyband; it's the Greenwich Village offshoot of a San Francisco pizzeria, where the Voice's Robert Sietsema was a bit overwhelmed by the six different categories of pizza, from the fantastic Naples pies to the "rib-sticking, but unremarkable" thick Sicilian pies to the gi ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyTruffle broth egg custard crab = deliciousness in a cupBrushstroke (30 Hudson Street, 212-791-3771), David Bouley's recently opened Tribeca restaurant, specializes in kaiseki-style menus at a pretty price ($85 for eight courses, or $135 for ten courses). But you can still d ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The East Village's Wai? Café has closed and will be replaced by Sa Aming Nayon, serving "authentic Filipino cuisine." [EV Grieve] Havana Central is closing its Union Square location as part o ... More >>
Since the shuttering of Xie Xie, Angelo Sosa is keeping busy with projects such as rolling out a new kati roll with the Kati Roll Company. You can even see him behind the counter! [Midtown Lunch] Kevin McGhee, the former sous-chef at Eleven Madison Park, is the new chef de cuisine at Picholi ... More >>
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 >>
chopsticksny.comUpstairs, downstairs, Bouley will be back in action.Although the Tribeca Citizen reported earlier today that David Bouley is shuttering Bouley Upstairs, it seems that the closure is only temporary.
Bouley's going back to Bouley.David Bouley's recent travails have been of the epic, convoluted, and painfully public variety. Now it looks as though the Tribeca chef has done a bit of soul-searching, and found some measure of salvation through a return to simpler, less expansive times.
Care for some sea urchin sauce with your Kandinsky?
All is not bully for Bouley.David Bouley's been traveling quite a trail of tears for the past several months: The chef can now add foreclosure to his roster of woes. The Post reports that Bouley is facing foreclosure on his $2.5 million three-bedroom condo in Tribeca. To add insult to injury, ... More >>
Govind Armstrong may have left Table 8 in the Cooper Square Hotel, but the restaurant is still open. Chef de cuisine Willis Loughhead, formerly of Country, is now running the kitchen. [NY Times] Laurent Manrique, an owner at Cafe de la Presse in San Francisco and formerly a chef at Aqua, is ... More >>
The Wright, a new restaurant in the Guggenheim, opens today. Rodolfo Contreras, who has worked with David Bouley, is helming the kitchen at this modern American. [NY Times] Despana's highly anticipated expansion is complete. The Spanish foods shop now houses a tapas cafe, with communal tables and a ... 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 West Houston branch of Yama Sushi has closed. Apparently, the whole building is for sale. Calls to the other three branches of Yama--49th Street, 17th Street, and Carmine--confirm they are still open. [Eater] David Bouley's reinvention of Danube as Secession earned tepid reviews and has now clo ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Tom Standage, business editor at The Economist and author of An Edible History of Humanity recently told Gourmet how he came up with the idea for his book: "Whe ... More >>
The long-awaited opening of Marea has finally arrived. Michael White of Convivio and Alto fame is bringing handmade pasta to the table, as well as small plates like lardo on sea urchin crostini. [Daily Candy] Another long-time-coming newcomer is Aldea, masterminded by David Bouley and Tocqueville a ... More >>
Jews and Muslims aren't the only ones offended by the term "swine flu." Agricultural groups are urging the government to refer to the virus by its scientific name H1N1, so as not to damage pork product sales. [Wall Street Journal] Colleges and universities are getting rid of trays in the cafeteria ... More >>
Ouch. Frank Bruni gives David Bouley's newest venture, Secession, no stars in the Times today due in part to "amateurish" service and its menu being the work of "an unfocused, distracted mind." Other critics' review have been somewhat kinder, but everyone agrees on one thing: the menu is big, very b ... More >>
Soho gets a "green" nightclub, plus a swank winery that sticks mostly to red and white
Getting his goat