It's time to add a new grape to your repertoire and order a seemingly unpronounceable varietal (see rule #2). Despite the dreary economic situation, Greece has long been associated with the sybaritic lifestyle, attracting like-minded voluptuaries to places like Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete. Plus ... More >>
The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. Santorini Grill, a Mediterranean restaurant with a "pay what you want" policy, has shut down. [Gothamist] Bun Soho is no longer in business ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyEgg-ceptional Virtual Eggs, from Michel Richard Everyone knows that the real point of the James Beard Awards is to eat and drink a ton of free food and booze during the gala tasting. That, and to go to the after-parties and see chefs spraying crowds with jeroboams of champagne. ... More >>
The garagiste movement, popular in the 1990s, seems to be resurfacing and changing, with a number of micro wine producers returning to a terroir-driven philosophy. [Wall Street Journal] Some diners are uneasy with the practice of the sommelier tasting the wine first. Daniel Boulud's wine dir ... More >>
Baby Bacchus drinks Greek wine. So should you.Most people's first experience with Greek wine is pine-y, syrupy retsina -- that country white so ancient even Homer himself may have sipped it while composing his epics (poetry and booze being the classic combo that it is). But the cradle of wine ... More >>
The NY Wine Expo, held this weekend at the Javits Center, was crowded with people getting a little messy, but it was also a really good chance to taste affordable wines from around the world. (The only big flop of our night was the Iron Chef wine collection, which was just as bad as you might imagin ... More >>