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Nikki Cascone

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Octavia's Porch Gives up the Ghost

    Liz Barclay/Village VoiceNikki Cascone​It's been quite a week for East Village restaurant closings: Nicky's Pho fell victim to a bad location, Lingua shuttered after only two months, and now comes the news that Octavia's Porch has given up the ghost, too.

  • Dining

    January 26, 2011

    Octavia's Porch Is an East Village Brisket Case

    Plus average cabbage at Nikki Cascone's new Jewish restaurant

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Are We Headed for 'Food Price Shock'?; Two New Restos Do Un-Kosher Jewish

    ​Food prices in India are still on a sharp rise, with the whole price index for food rising 2.5 percent Christmas week. The inflation is largely attributed to rising vegetable prices, which jumped 16 percent. [Wall Street Journal] Meanwhile, the Food and Agricultural Organization warns that f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Toshi Nukui 'In' at Pranna; Nikki Cascone Has a Baby Boy

    ​Pranna is getting its fourth executive chef in half as many years. Toshi Nukui is taking over from Keith Kornfeld, who will consult throughout the transition. [Eater] Top Chef alum Nikki Cascone, who recently opened "global Jewish" restaurant Octavia's Porch, has had her baby: seven-pound, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Make Nikki Cascone's Sweet Potato Latkes with Lime Crème Fraiche, from Octavia's Porch

    Sam HorineSweet Potato Latkes​It's the last day of Hanukkah, but that doesn't mean it's the last day to enjoy satisfying snacks like potato latkes. There really is no season for these savory potato pancakes. Nikki Cascone, who just opened her new "global Jewish" restaurant, Octavia's Porch, sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Goat Town; Goodbye to Paladar

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Chiam Chinese Cuisine, known for its tasty dumplings, has shuttered after 19 years in operation in Midtown East. [Zagat Buzz] Orologio in the East Village appears to be on the chopping block. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Nick Morgenstern Debuts Goat Town; Villa Pacri Kitchen Still 'In Flux'

    ​Nick Morgenstern is no longer at the General Greene in Fort Greene. The chef has moved on to the East Village to open Goat Town. [Grub Street] The chef situation at Villa Pacri is still "in flux." Fabio Trabocchi is consulting until January, with Giuliano Matarese of La Gazzetta downstairs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Make Nikki Cascone's Blintzes with Seasonal Fruit Topping

    Blintzes, just like Nikki makes.​A couple of weeks ago, we checked in with Nikki Cascone, who earlier this year closed down her restaurant, 24 Prince, and is already gearing up to open her new "global Jewish" place, Octavia's Porch, on Avenue B. This week, the Top Chef alum shares one of her f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Brooklyn Farmacy Brings Eggs, Cream to the Brooklyn Flea This Saturday

    Saucy Salad/FlickrBridge to the land of milk and U-Bet.​It's been more than a year since Sarah waged a battle of the egg creams between Russ & Daughters' and Katz's, but both Nikki Cascone's forthcoming Octavia's Porch and the folks at Brooklyn Farmacy are giving us all sorts of reason to want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Nikki Cascone On Selling 24 Prince, Pregnancy Cravings & Her Celebrity Chef Crush

    Nikki Cascone​Yesterday, we talked to Nikki Cascone about her new "global Jewish" restaurant, Octavia's Porch, and what she was going to be breaking her Yom Kippur fast with this weekend. Today, she reveals who she dreams of cooking with, eating with, and what food shows she watches on TV thes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon, and thus time to look back at the week that was: Nikki Cascone talked about selling 24 Prince, celebrity chef crushes, and keeping things kosher. We ranked Our 10 Best Spots to Eat Near the 'Ground Zero Mosque.' Summit's Greg Seider talked about his bar's first anniversary, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    David Coleman 'Out' at Tocqueville; Craig Hopson 'In' at Tolani

    ​Tocqueville is getting a new chef de cuisine. David Coleman left the restaurant and Gregory Vernick, a Jean Georges and Pe Se alum, is taking over. [Eater] Pranna is getting a new menu designed by its fourth chef in less than two years of operation. Keith Kornfeld's vision is "food focused o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Nikki Cascone Talks About Her New Restaurant, What Exactly 'Global Jewish Cuisine' Is & Just How Kosher it Will Be

    Nikki Cascone​The Top Chef alum was forced to close her restaurant, 24 Prince, earlier this year, but quickly started planning a new venture. Octavia's Porch is slated to open in late fall, when it will bring "global Jewish cuisine" to Avenue B. Wondering what the heck that means? Nikki Cascon ... 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

    May 28, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Salumè, Goodbye to 24 Prince

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Lee, Lee's Bakery in Harlem is closing this Monday, May 31. Apparently, the place was forced to shut down due to being in the red. [Harlem Condo Life via Eater]​ After almost five years ... More >>

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