Drew Nieporent

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    The 10 Best New Restaurants in NYC, 2014

    Our Best of NYC 2014 issue divulges more than 350 things that we love about this city. More than 100 of those are related to food and drink, including our Best New Restaurant. In order to bestow that award, we had to first cull a short list of our favorite places to have opened in the last year. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Pastrami Dishes in NYC That Aren't Sandwiches

    Introduced to New York by 19th century Eastern European immigrants (the same folks who gave us pierogies, knishes, and kishka), pastrami is an easy contender for GMOAT (Greatest Meat Of All Time), and also one of the foodstuffs most synonymous with our fair city. Brined and coated in strong spices i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Drew Nieporent's Bâtard Is a Warhorse Ready for Battle -- Have a Taste

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Here's What to Expect at Bâtard, the New Tribeca Restaurant From Drew Nieporent

    Over the course of nearly three decades, the space at 239 West Broadway has held two different restaurants from NYC powerhouse restaurateur Drew Nieporent. First was Montrachet, a gamechanging Tribeca temple that held down the fort for more than two decades -- maintaining its pristine accolades all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    An Early Taste of the Elm

    Walk down the stairs into the Elm, which opened over the weekend in Williamsburg's King & Grove Hotel, and you won't feel as though you're descending into a basement. Rather, you'll enter a large, high-ceilinged space as bright as if you were in a fish bowl. Sun streams in through sky lights and dee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Distilled's Shane Lyons: "I'm a Spoon Freak"

    "All things delicious go with all things delicious." It's a mantra Distilled chef Shane Lyons repeats several times over the course of our conversation. By way of proof, he offers a recent experience: "There was a woman sitting at the chef's table every night, and I told her all things delicious go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    100 Reasons to Eat and Drink Downtown Today (and Tomorrow, and the Day After That)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    A Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Chew; Madison Square Garden Goes Foodie

    ​A behind-the-scenes look at The Chew, which starts Monday, starring Mario Batali, Top Chef alum Carla Hall, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly of the show What Not to Wear, and Daphne Oz, Dr. Oz's daughter. [NY Times] PepsiCo is launching an initiative to increase its access to chickpeas by growin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    A Matter of Taste's Sally Rowe Reflects on the Distinctive Flavors of Paul Liebrandt

    ​Whether you view Paul Liebrandt as an avant-garde visionary or a flamboyant hack, he is undoubtedly one of the most original and creative chefs to have made his imprint on New York's dining scene during the last decade. In 2000, while cooking at Atlas, the chef, who was 24 at the time, earned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Bad Weather Makes People Dine Out Less, Which Is Why You Should Dine Out Tonight

    buzzybloggers.comBrave the weather!​File under shocking news: when bad weather strikes, people dine out less. Last month was particularly nasty. At Drew Nieporent's company, Myriad Restaurant Group, for example, business fell 50 percent or more on particularly nasty nights, according to Bloo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Chris Cannon Wins Custody of Pastry Chef Heather Bertinetti

    Melissa Hom/Convivio​Following his professional divorce from Michael White, Chris Cannon has won sole custody of Heather Bertinetti, the talented pastry chef whose desserts graced the menus of Marea, Osteria Morini, Convivio, and Alto. The Feast reports that Bertinetti will now oversee the pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Sam Hazen is Taking Over Veritas; Seamus Mullen Will Pop Up at The Feast

    ​Michael Romano of Union Square Café recently showed off his poetry slamming skills in several haikus he penned for the restaurant's newsletter. [Zagat] Sam Hazen, formerly of Tao, will take over at Veritas, which recently closed and fired its staff. He plans to reopen the restaurant in Nove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Which Restaurateur Do You Think is Pooh? Sam Sifton Wants to Know.

