They came. They ate. But they couldn't quite make up their minds. In a first, Burger & Barrel's bash burger tied Guy Fieri's bacon mac n' cheese burger in the people's choice award category, confirmed after three separate counts, according to host Rachael Ray. While the Food Network star's popularit ... More >>
The recent round of DC scandals has been good for rightbloggers -- for about a month they've been devoted to plumping up Benghazi, IRS, NSA, and other controversies, and have succeeded in knocking down the President's approval ratings. High fives all around! But seasons change, and Scandal Spring i ... More >>
Thursday, January 3 Pie-Making Class at The Brooklyn Kitchen: Head to Williamsburg to learn how to make a mean pie from author and baker Millicent Souris. She'll teach you the secret to making perfect crusts and for $65 students will leave with a crust and a mini pie to bake at home. 616 Lorimer St. ... More >>
Jesus Nunez is the chef of Barraca, a newly opened Spanish spot in the West Village that serves up tapas and paella. During the power outage, the restaurant was able to stay open via a generator and refrigerated truck. No food was spoiled, and on the Friday after the storm, the staff turned the co ... More >>
Charlotte Druckman has written for Travel Leisure, the Wall Street Journal, Town and Country, and many other publications about food and chef culture. But in her most recent endeavor-- a book titled Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen -- Charlotte interviews ov ... More >>
Yesterday, we spoke with Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli about how to tackle cooking pumpkin and other seasonal specialties. Today, we're focusing on how she deals with celebrities in her restaurants, her favorite restaurants in the city, and her recent venture with Haagen Dazs. [See More Intervi ... More >>
Yesterday, we talked to Brad McDonald about his latest Dumbo restaurant, Governor, his take on Modern American cuisine and 80s sitcoms. Today, we continue the conversation and learn about the chef's favorite NYC restaurants and which Southern writers influence and affect his food. [See More: Charlo ... More >>
The Food Network is launching a new health inspection show which debuts October 26. It's aptly called "Health Inspectors." Host Ben Vaughn, a former chef and a restaurant consultant, will visit one of the country's filthiest restaurants and try to clean it up. Some highlights from the upcoming epis ... More >>
Thursday, September 27 Trader Joe's Protest. Demanding "meat without drugs," Consumers Union and other advocacy groups will hold a press conference/action outside of Trader Joe's Union Square store on Thursday, September 27 from 11 am to noon. They will deliver over half a million petition signature ... More >>
Tom Colicchio spoiled the episode of Top Chef Masters immediately as the episode ended on the East Coast, forgetting that Pacific Standard Time viewers had yet to see it. According to zap2it.com, Colicchio tweeted "Congratulations to my friends Kerry Heffernan and Chris Cosentino for making it to th ... More >>
GRK is a new Greek restaurant that opened in the Financial District on September 10. The menu showcases two Greek classics: yeero and yogurt. The yeero is a wrap filled with slowly rotated, spit-roasted meat. It's is layered onto a warm pita and dressed with different interpretations of tzatziki, th ... More >>
[See More Reviews: Masak; Governor | Tacos Cachanilla; Neta] Robert Sietsema heads over to Jersey City's Little India for Deccan Spice. The menu sports unique offerings like goat brains and intestines. There's a fair number of egg dishes too -- rare for a northern India restaurant: "My favorite is ... More >>
The Associated Press has hired Sara Moulton, a longtime Food Network host, to write a weekly healthy eating column. She will be doling out advice for using seasonal ingredients and her recipes, according to the AP, "will take a holistic approach to healthy eating, with an emphasis on whole grains, ... More >>
At the James Beard Foundation's sumptuous "Chefs & Champagne" event at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons, honoree Ted Allen--the Queer Eye food guy who's now the host of Food Network's Chopped--talked edibles with me between courses. Hi, Ted. What are the hot new trends in food these days? ... More >>
Yesterday, we talked New York City eats and dishes and the Atlantic City Wine and Food Fest with the Food Network's Nadia G. Today, the Bitchin' Kitchen lady gives us the lowdown on the five foods that really get her going come summertime. 5. "I do this one salad with grilled apricots and feta. A s ... More >>
Could online streaming be the future of food shows? Former Food Network and Cooking Channel executive Bruce Seidel has signed on with YouTube to launch HUNGRY, the latest content channel which is set to feature a "blend of how-to and celebrity-driven food videos," according to the Associated Press. ... More >>
The winners of the James Beard Foundation's media awards were announced last night (the glitzy chef awards will be presented tonight and you can follow along here, if you like). Congratulations to all of the winners!
