El Colmado's like oh shit there's 80 oysters on the board. I guess I better start shucking.
We're not even gonna talk about this weather anymore -- at this point, we're so sick of being snowbound that we simply refuse to be, well, snowbound. We're going out and eating, come (frozen) hell or high water. If you're in our (admittedly very cold) boat, consider defying the storm with one of the ... More >>
SUNDAY FUNDAY: Last night, hundreds of guests converged upon the Battery Park Ritz Carlton for a the New York edition of Cochon 555, an annual touring event focused on bringing heritage pig to the masses. And despite the cold, the masses came out en force to gorge themselves on pig and vine.
Next weekend is all about getting comfy on the couch if you're a sports fan (or a Super Bowl commercials fan/nachos fan/party fan), which means you have all the more reason to get out and explore this weekend. Here's a look at what's happening around the city.
Over the course of her two-decade-long career in New York City's restaurants, Caroline Fidanza has both witnessed and shaped the ever-evolving conversation about the place of local sources and sustainability in food: After stints at local sourcing-focused Savoy and almost every single one of Andrew ... More >>
A far, gentrified cry from the neighborhood it once was, the Hell's Kitchen of today is a glossy labyrinth of condominiums and an ever-waning number of low-slung buildings and affordable dining options. Still, the area is teeming with great restaurants catering to all demographics, and with the rece ... More >>
Monday, March 18 Seamus Mullen Cooks at Louro Chef Seamus Mullen of Tertulia will guest-cook at Louro on Monday night as part of the restaurant's Nossa Mesa Supper Club. He and chef David Santos will serve an Asian-inspired menu. Reservations can be made on Open Table. BYO beer and wine. 142 W. 10th ... More >>
Hollywood has the Oscars. The food world has the James Beard Awards. The annual ceremony that recognizes both outstanding and upcoming talent in the restaurant industry has just announced its 2013 crop of semifinalists. The current (incredibly long) list will be narrowed down to finalists on Monday ... More >>
Got plans next Monday night? You might want to cancel them because on December 3, Hearth Restaurant and Terroir Wine Bar will join forces to host a benefit for Sandy Relief efforts. And they've called on a lot of oft-boldfaced names to help out.
Tuesday, June 5 Crab Boil Back Forty kicks off their annual Chesapeake Crab Boil season, hosting weekly Tuesday dinners through August. Get a pile of spiced blue crabs, potatoes, string beans, and seasonal fruit cobblers for dessert. ($45, reserve in advance). 7th Annual Taste of LIC The celebr ... More >>
A drink once called "English champagne," hard apple cider has had its highs and lows in popularity both here and across the pond. Last week in the Guardian, Pete Wells wrote that hard cider made by smaller producers using traditional methods and a higher juice content has recently been taking over E ... More >>
Photo courtesy Michael CamplinJust call Michael Camplin "Kiwi"The Mulberry Project has gained a boozy following largely because of its bespoke cocktail program which lets imbibers pick several favorite flavors and the bartender does the rest. Complementing the cocktails is a menu of small pla ... More >>
Seamus Mullen opens a new Spanish joint in Greenwich Village
The goose barnacle, shown about twice normal size We've all had the usual tapas - slices of Serrano ham, toasts brushed with fresh tomato, potato tortillas, and pale white pickled anchovies - but one of the advantages of going to a fashion forward tapas bar is stumbling on actual Spanish p ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema likes the tacos, but finds other menu items rather fishy at Rosarito Fish Shack. Lauren Shockey discovers a Filipino Moderno brunch that shines at Maharlika. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Tertulia, where chef-owner Seamus Mullen is "cooking now at the very t ... More >>
A look at hydroponic farms like Gotham Greens, the new 15,000 square-foot rooftop farm in Greenpoint, which uses a tenth of the water of conventional farms. [NY Times] Tom Colicchio's own hydroponic Riverpark Farm, less than 100 feet from the restaurant of the same name, supplies produce for ... More >>
Rebecca MarxLemon chess pie, Scratch Bakery, Durham, N.C.Friday, finally. So now a look back at the four days that preceded it. Our 10 best things to eat during the dog days of summer. Blue Smoke's Kenny Callaghan talks about the new location of Blue Smoke, his favorite barbecue spots, and ... More >>
Last weekend we caught up with Seamus Mullen, formerly of Boqueria, at Meatopia and asked him about his newest venture, Tertulia, slated to open on August 15. The 85-seat West Village space takes inspiration from the cider houses in Asturias in northern Spain, and will feature a rustic vibe ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyCider on tap, coming soon right here Signage is up at two new spots in the West Village -- Tertulia, at 359 Sixth Avenue, and the Vagabond Cafe, located at 7 Cornelia Street. The website for the Vagabond Cafe doesn't reveal much info except that it's opening Summer 2011, althou ... More >>
Almost a year after he left Boqueria, Seamus Mullen is returning to the New York dining scene with his very own restaurant, Tertulia.
