Orhan Yegen

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    A Taste of the Quick-Service Turkish Food at Francela

    Some of the best restaurants in Istanbul are, more or less, quick service lunch counters: You go point at dishes in a glass case (or meat sizzling on a grill or turning on a spit), a cook nods in assent, and a waiter brings you a platter once the kitchen -- if you can call it that -- has finished pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Lou Migliaccio Is a Crank With a Conscience

    Yelp​When most people think of legendary curmudgeons of the restaurant business, their thoughts tend towards Kenny Shopsin, Elaine Kaufman, or even Orhan Yegen. All curmudgeons, yes, but also all in Manhattan. Far less attention is paid to Louis "Brooklyn Lou" Migliaccio, the owner of Sam's Re ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 25, 2011

    Bi Lokma Plays Turkish Ambassador in Midtown

    Orhan Yegen had a little lamb...that he ground up and sold to people as tasty food

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Midtown Mofongo Alert! MangĂș Dominican Kitchen Coming Soon

    Lauren Shockey​Midtown's a bit of a dud dining destination, so the arrival of a new spot is always cause for celebration. And given the lack of Dominican food in the 'hood, it's particularly exciting that MangĂș Dominican Kitchen will open soon at 158 East 45th Street.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Orhan Yegen's Bi Lokma Is Open for Business

    Rebecca Marx​Orhan Yegen, the talented if somewhat bombastic owner of Sip Sak, today added another restaurant to his Midtown holdings with the opening of Bi Lokma on East 45th Street.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Josh Ozersky on His Upcoming Wedding Feast, the Demise of the Feedbag and (Food) World Domination

    Jason Perlow/Hamburger AmericaJosh Ozersky and friend.​ Last Friday morning on the windswept tundra that was Soho, one half expected to encounter a pack of wolves trundling down Spring Street. Instead, a larger, equally hungry apparition materialized in the mercifully insulated confines of Bal ... More >>