Shane McBride ‘In’ at Balthazar; Belinda Chang ‘In’ at Monkey Bar


Shane McBride, the former chef de cuisine at Colicchio & Sons, is now cooking at Balthazar, where he has been since February.

Not to be outdone by the likes of Eric Ripert, who has had cameos on Treme, Bobby Flay will appear on Entourage as the lover of Ari Gold’s wife.

Guy Fieri is really distraught over all the Guy Fieri impostors out there. He says fans send him photos to autograph that were taken with fakes.
[Food Republic]

Anne Burrell and the Food Network have teamed up with Wente Wines to launch “entwines,” a line of supermarket wines retailing for $12.99.

We all know Marcus Samuelsson is a stylish guy. Now it’s official: He’s made Vanity Fair‘s International Best Dressed List.
[Vanity Fair]

And in wine director news, Belinda Chang, formerly of the Modern, is now the general manager and wine director at Monkey Bar.
[Mouthing Off/Food and Wine]