Mario Batali

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Highlights from NYCWFF: Jets Tailgate, Guy Fieri, Oktoberfest, Sunday Slice (Photos)

    A collective "I ate way too much" burst forth from the mouths of attendees of the New York City Wine and Food Festival last night, wrapping up the event for another year. 2013 saw the return of old favorites like La Sagra's Sunday Slice and Blue Moon's Burger Bash as well as brand new tailgate and O ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013


    Lisa Hanawalt cracks you up

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    How to Buy, Eat, and Donate Food During the Post-Sandy Haze

    The New York Post reports that food trucks are beginning to make deliveries in New York today. Downtown shoppers might have to "make the trek uptown to restock their shelves," but most stores are back in business.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    What To Do When the Bacon Shortage Hits: 9 Tasty Suggestions

    Be prepared to say goodbye! A rather hysterical report issued early last week on the part of a European agricultural agency suggested that pig populations were declining in Europe and the U.S. due to shortages of corn and soybeans - important feed for porkers - as a result of prolonged drought. As ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 1, 2012

    Rosemary's Has a Roof Party

    A new West Villager channels an old West Villager

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    A Quick Look at Jamie Bissonnette & Ken Oringer's Boston Restaurant Coppa

    Coppa's beef heart, bone marrow, lovage, and grated horseradish pizza -- and you can't get anything quite like it here. [See More On the Road: Robert in Kansas City | Weirdest Food Truck in San Francisco News on Eater that the celebrated Boston chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer had their he ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 23, 2011

    Tertulia: Erin Go Tapas

    Seamus Mullen opens a new Spanish joint in Greenwich Village

  • Home

    October 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Mario Batali Busts a Move, Eats Doritos and Could Have Been Your Pool Boy

    photo by Melanie Dunea PamEven more Mario.​ Yesterday, we sat down with Mario Batali to discuss his new cookbook, Molto Batali: Simple Family Dinners from My Home to Yours; his new show, The Chew; and his ever-changing role as a food icon. Today, he reveals what he might have done had the whol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Mario Batali Disusses His New Cookbook, His Potty Mouth and Would Like to Remind You That He Did Not Kill Erica Kane

    Melanie Dunea PamMolto Mario​ Mario Batali, with his orange Crocs and even more colorful language, can be a polarizing figure. Love him or loathe him, he is one of the city's -- and, therefore, the country's -- greatest chefs. His new cookbook, Molto Batali: Simple Family Dinners From My Home ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 14, 2011

    The Wild Brew Yonder at Birreria

    Eataly opens a beer garden high in the sky

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Eataly to Colonize Our Nation's Capital

    Robert SietsemaAll of this will soon be yours, Washington.​Now that Washington, D.C., has almost digested Shake Shack, it should start priming its collective gut for another New York export. As The Huffington Post reports, Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali are planning to open a branch of Eataly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Dish No. 98: Lupa's Treviso with Vin Cotto

    Lauren ShockeyTreviso with vin cotto: bitter never tasted so sweet​Welcome to the 2011 Edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike. Over the ensuing weeks, we'll be counting down our beloved eats, all leadi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Steve Albini Has a Food Blog

    Steve Albini, not cooking food.​Steve Albini is one of the music world's most renowned and prolific recording engineers: he's made his mark on an estimated 1,500-2,000 albums from the likes of Nirvana, the Pixies, Fugazi, PJ Harvey, Will Oldham, Low, Joanna Newsom, and Jarvis Cocker. He's also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    New York City's Pilot Program Helps Restaurateurs Not Totally Fail

    The sign of success​ Why would anyone want to open a restaurant in New York City? The thought of dealing with all the bureaucracy and hassle in obtaining liquor license permits and certifications is enough to drive anyone batty. And then you have 24,000 other eateries to compete with! Luck ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2010

    New Year's Eve: Eats

    Old stand-bys and some new kids on the block

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    It's late Friday afternoon, and thus time for what it's always time for on late Friday afternoon ... The Top 10 Fast Food Items That Don't Totally Suck. Where should I send my 21-year-old godson for some birthday fun?

