Like many of his fellow chefs, Boston native Doron Wong got his restaurant start via a menial job: A 14-year-old aching for something to do, he picked up a position answering phones at a pizza place. But because he was a curious kid, he found himself gravitating toward the back of the house, where h ... More >>
Every year, Italians the world over celebrate La Vigilia de Natale, or the Labor of Mary, with a bereaved act of abstention: in honor of the birth of Christ, neo-Romans fast the day away, and, in one final tithe, opt away from red meat for the evening, instead gorging themselves on fish as only Ital ... More >>
Outdoor concert? Graduation party? Whatever your friends are up to, you can probably bet they're not going to eat as well as you. Here's a look at what's happening in the city this weekend, all good reasons why you should keep the charcoal in storage for another week and just go out (especially beca ... More >>
David Burke is a man of many words, and many restaurants. The ebullient chef not only helms three high-end restaurants in New York City, but also a café in Bloomingdale's, and restaurants around the country. Also, he's the brains behind spray salad dressing. Sheer genius, indeed. We got the c ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. International Gourmet Kitchen (IGK) is a new lunch spot in Chelsea, offering great value on everything from burgers to burritos to Asian rice bowls. [Midtown Lunch] To ... More >>
The real O.G.Chefs like to complain about culinary school grads who view working in a kitchen as a brief pit stop on the way to televised celebrity, product endorsements, and global jet-setting. But sometimes, the media makes it difficult to blame them.
PhotobucketChefs love their dads, tooUnlike 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 >>
Bowlmor Lanes -- the Union Square bowling alley/nightclub -- is under fire today from a New York City carpenters union accusing the hotspot of "[desecrating] the American way of life." How? By hiring contractors who've allegedly bilked workers building their planned 90,000-square-foot Times Squar ... More >>
Who was that masked man? Ben Sargent may have gone through some rather dramatic transformations over the past few months, but his talent for self-promotion has remained a constant. This was made hilariously apparent last night when the founder of Greenpoint's Underground Lobster Pound crashe ... More >>
Michael Ayoub's grilled pizza with clams.Earlier today we brought you Fornino chef Michael Ayoub's thoughts on Park Slope's charms and former grit, growing up in the kitchen, and why he jettisoned the wood-burning oven for the grill. Here, in the second part of the interview, we talk about ... 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 >>
Eater jumped the gun last week (and duped us in the process) when it posted a comment from John Tesar in response to their report on his departure from David Burke's Fishtail. The commenter was not actually Tesar, but an impostor. The chef got in touch with us to clarify: "I am appalled that someon ... More >>
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