Before he built a career under Jean-Georges, Stephen Starr, and Morimoto; before he did Top Chef; and before he became the chef and partner in three different restaurants -- Talde (369 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-916-0031), Pork Slope (247 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-768-7675), and Thistle Hill (4 ... More >>
When Chris McPherson and chef Chris Rendell first met at Public a few years back, they found quickly that they had one thing in common: "We're both from Melbourne," says McPherson. "And we both miss home; we wanted to bring it here to New York City." The pair began to plot a restaurant that would do ... More >>
That's what the guy said when drag star Peppermint brought him up from the audience during her "Pep Factor Show" at Hardware bar. "What do you do?" asked Peppermint. "I'm a business professional," he answered, weirdly. "Really? Me too!" exclaimed Peppermint with a twinkle. "So you went to the age ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema travels to New Jersey's Taste of India and Thali (Food) Court, where he finds that the Newport Centre Mall's options do not disappoint even the most refined palates: "Vegetable commonplaces such as chana masala (chickpeas bobbing in mellow gravy), palak paneer ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThe Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse on 23rd Street is actually kind of awesome. The onion is deep-fried to look like a flower and provides you with your recommended daily calorie intake in one sitting, but is it good enough to make the top 10? New York City features both qu ... More >>
Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham is launching a quick-service chicken sandwich and salad chain called PDQ, which stands for Pretty Darn Quick, with eight to 10 restaurants planned on the East Coast. [Nation's Restaurant News] Le Fooding took over a gallery in Chelsea this weekend for ... More >>
Marc Headley now knows which of his friends were spiesUpdate after the jump: More OSA documents that explain the goals for OSA spies, as well as instructions for how to get your flight information! For Scientology watchers, one of the reasons this is a particularly exciting time is that we'r ... More >>
Mike W. asks: I've got a craving for a bloomin' onion. Neither a brainstorm nor a Google search led me to where in NYC I can get one. The only results I found were at bad Times Square chain restaurants like Outback Steakhouse, which I try to avoid. There's gotta be a bloomin' onion served so ... More >>
If you are reading this and haven't made any Valentine's Day dining plans, you are screwed. Unless you are one of the millions of Americans who apparently think that Olive Garden is a desirable destination for romantic dining.
There certainly isn't a shortage of corporate gimmicks these days. Less than a week after the ESPY Awards aired, including a parody of the LeBron James special, The Decision, featuring Steve Carell telling Paul Rudd his decision that he would no longer eat at Chili's, the chain has launched a full ... More >>
New Yorkers didn't need a backyard to grill this past Memorial Day weekend. There are 36 parks across the city that have areas for barbecuing, and people will even cook on their fire escapes. [NY Times] Flooding, poor construction, and a string of related delays made the long road for two wo ... More >>
New vegetarian restaurant hits Jersey City's Newark Avenue
Kevin Barnes loves loincloths and horses. Outback Steakhouse? Not so much.