Although both Elaine and Elaine's have passed into the Great Beyond, there's still a chance to get a piece of Elaine Kaufman's legendary restaurant, which closed in May following Kaufman's death last December.
YelpWhen most people think of legendary curmudgeons of the restaurant business, their thoughts tend towards Kenny Shopsin, Elaine Kaufman, or even Orhan Yegen. All curmudgeons, yes, but also all in Manhattan. Far less attention is paid to Louis "Brooklyn Lou" Migliaccio, the owner of Sam's Re ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Elaine's was unable to survive the death of its owner and namesake, Elaine Kaufman. Six months after her passing, it's shuttering for good. [Eater] Woo Lae Oak, the pioneering Soho Korean, wil ... More >>
In a look at the James Beard Award nominees, nose-to-tail queen April Bloomfield reveals this shocker: if she had to eat one thing for the rest of her life, it would be... "vegetables." [NY Post] It appears that Elaine's is a lot less busy since its namesake, Elaine Kaufman, died in December ... More >>
That British GQ story about Elaine Kaufman - the one in which writer Michael Wolff remembers the late restaurateur as a "Toscanini of crassness" - is now online. As promised, it is a nasty read. But it also says as much about its writer's failings as Kaufman's.
A decision to transform Flushing Mall into an interim parking lot means the food court downstairs, which sells everything from Taiwanese shaved ice to Chinese hand-pulled noodles, will be demolished. [Wall Street Journal] Dairy goats are illegal in New York, but in cities like San Francisco ... More >>
After three weeks of publication as the world's first-ever iPad newspaper, reports are trickling out that News Corp. boss Rupert Murdoch's pet project, The Daily, will be migrating to a second platform, the Android tablet, in the second quarter of 2011. The news comes barely 20 issues since M ... More >>
Dan LaceyGraydon Carter, with pancake and fiddle.Today in time-killing speculation: Graydon Carter is or was possibly, maybe interested in taking over Elaine's.
When the Barneys' holiday windows went up last November, Gael Greene took exception to the absence of Craig Claiborne from the display, which featured food innovators and "personalities" past and present. Today, she uses her Fork Play newsletter to elaborate upon her displeasure, and to make ... More >>
Good morning and welcome to Runnin' Scared Weekends 2.0 I'm Rosie - you might remember me as the intern that went on embarrassingly public dates and got on Dov Charney's bad side. Now I'm taking over weekends here from the venerable Joe Coscarelli. So! Let's begin. According to an Icelandic l ... More >>
womanaroundtown.comA month after the death of Elaine Kaufman, the eponymous restaurant she ran for 47 years has officially been passed on to her longtime manager, Diane Becker. Per The New York Times, Kaufman left the restaurant and two five-story buildings to Becker, who has worked at Elaine ... More >>
The ongoing dispute over the licensing agreement between Kraft and Starbucks will be battled in court as Kraft sues. [Nation's Restaurant News] As part of a publicity stunt, the New York Burger Company got a priest, minister, rabbi, and other religious leaders to bless its burger. [NY Time ... More >>
Elaine Kaufman, referred to by the New York Times as the "salty den mother" of exclusive New York City restaurant Elaine's, died on Friday in Manhattan at the age of 81. The cause of death, perhaps darkly appropriate with regards to the period of New York City that Kaufman represented, was co ... More >>
Lorenzo CiniglioElaine Kaufman, the owner of the eponymous Upper East Side restaurant that for decades has served as a second home to legions of writers, died earlier this afternoon. The Post reports that Kaufman, who was 81, died from complications of emphysema. A lifelong New Yorker, Kauf ... More >>
Via NYM.We reported Wednesday on the turmoil an embarrassing New York Post correction caused in the newsroom, fueled by what we heard was rage called down from the top: News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch. Fun times. We've now got more details on what happened, and what came of it.
Recession update: Cheapo bashes; home alone with Altoids.