Julie Farias

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Goat Town Brings Puffy Tacos, San Antonio Style, to NYC

    The puffy tacos on Mexican Mondays at Goat Town An old friend of mine, Julie Farias, recently took over as chef at Goat Town, an East Village bistro. Julie was born and raised in San Antonio, and with her assistance, I made a trip there a couple of years ago. The Central Texas city is one of the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Ryan Skeen 'In' at Pera Soho; Sam Talbot 'Out' at Imperial No. 9

    ​​Ryan Skeen, formerly of Fish Tag (who's also formerly of Allen & Delancey, Irving Mill, and 5 & Diamond), will head the soon-to-open Pera Soho. [Grub Street]Sam Talbot has given notice at Imperial No. Nine, over long-standing disputes about the restaurant's direction.[Eater]Portla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    New York's Cheap Eats Issue

    Out today is New York's Cheap Eats issue, wherein Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite round up the year's myriad developments in (mostly) affordable eating. They've got your burgers, your new-wave Asian (Fatty 'Cue, Baohaus, Umi Nom, et al.), your vegetarian, your noodles, fried chicken, and so on. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    In Praise of Food-Based Fundraisers

    Townend Photography/flickr​One of the great things about food-based fundraisers is that they provide valuable opportunities to indulge in base gluttony in service of a noble cause. And September happens to be full of such opportunities. Tonight, Let Us Eat Local, a fundraiser for Just Food, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Revisit: The General Greene

    ​ A few blocks east of Ft. Greene Park, the General Greene and its ice cream cart are a prominent fixture of the DeKalb dining scene. The General Greene came out of the paddock at a trot last August, then vaguely disappointed everyone with interesting-sounding food that was often poorly execu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Under the Toque--Michael Huynh Expands His Empire; Daniel Boulud Plans British Invasion

    Gavin Mills responded to a statement by his former employer, Laurie Tomasino of Broadway East. Tomasino had blamed Mills for a "serious disconnect" between the food and the venue. Mills says he "was committed to the idea of 'fine dining' and balked at the suggestion from the owners that he serve up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    The Early Word -- Beer Table Tuesdays

    The luscious smoked chop at Beer Table (click to reheat) Much has been made of the special theme nights, guest chefs, and even micro-restaurants that have been implanted in regular restaurants lately. For restaurant patrons, this is a good thing, and one wonders why no one thought of it pre ... More >>

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    March 20, 2007
  • Dining

    July 26, 2005

    Fresh Cuts

    Brooklyn's greenmarkets hold their own against Union Square