Restaurant magazine's annual ranking of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" was announced yesterday afternoon and it includes four New York spots in the top 50: Eleven Madison Park (5), Per Se (11), Le Bernardin (19), and Daniel (29). Joan and Jordi Roca of El Celler de Can Roca took home the number o ... More >>
With a monstrously flowing godlike beard, multi-instrumental guru Jamie Saft resembles a Hasidic mountain man who should be jamming on meaty blues licks with his beloved ZZ Top instead of the downtown avant-gardist and John Zorn ensemble vet for which he's known. The catch is, dude actually makes hi ... More >>
Tapas mania is taking over New York City. It has even infected Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo of Frankies Spuntino restaurants, who are turning their Italian-themed Frankies 17 restaurant on the Lower East Side into a Basque tapas bar, according to the New York Times.
Major fast-food chains are rolling out new cheaper menu options. McDonald's will start a Dollar Breakfast Menu in January; Burger King is touting its $1 double cheeseburgers; and Taco Bell is gearing up for its 89-cent Beefy 5-Layer Burrito and, later, the Five Bucks Box with four food items ... More >>
Per the Strong Buzz, Ryan Bartlow, a former sous chef at Sam Mason's Tailor, has taken over the kitchen at Bar Carrera. He'll be giving the restaurant's small plates menu something of a make-over, incorporating more "ambitious" Spanish fare that reflects his training in San Sebastian. Bartlow's dish ... More >>