Leah Cohen

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Have a Taste of Pig & Khao's BBQ Blowout at Good Company

    A July downpour couldn't stop Williamsburgians from crowding around the barbecue from the Lower East Side's Pig & Khao, which ventured across the East River and to the back patio of Good Company (10 Hope Street) on Tuesday night. Pig & Khao's chef and owner Leah Cohen was on hand to help serve the $ ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    NYC Chefs Weigh in on New Year's Eve Traditions

    On New Year's Eve, we might have more in common with our chef than it seems. We've both been planning for an indulgent evening involving a multi-course prix fixe, we both know exactly what we'll be wearing (down to the shoes), and we both wholeheartedly intend to pop a bottle of bubbly at midnight. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    The Food of the Philippines (PHOTOS)

    Last week, the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, the Philippine Department of Tourism, Philippine Consulate General of New York, and Philippine Trade and Investment Center put on a drinks and tapas tasting with chefs cooking Filipino cuisine here in New York City. Pig and Khao's Leah Cohen, M ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013
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    March 21, 2013

    Restaurants at Yotel Will Close; Kefi Closed for a Few Months

    Over the next two weeks, the Times Square outpost of hotel chain Yotel will close its three restaurants, Grub Street reported. DohYo, Terrace, and Four were all run by chef Richard Sandoval and served Latin-Asian cuisine. The restaurants employed 102 people, and also provided room service to hotel g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Catch Up with Our Critics: Sietsema at Lotus Blue; Rao at Cocina Economica

    This week, Robert Sietsema introduces his meal of crossing-bridge-noodles at Tribeca's Lotus Blue through a Yunnan folktale. Further uptown, Tejal Rao reminisces about the highs and lows of restaurant staff meals before exploring the Upper West Side's new Mexican comfort-food restaurant, Cocina Econ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    What's Happening: Chocolate Week and Cochon 555

    Monday, February 4 Chocolate Week Start the week off right with a healthy dose of chocolate. Keep the sweets coming all the week at restaurants participating in Chocolate Week. Bakeries, restaurants, and stores around the city will offer special Tea Gourmand, Coffee Gourmand, or Bubbly Gourmand menu ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Tejal Rao at Pig and Khao; Robert Sietsema at Chote Nawab

    Our own Tejal Rao visits former Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen's Lower East Side South Asian restaurant, Pig and Khao, and finds the outcome boisterous and inconsistent. While Cohen's ability to cook is evident in the noodle curry khao soi which is "full of quality crunch and chew," the crispy pata ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Say Hello To Pig and Khao, Prospect

    The restaurant veterans behind Fatty Crew Hospitality Group have partnered with Bravo's Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen to open Pig and Khao. It's Southeast Asian cuisine and the shared plates menu will pay homage to traditional Southeast Asian fare, such as pork and rice, infused with Thai and Filip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    At LTO, Ayinde Howell Will Stage a Very Vegan Pop-Up

    ​In recent weeks, LTO has been something of a haven for enthusiastic and fickle carnivores, with the likes of the Fattys, Leah Cohen, and Eddie Huang slinging meat from various corners of the globe in rapid succession. But now LTO is throwing the vegans a bone, as it were: from June 10 through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Heather Bertinetti 'In' at The Lion; Eddie Huang 'In' at LTO

    ​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]

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    May 25, 2011

    Back Forty's Annual Chesapeake Crab Boils Kick Off on June 14

    'Tis the season.​Savoy may have recently thrown its last big hurrah, but Peter Hoffman is gearing up to throw Back Forty's annual all-summer-long Tuesday night Chesapeake Crab Boils.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Leah Cohen to Preview New Resto at LTO; Gordon Ramsay in Hot Water for Eating Live Cobra Heart

    ​Top Chef alum Leah Cohen, who left Centro Vinoteca two years ago to travel Southeast Asia, is back in town, mostly cooking at private dinners. It turns out she's planning an "upscale Southeast Asian street food" in Gramercy Park, which she'll be previewing at LTO next week. [Grub Street] In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Leah Cohen to Show Her Southeast Asian Street Food Side at LTO

    Bravo​Like Liza Queen, Leah Cohen is taking what she learned while traveling in Southeast Asia and putting it on people's plates: per Grub Street, the former Top Chef contestant and erstwhile Centro Vinoteca chef is planning to open a restaurant serving "upscale Southeast Asian street food" in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Under the Toque: Table 8 Still Open Despite Govind Armstrong Departure; Laurent Manrique Eyes Country Space

    ​ Govind Armstrong may have left Table 8 in the Cooper Square Hotel, but the restaurant is still open. Chef de cuisine Willis Loughhead, formerly of Country, is now running the kitchen. [NY Times] Laurent Manrique, an owner at Cafe de la Presse in San Francisco and formerly a chef at Aqua, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Leah Cohen Leaving Centro Vinoteca

    ​PX This breaks the news that Leah Cohen, executive chef at Centro Vinoteca and Top Chef survivor, is leaving the restaurant. Per Cohen's statement: "It's been a remarkable year, but I have decided to continue pursuing my culinary education abroad ... I am very thankful for the opportunities t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Takeaway From the Eater 'Top Chef' Panel: Kogi KO'd

    Bravo TVEater's Life After 'Top Chef' panel at the 92YTribeca last night had some interesting moments as panelists Lee Ann Wong (French Culinary Institute), Harold Dieterle (Perilla), and Leah Cohen (Centro Vinoteca) regaled moderator and Eater editor Amanda Kludt with tales of the reality that foll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Under the Toque--Kiddie Chef Signs TV Deal; Mario Magliaccio Has NOT Moved Back to Italy

    Leah Cohen, who has been named executive chef at Centro Vinoteca, said her food would differ from her predecessor Anne Burrell's in that it would be less rustic, more modern, "incorporating a little bit of Asian notes and flavors into the dishes." [The Feedbag] Sigh. A 14-year-old "chef" from East ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Under the Toque: Terrance Brennan's Trigo Takeover

    Terrance Brennan of Picholine and Artisanal plans to take over a struggling Trigo and turn it into Bar Artisanal. Expect bistro fare and a retail component selling olive oil, cheese and charcuterie. [NY Times] Paul Liebrandt is the only New York chef on Food & Wine's list of 2009 Best New Chefs. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Top Chefs Cook Up Page Six Passion

    Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and fellow cheftestant Leah Cohen make it in Page Six for allegedly "passionately making out" in a West Village bar. As if the finale wasn't bad enough.[NY Post]A Harvard study comparing four different types of diets--high carb, high fat, low fat, and high protein--fo ... More >>