When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: Red Hook gets a Thai restaurant, chicken wings hit the Lower East Side in full force, and the Le Bernardin team opens ... More >>
The media has made much of the Korean-Italian mash-up at the heart of Piora (430 Hudson Street, 212-960-3801), the West Village restaurant opened by Simon Kim and chef Chris Cipollone last year, but Cipollone insists that to focus on fusion is to miss the point: "We're a modern American restaurant," ... More >>
Barbecue is in John Avila's blood. The Morgan's (267 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-622-2224) pitmaster grew up in Texas watching his grandparents run a restaurant dedicated to the Lone Star State's smoked brisket, absorbing what it meant to live the life of a cook as he helped out his family. Avila ... More >>
A far, gentrified cry from the neighborhood it once was, the Hell's Kitchen of today is a glossy labyrinth of condominiums and an ever-waning number of low-slung buildings and affordable dining options. Still, the area is teeming with great restaurants catering to all demographics, and with the rece ... More >>
City Grit chef-owner Sarah Simmons yells out questions about an upcoming event, looking up from her laptop in search of an answer from one of the members of her team. She's seated at a long, rickety table on one side of her basement kitchen, and every once in a while, she'll call out to Matt Jenning ... More >>
On Saturday, January 12, My Last Supper and a few big name chefs will join forces to support Sandy relief efforts. But before you grab your elastic waist pants and skip lunch, know this -- the evening will run as a variety show with the finger-wagging title, "Shame on Sandy". [See More Edible News: ... More >>
It's the first week of October and we have for you a round-up of a lot of great restaurant deals and specials. Check it out: Tuesday, October 2 Pulled Pork @ City Grit. City Grit will be hosting a pulled pork dinner. Tickets are $55 and there will be a slow roasted bo ssäm snack, some fried chick ... More >>
Ah, the controversy that comes with naming the "best" places. Newsweek "gathered 53 luminary chefs" and compiled a list of the 101 best places to eat around the world. Here are the New York nominations: Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare Specialty: Fried Blowfish Tails "It's the Western version of omak ... More >>
According to The New York Times, Guy Fieri will be opening a restaurant in Times Square. Fieri has seven restaurants already in California but the New York concept will be completely different. It's slated to be called Guy's American Kitchen and Bar. [New York Times] Le Bernardin will be hosting a ... More >>
LuckyRice Festival 2012 is a week-long line-up celebrating Asian food and culture. Currently in its third inaugural year, the event has an impressive roster of celebrity chefs and personalities from ethnically Asian Masaharu Morimoto, David Chang, and Anita Lo, to other big industry names like Danie ... More >>
Marilyn Hagerty, America's most famous food writer of the moment, is planning a trip to New York City. And she's going to be blogging about her visit, which will include stops to Le Bernardin and, of course, the Olive Garden in Times Square.
The re-Africanized fried chicken at Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster This highly idiosyncratic list is based entirely on my own dining predilections, and only includes chefs whose work I'm reasonably familiar with. Certain figures have been excluded from consideration -- Thomas Keller, for example ... More >>
Ian Chalermkittichai, formerly of Kittichai and currently at Ember Room, is taking over at Spot Dessert Bar from Pichet Ong. Chalermkittichai also recently opened a dessert bar in Bangkok. [Zagat Buzz] Dominique Ansel, the ex-pastry chef at Daniel, is opening Dominique Ansel Bakery this October, wh ... More >>
WNYCLopate loves locavores.'Tis the silly season for food festivals, and for the second year in a row, WNYC host Leonard Lopate is getting in on the act with Lopate & Locavores, a three-day event that will explore zeitgeisty issues relating to today's food movement.
Shane McBride, the former chef de cuisine at Colicchio & Sons, is now cooking at Balthazar, where he has been since February. [Eater] Not to be outdone by the likes of Eric Ripert, who has had cameos on Treme, Bobby Flay will appear on Entourage as the lover of Ari Gold's wife. [Eater] Guy ... More >>
Todd English reveals how he feels about a not-quite-burgeoning music career: "I did a couple gigs, that was it. ... I certainly won't give up my day job for that ... nor should I because I don't think I'd go that far." [Zagat Buzz] London import Le Caprice has hired Ed Carew to helm the kitc ... More >>
Crain's has published its annual 40 Under 40, a round-up of over-achieving types who have not yet had to grapple with the existential challenges of middle age. It includes three emissaries from the food world. One, unsurprisingly, is David Chang, who says he wants to transform his business in ... More >>
Tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., 100 percent of proceeds at Mehtaphor will go to the Japanese Red Cross to benefit disaster efforts in Japan. But even if you can't make it to the restaurant, there are other places where you can put your appetites to more philanthropic use.
