Marcus Samuelsson

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    September 30, 2014

    A Modern Cuban-Chinese Primer at Calle Dão

    In the years following the Cuban Revolution, many of the country's Chinese immigrants traveled north, settling in cities like Miami and New York. More than 50 years later (and over a century after Chinese immigrants first arrived in Cuba), both New York City's Cuban-Chinese restaurants and Havana's ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    What Marcus Samuelsson's Experience in Harlem Can Teach Restaurateurs Everywhere

    As Atlantic City's casinos shutter this week, it seems particularly poignant to remember that there are restaurants beyond the boardwalk that will suffer. These are the small businesses that the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival doesn't recognize, instead importing food world celebrities like Marth ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Here's What Bill Clinton Has to Say About Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem EatUp!

    It was a formidable crowd that gathered yesterday at Ginny's Supper Club beneath the Red Rooster up in Harlem: Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz, flanked by Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Bill Clinton, announced that they'll throw the inaugural Harlem EatUp! festival -- a series of ticketed and ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Here Are Five Great Rhubarb Dishes in NYC

    There's no sign more indicative that spring has sprung than catching a glimpse of rhubarb on menus, and after the winter New York just faced, we've never been more amped to see it. Chefs swear by the vegetable's chameleon-esque charm in the kitchen: Its flavor ranges from tangy and bitter to bright ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    This Week in Food: Make Savory Chocolate Dishes and Drink Italian Wine

    We're glad the brunt of this snowstorm missed us, but there's no avoiding the cold this week. Warm up your appetite with a few events.

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    February 18, 2014

    How Can We Improve Food Access in NYC?

    On Saturday, March 1, the 2014 TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference will descend on New York City, bringing together a panel of food experts who will speak on a number of eye-opening topics, from the history of food culture to sustainability efforts to eating crickets as a protein sourc ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Ten Spots to Dine on Christmas Day

    Whether a kitchen disaster foils your Christmas dinner plans or you're just looking for a nice meal out for your day off, you might check in on these ten restaurants, all spots that are keeping the light on for Christmas Day.

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    October 2, 2012

    Say Hello To American Table Café and Bar, Williamsburg Pizza

    Marcus Samuelsson recently opened American Table Café and Bar in the lobby of Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Menu items include pulled pork sandwiches with apple slaw, the doro wat tacos, filled with Ethiopian-spiced chicken and hard-boiled egg, and scalloped sausage with curry. The restaurant ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Under the Toque: Maison Premiere Gets a New Chef, Marcus Samuelsson Still Angry

    Brooklyn's Maison Premiere gets a new chef. Jared Stafford-Hill -- who worked at AdourAlain Ducasse, Bobo, Craft, and Gramercy Tavern is set to take the eatery to a more comprehensive menu. [New York Times] Marcus Samuelsson still isn't over Eddie Huang's Red Rooster piece: "Are you kidding me? It ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Under the Toque: Olympic Menus, New Chefs at Jean Georges

    ​ Simon Hulstone and Heston Blumenthal have teamed up to create the menus that will be served to British Airways customers during the Olympics. [Eat Out] Chef shuffles at Jean Georges: Mark Lapico is now executive chef; the new chef de cuisine is Erik Battes; Joe Murphy is in charge of pastries ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Under the Toque: Beard Awards, Gender Gaps

    ​Check out the semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards in the chef and restaurant categories. Marcus Samuelsson is helping with the reopening of the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., by designing the dinner and brunch menus for the theater's supper club and appointing an executive ch ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Make Spice Market's Ginger Margarita for National Margarita Day

    The refreshing-looking ginger margarita​Today is National Margarita Day, a great holiday of dubious origin that allows us to drink a lot on a Wednesday without feeling guilty. In honor of the holiday, Spice Market is having a half-off special on pitchers of its signature ginger margarita, making t ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Holiday Guide: Heat-Seeking Victuals

    A five-borough tour of winter warm-up meals

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    October 19, 2011

    OWS Protesters Still Eating Like Kings; NYC's Most Beloved Diners

    ​Daniel Boulud will indeed be opening a new restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, as previously rumored. [Toronto Star] More on those in-flight American Airlines meals designed by Richard Sandoval and Marcus Samuelsson. [Chicago Tribune] Occupy Wall Street protesters are sitting o ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    New York City's 17 Greatest Chefs

    The re-Africanized fried chicken at Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster This highly idiosyncratic list is based entirely on my own dining predilections, and only includes chefs whose work I'm reasonably familiar with. Certain figures have been excluded from consideration -- Thomas Keller, for example ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Restaurants for Fall; Apple Desserts for All

