The New York City restaurant industry can be crushing: Rents and stakes are high, and the scene is saturated. It takes a lot of talent and even more work to make it, which means that chefs put in obscenely long days making sure their restaurants break even, a cycle that causes many of them to burn o ... More >>
In case you've missed the memo, Valentine's Day is on Friday, and that night, every couple in the city will hit the town to dine out. Before cupid descends on the Big Apple, hit a tasty event -- whether you're sharing an experience with a loved one or flying solo.
After a week spent traveling, eating, and drinking more than you really need to, we don't blame you if your weekend plan consists of lying on a couch with a remote control. If you're game to go out, though, here's a selection of happenings around town you can squeeze in before the end of 2013.
Isaan Thai food, micro-focused establishments, pastry celebrities, celebrity pastries, burgers with buns made of noodles -- this year had it all. As infuriating as the NYC trend machine can often be, the city's dining scene is as vibrant as ever and for that we can only be thankful. Here are some of ... More >>
It doesn't matter that Thanksgiving is one of the biggest homemade meal holidays of the year -- apartment kitchens in NYC are still tiny, and the prospect of turning a full feast out of a set-up that resembles an E-Z-Bake oven and a Bunsen burner is daunting at best. If you're inclined to let someon ... More >>
No. 5: Belly goat burger from Louro (142 West 10th Street, 212-206-0606) Goat is the most popular meat in the world. Let David Santos show you why.
Just two and a half days until another weekend, but we don't think you should have to wait to tie one on. Here's a look at some places both new and old to save a little money on food and drink and drink this week. Because you deserve it.
Monday, March 18 Seamus Mullen Cooks at Louro Chef Seamus Mullen of Tertulia will guest-cook at Louro on Monday night as part of the restaurant's Nossa Mesa Supper Club. He and chef David Santos will serve an Asian-inspired menu. Reservations can be made on Open Table. BYO beer and wine. 142 W. 10th ... More >>
For our own Robert Sietsema, hearing the name Sweet Yummy House "conjured up gingerbread dwellings deep in the woods made by witches." In reality, the Elmhurst restaurant is one of the city's newest Sichuan restaurants, specializing in "delicious peculiarities resulting from fusion with other cuisin ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in December.
Gabriel Stulman added another West Village restaurant to his dossier. Chez Sardine is his newest endeavor, following Fedora, Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, and Perla. Chez Sardine is an izakaya set against a menu featuring things like a foie gras and smoked cheddar grilled cheese sandwich. 183 W ... More >>
Hotel Griffou already has a replacement for David Santos, who left recently, citing creating differences with management. Mark Strausman, of Fred's at Barneys New York, is reportedly taking over. [Grub Street] Atera, the soon-to-open new incarnation of Compose, has lost its pastry chef. Mica ... More >>
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 >>
pguild.comA new decade, new resolutions Now that the New Year has come and gone, it's time to get those resolutions going. The Wall Street Journal, Oprah.com, and The Daily Meal all have extensive roundups of celebrity chefs resolutions for the coming year and New York City chefs are well re ... More >>
Lara Kastner/AlineaAlex StupakCB3's monthly SLA committee meeting happened last night, and from the numerous accounts lighting up the interweb, it was a lively one.
David Santos, most recently at 5 & Diamond, is the new chef at Hotel Griffou, where he's revamping the menu with a Portuguese accent. [Grub Street] Eric Hara has been keeping busy helming the Oak Room at the Plaza's kitchen, as well as consulting at forthcoming Sienna and Dekko Café in Ast ... More >>
5 & DiamondAs night falls, a new chef rises...Two weeks after word surfaced that David Santos had left the kitchen at 5 & Diamond, the restaurant's owners have announced his replacement. Grub Street reports that David Martinez, a FCI grad and Aureole and Bouley alum, has taken over at the Har ... More >>
"All-stars" added to the lineup of cheftestants reportedly slated for the next season of Top Chef include Marcel Vigneron and Fabio Viviani, from seasons two and five, respectively. [Eater] David Santos has followed in the footsteps of Ryan Skeen and departed from 5 & Diamond, which has sinc ... More >>
David Santos, foreground.The restaurant industry's high turnover rates strike again! Two months after Sarah reported that David Santos had taken over the 5 & Diamond kitchen in the wake of Ryan Skeen's departure, Santos too has parted ways with the Harlem 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 >>
David Santos, foregroundThe review of 5 & Diamond that came out today needs a clarification--it turns out that, for the last month or so, Ryan Skeen has been transitioning to a consulting role at the restaurant, while David Santos is taking over as executive chef. According to both Santos a ... More >>