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    September 30, 2014

    Duds Simple: Ilan Hall Is Back -- but Do His New Urban Outfitters Rags Suit Him?

    On a recent episode of Ilan Hall's Esquire Network show, Knife Fight, the cheeky, bespectacled chef held a lifeless, blue-skinned Silkie chicken by its neck, thrusting it toward hooting audience members as cameras panned across their squeamish faces. The faux-underground competition is Food Network ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Act Quickly: There Are a Few Choice Sub-$100 NYCWFF Tickets Left

    Even though the annual New York City Food and Wine Festival (NYCWFF) and its hoard of groupies don't storm the city for another month, tickets have already been pillaged for a number of events. How typical! (Writes the jaded New Yorker.) Don't despair though -- we've sifted through the remainder of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Here's What to Expect at This Year's New York City Wine & Food Festival

    It's been eight years since the New York City Wine & Food Festival first convened, and in that time, it's established its unique place on the festival circuit, offering a collection of more than 150 events that range from big, pop culture gatherings to small intimate dinners. It's an eclectic mix th ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 23, 2014
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    April 16, 2014

    Weed Eaters: Stoner Food Isn't Just Blowing Smoke

    Think of the craziest plate of food that might work as an actual dish. Consider the components, the flavors, the interplay among them. A work of art in early spring bounty. And we're not talking some boring variation on beet-ramp-blood orange-lamb shank here: Find the third path, the one that leads ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Surviving Food TV and Chefs Who Serve Bad Bread: Sullivan Street Bakery at 20 Years

    Twenty years ago, Jim Lahey flung open the doors to the first Sullivan Street Bakery in Soho on a mission to get Americans to eat better bread. His goal hasn't changed much -- "A lot of chefs put mediocre bread on the table," he says -- but the culinary landscape certainly has.

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    March 20, 2014

    Eleven Madison Park Sous Chef Connie Chung: Understanding Someone Else's Vision Helps You Understand Your Own

    Connie Chung works on Eleven Madison Park's (11 Madison Avenue, 212-889-0905) show-stopping creations alongside Daniel Humm and a legion of other sous chefs. The 29-year-old was raised in a Chicago suburb, and she spent spent much of college ODing on food porn, so she decided to make cooking her car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    What's Happening This Week: Free Pasta, NYC Wine & Food Festival, Book Signing, and Wine Under The Stars

    On this special Monday morning, we celebrate the anniversary of Columbus silencing his haters once and for all. And what better way to pay tribute to the famed explorer than to search the greater New York City area for a selection of fine food and drink. Here's a look at what's happening this week i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Heartland's Rise From Brewpub to Beer-Based Chain

    Back when I was a corporate drone, slogging away in my office with nothing but a spectacular 37th floor view and my misery to keep me company, the Midtown Heartland Brewery became a favorite after work (or sometimes mid-work) stop for a beer and a fried pickle. Little did I know that founder Jon Blo ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 24, 2013

    The Cold Comfort of Chilled Soups

    Offering relief from the sweltering summer.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    House Of Cupcakes Has Opened In The Village! Enter!

    From a bake shop in Princeton, New Jersey (which won the Food Network's Cupcake Wars in 2011), House of Cupcakes has now become a chain of yummy wowness. A branch just opened at 101-Seventh Avenue South (212-255-7102), with Bronx and East Brunswick shops coming faster than you can say "oink". And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Chefs Support Easy Bake Ovens for Boys

    Middle schooler McKenna Pope made headlines when she confronted Hasbro and asked for an Easy Bake Oven that wasn't just marketed to girls. Her 4-year-old brother Gavyn wanted one for Christmas, but was concerned it was just too pink. [Watch More Clips of the Day: A Deleted Girls Scene Shot at The L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    The Best NYC Restraunter and Foodie Hurricane Sandy Tweets

    NYC restaurants will be just fine, we got through 9-11 & New Orleans has proven just how resilient the cooking community can be #hardasnails— Dave Chang (@davidchang) October 30, 2012 As Hurricane Sandy took hold of many of New York's restaurants and caused horrific damage across the cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Fatty Crab Boil, Omnivore Food Festival

    Tuesday, September 18 Crab Boil. Fatty Crew Hospitality Group announces the seventh anniversary of Fatty Crab this month. To celebrate, the restaurant will be hosting a Maryland-style crab boil from September 17 through October 17. It's serving blue crabs with "Malay old bay" seasoned water, steamed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Godiva Launches A Cake Truffle Line With Duff Goldman

