Geoffrey Zakarian

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    October 16, 2014

    Le Fond Brings Home-Style French Fare to Greenpoint

    When Jacob Eberle first traveled to France, he had no idea that he'd eventually become a classically trained chef. A comparative religion major with a concentration in French, Eberle had never been to Europe. So when the opportunity to study the language in its native land presented itself, he jumpe ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Scenes From The Queens Kickshaw's Killer Cider Dinner

    There are too few places in this city where you can nurse along a budding cider obsession, which makes us incredibly grateful for The Queens Kickshaw (40-17 Broadway, Astoria, 718-777-0913). Owners Ben Sandler and Jennifer Lim launched the place with grilled cheese, good coffee, and nice beer, but t ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Where to Eat, Drink, and Cure Your Hangover on a Weekend Getaway to Atlantic City

    Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular daytrip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. The dining scene in Atlantic City has seen its fortunes rise ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014
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    September 5, 2013

    The 10 Best-Dressed Chefs in NYC

    Fashion, like food, is often used to push the boundaries of conventional taste. And while white double breasted jackets dominate the kitchen, many chefs throw on more stylish clothing outside of work. In honor of Fashion Week--which runs from today through September 12--we've gathered the city's 10 ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    What's Happening: Tiki Mondays at GoldBar and La Subida at L'Apicio

    Monday, January 28 Tiki Mondays at GoldBar Things are getting tropical at the newly reopened GoldBar. Tiki Mondays start tonight with tropical craft cocktails from Brian Miller, and chef Rich Sterling will brine and cook a Polynesian pig roast. Don't forget to wear your lei. 389 Broome St.

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    April 12, 2012

    David Burke on Traveling to Australia With Geoffrey Zakarian, Ramps

    David Burke is a man of many words, and many restaurants. The ebullient chef not only helms three high-end restaurants in New York City, but also a café in Bloomingdale's, and restaurants around the country. Also, he's the brains behind spray salad dressing. Sheer genius, indeed. We got the c ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian on His Holiday Plans: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian eats pizza on Christmas!​Yesterday we spoke with Geoffrey Zakarian, chef at the National and the Lambs Club about his big win on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs. Today he reveals his plans for Christmas and New Year's, and what trend he'd most ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Filippo Gozzoli 'In' at Sirio

    ​Sirio Maccioni says that he's going to open a branch of his eponymous restaurant at the Pierre hotel. Maccioni has told reporters that he's bringing in Filippo Gozzoli, formerly of Milan, to run the eatery. [Grub Street]

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    December 21, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian on Winning The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs

    Photo courtesy Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian, Chef and Iron Chef​Geoffrey 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 >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian Files for Bankruptcy Following Labor Violations Suit

    foodnetwork.comGeoffrey Zakarian​Restaurant staff suing employers is rampant in New York these days. The latest victim/culprit is Geoffrey Zakarian, who is being sued for $1 million by kitchen workers who toiled under him at the now-defunct Country. The effects of the lawsuit have already take ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Brooklyn Dog Food Makers Eat It; Roseanne Barr Goes Nuts

    ​Two Brooklyn women who make Evermore Pet Food plan to eat their dog food daily for a month beginning March 1 to prove how good it is. [CBS News] The struggling A&P supermarket chain is being forced to close another 32 stores in six states as part of its turnaround strategy, including 17 in N ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Afghan Fried Chicken Fight; Whoopie Pie War

    ​Spot Dessert Bar won customers back after the blizzard by offering half-price hot drinks on Facebook, Twitter, and its blog. It also offers discounts to people who "like" the place. [Wall Street Journal] Abdul Haye, who owns the Kennedy Fried Chicken brand, is declaring war against all Afgha ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Devon Gilroy Launches Private Dining Company; Jimmy Bradley Battles Cancer

    ​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 >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Shocker: Confused Diners are Going to the Wrong Lambs Club

    Where is everyone? Six blocks away?​Despite a disclaimer on the website, which you may have noticed pops up on just about every website that mentions the Lambs Club, diners can't seem to figure out just where the new Geoffrey Zakarian-cheffed restaurant is. Short answer: it's in The Chatwal Ho ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Geoffrey Zakarian Opens the National

    The Benjamin Hotel​A mere two months after opening the Lambs Club, Geoffrey Zakarian has opened the National. Which is not to be confused with the National or the National. This National is situated in midtown's Benjamin Hotel and is being billed by its flacks as Zakarian's "vision of a contem ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Sohna Punjab Indian Restaurant & Bar; Sarah DiGregorio at Peels

    This week, in the Voice, Robert Sietsema enjoys top-notch versions of all your Punjabi favorites at Sohna Punjab Indian Restaurant & Bar. Sarah DiGregorio samples the "gussied-up regional American food" at Peels. Sam Sifton finds that Lambs Club reminds him of "the now-shopworn if still-beautiful S ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Manzo in Eataly

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds the food thrilling, but the premises not so much at the beef temple that is Manzo in Eataly. Sam Sifton slums it on the Lower East Side at Xiao Ye, which he deems "an artful misfire: the sort of place that, as [chef-owner Eddie] Huang sadly appears to d ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Geoffrey Zakarian Working on Two Hotel Restos; Niko to Open with Quite the Team

    ​Geoffrey Zakarian has not only been working on the menu for the forthcoming Lambs Club in the Chatwal Hotel off Times Square, he's also doing National Bar and Dining Rooms, in the Benjamin in Midtown. [Diner's Journal] Michael "Bao" Huynh says his empire is still growing, with plans for an A ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Mini Coke Coming to a Store Near You; Baby Food Recalled due to Botulism Fears

    ​The newest Coke product is a mini can, less than half the size of a standard 20-ounce bottle that contains just 90 calories. Expected to hit stores in December, the mini cans are meant to act as a "portion-control option," as part of Coca-Cola's "Living Well" initiative. [Washington Post] Da ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Under the Toque: Rocco DiSpirito Endorses Salt; Is Todd English the Victim of Domestic Violence?

    ​ Geoffrey Zakarian will be the executive chef at the restaurant in the hotel that Sant Chatwal, of the Bombay Palace restaurant chain, plans to open in the spring of 2010. The Chatwal will be located in the former Lambs club on West 51st Street. [NY Times] Chef agent Scott Feldman allegedly ... More >>

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