Long overdue for its own Lincoln Center revival, the former Arpeggio wine bar at Avery Fisher Hall is now Lincoln Center Kitchen (Broadway at 65th Street; 212-874-7000), a window-walled theater lobby bistro with a menu of crowd-pleasing new American standards by neighborhood fixture Ed Brown. If the ... More >>
Yesterday, we spoke to chef Joe Dobias, and got an earful. But one question does not an interview make. In Part 2, we discuss the most "surprising" restaurant he's recently dined at and what's next for the toque and his girlfriend and business partner, Jill Schulster. You're very outspoken abou ... More >>
Here are some of the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Mega-restaurateur and convicted felon Jeffrey Chodorow has launched Kutsher's, a Catskill-resort-culture-influenced resto in Tribeca. The menu includes pastrami ... More >>
If you think ordering a pasta dish in a restaurant is easier on your wallet, think again. Here are the menu items with the worst bang for your buck. [ABC News] Cheese is the most stolen food in the world, according to a recent survey. Following close behind are fresh meat, chocolate, alcohol ... More >>
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 >>
Modern, Jewish, and not quite kosher.Some news to report about Kutsher's Tribeca, the "modern Jewish-food-inspired bistro" that's scheduled to open this fall at 186 Franklin Street.
Robert SietsemaWhere angels fear to tread.Although we're not really fans of FoodParc, we now have one reason to be grateful for its existence. That reason is Tanoreen.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Enzo's Pizza in the East Village reports is closing. No reason was given for the shutter. [EV Grieve] Kolette's Kitchen in Midtown closed its doors following the Passover holiday. [Midt ... More >>
Way back in January, Jeffrey Chodorow signaled his intentions to partner with the owners of the legendary Borscht Belt resort Kutsher's to open Kutsher's Deli in Tribeca. Many wondered aloud what Le Chod would do to Jewish cuisine, and now, thanks to last night's CB1 meeting, we need wonder n ... More >>
Summer love, schmaltz herring. Kutsher's, the sprawling Borscht Belt resort that was the inspiration for Dirty Dancing, may be coming to Tribeca.
Midtown LunchFollowing months of construction, the Koreans have joined the Italians and Jeffrey Chodorow in their attempts to serve people a lot of food under one roof: according to Midtown Lunch, Food Gallery 32 is now open for business. No mention yet of the quality of what's being sold in ... More >>
Foodparc is not quite as big and grandiose as it looks from the outside. If this era coming up has a theme, it might be the Era of Food Courts. They seem to be popping up everywhere.
Dear Josh: You and I have known each other for years, and I've always regarded you as a knowledgeable and sometimes even scholarly observer of the culinary scene. But I found your piece ("Great Wedding Food: Tips from a Newly Married Critic") in last week's Time magazine disturbing, and felt the n ... More >>
A Hamburger TodayOzersky responds to Sietsema's beef.A few hours after Our Man Sietsema posted an open letter to Josh Ozersky regarding Ozersky's recent Time.com column about the celebrity chefs who catered his wedding, Ozersky has responded with an appendage to his original column.
GawkerFuturistic Basque, coming right upIf we've learned anything from Kurve, it's that futuristic restaurants look silly. But Florence Fabricant brings news of a Basque restaurant with "futuristic decor." It's a Jeffrey Chodorow project opening this fall in the Eventi Hotel (839 Sixth Avenue ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema is Brooklyn-bound for The Vanderbilt, where "partners Saul Bolton and Ben Daitz pride themselves on their homemade sausages"; while Sarah DiGregorio bellies up to a couple different bars in search of the perfect martini. Sam Sifton offers up a two-fer this w ... More >>
Diner's Journal reports that the prolific and horrific Jeffrey Chodorow will re-open Ono, his restaurant in the Gansevoort Hotel, as Tanuki Tavern, a "Japanese pub" featuring a menu of relatively inexpensive izakaya-themed small plates. The antagonistic restaurateur/convicted felon had initia ... More >>
Fine dining establishments must adapt to the new economic climate by offering "excellence and indulgence at a really low price." Those that are surviving the downturn have reinvented their menus and concepts. [NY Times] Meanwhile, other restaurants are recycling themselves completely, bringi ... More >>
Ryan Skeen--formerly of Resto, the General Greene, and Irving Mill--has officially been named the new executive chef at Allen & Delancey on the LES. Both chef Kyle Bailey and pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac have left the restaurant. A new pastry chef has yet to be named. [NY Times] Spanish chef Paco G ... More >>
The Campbell Terrace, the outdoor lounge at Grand Central Terminal, reopened this week with a brand spanking new summer cocktail menu. The Cooper Square Hotel's main downstairs bar and connected restaurant Table 8 opened. Wine pours are reportedly "giant." [Eater] Chocolate Bar, which closed a ye ... More >>
A New Mexican café in Williamsburg excels at Pre-Columbian fare
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