Photo courtesy Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian, Chef and Iron ChefGeoffrey Zakarian is ending the year with a bang. The chef at the National and the Lambs Club can now also call himself an Iron Chef, having beaten nine other culinary pros competing on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs. We ca ... More >>
Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri will star in "Celebrity Cook-Off," a new Food Network program that pairs B-list stars with the top chefs. The contestants, assigned to Team Ray or Team Fieri, will then compete in predictable foodie battles, such as running a New York food truck. Among the culinary v ... More >>
As spicy and tingly as ever.No way! The mouth-burning offal-laced "salad" is as addictive as ever. Even if it just this week was featured on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
photo courtesy of villafanestudios.com What a pumpkinhead.If you're a diehard Food Network viewer, you may have seen Ray Villafane kicking ass with his pumpkin carvings on Halloween Wars. The Queens native makes a living carving figurines for DC Comics, but around this time of year he opts fo ... More >>
Daniel Boulud will indeed be opening a new restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, as previously rumored. [Toronto Star] More on those in-flight American Airlines meals designed by Richard Sandoval and Marcus Samuelsson. [Chicago Tribune] Occupy Wall Street protesters are sitting o ... More >>
Perving on Paula.Pick up a copy of Harper's Bazaar this month and you'll find a sexy Sandra Lee draped across its pages. The often conservatively dressed Food Network star vamps it up for a piece on her "semi-homemade" success and home life with Governor Cuomo. Meanwhile, Maxim selects its f ... More >>
Paul Niedermann, who just won this season of Hell's Kitchen, has scored himself a job as head chef at BLT Steak. [FitR] Daniel Angerer, who recently shuttered Klee Brasserie and Little Cheese Pub, is now at the helm of the five locations of Dig Inn, the new incarnation of Pump Energy. [Crain ... More >>
Rebecca Marx It is thankfully Friday afternoon. Which means it is time to look back at the four days preceding it. Mark Simmons talked to us about hipping Americans to New Zealand cuisine at his new Park Slope restaurant Kiwiana. The Vanderbilt's Brian Floyd explained his Barman's Fund. O ... More >>
McDonald's beat Subway in a survey of how healthy the fast-food chains appear to customers. Chipotle scored highest, while Five Guys and Au Bon Pain weren't far behind. [Nation's Restaurant News] While the Food Network here has just crowned its latest Star, Asian Food Channel recently comple ... More >>
Better than America's?Food Network Canada might sound like a joke -- remember the hubbub over horse meat on Top Chef Canada? -- but its shows might actually be better than the U.S. Food Network's. Why else would we be importing so many of them?
There's really no way any of this should be legal.The Food Network is finally doing what we've long dreamed of doing ourselves: it's suing Guy Fieri.
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 >>
A table setting awaits the largest of gamblers in this display inside the Showboat casino. This weekend, I had the pleasure of representing the Village Voice for the second year in a row at the Food Network's annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. Here are some snapshots of that event ... More >>
Alton Brown: Science of food makes good TV, bad chefs.Self-proclaimed gastrophysicist and Food Network personality Alton Brown has a problem with molecular gastronomy. Speaking at the American Culinary Federation national convention in Grapevine, Texas, this weekend, he said: "My worry about ... More >>
Candace Nelson, a judge on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars and the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, is suing the owners of Pink Sprinkles in Fairfield, Conn., for trademark infringement. [Boston Globe] A new McDonald's in Spring Valley, a Las Vegas suburb, is hosting live jazz nights -- dubbed ... More >>
Rebecca MarxDarna's falafel. A few months ago, Darna chose to announce its imminent arrival in Cobble Hill with a rather intimate paean to its signature product. Posted on the storefront window, it read, in part: "...soft on the inside yet firm sexy brown on the inside. Being with you my lov ... More >>
Today, Crain's reconfirms what we've all known but still can't quite accept: Sandra Lee is one of the most powerful women in New York. The 39th most powerful, specifically.
