Paul Grieco

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    July 7, 2014

    Seven Years on, Paul Grieco Is Still Trying to Eradicate Your Riesling Sins

    This season brings the seventh iteration of Summer of Riesling, a vinous campaign founded and led by Riesling's greatest advocate, Paul Grieco of Terroir Wine Bars, to educate consumers on the grape's breadth of styles (e.g., most aren't sweet, many of the best are dry) and celebrate the grape's gen ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    These Are the Ten Best Restaurant Patios, Rooftops, and Outdoor Dining Experiences in NYC

    Sometimes our hunger can't be contained within mere brick and mortar, and so we set out in search of the city's many courtyards, patios, gardens, terraces, and rooftops, looking for a place to put food into our mouths while enjoying the weather. A fine time can be had outdoors, whether gazing out at ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Where to Look for Wine List Deals at Our 99 Essential Restaurants

    As we prepared to write about our 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to the chefs and owners behind these places, asking them to discuss their history and unique place among the other eateries in this town. But we were also thinking of your wallet, dear readers, and so we asked ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Why You Should Be Drinking Madeira

    The Terroir wine bars have always been known for championing unsung wines of nobility, most notably Riesling. But this winter, Matt Stinton, the corporate beverage director of Hearth and Terroir, converted the cause of Madeira into a personal campaign while helping to manifest Paul Grieco's vision o ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Winemakers of New York: Peter Bell of Fox Run

    New Yorkers live in one of the greatest winemaking states of our nation, yet we lack the close bond to our local wine market that, say, San Franciscans have with Sonoma or Napa. In an effort to start a dialogue with the winemakers of our backyard and spotlight the delicious juice being made only a f ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Bonus Event: Celebrate David Bowie, the "Champagne of Pop Music"

    Earlier this morning, we offered up a number of ways for you to beat the stir crazies and get out of the house this week. But another event just fluttered into our inboxes, and if you're a David Bowie fan, you're going to want to put a big old box around Wednesday: that's when the Murray Hill outpos ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Hearth's Marco Canora: "The 10-year-old Restaurant Is Like the 50-year-old Lady in Grandma Jeans"

    Thank the restaurant review cycle, the minuscule attention span of this city's diners, and the trials and tribulations that come with doing business in NYC: Restaurants that makes it to their first or second birthdays are doing well, especially if they're able to stay relevant in the broader media c ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Johnathan Adler of Franny's: "People Are Looking for Soul and Connection"

    Cooking was a focal point in Johnathan Adler's childhood home--"My mom always smelled of garlic, the kind of garlic that's in your veins," he recalls--but he entered the professional culinary world thanks, in part, to sibling rivalry. "I always thought of myself as a better cook than my sister, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Riesling Went Low-Brow on Last Night's Summer of Riesling Wine Cruise

    Water cost a dollar on last night's Summer of Riesling Wine Cruise, but the wine was free, and 300 lovers of the German varietal embarked on a three-hour voyage around New York Harbor to imbibe, part of a summer-long initiative to promote Riesling, engage new drinkers, and dispel any misconceptions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Some Like It Hot Dinner, Riesling Cruise, National Tequila Day: This Weeks Events

    Now that you've swapped weekend warrior stories, it's time to start thinking about how to get through the next Monday through Friday. You could catch up on (or get started with) all those TV shows you've been hearing about, but who wants to risk cabin fever in the heat? Get out of the house with one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Don't Miss Wine Tastings at Terroir and a Vegan St. Patrick's Potluck

    Monday, March 11 Taste of Greenwich House The 11th annual Taste of Greenwich House, a fundraiser that supports all programming at the social services and arts non-profit, will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Chef Anita Lo of Annisa will be the featured VIP chef and will sign complimentary c ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Japanese Restaurant Week Kicks Off with Railway-Station Bento Boxes

    Monday, March 4 Japanese Restaurant Week Japanese Restaurant Week runs from March 4 to March 18, and 35 restaurants will celebrate regional dishes by creating ekiben, traditional bento boxes usually served in train stations. Stop by Hakata Tonton, Sunrise Mart, Kyotofu, or Nippon for innovative take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    James Beard Foundation Announces Chef and Restaurant Semifinalists

    ​The James Beard Foundation has released a list of semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards in various chef and restaurant categories. The nominees will be narrowed down on March 19, but in the meantime, check out which New York restaurants and bars have made it this far.