    This week in food blogs ... Robert SietsemaThey don't call it the Big Apple for nothing.​ Eater rounded up the top 10 big-deal restaurants to watch for this fall. But then, so did everyone else. So goes preview season ... Grub Street offered advice on how to get in on the small-batch spirit ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Fast-Food Chains Try to Get In on the Food Stamp Game; Marcus Samuelsson to Debut Pop-up

    ​Health advocates are worried about fast-food chains trying to get in on the food stamp program. Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut are all lobbying to get involved. [USA Today] More on the effects of Tropical Storm Irene on farms in upstate New York, New Jersey, and Vermont: Greenmarkets are abou ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    St. Anselm Finds Religion on the Grill

    A Williamsburg restaurant reopens and lights the gas

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    August 15, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Crayfish Celebration, Tomato Fest

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Krawfish Kräftor Party Red Rooster Harlem Monday, August 15 at 7 p.m. Join d.j. Kim Hastreiter, co-founder of Paper magazine, and chef Marcus Samuelsson in this celebration of cr ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Shane McBride 'In' at Balthazar; Belinda Chang 'In' at Monkey Bar

    ​Shane McBride, the former chef de cuisine at Colicchio & Sons, is now cooking at Balthazar, where he has been since February. [Eater] Not to be outdone by the likes of Eric Ripert, who has had cameos on Treme, Bobby Flay will appear on Entourage as the lover of Ari Gold's wife. [Eater] Guy ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Christopher Rendell 'In' at Highlands; Andrea Bergquist 'Out' at Red Rooster

    ​Alex Sorenson, the opening chef at Colonie in Brooklyn Heights, has left the restaurant to open his own place. He'll be replaced by Brad McDonald, who has worked at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Per Se, and Noma. [Eater] Christopher Rendell has taken over the kitchens at both Mary Queen ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Fundraisers Galore; Wine Dinners A-Go-Go

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! An Evening in Rioja The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen Monday, May 16 at 7: 30 p.m. The wine bar dedicated to organic, biodynamic, and sustainable Old World wines, ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Hofbräu Bierhaus; Lauren Shockey at La Silhouette

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds Munich in Midtown at Hofbräu Bierhaus; Lauren Shockey is charmed by old-fashioned La Silhouette. Sam Sifton awards three stars to the Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, raving, "What [César] Ramirez is doing at the Chef's Table is entirely his own p ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Tyler Kord of No. 7 Says Spring Is a Bummer, Blasphemes Against Locavorism

    photo courtesy of Tyler Kord​You won't catch Tyler Kord of No. 7 elbowing his way through the greenmarket. He tells Food Republic -- the online food publication backed by Marcus Samuelsson -- that he is not impressed by chefs who glorify pristine local ingredients:

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    April 1, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon, which means it's high time for a look back at the week that was. Because we're cheap bastards, a Battle of the $1 Pizza. Our 10 Best Dumplings. Here's a fond look back at five Brooklyn restaurants that are dead and gone, but not forgotten.

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    March 31, 2011

    Red Rooster's Marcus Samuelsson Dishes Up the Comfort Food: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Marcus SamuelssonThe way to this man's heart? Make him a tartare.​Yesterday we spoke with Red Rooster's Marcus Samuelsson about his new food and lifestyle website geared towards men. Today he tells us about cooking for the ultimate diner--President Obama--and what it means to ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: The Return of 'Shelter'

    ​This week in the Voice, Camille Dodero kicks off the relaunch of "Shelter," a column that chronicles how New Yorkers live at home. She revisits Lois Morris, a writer who was the column's first-ever subject in 1997. A lot has changed for the former East Village resident in 14 years, including ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Make Marcus Samuelsson's Spicy Mexican Chili, from Red Rooster Harlem

    Red Rooster's answer to chili (and chilly).​It's cold outside. Damn cold. Experts say one of the best remedies for this weather is a steaming bowl of hearty, meaty chili. And by experts we mean Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem. He shares the recipe for his Spicy Mexican Chili and urges ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Danji; Goodbye to Benito's One Restaurant

    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 >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Target Comes to Manhattan: A Sneak Peek

    ​ The days of trekking from Brooklyn or Queens with your grand haul of budget cereal, tank tops, hand towels, and DVDs with that red bull's-eye logo on them are over. Manhattan finally has its own Target! We know you're as excited as we are. To celebrate this monumental event, we got you a fi ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Rachael Ray Pissed at Good Housekeeping; Marcus Samuelsson Takes Top Chef Masters

