Pierre Cardin's now-defunct Maxim's restaurant at 680 Madison Avenue, which closed back in 2000, is finally being dismantled and sold. [NY Post] Gristedes owner and supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis' daughter will marry Richard Nixon's grandson this Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral ... More >>
Robert SietsemaAfter only a year of life, the Limelight Marketplace has emitted its last, chokingly sweet breath. It will be reincarnated as a Barneys-like department store. We can't claim that this makes us sad, but we can say we're delighted to have an excuse to remember it by way of Our Ma ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyServing pizza now on both sides of the bridgeOnce again, Fork in the Road readers have proved that they are worth their salt. This week's image in question depicts artwork at the new outpost of Grimaldi's in the Limelight Marketplace, the Brooklyn Bridge photo serving as the pr ... More >>
Could it be that the mighty cupcake bubble has burst? In a sign that the collective appetite for pastel buttercream may be ebbing, the Cupcake Stop announced its closure yesterday on Twitter.
arnoldinuyaki/FlickrAfter months of delays, the Manhattan outpost of Grimaldi's may finally open as early as next week.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Benito's One Restaurant has been evicted from its Little Italy space and has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with some $481,000 in liabilities. [Crain's] La Bonne Bouffe in the East Village ha ... More >>
Chef Damien Brassel of now-defunct Knife Fork will no longer be doing Knife Fork dinners out of Percy's Tavern. [Eater] Top Chef alum Cynthia Sestito will be cooking a special Italian holiday menu at Café Napoli in Little Italy on Saturday. [Grub Street] David Chang has been active on ... More >>
Foodparc is not quite as big and grandiose as it looks from the outside. If this era coming up has a theme, it might be the Era of Food Courts. They seem to be popping up everywhere.
Plus Amy Ryan: not your everyday Jane
The annual Fashion's Night Out last Friday was a big hit, the streets swarming with zombie-like fashionistas looking for a photo op or a bargain. It was like Halloween all over again, but for people who didn't realize they were wearing a costume.
Last Friday's Fashion's Night Out event had little devils wearing Prada and crowding into stores where they grabbed free peanut brittle, then inadvertently smeared it all over the clothes. It was so edifying!
Could the last pie be nigh?With a line outside the door that stretches down the street, you wouldn't expect the famed pizza place to have trouble paying its rent, but apparently that's exactly the case at Grimaldi's. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the pizzeria has received an evict ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bon Vivant, a Greek diner on Broadway near 12th Street, appears to be closed. The gate is down and the phone is going unanswered. [EV Grieve] Gazala Halabi of Gazala Place is opening he ... More >>
Friday afternoon is happily upon us, which means that it's time to cast a gimlet eye back to the best posts of the last few days. We ranked Our 10 Best Things to Eat Around Times Square. In a two-part interview, Smoke's Patricia Williams talked about everything from industry sexism to cooking for ... More >>
The Limelight's born again, and so am I
Despite being thrown out of the church in favor of the false god Mammon, Jesus still surveys the scene with a skeptical eye at Limelight Marketplace. Walk in the front door and a wave of stink assails you--the compacted smells of a half-dozen narrow stalls specializing in overpriced perfumes ... More >>
On Friday, Limelight will be in the spotlight.Limelight Marketplace is opening its doors on Friday, but it looks like Grimaldi's won't be opening with it: despite earlier claims to the contrary, the pizzeria's launch will indeed be delayed for another month or so. But when it does open, it'll ... More >>
Whisk NYCFrom Brooklyn to the moon, by way of Sixth Avenue.When the Limelight Marketplace opens this Saturday, it will number yet another food-related vendor among its ranks.
Connecticut on Sixth Avenue.Yesterday, DNA Info reported that the opening of the new Chelsea outpost of Grimaldi's would be delayed until the summer, owing to "structural delays" plaguing its new home, the Limelight Marketplace.
The new Limelight Marketplace, as rendered by an artist.The Chelsea Grimaldi's isn't ready for the limelight quite yet: DNA Info reports that the much-anticipated offshoot of the original DUMBO pizzeria won't be opening in the brand spanking new Limelight Marketplace for a few more months. G ... More >>
After sitting empty for eons, save for the occasional sample sale, the Limelight will become the Limelight Marketplace in early March.