Chef is a movie about restaurants and food trucks written and directed by Jon Favreau, who also plays the protagonist chef Carl Casper. He worked to accurately portray chefs' lives via little details: His character has multiple forearm tattoos, wears a bandana, and lives in a messy apartment with a ... More >>
Chase N. Cashe may be the most popular guy in hip-hop. In a few short years, the New Orleans rapper/producer has ingratiated himself with seemingly everyone; being memorably name-checked by Drake on "9 am in Dallas," winning Grammy Awards, clocking production credits with the likes of Beyonce and Li ... More >>
Since Jerry Katzoff and his business partner Brian Galligan bought Il Mulino in the West Village back in 2001, they've envisioned expanding the shrine to Abruzzo into an international empire. And slowly but surely, they're amassing locations: In addition to a second Il Mulino New York on the Upper E ... More >>
Spring Breakers’ provocative director on the darkness beneath college partiers’ booze, boobs, and bad decisions.
In the heart of South Beach, the Cardozo Hotel is authentically Latin in flavor, and has wonderfully warm wood surfaces everywhere, offset by leopard-print floors in the halls. It's very Xavier Cugat meets snowless ski lodge. And the Estefan merch is everywhere--Gloria's new CD in the room and hu ... More >>
Yesterday we spoke with chef Andrew Carmellini about his new cookbook, American Flavor, and about the pain of pouring boiling-hot veal stock over one's foot. Today he tells us about expanding the Dutch to Miami and shares his thoughts on food trends. So where does the name the Dutch come from? The ... More >>
A Brooklyn DA dropped all charges against both Lucali pizzaiolo Mark Iacono and alleged assailant Benny Geritano due to lack of cooperation from both witnesses. [NY Post] Jake Klein, who previously apprenticed under Masaharu Morimoto, is taking his Caribbean- and Southeast Asian-style cookin ... More >>
"Hogan!"In 1942, a team of Nazi saboteurs armed with bomb-making supplies and instructions to perform multiple acts of terrorism emerged on the shores of Long Island and Florida. Details of this mission from a MI5 intelligence officer were recently declassified, Yahoo reports, and they paint ... More >>
It's hard to go wrong with pizza. Some dough, a dash of tomato sauce, and a pile of cheese will pretty much do the trick every time. But when you do come across a misfiring slice, it's not just bad--it's a world crisis. It's a supermodel's hiphop album. It's a B-movie star's first novel. ... More >>
Justin Noel1534, the new cocktail bar located beneath the French bistro Jacques in Nolita, is opening ce soir with its menu of colonially inspired drinks and snacks. Head bartender Justin Noel started working with the bar a few months back as a consultant (he's with Contemporary Cocktails, wh ... More >>
Do you like hot male models? Enjoy seeing them in skimpy swimsuits posing around the beach? Well, then have I got a book for you! It's Max-Arthur Mantle's THE BOYS & THE BEACH, a five-year project shot on Miami Beach and starring an array of chiseled guys signed to lucky agencies.
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 >>
Alex Rodriguez is always good copy, so the New York Post's Page Six follows him, or takes notes from tipsters who follow him, through Miami and New York high-life. Rodriguez was first seen in South Beach on Wednesday (why did Page Six sit on this story?), where he and a "blonde" (this must be the " ... More >>
NYC DJs invade the beaches, yachts, and Radio Shacks of South Beach's famed Winter Music Conference
Debate the WMC's relevance if you like, but it still inadvertently drags plenty of DJs to town
In the exotic pet universe, it's all about whose is weirder than whose.
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Transsexual Christina Madrazo Says She Was Raped by a Guard in an INS Detention Center. Now She's Suing the U.S. for $15 Million.
Friends Abandon Miami Club Owner
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Dr. Jekyll in Miami, Mr. Hyde in Manhattan
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