In a letter dated June 20th, signed by Harold Dieterle (chef of Perilla and Kin Shop) and his business partner Alicia Nosenzo, and posted in the West Village, the pair solicit the support of the neighborhood in opening their new restaurant at 99 Bank Street. The space was most recently a last evocat ... More >>
Joey Phadungsil has taken over the kitchen at Sura Thai Urban Kitchen, on the Upper West Side. She previously worked at Rhong-Tiam.
James Beard finalist Jim Burke, from Philadelphia, will be the executive chef at Stephen Starr's forthcoming restaurant in the New York Historical So ... More >>
In June, Daniel Angerer announced he would close Klee Brasserie, his five-year-old Austrian restaurant in Chelsea, and reopen it this fall as an Austrian wine bar. The announcement came a month after Angerer and his wife and business partner Lori Mason decided to replace their struggling Brat ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
After restaurants with a "C" grade from the Health Department were outed, a number of diners are shocked and now say they will stop frequenting them.
Japanese chefs at the Culinary Institute of America's three-day forum on Japanese cuisines refused to use local water and instead co ... More >>
Likes big restaurantsVia Eater we learn that Philly restaurant magnate Stephen Starr (owner of Morimoto and Buddakan, among others) was at the Community Board 2 meeting last night, where he was approved to open a new restaurant at 2 Bank Street in the West Village.
The 223-seat restaurant w ... More >>
Ben Rose PhotographyPetraske does Philly.Sasha Petraske is proving himself something of a ramblin' man, lending his name to projects as far afield as Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Now, he's heading down to Philadelphia to work his black magic on Stephen Starr's newest ven ... More >>
Stephen Starr wants to bring us spring rolls.Stephen Starr, who brought us Asian megaplex dining with Buddakan and Morimoto, is now planning to open a Vietnamese restaurant at an as-yet unnamed New York hotel. On Friday, the Philadelphia restaurateur (and sinister presence on last week's Top ... More >>
BravoOh, Toby Young. Have truer words ever been spoken? Top Chef huffed and puffed its way to the bitter end last night, but rather than granting long-suffering viewers climactic relief, it delivered a finale that was more akin to watching a bull try to impregnate an indifferent cow. There wa ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>