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Lupa: Another Look at Mario Batali's Roman Restaurant

    ​The bavette cacio e pepe is killer at Lupa. When Lupa opened on October 1, 1999, it was the third restaurant for Mario Batali, and the second he'd started with partner Joseph Bastianich, following closely on the heels of Babbo. But Lupa was different.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Umi Nom

    Robert Sietsema samples balut (duck embryo) and other pan-Asian treats at Umi Nom. Sam Sifton awards one star to Osteria Morini, where "pastas glisten with pork fat, with butter, with cream, with oil. They are aggressively salted. They hang around on the outskirts of Too Much. ... [Chef Michael] Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Batali and Bastianich File $6 Million Lawsuit, Get Restraining Order Against Restaurant Protestors

    Getty ImagesWho doesn't love a restraining order?​Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich aren't playing possum when it comes to the lawsuit filed against them by a group of former Del Posto employees: the pair are now the plaintiffs in a $6 million lawsuit against the Restaurant Opportunities Center ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 13, 2010

    An Early Peek at Manzo, Eataly's New Restaurant

    If this veal tongue could talk...

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten Boxes Hugh Jackman; Amanda Freitag Dreams of Cooking in a Field

    ​Simon Oren, a partner in Nice Matin, Marseille, Barbounia, and Five Napkin Burger, is expected to take over the space that once occupied Ed Brown's Eighty One, and is currently hunting for a chef. [Grub Street] Jean-Georges Vongerichten spars with actor Hugh Jackman in season five of the Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    McDonald's Burgers Suck, Say You; Chefs in Love with Heart Dishes

    ​Farming internships are all the rage these days among ag-department graduates, career-changers, and even cooks looking to deepen their knowledge of ingredients. [NY Times] McDonald's bombed big time in a recent Consumer Reports survey of burger chains. Five Guys and In-N-Out Burger topped th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Eataly Hits Flatiron Like a Ton of Prosciutto

    Mario Batali presses the flesh with his many fans.​ "Eataly, what a cute name!" a young woman exclaimed as she attempted to navigate the crushing crowd that surged into the Italian food megaplex shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday. By 4:30 there was a line to get into the door, monitored by a silv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Even Michael Bloomberg Showed Up for Eataly's Opening

    Getty​It's all Eataly all the time this week--yesterday, we showed you the line of people waiting to get in to Mario Batali's new mega Italian market and food court, and it turns out that everyone and their mother really was there. Micheal Bloomberg made an appearance, and ate some pizza, as h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Behold Batali in the Buff: The Chef Gets Immortalized on Canvas

    Sketchy FolkBatali as Bacchus​ Remember that guy who painted Rachael Ray in the nude in a river of EVOO? (His name was Alex Gardega.) Now, his friend, an artist named Sketchy Folk, has painted Mario Batali. And, yes, he's also nude, depicted as Bacchus in a riff on the famous Rubens painting. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Didier Elena Confirmed at Alain Ducasse; Top Chef's Nikki Cascone Tries Again

    ​Didier Elena has finally been confirmed "in" at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House following a six-year absence from the city, where he hopes to win back the Michelin star lost by his predecessor. [NY Daily News] Following the closure of her 24 Prince, Top Chef alum Nikki Cascone has been appr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Boy's Life Saved Thanks to Hideous Rubber Shoes

    ​Despite what we have declared previously, there is, it seems, one -- and only one -- reason for wearing Crocs. If ever you're, say, in a bathtub and want to use the hair dryer (not a good idea) or find yourself at the top of a flagpole during a summer thunderstorm (not a good idea either), ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Pot-Smoking Chefs Fuel Stoner Cuisine Movement; P.F. Chang Launches Private Wine Label

    ​When "infamously gluttonous" Mario Batali jumps on the Meatless Mondays bandwagon, you know the campaign has legs. [Washington Post] The trend toward over-the-top fatty, carb-heavy foods may be fueled in part by chefs who smoke weed and the munchies marijuana induces. [NY Times] P.F. Chang' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Mario Batali Accused of Labor Violations; The City's Best Restaurant Breads

    ​The final episode of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC had mediocre ratings, earning less less than 4 million viewers and losing to Dateline and a repeat of Medium. [NY Post] Asian carp are reviled by fishermen in the North, but in the South, they're being rebranded as Kentucky tune: "a ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 13, 2010

    Arrivederci, Table 8, and Hello Faustina!