    Jose the Pooh?​Over at Diner's Journal, Sam Sifton is asking, "Which restaurateur most resembles Pooh?" An odd question, perhaps, until you read his review of Pulino's in which he compares owner Keith McNally to the "dour and slightly disheveled" Eeyore. So far, commenters have Alice Waters st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Whole Foods Sells Bad Nuts; Drew Nieporent's Lazy Sunday

    ​Whole Foods CEO John Mackey talks about his supermarket chain returning its roots: health food. He's pulling things like the chocolate fountain and many indulgent foods, and adding more features like salad bars with oil-free dressing. [AP] Meanwhile, Whole Foods is recalling several products ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Susur Lee's Shang Celebrates One (Hard) Year with a Who's Who of the Food World

    ​Susur Lee, the Canadian chef who made his New York debut with Shang in the Thompson LES Hotel, celebrated the restaurant's first birthday last night with an A-list guest list of chefs, food media, and attractive scenesters. Lee welcomed guests with a toast to his restaurant, despite the "diff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Under the Toque: Chang Cooks for Google; Animal-Nieporent Rumor Denied

    ​The now-defunct Chanterelle's David Waltuck and his team are no longer consulting for Macao Trading Co. Erik Cereceres has taken over the kitchen there. [NY Times] Petite Crevette chef-owner Neil Ganic reportedly went nuts on a couple who were unhappy with their lobster. The couple says he c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Under the Toque: A16 Pastry Chef to Follow Nate Appleman; Could New York Have Finally Lured Animal?

    ​ Jane Tseng, the pastry chef at A16 and SPQR in San Francisco, is allegedly following in Nate Appleman's footsteps and heading for New York to take over as pastry chef at Keith McNally's upcoming Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria. [Eater] Michael Ronis, the founding chef of the Carmine's chain and V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Post-'Gourmet,' Ruth Reichl Embarks on a New Set of Adventures

    Brigitte Lacombe​Gourmet may be dead and buried, but last night's party at A Voce Columbus for Ruth Reichl's Adventures With Ruth didn't feel like much of a wake -- as guests knocked back wine and uni crostini, the deceased was barely mentioned. Reichl, accompanied by the show's executive prod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Like Frank Bruni, Jacques Torres Also Knows a Thing or Two About Food Addiction

    Tod Seelie/Metromix​Frank Bruni isn't the only member of the food world who's had his powers of restraint demolished by a box of Oreos. "I am a food alcoholic," Jacques Torres proclaims. "Some people are addicted to cigarettes or alcohol or drugs. I think I'm addicted to food." The pastry che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Island Snacks Recall; Industry Bigwigs Bid Cafe des Artistes Adieu

    ​The latest food safety scare involves a snack mix made by Snack King Foods in Rochester called Island Snacks Natures Mix. The product, sold at Kmart, is being recalled due to the detection of undeclared sulfites during routine tests. [Forbes] BlackBook rounds up the best comfort food spots ... 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

    August 3, 2009

    It's a MADCrush Pop-up Wine Bar at the Museum of Arts & Design

    ​ For the next five Thursdays, you can sip a glass of wine while overlooking Central Park at The Museum of Arts & Design pop-up wine bar. MAD's seventh-floor event space will be transformed in MADCrush, a temporary bar featuring furniture constructed from recycled wine boxes. A selection of w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: A Star-Studded 'Julie & Julia' Premiere; Where Will Nate Appleman Settle?

    This week in food blogs... Eater took bets on what restaurant Nate Appleman may end up in. Motorino seems like a stretch, while Drew Nieporent's project for Mai House could be a possibility. The Feedbag attended the after party of the Julie & Julia premiere, and talked to celebs -- of both the foo ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 17, 2009

    Talk Show Host Thrown Out of Gay Bar!

    Poisonous chatter, but the ending will leave you in Stritches.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    James Beard Loves New York; All-Natural Chicken Not Always So

    James Beard Foundation Awards winners included Jean Georges for outstanding restaurant, Drew Nieporent for outstanding restaurateur, Dan Barber for outstanding chef, Momofuku Ko for best new restaurant, Daniel for best service, and Totonno's pizzeria was named one of America's Classics. [NY Times] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Fish Deemed Brain Food Again

    A Swedish study conducted among close to 5,000 15-year-old boys suggests that eating omega 3-rich fish, such as salmon, mackerel and albacore tuna, can help promote healthy brain development and maintain brain health for life. [Reuters] A study of 2,000 Chinese women showed that those who ate more ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    New This Week: Naya

    This is a big week in New York eating. The first New York Wine and Food Festival starts on Thursday, and there have been lots of high-profile restaurant openings lately, like Corton (from restaurateur Drew Nieporent and chef Paul Liebrandt) and A Q Cafe, the new spinoff from Marcus Samuelsson's Sca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2006
  • News

    June 30, 1998

    Soul Lite

    Soul Food Reimaged for the '90s

  • Columns

    June 16, 1998