Bakeries-cum-cafes have become a New York staple in recent years. Forget about Belgian chain Le Pain Quotidien. Spots like Runner & Stone, and Bien Cuit have been leading the pack with zucchini sandwiches and plates of duck pastrami. The trend continues as Bien Cuit readies to open a pop up in Willi ... More >>
Dan Slott faces his fans. Plus: Spidey's New York!
Here's the croissant that won. Note the careful radial layering of pastry levels, and you can almost smell the butter. What are you looking for in a croissant? This quintessential French pastry -- shaped like the horns on a steer -- should be flaky, buttery, and paradoxically both light and substa ... More >>
Last week I attended a panel about biodynamic and organic agriculture and its influence on the wine industry. Roger Cohen's recent op-ed in the New York Times was a hot topic -- the one in which he enthusiastically (and myopically) applauded a study by Stanford University that concluded organic food ... More >>
Just as the Juice Press is busy expanding, Organic Avenue is also taking its raw smoothies and nut cheeses in new directions.
Esther ZuckermanA group of six girls have become the celebrities within the encampment of Harry Potter fans awaiting tonight's premiere of the final film, across the street from Lincoln Center in Manhattan. They do not go to Hogwarts -- in fact, they hail from Florida, New Jersey and upstate ... More >>
cziamandanis.wordpress.comWhets the appetite.If you're the type who feels that sitting at a sidewalk café doesn't give you quite enough access to exhaust fumes and the specter of screeching tires, then Janette Sadik-Khan has got your back.
Never one to shy away from offering his opinion, Eddie Huang has provided passersby with a somewhat blunt lesson on the relative financial benefits of eating at BaoHaus. Dining there, this sign informs us, can be cheaper than Magnolia, Le Pain Quotidien, Better Burger, and Katz's - and it's ... More >>
The CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases has found that one in six Americans gets sick, as opposed to one in four, which was previously reported. [WebMD] A 90-year-old Harlem man mugged after leaving a Key Food received $500 in cash and $500 in gift cards from t ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater found out you can get a reservation at Rao's for $5,000 on eBay. Grub Street discovered what "apologetic vegan" Moby would eat on death row: kale and tacos. Midtown Lunch crowned Kwik Gourmet the winner of Meat Palooza 3: the best chicken and lamb over rice in the ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Lucy Browne's, the restaurant that replaced Steak Frites last summer, has closed. The owner, Andrew Silverman, filed for bankruptcy in February. [Eater] Pinch & S'Mac, the Upper West Si ... More >>
Yet another journalist asks why, if Alice Waters has been such a revolutionary in the local, slow food movement, do so some many people hate her. [LA Times] Fast-food chains that once employed teenagers to carry out the most mindless, repetitive of tasks are now turning to robots to do these ... More >>
Baguettes to beat off the competition.The battle for Central Park cafe supremacy has been won: Diner's Journal reports that the Parks Department has awarded Le Pain Quotidien the license to renovate and restore the Mineral Springs Cafe by the park's Sheep Meadow.
A delightful chat with the delightfully sardonic Stephin Merritt