Torrisi Italian Specialties opens today in Little Italy selling Italian foods made in America. Owners Richard Torrisi and Mario Carbone, both chefs, cure their own anchovies and olives, and will start offering prix-fixe dinners in February.
Teen stars Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner reportedly broke up over a food fight. Twilight star Lautner, works out religiously and follows a strict diet of six small meals a day, while singer Swift hates the gym and likes to order pizza and Chinese take-out.
Steve Cuozzo rounds up some of the city’s best wintry dishes, including matzo ball soup at DBGB, cassoulet at Cafe d’Alsace, Stilton and Sauternes fondue at Artisanal, and the tom yum hot pot for two at Jaiya Thai.
For at least 40 years, a handful of trucks parked in East New York, Canarsie, and Bedford-Stuyvesant have sold Southern specialties like seasoning meat, ham hock, and giant smoked turkey wings, much of which has been driven north from Georgia and the Carolinas.
A Brooklyn butcher-shop worker was reportedly arrested for assaulting a co-worker over the way she was cutting meat. Antonio Pareja allegedly screamed at and beat his co-worker at Satmar Meats on Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene.