The Palates Behind the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restos; Newsflash: Some Restaurateurs Hate Groupon


Ever wonder who picks the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants? Twenty-seven panels of journalists, chefs, and restaurateurs, and food lovers worldwide, do the judging. [NY Times]

Foodies at 41 is a club at P.S. 41 in which kid members get to make ice cream at Grom Gelato, pizza at Keste, and pal around with Thomas Keller at Per Se. [Wall Street Journal]

GrubWith.Us is an online supper club that allows you to sign up for prepaid meals online at a specific restaurant, then dine with a group of strangers. [NY Post]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, My Father’s Daughter, drops today. And now, it appears, she’s gunning to be the next Martha Stewart. [NY Post]

Not all restaurants are happy about the endless stream of deal sites, including Groupon, BlackboardEats, and VillageVines. Marc Murphy, for example, kinda hates them. [NY Times]

Justin Long was spotted at BLT Fish waiting tables. Apparently, he just started doing it after his own meal there as a lark. [E! Online]

The new Chipotle Asian concept is indeed called ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, as previously rumored, and it will debut in Washington, D.C. [Nation’s Restaurant News]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 13, 2011


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