    ​ Michael Psilakis is looking for locations for his next venture in four different Manhattan neighborhoods: Midtown East, Upper West Side, the East Village, and the West Village. Plus, his Williamsburg project is still a "work in progress." Busy man. [Grub Street] Rachael Ray called out Good ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Eric Korsh 'in' at Waverly Inn; Jody Williams 'out' at Gottino

    ​Eric Korsh has been enlisted to take over the kitchen at Waverly Inn while John DeLucie is on leave opening The Lion. Korsh has had stints at Prune and Patroon, and was the chef-owner of the now-defunct Eloise in Sebastopol, California. [NY Times] Jody Williams has reportedly left West Villa ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Post-Beard Awards, Amanda Cohen Concludes That "Girls Can't Cook"

    Dirt Candy​The Beard Awards are commonly referred to as the Oscars of the food world. Ostensibly, that's because of all of the industry back-slapping and fierce PR campaigns that accompany them. Plus, both have prizes that feature the likenesses of gold, bald men. But in one respect, the simil ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Top Chef Masters Line-Up Has Been Unleashed

    ​Entertainment Weekly got its hands on the line-up for Season 2 of Top Chef Masters, which will premiere on April 7. Of the 22 competitors, six were featured on Season 1.

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    January 21, 2010

    Under the Toque: Sexy Sam Talbot On the Market Once Again; Daniel Boulud Gets Repped

    ​Marcus Samuelsson of Aquavit and Govind Armstrong of the now-defunct Table 8 were among several high-profile chefs spotted filming Top Chef Masters in Los Angeles. [Eater] Michael Sullivan, who left Anella back in September (to be replaced this month by Joseph Ogrodnek) is now cooking at the ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Under the Toque: Chopped Chef Gets Socked; Scott Conant Eyes Table 8

    ​Jimmy Lappalainen, the executive at Riingo, was on Marcus Samuelsson's team for the White House dinner. He'll be offering the state dinner menu at Riingo from December 14-20. [Grub Street] Scott Conant is rumored to be closer to taking over the Table 8 space in the Cooper Square Hotel, which ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    State Dinner Menu Revealed; 50 Has His Taco & Gets to Eat It Too

    ​Rapper Curtis James Jackson III, a.k.a. 50 Cent, settled a lawsuit against Taco Bell for using his name as part of a promotion without his permission. The unauthorized campaign involved a joke letter sent to 50 asking him to change his name to 79, 89, or 99 Cent to promote menu items under a ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Cookbooks

    ​Above all, a cookbook should be useful and accurate, but that's not why we love them. A great cookbook isn't just a compendium of recipes; it takes you somewhere--into a cook's kitchen, to the South of France, or the South Pacific, or back in time. Following a 1961 recipe for Chateaubriand do ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Restaurant Bust Expectations Busted; Will Whole Foods' John Mackey Be Ousted?

    ​A union-backed investor has accused Whole Foods CEO John Mackey of damaging the company's reputation and called for him to be ousted following a controversial anti-health care reform op-ed he wrote in The Wall Street Journal. [NY Post] Chefs like Mario Batali and Marcus Samuelsson are modify ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    If Batali and Bourdain Were on Top Chef last night

    Strange coincidence...or is it? Last night's Top Chef had the cheftestants cooking "last suppers" for culinary luminaries Wylie Dufresne, Lidia Bastianich, Marcus Samuelsson, Jacques Pepin, and James Beard Foundation president Susan Ungaro, while today on Serious Eats, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourd ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Keeping Cubicle Inhabitants From Getting Fat

    It's no google, where they recently had a cooking contest for employees judged by the likes of Marcus Samuelsson and Martha Stewart and have been know to bring in Ferran Adria for a chat, but it sounds nice too, if also a bit creepy and controlling. FreshDirect has launched a "Smart Eating at the Of ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    New This Week: Naya

    This is a big week in New York eating. The first New York Wine and Food Festival starts on Thursday, and there have been lots of high-profile restaurant openings lately, like Corton (from restaurateur Drew Nieporent and chef Paul Liebrandt) and A Q Cafe, the new spinoff from Marcus Samuelsson's Sca ... More >>

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    March 26, 2008

    Our Man Sietsema at Merkato 55

    This week, Our Man reviews Marcus Samuelsson's new pan-African restaurant, Merkato 55. He finds much to recommend, an endorsement that should carry a lot of weight, given Our Man's longtime interest in African cuisine. Our Man reminds us not to fear the Meatpacking location (or MePa, as it is late ... More >>

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