Restaurants and Food Services

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Stephen Starr's El Vez Set to Open in Battery Park City

    El Vez, explains Stephen Starr -- the man whose restaurant group is behind Buddakan, Morimoto, and Caffè Storico -- is not Spanish for "the time." When the owner was opening his first El Vez in Philly, he says, "I was bored of typical Mexican-American restaurant names. I heard about this Mexican El ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Benihana Sues Over Crap Review

    BenihanaGet out the knives! It's fight time!​It's a good thing Yelp isn't popular in Kuwait. Because that would mean a lot of lawsuits would be coming up. Yes, Mark Makhou, a blogger in Kuwait, has been sued for $18,000 for writing a negative review of chain restaurant Benihana on his blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Burger King is Up for Sale. Now, Let's Look Back at the Year in BK Publicity Stunt Whoppers

    Things not going his way.​Burger King, the No. 2 burger chain in America, is in talks with private equity firms over a possible sale, according to The Wall Street Journal. Is the fast-food giant in trouble or is this just business as usual? (The chain has gone from private to public and back m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    The King of Truffles Has Died; Blue Marble Pier 1 is Delayed

    ​Britain's health chief openly attacked Jamie Oliver for the campaign he inspired to make school lunches healthy, claiming that the number of kids eating school meals dropped since the menu overhaul. [NY Daily News] Paolo Urbani, known in Italy as "Re del Tartufo" -- the king of truffles -- d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    IKEA--Real Meal Deals, Including Babyback Ribs!

    ​The iconic Swedish meatball platter at IKEA--now only $2.49 on Tuesday evenings, side salad extra. If pressed to name their favorite fast food restaurants in the city, most folks would point to Wendy's or Maoz or Chipotle Grill, but almost no one would recognize the IKEA Cafe in Red Hook, Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    The James Beard Awards List of Final Nominees Is Fully Operational

    It's been a busy morning at the James Beard Foundation: right on the heels of its list of finalists for its Media and Journalism Awards comes its roster of final nominees for its Restaurant and Chef Awards, announced on the Beard Foundation's Twitter page. Beard on Beard​New York has done we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Babbo Shuttered!

    Greenwich Village stalwart Babbo was closed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in an unusual late-night raid. The bar crowd and a handful of patrons still dining were swept out onto the sidewalk around midnight as the chef, his signature orange clogs slapping on the pavement, was le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Roosevelt Ave Dive Bars

    Walking around Roosevelt Avenue today in Jackson Heights/Woodside, I noticed that there are quite a few intriguing dive bars in the vicinity. One window-less joint, Ovidios Bar, is conveniently located right next to Sripraphai. And then there is this one, called Bum Bum Bar at 63-14 Roosevelt. I lit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Number of Sick Fat Ducks Growing

    After Heston Blumenthal closed The Fat Duck, one of the world's top restaurants, on February 24th, it was initially reported that around 40 customer had fallen mysteriously ill. Now as news of the outbreak has spread, the Thames Valley Health Protection says some 400 people have contacted it saying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Kings Features Some Queens!

    NBC's upcoming melodrama Kings--about intrigue and romance in a modern civilization--has a major character who's gay, according to a buzzy buzzy website I've found. He'll even have a big old boyfriend and they'll go to big old gay bars. Don't be a princess--read about it and learn.

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    October 6, 2008
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    April 9, 2008
  • Dining

    December 5, 2006

    Runaway Ravioli

    Batali defector gets innovative on Avenue B

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    November 16, 2006
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    April 29, 2006