The sun comes up on the Bahamas, where our intrepid final five have gathered for one very long Top Chef goodbye. Antonia reflects on the "fiery season" as Richard appears wearing fewer styling products and a wispy ginger schmeard. He's afraid he'll both lose and miss the birth of his child, ... More >>
Hot.Those who can't wait to wallow in the shallow waters of Eater's Hottest Chef competition can dip their toes in the equally murky waters of Slashfood's second-annual roundup of the 10 Hottest Men in the Food Industry.
Ah, restaurant wars. As inevitable as income taxes and that incredulous look Tom gets on his face whenever Marcel opens his mouth. And last night's didn't disappoint, bringing with it a spectacle of meaty, man-sized proportions and more bitch-fighting than an entire season of The Real Housew ... More >>
L.A. and San Francisco about to get lucky, too.LuckyRice, the Asian food festival that debuted in New York this year, has plans to return next year and will also expand to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Per Crain's, the five-day Asian food fest will run from May 4 to 8, 2011.
Charles Masson of La Grenouille, Ken Aretsky of Aretsky's Patroon, and even Danny Meyer with his rounds at Union Square Café are among the city's last iconic restaurateurs who rule the dining room. [NY Times] Congress may have passed new healthy food regulations for school lunches, but Capi ... More >>
Bravo After far, far too brief a hiatus, Top Chef returned last night, with a merry band of All-Stars in tow. "All-Stars," of course, is very convenient shorthand for "prior contestants suffering from various degrees of bitterness, self-delusion, and a disproportionate need for vengeance." Ev ... More >>
Eric Hara makes room in his busy schedule to helm the kitchen at Agua Dulce in Hell's Kitchen, replacing Ulrich Sterling, who is leaving for a job in Peru. [Eater] Top Chef alum Manuel Treviño will be the chef at the forthcoming Lavo. He hails from Travertine, via Babbo and Dos Caminos. [Gr ... More >>
BravoWelcome back to Top Chef. Some things appear to have stayed the same: Crocs! Rampaging egos! Bad culinary puns ("Eric Ripert joins our culinary Supreme Court," har har)! Copious hostess cleavage! Others have changed: Where once there were Glad bags, now there is Dial NutriSkin. Where onc ... More >>
The Amateur GourmetAdam Roberts, rendered with some artistic license.In 2007, the Amateur Gourmet, otherwise known as Adam Roberts, became one of the first food bloggers to parlay Internet success into a book deal: titled simply The Amateur Gourmet, the book was a collection of essays about R ... More >>
It's time to say bye-bye to bluefin.Josh Ozersky's Time column this week documents what may very well be his last bite of bluefin tuna: "It was awesome. But I have to stop eating it. And so do you," writes the unrepentant carnivore. Ozersky goes on to cite the numbers many of us have heard re ... More >>
Though it launched in September, Edible Queens, the foodie mag for the Borough of Churches, is getting big play in the Daily News today. "Hey, we're tasty, too," reads the perhaps defensive headline, and even editor Leah McLaughlin admits, "People in New York ignore Queens." (Fork in the Roa ... More >>
Bravo Last night, Top Chef gave us the Most Very Special Episode of All, Restaurant Wars! And yes, there were some casualties -- of common sense, egos, and, of course, one hapless chef. And while the episode was not quite the shit show of seasons past, the fan still received its fair share of ... More >>
President Obama told Men's Health magazine that taxing soda and other sugary drinks is an idea worth exploring. "Every study that's been done about obesity shows... a correlation between increased soda consumption and obesity," he said. [NY Daily News] The proposed Kraft Foods takeover of Ca ... More >>
IntangibleArts/flickr Last week, a slew of articles shed light on the issue of whether or not crustaceans can feel pain. In the Atlantic, Trevor Corson reported on the debates inspired by a UK study suggesting that crabs may in fact not enjoy being boiled alive, while the Huffington Post offere ... More >>