Joe Bastianich

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Here's What You'll Eat at Barchetta, the New Chelsea Seafood Restaurant From Fish Wizard Dave Pasternack

    Dave Pasternack has spent years as a chef and partner at lauded fish house Esca, and this week, he's opening another restaurant, this one without the help of Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali: Barchetta (461 West 23rd Street, 212-255-7400), the new Chelsea seafood restaurant that usurped the former Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    The 10 Best Hot Chocolates in NYC

    Surely one of winter's greatest treasures, a mug of hot chocolate can feel as restorative as a multi-dimensional meditative trance (FYI: nirvana looks like Beyonce eating a cronut). No matter how cold or dreary it gets, this elixir with ancient roots -- the Mayans beat us to it by at least two mille ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Hell's Kitchen

    A far, gentrified cry from the neighborhood it once was, the Hell's Kitchen of today is a glossy labyrinth of condominiums and an ever-waning number of low-slung buildings and affordable dining options. Still, the area is teeming with great restaurants catering to all demographics, and with the rece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in NYC

    For decades, Italian cuisine in New York meant red sauce and lots of it. With the opening of Bamonte's in 1900 and Ferdinando's Focacceria four years later, tomato-heavy Neapolitan and Sicilian restaurants enjoyed a certain sustained verisimilitude, carrying the torch for their motherland while pavi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Our 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants in NYC

    It's no secret that this city is in the throes of another barbecue renaissance, and like the cooking conditions for a well-done brisket, the process of getting to this point has been low and slow. The previous decade saw several spikes in 'cue prevalence, adding regional styles to the restaurant lan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    What's Happening: Dine Around Eataly and Sierra Nevada Tasting

    Monday, January 14 Whole Hog Butcher Dinner at Louro Louro celebrates the next Nossa Mesa Supper Club Monday night with a four-course meal from chef Justin Severino of Pittsburgh's Cure. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and the butchering starts at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8:30 p.m. Dinne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    How to Buy, Eat, and Donate Food During the Post-Sandy Haze

    The New York Post reports that food trucks are beginning to make deliveries in New York today. Downtown shoppers might have to "make the trek uptown to restock their shelves," but most stores are back in business.

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Eataly Wants to Expand to Chicago, Los Angeles, and Brazil

    Eataly turned two this past Friday, and it's already looking westward. The 58,000-square-foot store has plans for expansion in Chicago, Los Angeles, and São Paulo, Brazil. "We are narrowing our search for a 60,000- or 70,000-square-foot space in the retail heart of Chicago," co-owner Joe Bastiani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Under the Toque: Asian Food Craze, New Menu at WD-50

    Wylie Dufresne at WD-50 is creating a completely different menu with brand-new dishes. [NYTimes] Iron Man competitor Joe Bastianich talks about his new book and the dark secrets of restaurants. "The skills of a maître d' are the same skills a hooker has--to please the clients. . . . Make them fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Joe Bastianich on Annoying Dining Trends

    "Sometimes I think that the scale has tipped (and it always does, the pendulum goes left and right) so we're at an extreme right now in ultra-casual, deconstructed restaurants and 'product' dining where you have the burgers, the pizzas--you know, the stuff that you guys put on the cover of the magaz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Nine Food TV Shows We'd Love To See

    ​How did food television become so boring and predictable? Umpteenth season of Top Chef? Yawn. Endless cupcake wars? Yawn. Paula Deen pouring more butter into the cake? Yawn. Guy Fieri tucking into another giant hamburger? Zzzzzzzzz. Well, the time has come to invent new types of food-themed s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Gregory's 26 Corner Taverna; Lauren Shockey at Onegin

    Wish for fish. ​This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema explores Astoria's Attic at Gregory's 26 Corner Taverna. He finds that it is charming and fishy: "Gregory's 26 Corner Taverna has a few chairs out front under an awning where, even in cold weather, patrons sit sipping ouzo and smoking cig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    German Riesling Dries Out; George Washington Peddles Whiskey

    ​German Rieslings are straying from sweet and heading toward dry, which some find disconcerting. [NY Times] Bottles of whiskey from distilleries closed during the 1980s' recession can be a solid investment. [Decanter] Bargains can be had with "second wines" from Bordeaux, like Château Marga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    High-End NYC Restaurateurs Complain About Surge of Lawsuits; Danny Meyer to Run Marathon Food Service