    Scott Conant names his new restaurant after a poisoner

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Di Fara May Take Flight at La Guardia

    Michael Y. Park/EpicuriousDoes this say 'airport restaurant' to you?​Looks like Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali aren't the only ones with super-sized Italian on their minds: Feast reports that OTG Management, the company responsible for revamping the food options at JFK's Terminal Five, is pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Under the Toque: Batali to Be a 'Dick-Tater' for Halloween; Ramsay Fed Up with 'Kitchen Nightmares'

    ​Jason Neroni, who recently left 10 Downing to be replaced by Jonnatan Leiva, has resurfaced in Solana Beach, just north of San Diego, as the new executive chef at the three-year-old Blanca. [North County Times] Centro Vinoteca, which the city shuttered for a few days, has a new chef named Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Under the Toque: Another A16 Chef in Town; Hung of 'Top Chef' in at Ajna

    ​Nate Appleman isn't the only ex-A16 chef in town. Christophe Hille, who was formerly in the kitchen at A16 and later was a private chef for Annie Leibovitz, is teaming up with another San Francisco chef, Nathan Foot, and designer Chris Ronis to open a retail shop and restaurant in the East Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Under the Toque: Phil Conlon in at Broadway East; Todd English in at Great Jones Hotel

    ​Broadway East has confirmed yet another new chef to head up its kitchen. Phil Conlon, the opening chef de cuisine at Cafe Cluny, has taken over from Gavin Mills, who has reportedly left New York to work in California. Grub Street] Todd English has confirmed rumors that he will open a new spa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    One Ring Zero Makes Ingredients Sing. Literally.

    ​Like any good chef, One Ring Zero partners well-honed technique with unconventional inspiration. The brainchild of Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp, the band entered the cultural consciousness in 2004 with As Smart As We Are, an album featuring lyrics written by the likes of Margaret Atwood, Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    What Will We Find in Mario Batali's Genes?

    Photo borrowed from From the producers who brought us African American Lives and Oprah's Roots comes a new PBS series called Faces of America. Popular icons like Stephen Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, and Yo Yo Ma have agreed to have their DNA deconstructed to discover what role their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Fabio Getting Every Cent Out of These 15 Minutes

    America is such a beautiful place. Cheftestants can score lucrative promotional deals or simply create their own clothing lines or eat overpriced Italian food at restaurants where your purse gets a special stool. America!Wow, I had no intention of doing another Top Chef post today, but then I stumbl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    This Week in Restaurant Reviews

    This week in the Village Voice, Sarah DiGregorio visits Mumbai Xpress and New Kerala Kitchen, while Robert Sietsema goes to La Superior. Here's what critics elsewhere are reviewing this week:Steve Cuozzo reviews Corton, and deems his recent visits to the restaurant "among the most enjoyable dining e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Bourdain Wants to Keep Food and Sex Separate

    In their raciest conversation yet, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain talk about food and sex and if the two should ever be combined. Bourdain dominates the convo, which is a good thing, as we'd definitely kick Batali out of bed well before him.Tony is pretty adamant about keeping the two pleasures s ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 22, 2008

    Bar Milano's Wild Culinary Ride

    The Denton brothers do it again in Murray Hill

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    James Beard Award Nominees Announced

    The James Beard Award nominees have been announced. New Yorkers nominated include Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali, Dan Barber from Blue Hill. Anthos has been nominated for Best New Restaurant, and Pichet Ong, who just opened Batch last week, for Outstanding Pastry Chef.

  • Dining

    February 19, 2008

    Iron Chef Boyardee

    Our man Sietsema opens up a can of worms

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007
  • Dining

    March 14, 2006

    Ein Eulogie

    Head for the headcheese at venerable Queens German restaurant

  • NYC Life

    December 20, 2005

    When Opportunity Strikes

    Foodies trek to fill coveted restaurant seats

  • NYC Life

    October 4, 2005

    Exquisite Equinox

    Fall back to the hardiest harvest

  • NYC Life

    May 31, 2005

    Good Enough for a Marble Worker

    Bringing the town of lardo home

  • Columns

    October 22, 2002
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