While I'm sitting in a booth at Porter House (10 Columbus Circle, chatting with Michael Lomonaco, a regular comes over and slaps him on the back. They talk for a second about the experience, and then the diner reveals that he's eaten at this restaurant 292 times since it opened -- a fact that a hos ... More >>
So many reality shows, and so many of them are terrible. But people watch this stuff, despite feigning revulsion. "Trash culture" is on the rise, and with everyone from Consequence to The Game are landing "roles" in a reality show, we wanted to get in on the action and list some potentially quality ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain talks about leaving the Travel Channel for CNN: "There are a lot of places where me and my team have been wanting to make television for a long time and haven't been able to. And CNN has the infrastructure and inclination to make those places doable." [AdWeek] Who are the best fema ... More >>
Jean-Georges Vongerichten is expanding his empire and his set to open ABC Cocina this fall. "We will have paella, croquettas, a lot of small plates,'' Vongerichten told Grub Street. [Grub Street] Tom Colicchio will be the anchor tenant of a new outdoor market that will open under the High Line in ... More >>
When we said Anthony Bourdain was everywhere, we didn't really think he'd actually be on everywhere. Last time we reported that he's switching from the Travel Channel to CNN. Today, we bring word that he will be hosting a cooking reality show on ABC with Nigella Lawson. ABC recently put up a castin ... More >>
Andy Ricker talks to the Times on how his foreignness helps him learn traditional recipes from Thai chefs: "On one level, that means they may have an easier time with the language -- telling the story of their food, or knowing how to make obscure dishes sound sexy in menu descriptions." [NYTimes] S ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain is moving over to CNN from the Travel Channel to be the host of a new weekend program that will expand the network's coverage on food and travel. Bourdain will still be managed by Zero Point Zero Production, who has been working with Bourdain for over a decade. According to a CNN ... More >>
The winners of the James Beard Foundation's media awards were announced last night (the glitzy chef awards will be presented tonight and you can follow along here, if you like). Congratulations to all of the winners!
Yep, he's one shady motherfucker.The Travel Channel just can't get itself enough of Anthony Bourdain.
Urban merpeople, rejoice!
photo courtesy of George MotzGeorge Motz and friends.Yesterday, we talked to Hamburger America author and all-around burger expert George Motz about -- what else? -- hamburgers. Today, he reveals what he likes to eat when there is no burger in sight and blows our mind with White Castle's hand ... More >>
"For me, Twitter is like my diary. I hope someone saves it so I don't have to write it all again when I'm 75." Where do we even start with someone like Diplo? Wes Pentz is a DJ at his core, but he's also a producer (having worked with Lil Jon, Kanye West, and most notoriously M.I.A.), the fo ... More >>
The horror."Then if things weren't bad enough, if I didn't already realize it was Sandra's world and Rachael's world, they bought my network.What does this mean? I guess it means that if Paula Deen wants her bunions pumiced at 2 o'clock in the morning, I'm going to get right over there. Let m ... More >>
There are no words to describe the majesty of this history-drenched totem pole by Beauregard Houston-Montgomery. It's all very Luxor Hotel meets Pirates of the Caribbean as directed by Joseph Mankiewicz for Discovery Travel Channel. And it's tomb much.
Cookbook of the YearThe James Beard media and cookbook awards were announced last night at a Kelly Choi- and Andrew Zimmern-hosted event at Espace. Cookbook of the Year went to Colman Andrews' The Country Cooking of Ireland, and the other winners were as follows:
klwatts/flickrKatz's pastrami warrior. Because old rivalries will never really die so long as there's someone with a camera to keep them alive, Food Wars, the Travel Channel show that's given voice to squabbling eaters across the country, is descending upon Katz's and the Second Avenue Deli o ... More >>
In a response to consumer demand for more nutritious foods, food companies are putting out fiber-rich products once again. Danone, Kellogg, and General Mills are among those that have added extra fiber to some of their product lines. [Wall Street Journal] Food equals ratings on networks like ... More >>
Our very own Chantal Martineau will be on your teevee tonight! She's one of five stars of the Travel Channel's Confessions of a Travel Writer, which airs tonight at 9pm, just before the new No Reservations. Tonight's episode finds Chantal in Chile, talking about wine. We think you ought to watch it ... More >>
Congratulations, you've made it to Friday afternoon and it's all downhill from here. Here's what we got up to this week: We got the Early Word on two new pizza joints: One from an Italian rapper-turned-pizza-maker and Anselmo's in Red Hook, which is turning out some fine, affordable coal-oven-fired ... More >>
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern airs on the Travel Channel. I hate it. Here's why. 1. Zimmern chews with his mouth open. 2. Zimmern insists on dressing in brightly hued shorts and polo shirts, clothes that scream "stereotypical American tourist!" so loudly that not even real, live, stereotypi ... More >>
Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City. Trail of Dead headlines the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, February 27 [tix] and Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, ... More >>
photo courtesy of Travel ChannelOn No Reservations tonight (Travel Channel, 10 pm ET), Anthony Bourdain focuses on "Disappearing Manhattan" and New York institutions. On his blog, he makes mention of Katz's Deli, Keen's, Russ & Daughters, Manganaro's Grosseria, Hop Kee, Le Veau D'Or, ... More >>
Those of us who've spent one or more loud, dim, dollar-Double-Dark stained nights in Sophie's Bar on East 5th Street may be surprised to learn that celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain filmed an episode of his "No Reservations" show at the decidedly downscale joint this past weekend. EV Grieve reports th ... More >>