For this week's review, I paid a visit to Caffè Storico, the new eatery inside the New-York Historical Society. It's a gorgeous restaurant, all white and marble, and seemingly influenced by Dutch modernism and American colonialism. Yet the grub's from neither ilk -- it's Italian, with a slight Vene ... More >>
Joey Phadungsil has taken over the kitchen at Sura Thai Urban Kitchen, on the Upper West Side. She previously worked at Rhong-Tiam. [NY Times] James Beard finalist Jim Burke, from Philadelphia, will be the executive chef at Stephen Starr's forthcoming restaurant in the New York Historical So ... More >>
Chef KevRemember that Very Special Episode of Top Chef when Kevin Gillespie won the opportunity to compete for Team USA in the next Bocuse d'Or? Well, like so much else on Top Chef, his involvement with the competition proved illusory.
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>
The Times Silence on Plan Colombia