Rumors that Lady Gaga maintains her svelte figure while on the road by eating baby food have sent sales of the stuff, including Heinz Mum's Own Creamed Porridge, rocketing 100 percent. [Sky News] Food Network star Sandra Lee has just signed a five-book deal, including two food-themed novels, ... More >>
ny.eater.comThe recent stabbing of Mark Iacono of the much-ballyhooed pizzeria Lucali's in what appeared to be a mob-style altercation reminded us that chefs aren't always angels. Iacono was in Joe's Superette -- an old-fashioned store open irregular hours at the bucolic corner of Carroll an ... More >>
WikipediaThe one "real" starBeing the Next Food Network Star is kind of like being Top Chef, Minus the chef aspect. But ultimately it can be much more lucrative than winning the $100,000 on the Bravo show, since it's an opportunity to build a brand...or is it?
It looks like the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is going to be on the Food Network, but while that's nice and all, what's more relevant to our appetites is that it's going to be parked at Union Square for a few blessed hours this afternoon. As a salve for the mid-week doldrums, it's hard to beat ... More >>
Greg Grossman, the 15-year-old who started cooking at age of 9, will be at the helm of Alan Philips' next Feast pop-up, running from March 10-12. The theme will be Pop Art. [Grub Street] Michael Psilakis is no longer the executive chef at Eos in the Viceroy hotel, in Miami. No replacement ha ... More >>
Devon Gilroy, who left East Side Social Club months before it closed and is now cooking at Park Avenue Tavern is launching a private dining company called Parkerhouse. The project could evolve into catering business even a restaurant. [Paper] Food Network is premiering Chopped All-Stars in M ... More >>
Neelys moving in.Merchants NY, one of the city's last cigar bars and the space the Food Network's Pat and Gina Neely have announced will house their forthcoming restaurant, will close after Super Bowl Sunday. Renovations will start on the space immediately, according to an insider, and Neely' ... More >>
Here is the plight of the single lady in a nutshell: That there are magazines like Glamour that proliferate various generalized highly unscientific "statistics" about men that we must then banish from our brains or, somehow, adopt into our dating/life realities. Because once you read this stu ... More >>
Foodnetworkhumor.comLeave it to Food Network Humor to give the Internet an antidote to the morass of year-end prognostications and critical reminiscences of digested entrées past: the site has released its annual "Top 10 Biggest Food Network Foodgasms" list. Wisely, there are no words, ... More >>
The iPad is an increasingly popular tool restaurants employ as as part of their point-of-sale systems. [Nation's Restaurant News] Kroger has recalled several brands of pet food in 19 states, because of possible aflatoxin contamination, which can cause sluggishness and diarrhea. [Bloomberg] ... More >>
Awful Gift #10: Stonerware Apron With Marijuana-Leaf Imprint, Broadway Panhandler Everyone knows that chefs like to get stoned (or "baked" as the apron has it), which helps relieve the tedium of chopping vegetables for hours at a time. But this guy doesn't need to wear an apron to show us he' ... More >>
Food NetworkDoes Marco Canora use this knife to cut turkey sandwiches? Yesterday we chatted with Marco Canora about his appearing on The Next Iron Chef. Today, the Hearth chef and co-owner of Terroir and Terroir Tribeca predicts the next big trends in dining.
Food NetworkMarco Canora: He might have lost on TV, but he's still a winner. The Next Iron Chef ended its run this week, and Marc Forgione was crowned the winner. But runner-up Marco Canora still has plenty to celebrate: A Tribeca location of his East Village wine bar Terroir opened this yea ... More >>
Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>
Naomichi Yasuda, the chef-owner of Sushi Yasuda, is leaving New York to open an eight-seat sushi bar in Japan. [Eater] Laurent Gras, of the Michelin-starred L20 in Chicago, is moving to New York to work on an unnamed project. [Food & Wine via Eater] Bravo has announced a new cooking show st ... More >>
The Food NetworkThis is Paula Deen's mac 'n' cheese. It will eat your face. Much as Greenpoint has absorbed a sizable number of erstwhile Manhattanites, so too has it appropriated a phenomenon previously confined to the island: the all-mac 'n' cheese restaurant.