With a three-day weekend in sight for some of us, spending an hour or three at brunch is an even more enticing proposition than usual -- especially if it leads into playoff football or a night of debauchery. Here are a few places that can help your day get off to a great start.
Our own Tejal Rao reviews Bill's Food and Drink, a "flashy John DeLucie joint." Bill's Food and Drink is the recently revamped former speakeasy that once held Bill's Gay Nineties. The Midtown restaurant is "cluttered with maps, Victorian portraits, and taxidermied animal heads... it can feel like th ... More >>
John DeLucie takes over a Prohibition-era gem
Our own Tejal Rao visits the East Village's Jeepney, the latest venture from the Maharlika family, to try the unhatched duckling eggs at the "modern Filipino gastropub" in her review of Jeepney. She offers some guidelines for enjoying the small bites: "Think of the impossibly pure broth you get when ... More >>
Bill's Gay Nineties Restaurant and Piano Bar, an 88-year-old bar that first opened during Prohibition, shut down for good last Sunday at 3 a.m.
Photo courtesy John DeLucieJohn DeLucie, chef and Gossip Girl icon Yesterday we spoke with Crown chef John Delucie about fine dining and customers who order $125 steaks for their dogs. Today we shift gears as he tells us about his favorite neighborhood haunts and how he feels about gracing th ... More >>
John DeLucie is a chef who knows how to bring the New York elite to his restaurants. He was notably the chef at the impossible-to-get-reservations-at Waverly Inn, before replicating that magic at the Lion. His latest venture is Crown (24 East 81st Street, 646-559-4880), a decidedly fancier affair on ... More >>
SHO Shaun Hergatt has a new pastry chef. Jennifer Yee, who has worked at Aureole and The Breslin, has already put her touch on the dessert menu. [Zagat Buzz] Scott Conant has denied that he will bring his Vegas D.O.C.G. concept to New York. If anything, he is looking into opening a fine-dini ... More >>
Gualtiero Marchesi, the first chef in Italy to win three Michelin stars, teamed up with McDonald's to create two burgers and a dessert. [Daily Meal] Eddie Huang announced on his blog that Andy Ricker, of Pok Pok in Portland, is going to open a "wing shack" in the old BaoHaus space. [Zagat Bu ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Josh Eden's Shorty's .32 has closed. A source says the space is turning into "some sort of lounge-slash-bar." [Grub Street] Midtown Ea ... More >>
McDonald's IsraelShalom, y'all. The latest instance of our country's attempts to make the rest of the planet too fat for its theater seats comes from the combined forces of Chipotle and McDonald's.
pointnshoot/FlickrWould you like some fries with your stem cells?Meat. It seems we can't live without it, even if the American Meat Institute, global warming, and the horrors of factory farming keep giving us reason after reason to. Because scientists tend to be a fairly intelligent lot, they ... More >>
Heather Bertinetti, who was the pastry chef at Alto and Convivio, has moved into the kitchen at the Lion and will also do desserts for John DeLucie's forthcoming Crown. [Feast]
Portrait of the artist as a publicity construct.John DeLucie's plans to pipe more outlandishly hyped food down New York's gullet are steaming right along.
White House chef Sam Kass gave the keynote address to members of The International Association of Culinary Professionals in New York, where he spoke about the progress made in making healthier food available to kids and what more needs to be done. [Atlantic Food] Mia Dona has a new partner a ... More >>
zimbio.comFamous people get hungry too Because no trip to New York City is complete without a celebrity spotting, ABC News has compiled a list of places where the stars like to hang out and dine. You can be just like famous people! Except they won't have to endure long waits and reservatio ... More >>
Charles Masson of La Grenouille, Ken Aretsky of Aretsky's Patroon, and even Danny Meyer with his rounds at Union Square Café are among the city's last iconic restaurateurs who rule the dining room. [NY Times] Congress may have passed new healthy food regulations for school lunches, but Capi ... More >>
John DeLucie is one of the hottest chefs of the moment in New York. But is he just a media whore? [NY Post] Cayuga Pure Organics in upstate New York grows all the trendiest exotic grains and legumes, like freekeh, polenta, and navy beans. [NY Times] A harsh look at the health department tri ... More >>
The Lion's John DeLucie has big dreams: "I'd like to write observational stuff about my life. I have a studio in my house, and I want to play and produce music. I want to move to Hollywood and drive a convertible." [NY Post] José Andrés's China Poblano, the new restaurant in the Cosmopolit ... More >>
Michael White's open-faced tuna sandwich.Bon Appétit's now-annual pop-up café opened yesterday at Lincoln Center, just in time for the onslaught of New York Fashion Week. At noon today it was relaxed and leisurely; the fashionable and the damned mainly swanned around the fountai ... More >>
entertainment-link.comMmmm, pop-ups.To mark the occasion of Fashion Week, an event not normally associated with caloric intake, Bon Appétit is opening its annual pop-up café in the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall from Sept. 12 through 16.
A Voce's Missy RobbinsYesterday, we brought you part one of this interview with A Voce's Missy Robbins--the chef talked about the practical ways she manages two kitchens at once, cooking for the Obamas, and why she doesn't think of herself as a female chef. Here, in the second half of the in ... More >>
Eric Korsh has been enlisted to take over the kitchen at Waverly Inn while John DeLucie is on leave opening The Lion. Korsh has had stints at Prune and Patroon, and was the chef-owner of the now-defunct Eloise in Sebastopol, California. [NY Times] Jody Williams has reportedly left West Villa ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain's follow-up to Kitchen Confidential is coming out June 8. The book, entitled Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, includes a chapter called "Alan Richman Is a Douchebag." [Grub Street] Two chefs in Portland -- one of whom was Brady Low ... More >>
Montenapo has a new owner. Gennaro Sbarro has reopened the Midtown West restaurant with Kevin McGee, formerly the executive sous-chef at Eleven Madison Park, at the helm. [NY Times] Eleven Madison Park sous-chef James Kent and his commis, Tom Allan, will represent the U.S. at this year's Boc ... More >>