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    September 16, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to The Tippler, Goodbye to La Fonda Boricua

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Coco, a Japanese restaurant in Williamsburg, has shuttered. [Eater] The Burger Heaven location on Madison between 54th and 55th Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Terroir Is Heading Uptown

    Robert Sietsema​Following its southern expansion to Tribeca, Terroir will soon be heading north to the frosty climes of Murray Hill. Terroir co-owner Paul Grieco told Grub Street that he'll be opening a third location of his East Village wine bar on Third Avenue and the low Thirties this Septe ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Bourbon Boom Boosts Kentucky Distilleries; S.E.C. Stops Crowdsourced Buyout of PBR

    ​Kentucky bourbon distilleries have spent at least $150 million expanding their facilities as demand for bourbon explodes in the United States and across the globe. [Daily Mail] Ten of the city's best beer shops suggest 10 of their favorite brews. [Grub Street] The S.E.C. stops two ad execs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Summer of Riesling, Peak Organic Dinner, Taste of Greenmarket

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Peak Organic Beer Dinner The Vanderbilt Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. Chef Saul Bolton is cooking up a four-course meal with beer pairings from Maine's Peak Organic ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Empellón; Goodbye to Dinner at Insieme

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Angelo & Maxie on Park Avenue South and its sister restaurant Maxie's Grill appear to be closing. According to Steve Cuozzo, the spaces will be on the market soon. [Eater] Insieme doesn't see ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Terroir's Riesling Evangelism Taken to Task by Frank Bruni

    Basheertome, FlickrNo other choices for you, white wine fan​ Riesling fans wanting to persuade their friends of its charms: Apparently Terroir has your back -- in a major way. The wine bar and restaurant co-owned by Paul Grieco and Marco Canora has taken the rather ferocious step of eliminati ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Tomorrow, Terroir Will Throw a Summer of Riesling Concert

    The mighty riesling grape.​During last year's Summer of Riesling, Paul Grieco explained what exactly a German wine queen does. This year, he's taking to a stage with a Summer of Riesling concert. It'll happen on Wednesday at the Knitting Factory, and will feature a line-up of four bands "chose ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Terroir Tribeca Opens Tonight

    Terroir, the East Village wine bar that Our Man Sietsema famously found overrated, is getting a sibling in Tribeca, opening tonight.

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    April 1, 2010

    Sam Freund Out at One if By Land; Tom Colicchio Pissed at College Paper Review

    ​West Village mainstay One if by Land, Two if by Sea, has a new chef, its third in two years. Sam Freund, who took over from Craig Hopson a year and a half ago, has left the restaurant for a job in Denver. Andrew Matthews, who has been at OIBL for more than a year, is now at the helm. [Eater] ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Paul Grieco on What a German Wine Queen Does, Exactly

    ​Terroir is about to get the royal treatment. Tomorrow, as part of the East Village wine bar's annual Summer of Riesling Festival, German Wine Queen Marlies Dumbsky will be holding court from behind the bar. Paul Grieco, Terroir's eloquent and eccentric cruise director (he's otherwise known as its ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    The Employees of Employees Only Get Branded

    Has getting inked with the name or logo of your restaurant become a trend? The folks from Houston's Feast have their spotted pig tattoos. Paul Grieco of Insieme, Terroir, and Hearth has been known to hand out temporary "Riesling" and "Terroir" tats to friends and patrons, as well as sport them himse ... More >>

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    April 1, 2008

    High Times at the Sean Bell Trial (Plus Other April Fool's Madness)

    Missing from the front pages, but given heavy coverage in both papers is the testimony of Sean Bell's pal Trent Benefield. Benefield was shot three times the night Bell was killed and testified that he had no idea that the people shooting at him were cops. Benefield gets the "unreliable witness" t ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 4, 2007

    Mama Mia!

    New Hearth flames up at theater-district locale