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 >>
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.
PepsiCo is launching an initiative to increase its access to chickpeas by growin ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Melissa Hom/ConvivioFollowing 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 >>
Michael Romano of Union Square Café recently showed off his poetry slamming skills in several haikus he penned for the restaurant's newsletter.
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Meanwhile, Whole Foods is recalling several products ... More >>
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 >>
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.
Petite Crevette chef-owner Neil Ganic reportedly went nuts on a couple who were unhappy with their lobster. The couple says he c ... More >>
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.
Michael Ronis, the founding chef of the Carmine's chain and V ... More >>
Brigitte LacombeGourmet 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 >>
Tod Seelie/MetromixFrank 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 >>
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.
BlackBook rounds up the best comfort food spots ... More >>
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.
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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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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.
A study of 2,000 Chinese women showed that those who ate more ... More >>
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 >>