Douglas Rodriguez

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Colonie, Goodbye to Niko's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Satsko on the Lower East Side has been shuttered recently and plastered with bright orange "seizure" stickers, apparently due to state taxes owed. [Bowery Boogie] Salt & Pepper in Midtown West ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 25, 2010

    Nuela Looks for Identity

    Raw seafood in an overdone place

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Nuela: There's a New Duck Rice in Chelsea...

    ​Nuela, the new South American (Peruvian-ish) restaurant from Douglas Rodriguez apprentice Adam Schop, was pretty dead last night during prime eating hours, although, to be fair, it was a Tuesday in the August doldrums. The menu is enormous, though anchored with a list of some moderately inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Nuela to Open in June with Douglas Rodriguez Protégé Adam Schop

    Nuela, the long-awaited Latin American eatery that was originally conceived as a Douglas Rodriguez project, will finally open next month. The Flatiron mega-restaurant and ceviche bar will feature a pan-Latin menu from chef Adam Schop, who is coming from Chicago's De La Costa, where he was the execut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Under the Toque: Michael Schaefer Leaves Mermaid Inn; John Schaefer Sues Irving Mill

    ​Douglas Rodriguez, who was beat out by Anita Lo on Top Chef Masters, is no longer affiliated with the Flatiron project, Nuela, which has been in the works for some time. Rodriguez said he left due to "creative differences," and is rumored to be in talks with Drew Nieporent. [Eater] Matthew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    James Beard Semifinalists Announced

    The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant;  Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2003
  • Dining

    January 15, 2002