A few of the city's finer establishments are now getting noticed not only for their outstanding food but for the benefits they offer staff members. The Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC), an organization that strives to improve working conditions for food service employees, has released an ... More >>
Tom Colicchio spoiled the episode of Top Chef Masters immediately as the episode ended on the East Coast, forgetting that Pacific Standard Time viewers had yet to see it. According to zap2it.com, Colicchio tweeted "Congratulations to my friends Kerry Heffernan and Chris Cosentino for making it to th ... More >>
[See More Events: Nine French Restaurants Celebrate Tomato Season | Le Fooding Has Big Plans for Brooklyn] Top Chef has really taken it up another notch with its Celebrity Constellation cruise. Hosted by Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, the cruise sets sail April 2013 from Miami and will head to Key ... 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 >>
In this video for the Discovery Channel, Tom Colicchio emphasizes that chef "means boss. That's all it means," and that, while being a chef is now a respected profession, becoming one doesn't automatically mean you're going to be on TV.
We tried to get in with our Fork in the Road press credentials, but the guard politely refused.
CoolhausWe've almost recovered from our sordid encounter with Coolhaus' maple-apple pie ice cream sandwich, so feel able to spread the following news: beginning tomorrow, the truck will park itself on the Highline.
Tom Colicchio isn't the only one who's busy curating food trucks: the Hester Street Fair is getting a piece of mobile action, too.
There will be beer.Following in the sticky steps of Radegast Hall, Hofbrau Bierhaus, Spritzenhaus, the Standard, and La Birrera, Tom Colicchio is planting a beer garden.
Trucks, rallying.Tom Colicchio may think "the mobile restaurant thing" is the worst current food trend, but that likely won't be much of a determent to the organizers of the NYC Food Truck Rally.
One if by Land, Two if by Sea has a new executive chef. Colt Taylor, who did a stint at Le Bernardin and more recently worked at Gotham Steak in Miami, has completely redesigned the menu, including putting his own spin on the signature beef Wellington. [Zagat Buzz] Adam Baumgart, the esteeme ... More >>
Well, this is nice: Mario Batali, David Chang, and Tom Colicchio are showing their faces for a good cause.
Sean Bean, whom you might recognize from such epics as The Lord of the Rings, as Eddard Stark, in HBO's Game of Thrones.History's Swamp People isn't the only TV show getting promoted with a pop-up food truck. Game of Thrones, the small-screen adaptation of fantasy author George R. R. Martin's ... More >>
Greg Grossman, the 15-year-old who started cooking at age of 9, will be at the helm of Alan Philips' next Feast pop-up, running from March 10-12. The theme will be Pop Art. [Grub Street] Michael Psilakis is no longer the executive chef at Eos in the Viceroy hotel, in Miami. No replacement ha ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers a new and delicious breed of pizza bones at Lievito; Lauren Shockey likes the food, but not the boring beige room, at Junoon. Sam Sifton finds hits and misses at Lyon: "Some of the food is excellent. ... Best of all are the restaurant's offer ... More >>
Four years after he wrote a post-Katrina appraisal of New Orleans restaurants that angered the city's inhabitants almost as much as than the entire Bush administration, Alan Richman is returning to the scene of his crime, sort of. In an interview with Grub Street, the GQ critic mentioned tha ... More >>
Jamesbeard.orgAfter three years of working for Tom Colicchio (first at Craftsteak, then Colicchio & Sons), Shane McBride has left the kitchen at Colicchio & Sons. After Eater stumbled upon a farewell message of sorts that McBride posted on his Facebook page, Colicchio himself got on the Twitt ... More >>
Tom Colicchio will ply you with food and drink.Tom Colicchio's Tom: Tuesday Dinner usually makes its home at Craft, but on Monday, Nov. 8, it will migrate across town to Colicchio & Sons. Colicchio will serve a five-course dinner that takes his recent trip to South Australia as its inspiratio ... More >>
No more Crafts for you!Here's potentially disappointing news for Tom Colicchio acolytes not residing in New York, Dallas, Atlanta, or Los Angeles: the chef has announced he won't be opening any more locations of Craft.
With the promise of cooler weather on the horizon, people are once again regaining their appetites for foods whose preparation requires a heat source. Which means only one thing: fall's all-you-can-gorge tasting events are almost upon us. To wit, the NYC Greenmarket just sent out the announce ... More >>
"My feeling is, if you're going to be called a celebrity, you might as well use it for some good. It's better to testify for school lunches in front of Congress than get drunk in a bar somewhere and misbehave." -- Tom Colicchio, talking about his involvement in the fight against childhood hun ... More >>
Via Eater, we learn that Tom Colicchio went to D.C. to speak in front of the House Education and Labor Committee in favor of the Child Nutrition Act, which increases funding for school lunches. He speaks from the point of views of a chef, business owner, father, and -- it turns out -- son of a lunch ... More >>
Tom invites you to waste some money and get taken advantage of. I hate to say this, but I blame the Anchor Bar in Buffalo. Ever since reading a New Yorker article about the meteoric rise of the Buffalo wing, I'd been meaning to make a pilgrimage out to where it all began. Though controversy s ... More >>
I'm gonna be in 3-D! Yep, I was one of the New York notables featured in a festive scene from the film debut of those lovable Smurfs that I watch on BOOM channel all the time.
