Thank God all the humorless New Yorkers have left for the Hamptons. For a few more blissful weeks, Gotham is the exclusive preserve of mockable tourists, tragic hipsters on Tecate benders, and that special breed of clown pirates called "comedians." Funny runs through this town like storm runoff in A ... More >>
This week, Tejal Rao tries the pasta and polenta boards at L'Apicio, the new "glassy cathedral" on the Bowery from partners Gabe Thompson and Joe Campanale, where Rao says if you added a parking lot "it could be that one restaurant in every American town where the people with money come." While she ... More >>
Jose James Harlem Stage Gatehouse Saturday, February 11 Better than: Ever. What better way to see in the pre-Valentine's Day weekend, a warm-up for the designated 24 hours our culture sets aside for Love, than to enjoy the supple outpourings of Jose James? For two nights last weekend, the Yankee-h ... More >>
Or anything else in his new, jukebox-free restaurant
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. The team behind Stuzzicheria and Pane Panelle bring you Zi' Pep, a Brooklyn-Italian clubhouse in the East Village. [TONY] The Meatball Shop crew is opening its third l ... More >>
Following his short-lived tenure at Dean Street, Nate Smith headed for Greenpoint, where he busied himself with a series of pop-up dinners at Veronica People's Club. Now, it looks like he's made his commitment to North Brooklyn official.
No blarney, but a great burger in Prospect Heights
GA Shutter Bug/FlickrLast week, we learned that Mike Franzetti was replacing Nate Smith at Dean Street. Franzetti came to the restaurant from Bar Stuzzicheria, so his departure created a space that needed to be filled.
Edward Casabian/newyorknearsay.comMike FranzettiAlmost two months after Nate Smith's sudden departure from Dean Street, the restaurant's owners have found his replacement.
Foodie tunes.Sounds like Nate Smith, the ex-Spotted Pig chef who left Dean Street in Brooklyn shortly after opening, may have had it right: you can't just let diners pick their dinner-accompanying music all willy-nilly. The Post talks to chefs and restaurateurs from trendy restaurants around ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...
EaterNate Smith (right) with Fergus Henderson.A day after his abrupt departure from Dean Street was announced on the restaurant's Facebook site, Nate Smith has opened up to Grub Street about the circumstances surrounding his dismissal, and it's frankly kind of hilarious.
A little more than a month after he helped open Dean Street, Nate Smith has parted ways with the restaurant.
Chantal MartineauA Manhattan burger in Brooklyn.Tavern on Dean in Prospect Heights was nothing to sneeze at: a decent neighborhood bar with sports on TV, beer on tap, and a surprisingly good brunch. It's been replaced with Dean Street Café, which, from the outside, doesn't look too different ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg's Vutera and its upstairs venue Rose Live Music are celebrating the venue's fifth and last year this week, as both are set to close at the end of February. [Wall Street Journal] R ... More >>
Innovation reigns, from 36-CD retrospectives to the Hüsker Dü of free jazz