    ​Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham is launching a quick-service chicken sandwich and salad chain called PDQ, which stands for Pretty Darn Quick, with eight to 10 restaurants planned on the East Coast. [Nation's Restaurant News] Le Fooding took over a gallery in Chelsea this weekend for ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 14, 2011

    The Wild Brew Yonder at Birreria

    Eataly opens a beer garden high in the sky

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Eataly to Colonize Our Nation's Capital

    Robert SietsemaAll of this will soon be yours, Washington.​Now that Washington, D.C., has almost digested Shake Shack, it should start priming its collective gut for another New York export. As The Huffington Post reports, Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali are planning to open a branch of Eataly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Joe Bastianich Drinks a Bottle of Wine Daily While Babbo Rakes in the Profits

    Joseph Bastianich/BloombergHow do you get a bod like Joe's? Lots of vino.​Bloomberg has an interesting interview with Joe Bastianich, marathoner and restaurateur extraordinaire. The man seems to be living a charmed life, having just lost 50 pounds and now authoring a new book on wine called ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2010

    New Year's Eve: Eats

    Old stand-bys and some new kids on the block

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Batali and Bastianich File $6 Million Lawsuit, Get Restraining Order Against Restaurant Protestors

    Getty ImagesWho doesn't love a restraining order?​Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich aren't playing possum when it comes to the lawsuit filed against them by a group of former Del Posto employees: the pair are now the plaintiffs in a $6 million lawsuit against the Restaurant Opportunities Center ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 13, 2010

    An Early Peek at Manzo, Eataly's New Restaurant

    If this veal tongue could talk...

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    NYC's Best BBQ; Is Aged Beef Overrated?

    This week in food blogs... Feast listed its highest scoring barbecue joints, including Georgia's Eastside BBQ, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and Hill Country. Grub Street continued to follow Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's legal woes, discovering that employees from another five restaurants now want to su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Employees Sue Batali and Bastianich for Labor Violations

    Forking over employees?​Another day, another lawsuit. This one comes courtesy of Stephanie Capsolas and Hernan Ricardo Alvarado, a server and runner, respectively, at Babbo. Grub Street reports that Maimon Kirschenbaum (who's repped workers from Cafe Habana, Barolo, and Milos, to name but a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Which Restaurateur Do You Think is Pooh? Sam Sifton Wants to Know.

    Jose the Pooh?​Over at Diner's Journal, Sam Sifton is asking, "Which restaurateur most resembles Pooh?" An odd question, perhaps, until you read his review of Pulino's in which he compares owner Keith McNally to the "dour and slightly disheveled" Eeyore. So far, commenters have Alice Waters st ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 13, 2010

    Arrivederci, Table 8, and Hello Faustina!

    Scott Conant names his new restaurant after a poisoner

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Hark! Mario Batali Provides Some More Eataly Details

    ​ Yesterday, we learned about Eataly's plans to open "the craziest and amazing brewery in the world" on its rooftop. Today, on the Time website, Josh Ozersky brings more details about the Italian foods monolith. Mario Batali, who with his partner Joe Bastianich is planning to open Eataly la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    At Roberta's, A Pea Will Grow in Brooklyn

    ​Having already tried their hand at rooftop beekeeping, the Roberta's crew is ready to branch out, literally: they're planning a one-acre organic rooftop farm. Tomorrow night they'll be holding a fundraiser to benefit their efforts: starting at 7 p.m., $150 will get you all you can eat and dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Like Frank Bruni, Jacques Torres Also Knows a Thing or Two About Food Addiction

    Tod Seelie/Metromix​Frank Bruni isn't the only member of the food world who's had his powers of restraint demolished by a box of Oreos. "I am a food alcoholic," Jacques Torres proclaims. "Some people are addicted to cigarettes or alcohol or drugs. I think I'm addicted to food." The pastry che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Even Closed, the John Dory Swims Against a Tide of Back Rent

    You'd also look annoyed if you owed $75,000 in rent.​For the John Dory, the end may be the beginning of even more trouble: The Daily News is reporting that Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, who were both guarantors of the shuttered seafood restaurant, owe almost $75,000 in back rent to the buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    James Beard Award Nominees Announced

    The James Beard Award nominees have been announced. New Yorkers nominated include Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali, Dan Barber from Blue Hill. Anthos has been nominated for Best New Restaurant, and Pichet Ong, who just opened Batch last week, for Outstanding Pastry Chef.