In theory, I should love wine bars -- I drink a lot of wine, and I often trade evenings in my dinky, NYC apartment for nights out. But I often cringe when I hear the term, since every restaurant proprietor takes poetic license to call their beverages a "wine list" and their establishment a "wine bar ... More >>
via David LeighDavid Leigh, an assistant editor at the Guardian, admitted to hacking people's voicemails in an article written in 2006 that just seems to have been dug up. Leigh listened to the messages of a "corrupt arms company executive," and said his aim was to expose "bribery and corruption. ... More >>
Official White House photographThe Obamas continued their tour of Europe this afternoon with a visit to the Downing Street residence of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha. In this official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson that's sure to inspire any number of moder ... More >>
Jason Hall, previously of Gotham Bar & Grill, Anthos, and Mia Dona, has been running the kitchen at The Lion under John DeLucie.
Colin Alevras, formerly of The Tasting Room, DBGB, and Momofuku, has joined the staff at Andrew Carmellini's forthcoming The Dutch.
Aureole's exec ... More >>
Galen Zamarra has earned a solid and enthusiastic following for the seasonal Provençal cuisine he cooks at Mas Farmhouse. And now he's hoping to replicate the success of his Downing Street restaurant by opening a second. Per Diner's Journal, Zamarra will open Mas (La Grillade) on the c ... More >>
This cryptic facade on Sixth Avenue refuses to identify itself to the passing rabble. What restaurant is it?
Such a profusion of restaurants and small cafes the West Village offers! Though the opportunities for budget dining have dwindled the last few years, as pirates like Marc Jacobs and R ... More >>
Tin ceiling, marble bar, rows of wine bottles glinting in the candle light--what could be cozier than a wine bar late in the evening? (Shown: Gottino, in the West Village)
Menupages.com lists 110 wine bars in the city. From our perambulations around town, frequently stumbling on wine bars i ... More >>
When Our Man Sietsema gets all mushy about a roast chicken, you should probably assume this is a truly spectacular roast chicken. The birdie in question is from Jason Neroni's 10 Downing, which Our Man reviews today. (I always misspell the chef's last name "negroni," which I guess tells you that I' ... More >>
Hmm: after suffering an epic smackdown on Jon Stewart's show last night, Jim Cramer didn't show up for a planned "The Morning Joe" interview this morning. "Guess he had a late night," said Joe Scarborough.
Reaction to the Daily Show ep was swift and brutal. James Fallows of The Atlantic compares S ... More >>