    Ace of Cakes fans -- some of your favorite creations from the show are now in truffle form. Godiva has partnered up with Food Network's Duff Goldman to launch truffles with cake-like flavors. The collection, which was over a year in the making, is inspired by Duff's favorite cake flavors from Charm ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 29, 2012


    A party to stay in town for

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Celebrity Chef Ted Allen Tells Me Martha Stewart's Message

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Bitchin' Kitchen's Nadia G's Five Favorite Summertime Eats Part 2

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Bitchin' Kitchen's Nadia G Eats Vodka Pizza in New York, Thinks Meat is a Treat Part 1

    [See More Interviews: Runner and Stone's Head Baker Peter Endriss | North Fork Table & Inn's Gerry Hayden] You'd expect Nadia G to have a no-holds-barred, exuberant attitude that quite frankly might be a little intimidating, right? That she'd get down to the nitty gritty of an interview, throw a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    YouTube Launching a Food Channel

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    A Few Words With Some James Beard Award Winners

    The James Beard Awards, a night when chefs and media collide at Lincoln Center to hobnob in crowded press rooms then drunkenly spill beer on each other at the after parties -- this is the only time of the year you'll see straight-laced restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern swap am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    David Burke is Not a Long Shower Guy, Would Do a Great Job on Television Pt. 2

    Yesterday, we spoke with Chef David Burke about grilling and ramps. Today we take the chef in a different direction: chatting about over the hill food trends, creativity, and the multiple restaurants he's looking to open in the next few years. What food trends are you tired of seeing? The molecula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    JoeDoe's Joe Dobias on Being a Subway Sandwich Artist, Opening a Restaurant with $90,000 Part 1

    ​Joe Dobias, chef-owner of East Village restaurants JoeDoe and JoeDough, is a talker. We sat down with the Cornell Hospitality School graduate to talk sandwiches, Passover, and future projects and found out that it only takes one question to get the chef to tell us how he really feels about fellow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Nine Culinary Ventures By Hip-Hop Artists

    Today, excitable Long Island-raised rap firebrand Flavor Flav will open his House Of Flavor restaurant in Las Vegas. The restaurant—which will have fried chicken and something called a "red velvet waffle" on the menu—is Flav's second attempt to break into the food world, following the di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Under the Toque: Batali Settles Suit, New Prune Cookbook in the Works

    Chef shuffles and kerfuffles this week: Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich have agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of their restaurants' employees who claimed that the owners deducted the equivalent of 4 to 5 percent of the total wine sales from the tip pool and pockete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Food Prices to Rise Even Higher; Chefs Are Tweeting Up a Storm

    ​Opting for produce from small, local, organic farms cannot guarantee that you will avoid the food safety issues that go along with large-scale farming. [Washington Post] The USDA is reporting that food prices are expected to rise up to 4.5 percent, the sharpest increase since 1978. [Wall Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: A Talk and Tasting, a Halloween Menu

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Kutsher's Talk & Tasting Tenement Museum October 24 at 6: 30 p.m. In anticipation of Zach Kutsher bringing a taste of his Catskills country club to Tribeca this fall, he and his res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Little Old Lady Recipes Teaches You How to Cook Like Grandma

    Quirk Books​Why is it that no one can cook like grandma anymore? That's the question posed by comedian Meg Favreau, who wrote Little Old Lady Recipes, honoring the types of women who frequent church socials and small-town potluck dinners, and, of course, the lard-filled dishes they bring with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Dog or Girl? Padma Lakshmi Stars in Eels Video

    Padma Lakshmi has enjoyed one of the more unusual food-themed careers, ascending from a couple of lackluster shows on the Food Network and a rather mediocre cookbook to being the doyenne of Top Chef - and the hatchet-woman, too, whose icy words and placid demeanor often spell disaster for the cont ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 7, 2011
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    August 15, 2011

    New Super-Preservative Discovered; No Food Deserts in NYC?

    ​Mushrooms have been added to the growing list of foods suspected of radiation poisoning in Japan. [Bloomberg] Researchers have discovered a preservative, called bisin, that could extend the food's (and wine's) lifespan for years, even without refrigeration. [Daily Mail] As more and more pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Ron Suhanosky 'Out' at Stuzzicheria; Marcellus Coleman 'In' at Alias

    ​Ex-Sfoglia chef Ron Suhanosky has left Stuzzicheria after just four months, due to creative differences with owner Gerard Renny. Paul Di Bari, who worked at sister restaurant Stuzzi has taken over. [Grub Street] James Kent, who competed a in Bocuse d'Or this year, has been promoted to chef d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Neely's, Goodbye to Rockography

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Moran's has shuttered after 25 years in operation just two blocks south of the World Trade Center. Owners Brian and Abby Lydon cited business slowing after 9/11. [DNAInfo] The Carroll Gardens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    The Great Food Truck Race Returns, and Food TV Isn't Going Anywhere

    Only roaches are more resilient.​Food TV may have hit an all-time low with Famous Food, but that doesn't mean it's going to stop churning more lips and assholes through its grinder.

