• Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Reviewing Existimatum's Reviews of Reviews: A Public Service

    As comment-thread haters love to point out, often with the capslock on, most film critics would prove incapable of creating good movies themselves. Perhaps in honor of that truth, the upstart web-site Existimatum trusts its reviews of movie reviewer's reviews to a most exclusive coterie: people who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Announced

    opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tears​It's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Resto Apocalypse Reversed on Hudson Street

    ​ 581 Hudson Street -- Before: Most recently occupied by Italian restaurant Valdino West, and 30 years before that by Trattoria D'Alfredo, a favoite of James Beard's; After: Now occupied by Mediterranean restaurant Meme (not to be confused with the Philadelphia restaurant of the same name), wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

    Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?​The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    George-Clooney-Flavored Tofu?

    After coming into possession of his sweaty gym towel, PETA reportedly asked George Clooney for permission to harvest his perspiration to make a Clooney-flavored tofu line. The proposed name for the proposed soy product? CloFu, of course.[EOnline via Eat Me Daily]In Lucca, Italy, a new law banning ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    The Early Word -- Salumeria Rosi

    Cesare Cassela's new green balls, shown in their carryout container New York's own Tuscan cowboy chef, Cesare Cassela, is in the process of opening his new cafe and pork store known as Salumeria Rosi on the Upper West Side, mercifully near the IRT express station at 72nd Street. We couldn't help dr ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    May 1, 2007

    Cesare Casella's Last Meal

    . . . requires smuggling a big salami

  • Dining

    August 30, 2005

    Ride 'Em Cowboy!

    Beating the pants off of Wild Bill Cody in the West Village

  • NYC Life

    January 4, 2005

    Wunderbar, Wunderbar

    Man and his voice live inside his apartment with large cereal collection