New York Restaurant InsiderColicchio will sing a new song in Kips Bay.In less than two weeks, the new season of Top Chef will deliver a meaty, man-sized portion of Tom Colicchio upon the viewing public. For local fans, the show will provide but an amuse bouche for a second, less televised hel ... More >>
The marinated white anchovy sandwich swarms with contrasting flavors; it's like a wild party in your mouth. Whatever your opinion on his far-flung restaurant empire, and career as actor-chef, you've got to admit that the least of his projects -- covering the city with 'Wichcrafts -- is one o ... More >>
As anticipated, Tom Colicchio, Wylie Dufresne, David Chang, and Eric Ripert popped up on Treme last night. In the clip above, they show up at Patois, a NOLA restaurant run by chef Janette Desautel. They're introduced by a waitress, who tells Desautel that "four guys with a lot of attitude walked i ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater got excited about the apex of ramp and hot dog mania: The Shake Shack Ramp Dog. Grub Street asked Thomas Keller what he thought of animal rights protesters gathering outside his restaurants. His answer: Gofoieyourself. Feast asked Tom Colicchio if he would ever ap ... More >>
Josh Moulton, who was the executive chef at West in Los Angeles, will take over the kitchen at Monkey Bar, which recently lost consulting chef Larry Forgione to P.J. Clarke's. [NY Times] Aquavit is no longer referring to Marcus Samuelsson as its chef-owner. The Top Chef Masters contender is ... More >>
Last night, Tom Colicchio tweeted that Season 7 of Top Chef will start filming in Washington, D.C., today. A commenter on the the D.C. blog Metrocurean claims to have been seated next to the chef on the Acela from D.C. to New York last night, and that "Tom...was on twitter all ride long," pro ... 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 >>
It's been a busy morning at the James Beard Foundation: right on the heels of its list of finalists for its Media and Journalism Awards comes its roster of final nominees for its Restaurant and Chef Awards, announced on the Beard Foundation's Twitter page. Beard on BeardNew York has done we ... More >>
Still trying to wrangle your landlord to get your door to stop squeaking? You ain't seen shit. As long as they didn't make Elizabeth Dwoskin's beautifully terrifying work on this year's list of New York's Worst Landlords, you might end up wanting to hug your own building's capo. And if they a ... More >>
Famed chef returns to the Meatpacking District
The past 24 hours have brought a flurry of Top Chef news: The Washington Post has heard from "some sources" close to the show that its seventh season (whose filming was pushed back until April to accommodate Padma's pregnancy) will be filmed in Washington, D.C. If the show does make it to our ... More >>
Grub StreetAs of tonight, Colicchio and Sons will revert back to its original a la cart pricing in the dining room, abandoning the newly instituted prix fixe format. "People were not happy with paying prix fixe, and we listen to what customers are telling us," Tom Colicchio told us. "I'm not ... More >>
Albert Di Meglio, the chef-owner of Olana, has not been getting paid since the restaurant filed Chapter 11 last year, and has, in the meantime, been working at the new Trump Soho hotel. [Eater] Bruce Buschel says "negotiations came to a grinding halt" with the two chefs, Jason Weiner and Eri ... More >>
Colicchio and friend. Earlier this afternoon, Tom Colicchio and Dorothy Cann Hamilton, the founder and CEO of the French Culinary Institute, went on the Leonard Lopate show to talk about Hamilton's new book, Love What You Do, for which Colicchio wrote the forward. Over the course of conversat ... More >>
Out with the Craftsteak, in with the Colicchio & Sons.As it turns out, the rumor about Craftsteak closing was no rumor. Tom Colicchio has announced he will shutter his steakhouse January 1, and open a new restaurant, Colicchio & Sons (85 Tenth Avenue), the same month. Reservations will be tak ... More >>
Is it curtains for Craftsteak?In a Forbes piece today on upcoming food trends for 2010, this little nugget was dropped: "There are rumors that restaurateur and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio will shutter his New York City steakhouse soon, but will reopen the place as another high-end spot."
Now that it's gotten the pasties and blackjack out of its system, where might Top Chef travel for Season Seven? Tom Colicchio gave the Wall Street Journal a couple of clues.
Is there nothing more satisfying than cheesy potatoes? Sisha Ortuzar of 'wichcraft, which recently launched a full dinner menu, shakes up this comfort-food staple by changing the cheese and the potato. And who should know comfort food better than the co-founder of Tom Colicchio's sandwich bra ... More >>
From time immemorial, great steakhouses have charged extra for their sides. Everyone understands this: you to go Luger for the porterhouse, and pay extra for the creamed spinach and deliriously good German-style fried potatoes. Maybe the practice dates from a time when sides were extraneous--yo ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Sarah DiGregorio reviews La Fonda del Sol, while Robert Sietsema visits Mustang Thakali Kitchen. Here's what critics are reviewing elsewhere:Bruni gives 10 Downing two stars, saying the owners were right to take a chance on the notorious chef Jason Neroni.[NY Times]Restaurant ... More >>
I love both Diet Coke and Tom Colicchio, but I'm not sure how to feel about last night's Diet Coke commercial with Colicchio that played during the Oscars. It probably wasn't aided by being associated with, in my mind, the scary musical numbers and shots of Zac Efron that last night's ceremony fea ... More >>
Aziz Ansari performs at Comix on January 9 and 10. Tickets are still available here. Comedian Aziz Ansari studied marketing at NYU and came up through the city's underground comedy scene before earning his break as co-creator and co-star of MTV sketch show Human Giant. He's now departed for L.A., ... More >>
He's debonin' the spatchcock