Under the Toque: Terrance Brennan's Trigo Takeover

Terrance Brennan of Picholine and Artisanal plans to take over a struggling Trigo and turn it into Bar Artisanal. Expect bistro fare and a retail component selling olive oil, cheese and charcuterie. [NY Times]

Paul Liebrandt is the only New York chef on Food & Wine's list of 2009 Best New Chefs. Other winners included Naomi Pomeroy of Beast in Portland, as well as Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo from Animal in Los Angeles. [Grub Street]

New York gets a little more love from Saveur in its list of "12 Restaurants that Matter." Dan Barber's Blue Hill at Stone Barns is cited, as are Andrew Tarlow and Mark Firth's Marlow & Sons and Danny Meyer's Gramercy Tavern. [NY Post]

Top Chefs Leah Cohen and winner Hosea Rosenberg were spotted smooching last Saturday night as they watched "Fuerza Bruta" together. [NY Post]

Cohen's mouth was also busy trashing her ex-boss at Centro Vinoteca, Anne Burrell, this week during an interview with Decider. "[Burrell] was never here toward the end," said Cohen. "She wanted to pursue her career on television, which isn't my style." Really? [Decider]


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