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Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Michael Schwartz

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Michael Schwartz

When I first met Miami chef Michael Schwartz, he was busy manning the kitchen during a Cayman Cookout dinner this past January. Knee-deep in the fast-paced hubbub of Chef Dean Max’s restaurant, The Brasserie, Schwartz was calm, cool, and collected as plates flew by on the prep table. Snapping away at photos, I had the […]

April 27, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni’s Review Goes To Court, KFC Franchisees Sue Over Grilled Chicken

Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni’s Review Goes To Court, KFC Franchisees Sue Over Grilled Chicken

Oy! Sometimes you just never know when your writing may be called in for legal questioning! Such is the case of former New York Times restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni, who’s restaurant review and personal emails are now part of a wrongful termination lawsuit currently underway in New York. According to Grub Street, Bruni’s communications regarding […]

January 12, 2010 | By
2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival: Frank Bruni Discusses His Star System

2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival: Frank Bruni Discusses His Star System

As I mentioned in my previous post, my favorite event of the 2009 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival was certainly hearing from restaurant critic and food author Frank Bruni. With stars added to and dropped from restaurants at any given time, I, like many others, wondered how Bruni determined his star […]

October 14, 2009 | By
The Side Dish: 2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival Highlights

The Side Dish: 2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival Highlights

Traveling to New York this past weekend to visit the 2009 Food Network New York Wine & Food Festival, I have to admit I probably spent more time dining at all the wonderful restaurants than actually attending any festival events. Given that Daily Blender is a little more food and business than Food Network, I […]

October 13, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: NY Restaurants Continue Growth, Michelin Reveals 2010 NY Stars, Alice Waters on Gourmet

Today’s Food Newsbits: NY Restaurants Continue Growth, Michelin Reveals 2010 NY Stars, Alice Waters on Gourmet

According to a recent Zagat survey, more restaurants opened in New York this year than the number of restaurants who shuttered their doors. Despite closings from big names like Payard and Tavern on the Green, survey results show that 157 ‘notable’ restaurants opened this year compared with 102 that closed. The survey also notes that […]

October 7, 2009 | By
Frank Bruni visits The Colbert Report; Rachael Ray on Jimmy Kimmel

Frank Bruni visits The Colbert Report; Rachael Ray on Jimmy Kimmel

Foodies were making the round on late night television last week and we’ve got the video clips to prove it! Former New York Times restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni made a visit to Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report to talk about his memoir, “Born Round”, and his relationship with food. Frank Bruni   Foodie fan favorite […]

September 21, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Humane Society Takes IHOP To Task; Sifton Warms Up at the Times

Today’s Food Newsbits: Humane Society Takes IHOP To Task; Sifton Warms Up at the Times

This week, the Humane Society of the United States began a campaign against popular breakfast spot, IHOP, or the International House of Pancakes. Following the release of details from an undercover investigation by activist group Compassion Over Killing, which reported the horrendous conditions of IHOP egg supplier Michael Foods, the Humane Society is petitioning IHOP […]

September 17, 2009 | By
Friday Five: Top Five Food Stories of Summer 2009

Friday Five: Top Five Food Stories of Summer 2009

Goodbye Summer! I’m leaving you for Fall. Think of all the fun we had together. Look at the big things that happened while you were here! 1) Bruniocalypse! In mid-May, New York Times restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni shocked everyone when it was announced that he would be leaving his post at the paper in order […]

September 11, 2009 | By
Frank Bruni, Ruth Reichl Head to Television Primetime

Frank Bruni, Ruth Reichl Head to Television Primetime

New York Times restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni created an uproar among media, fans, and fellow foodies when he announced his resignation in May. Tonight, Bruni, who’s been less-than-publicly-visible due to his position at the Times, hits Nightline to promote his memoir, “Born Round: the Secret History of a Full-Time Eater.” According to a sneak preview […]

August 19, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni Expands on Four Stars, A Comical Dinner at El Bulli, Subway Goes Loungy

Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni Expands on Four Stars, A Comical Dinner at El Bulli, Subway Goes Loungy

The food world seemed astonished earlier this week when New York Times restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni unleashed a four-star rating on Danny Meyers’ Eleven Madison Park. With previous two and three star ratings, the highly regarded food aficionado awarded an additional star to the New York establishment, commenting that it’s “the best restaurant Danny Meyer […]

August 13, 2009 | By
Friday Five: Five Great Events at the 2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival

Friday Five: Five Great Events at the 2009 NYC Wine & Food Festival

Vegas Uncork’d uncorked! Aspen Food & Wine devoured! On to the New York Wine & Food Fest! Arriving again this October, the 2009 New York Wine and Food Festival takes over New York during Columbus Day weekend. Masterminded by South Beach Wine & Food Fest producer Lee Schrager, the NYC festival, now in its second […]

July 17, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni Talks Tables, Vegas Restaurants Struggle, Bottled Water Ban in Australia

Today’s Food Newsbits: Bruni Talks Tables, Vegas Restaurants Struggle, Bottled Water Ban in Australia

Ever curious why the waiter seats you by the bathroom in an empty dining room? Revered restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni posted a bit yesterday on the mystery of receiving a bad table in a nearly deserted restaurant. While the inquiring customer seemed baffled by the mis-seating, Bruni notes that it’s rather common, with most restaurants […]

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