Seamus Mullen fans can book a 12-night Mediterranean cruise on the Celebrity Solstice, where he'll be guest cheffing in May. [AOL Travel News] Chef de cuisine Jamison Blankenship and executive sous chef David Koon are leaving Morimoto to open a ramen shop in Prospect Heights. [Eater] David ... More >>
Seamus Mullen was approved by the local community board to open a Spanish-influenced restaurant at 359 Sixth Avenue. [Eater] Cesar Ramirez, who has for the past year been cooking Chef's Table dinners at Brooklyn Fare, is opening a new 50-seat restaurant next door. [Eater] Curtis Brown, the ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater posted a map of New York's strangest sandwiches. Grub Street uncovered some truly terrible kitchen horror stories from accident-prone chefs. Feast listed Seamus Mullen's favorite places: Osteria Morini, Sushi Zen, and the not-yet-even-open Dutch.
Ron Suhanosky and Colleen Marnell-Suhanosky, the couple who opened Sfoglia on the Upper East Side, are no longer involved with the restaurant or its Nantucket big-sister establishment. [Diner's Journal] Ferran Adrià and his brother Albert have announced they're opening two new restaurants i ... More >>
Michael Romano of Union Square Café recently showed off his poetry slamming skills in several haikus he penned for the restaurant's newsletter. [Zagat] Sam Hazen, formerly of Tao, will take over at Veritas, which recently closed and fired its staff. He plans to reopen the restaurant in Nove ... More >>
Marc VidalBoqueria, which has been executive chef-less since the departure of Seamus Mullen this past summer, will now be helmed by Marc Vidal, according to a press release distributed by the restaurant's publicist. Vidal is a Spaniard who who has worked at El Bulli, L'Arpege, and Alain Ducas ... More >>
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William TaylorSeamus MullenYesterday, we talked to Seamus Mullen of Boqueria about his upcoming cookbook, favorite restaurants, and why you'll never catch him bitching about a critic. Today, he talks sex, food, and media relations. What is new at the restaurant these days? We're going to be ... More >>
Here we sit, once again, at the week's terminus, casting a fond glance back at the best posts of the last few days: Here's a few great ideas for where to go on a weekend eating crawl. Battle of the Raw Food Lasagna pitted One Lucky Duck against Organic Avenue. We ranked Our 10 Best Offal Dishes.
Manchego, marinated. For some reason, the idea of tapas can be daunting. It probably has something to do with the fact that, to make a meal out of them, you have to make so many different things. But with recipes as easy as Seamus Mullen's marinated cheese, throwing a tapas party could become ... More >>
The calm before the storm.To the great joy of those of us who enjoy consuming food on large swaths of grass, Governors Island will be open to the public beginning this Saturday, June 5. Water Taxi Beach will return with its line-up of burgers and wieners. They will provide but a prelude to th ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Streets International Third Annual Street Food Celebration Benefit Astor Center March 24 Seamus Mullen of Boqueria, Tom Colicchio of Colicchio and Sons, and Fl ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily rounded up the best cookbooks not of the year but of the entire decade. Let's hope the teens will be as great as the aughties. Slashfood listed the five worst dishes to bring to a party, including breath-ruining hummus, smile-marring spinach, and Cabernet Sa ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily weighed in on self-proclaimed "queen of the food bloggers" Pim Techamuanvivit's new book The Foodie Handbook: The (Almost) Definitive Guide to Gastronomy. The verdict? As an objective guide, it "just doesn't fly." Midtown Lunch noted that the Street Vendor P ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily discovered a new book entitled The Obama Menu: Dining with Barack Obama, which compiles menus, photos, quotes, and recipes for dishes that Obama may have eaten. EMD was hardly thrilled by the spoiler alert, though: "Multiple appearances by food guru Alice Wat ... More >>