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    July 7, 2011

    Battle of the Brownstone Brooklyn Falafel: Darna v. Kulushkät

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2011


    The place to be for avocado groupies

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    When Good Chefs Go Bad! Mark Iacono Isn't the Only One​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Hell's Kitchen Is Hot; Sandra Lee to Launch Kitchen Line

    ​Increased food prices have begun to affect diners directly, with restaurants like Per Se and 'wichcraft raising their menu prices. [Wall Street Journal] A group of women at Bravo were said to be bitching about the special treatment Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi gets. (This is news?) [NY Post] He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Eric LeVine 'In' at Montammy Golf Club; Shaun Hergatt Planning New Resto

    ​Eric LeVine, who was a winner on the Food Network's Chopped, is now cooking at the Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, N.J. [Kinetic News] Shaun Hergatt has announced that he is planning a new restaurant in the next two years that will be a little bit closer to Midtown. [Zagat Buzz] Mario Batali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: NYC's Best Slices, Worst Restaurant Websites

    This week in food blogs... Eater rounded up the "Best Worst" New York City bar and restaurant websites. And, yes, a Todd English joint makes the cut. Grub Street wondered if Columbus Tavern, which opened last week on the Upper West Side, is the latest media haunt. A Hamburger Today created an In- ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    In Non-Shockers: Josh Ozersky Admires Eddie Huang

    Hearting Huang.​Today in his Time column, Josh Ozersky expresses his deep appreciation for Eddie Huang. It's not his food that the ambitious food writer (who himself aspires to greater notoriety) admires, but rather it's Huang's media savvy, his adeptness at communicating his irreverent -- if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Make Coffee Like the Japanese; Papaya King Goes West

    ​When it comes to making coffee at home, don't try to emulate the French or Italians. Make your coffee the age-old Japanese way: pour-over. [NY Times] A lawyer in Manhattan is has filed a class-action suit against nightclub owners, claiming that "ladies night" discounts discriminate against m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Foodily Is Being Called 'The Facebook of Food'

    Friend your food.​Two unstoppable forces -- foodieism and social networking -- come together in a new startup called Foodily.

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    January 19, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain Sees His Future in Paula Deen's Bunions

    The horror.​"Then if things weren't bad enough, if I didn't already realize it was Sandra's world and Rachael's world, they bought my network.What does this mean? I guess it means that if Paula Deen wants her bunions pumiced at 2 o'clock in the morning, I'm going to get right over there. Let m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Wade Burch 'In' at Neely's Pig Parlor; Ivy Stark 'Not In' at Diego

    ​Wade Burch, of Steamer's Landing (and a recent winner of Food Network's Chopped), has been named executive chef of Neely's Pig Parlor, the barbecue joint that fellow Food Networkers the Neelys are opening on the Upper East Side. [Grub Street] Josh Boissy of Le Barricou in Williamsburg is bra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Brooklyn Pride Now Manifested in Mac 'n' Cheese Shop

    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.

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    March 5, 2009

    This Week in Chef News

    -According to a press release, Gavin Portsmouth will join Chai Trivedi in the kitchen as a Co-Chef at Pranna; the two previously worked together at the late Sapa. Read between the press lines: "The pair will continue to cook Pranna's travel-inspired Southeast Asian fare however, Gavin will lend his ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008


    A panel of experts convened at NYU's Fales Library late this afternoon to discuss "How Food and Food Writing Have Changed America." The moderator was restaurant consultant Clark Wolf, and the panel included (shown above from left to right) - Michael Batterberry (founder of Food and Wine magazine), D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Michelle Obama on the Food Network

    Paula Deen's gonna fatten her right up. Sarah Palin makes me want to throw my television out the window and start setting shit on fire. Luckily for my neighbors, an email from the Food Network arrived just in time to calm me down. Just gaze at the picture above, breathe into a paper bag and think o ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    Ted Allen's New Show, Celery, and why Anthony Bourdain won't Guest Star

    An interview with the Top Chef and Queer Eye star.

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