Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri will star in “Celebrity Cook-Off,” a new Food Network program that pairs B-list stars with the top chefs. The contestants, assigned to Team Ray or Team Fieri, will then compete in predictable foodie battles, such as running a New York food truck. Among the culinary visionaries featured: Coolio and Cheech Marin.
The Dutch wins best NYC restaurant of the year in the 2011 Eater Awards.
A new, internationally backed fund will provide food safety training across the globe. The initiative, supported by the World Bank, also aims at protecting the world’s food supply.
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Williamsburg’s Sanza Pizza has shuttered. Media covering the closing have speculated that the eatery, like so many around it, couldn’t keep up with the neighborhood’s increasingly high rents.
Cucina di Pesce has completed its post-health-inspection repairs, and is open again for business.
Community Board 3 will allow the Bean’s outpost on 3rd Street and Second Avenue to serve beer and wine. The coffee shop’s 9th Street and First Avenue location, however, will not be allowed to do so.