Vikas Khanna

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    The 10 Best-Dressed Chefs in NYC

    Fashion, like food, is often used to push the boundaries of conventional taste. And while white double breasted jackets dominate the kitchen, many chefs throw on more stylish clothing outside of work. In honor of Fashion Week--which runs from today through September 12--we've gathered the city's 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    How To Make Spiced Crab Salad From Junoon

    [See More Recipes: Scallop Aguachile From Gran Electrica | Boozy Sparkling Watermelon Punch from the Smith] Today, we have a recipe for a spiced crab salad from Junoon, an upscale Indian restaurant in Flatiron. Headed by executive chef Vikas Khanna (who also happens to be a super hot chef), the fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Under the Toque: State Chefs, Jamie Oliver's Treasure

    In chef news this week: British chef Jamie Oliver found a treasure worth $1.7 million hidden in the basement of his latest restaurant. [NY Post]Who knew that Florida is the only state with a full-time official chef? Justin Timineri's job is to create healthy menus for people in the food-stamp progra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez Is Bringing Lassi Back, Sort of

    ​Lassi lovers -- and there are many of them -- still rue the day almost two years ago when Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez closed up her tiny Indian restaurant (named after the popular Punjabi yogurt-based beverage) on Greenwich Avenue. So we're happy to report that Lassi will be resurrected at thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Michael Ayoub 'Out' at Fornino Park Slope; Ignacio Mattos 'Out' at Il Buco

    ​Michael Ayoub, founder of Fornino pizzeria, has left Fornino Park Slope after just nine months in operation. He is still reportedly involved in the Williamsburg location. [Eater] Ignacio Mattos, the long-time chef at Il Buco, has left to pursue other ventures. No replacement has yet been ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    German Lucarelli 'In' at Da Silvano; Mehdi Chellaoui 'In' at Brown Café

    ​German Lucarelli is the new chef at Da Silvano. His first order of business: introducing brunch. [Grub Street] Chef and owner of Red Rooster Harlem Marcus Samuelsson was included in a list of most stylish New Yorkers. [TONY] Brown Café has a new consulting chef. Mehdi Chellaoui is a choco ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2011

    Junoon--the Fancy and the Beige

    Decent cooking but little spirit at an upscale Flatiron Indian restaurant

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to El Cobre; Goodbye to The Elephant

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Elephant, the French-Thai eatery on East First Street, has closed its doors for good after many months of uncertainty. [EV Grieve] Following the loss of its young chef, David Bouhadana, Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Vikas Khanna's Holy Kitchens: A Look at God and Food

    Vikas Khanna​Last week, our own Sarah DiGregorio talked to chef Vikas Khanna about his forthcoming restaurant, Junoon, and his other labor of love: Holy Kitchens, a documentary film series about food and religion. The first film, called True Business, looks at langar, the Sikh tradition of off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Vikas Khanna: Good Diwali Eats, Where to Get Mithai, and the Best Ingredient You Probably Don't Know

    Chef Vikas Khanna​Yesterday, we brought you part one of a Q&A with chef Vikas Khanna, chatting about the dishes he'll offer at his new restaurant, Junoon, and what foods he misses from his childhood in the Punjab. Khanna juggles many projects, including a catering company, cookbooks, and makin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    Here we are at last, the latter part of a Friday afternoon. And so it is time to gaze wistfully over our shoulder at the week that was: In a two-part interview, Junoon's Vikas Khanna talked about good Diwali eats, dishes he'll serve at his new restaurant, and what foods he misses from his childhood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Vikas Khanna on his Soon-to-Open Junoon Restaurant, and Growing up in Amritsar

    Chef Vikas Khanna​Vikas Khanna has been busy of late working on a documentary about Sikhism called Holy Kitchens--the short film explores the Sikh tradition of Langar, which is a meal provided by temples which anyone, regardless of belief or social standing, can can attend. The chef also runs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Tulsi, Mehtaphor, Junoon, and East India Tea Co: Four Fall Openings From Indian Chefs

    Amol MhatreToasting chiles in Mumbai​ I've often wondered why there aren't more successful high-end Indian restaurants in New York--legit Indian or Indian-influenced places that are not better than the best down-home spots, but which show subcontinental cooking from a different perspective. (N ... More >>