Chef is a movie about restaurants and food trucks written and directed by Jon Favreau, who also plays the protagonist chef Carl Casper. He worked to accurately portray chefs' lives via little details: His character has multiple forearm tattoos, wears a bandana, and lives in a messy apartment with a ... More >>
The makings of scintillating dinner conversation CBS News has discovered Foursquare, a "mobile application that allows its 10 million users to virtually check in from their smart phone when they visit a local business."
Rebecca MarxThe soft serve will flow.When the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop opens sometime in June, it will be the brick-and-mortar manifestation not only of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck but also the way that stars, against all odds, sometimes magically align.
No wonder he's smiling.Luke Holden has been busy these days expanding his mini lobster roll empire and even going mobile. But that doesn't mean he won't take time out of his schedule to sit down with you and talk shop.
The 2nd Ave Deli is being sued by Arizona-based Heart Attack Grill for trademark infringement due to its "Instant Heart Attack Sandwich." [Reuters] For the past year, the Family Life Academy Charter School in the Bronx has served fresh food in the cafeteria, prepared by a professional chef, ... More >>
Sarah DiGregorioA Luke's Lobster roll, with pen.Having conquered Manhattan, Luke's Lobster is moving farther down the Eastern seaboard and expanding into Washington, D.C., a city known more for crabcakes than lobster rolls.
Luke's LobsterWord has come from Ben Conniff of Luke's Lobster that the new branch uptown (242 East 81st Street) is serving fried whole belly clams and shrimp. The clams are $20, the shrimp $12, and Conniff says that the recipe comes from friends of Luke Holden's family. Good New England-st ... More >>
The Red Hook Lobster Pound's lobster roll: pretty is as pretty does.The latest issue of New York Magazine features an exhaustive look at the city's lobster roll scene, and includes a fascinating break-down of the economic, environmental, and ethical factors that have helped to create our curr ... More >>
Luke's Lobster Roll with pen for size perspectiveWhen Fork in the Road caught up with Luke Holden of Luke's Lobster last month, he (very politely) threw down the gauntlet on the subject of fancy $30 lobster rolls: ...seeking a $30 lobster roll was never an intention of mine when I moved to t ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Luke's LobsterLuke HoldenLast Friday, we chatted with Luke Holden, the eponymous founder of Luke's Lobster. Holden spoke with us about opening the second incarnation of his lobster shack on the Upper East Side, Maine pride, and $30 lobster rolls. Today, he expounds up the pa ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Luke's LobsterLuke HoldenLuke Holden is loathe to call himself a chef -- "I am no chef" were his first words after he picked up the phone to talk to us -- but he inarguably knows a thing or two about how to make a superlative lobster roll. The son of the owner of one of Main ... More >>
Friday afternoon is upon us. And so it is time to cast a gimlet eye towards the best posts of the past few days: We ranked Our 10 Worst Food Show Hairstyles. We discovered the true origins of Hawaiian pizza. Luke's Lobster's Luke Holden talked seafood, $30 rolls, and Maine pride.
Sarah DiGregorioComing soon to the Upper East Side.Kids, they grow up so fast these days! Scarcely six months after opening Luke's Lobster on East 7th Street, Luke Holden and his business partner, Ben Conniff, are planning to expand to the Upper East Side.
The large (four-ounce) lobster rollIt's not often that a new restaurant's tag line includes the confession that the place's cooks aren't actually so skilled. "It doesn't take a great chef to make a great lobster roll," pronounces the Luke's Lobster website. What it does take, says Luke's, is ... More >>
Danae Cappelletto, a former restaurant manager in her native Australia, has opened Travertine in the space formerly occupied by Little Charlie's Clam House on Kenmare Street. The menu, by Manuel Trevino, is Mediterranean. [NY Times] Hotelier Andre Balazs has introduced The Boom Boom Room, the firs ... More >>