Tag: New York

Daily Blender Exclusive: Author and Bartender Jim Meehan

Daily Blender Exclusive: Author and Bartender Jim Meehan

My travel to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail was a little rough. In an effort to get a few extra hours in on my first visit to the city, I had booked myself on a red-eye, foolishly thinking I would be able to sleep, as I had a million times before, on the […]

August 8, 2012 | By
Quick Spin: Chef Sarah Simmons of City Grit

Quick Spin: Chef Sarah Simmons of City Grit

The gregarious ginger-haired Sarah Simmons sat two rows in front of me on the airport shuttle to the 2010 Cayman Cookout, her wide-brimmed white sun hat resting comfortably on her head as she chatted with her accompanying friend. Though I didn’t know it at the time, Simmons was there as a guest of Food & […]

March 14, 2012 | By
Chef Eric Ripert on the Renovation of Le Bernardin

Chef Eric Ripert on the Renovation of Le Bernardin

There is a majestic magic to New York’s Le Bernardin. Before arriving in New York in 2008 to attend my first New York City Wine & Food Festival, I preemptively made pre-theatre reservations at the famed seafood restaurant. Dining with my mother, the decor of the room, the bustle of the service staff, and the […]

September 20, 2011 | By
Canned Beer Comes Back In Style; When Bar Moves Go Awry

Canned Beer Comes Back In Style; When Bar Moves Go Awry

Not mere hours after I found myself waiting for a slice of pizza, examining the pizzeria’s menu, and wondering how many people were still drinking PBR, I stumbled across a recent article in Nation’s Restaurant News that says, lo and behold, canned beers are in. Perhaps thanks to hipsters across the country, aluminum cans of […]

November 11, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Ramsay’s Melbourne Maze Thrives; Moonen, Burke, and Morimoto Procure New Projects

Today’s Food Newsbits: Ramsay’s Melbourne Maze Thrives; Moonen, Burke, and Morimoto Procure New Projects

The latest issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller features a review on chef Gordon Ramsay’s first Australian location, which is surprisingly two restaurant concepts in one spot. With a development price tag of nearly $300 million, Ramsay’s maze and maze grill opened in Melbourne in mid-April to mixed reviews. According to the GT article, maze, the […]

June 10, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Tavern On The Green Saga Drags On; Panera Bread Opens Non-Profit Location

Today’s Food Newsbits: Tavern On The Green Saga Drags On; Panera Bread Opens Non-Profit Location

Sadly, the saga of New York’s historic Tavern on the Green continues. According to Crain’s New York, restaurateur Dean Poll, who won license of the landmark restaurant in Central Park in 2009 when the LeRoy family lost their hold on facilitation of the location, failed to reach an agreement with the city and restaurant worker’s […]

May 24, 2010 | By
Seattle’s Canlis Takes It To NYC; LUCKYRICE Grand Feast Like None Other

Seattle’s Canlis Takes It To NYC; LUCKYRICE Grand Feast Like None Other

Seattle chef Jason Franey of Canlis was in New York this weekend to bring a piece of the Pacific Northwest to the James Beard House. A former executive sous chef of the highly-rated Eleven Madison Park, Franey was surrounded by family and friends for the event, from Mark and Chris Canlis to food writer Francis […]

May 2, 2010 | By
Top Cheftestant Guests in New York City; London Restaurant Receives Michelin Star in Record Time

Top Cheftestant Guests in New York City; London Restaurant Receives Michelin Star in Record Time

Chef Eli Kirshtein, a former “cheftestant” on Bravo’s Top Chef, has made his way out of Atlanta and into the Big Apple as guest chef for NYC’s Solo Restaurant. The talented chef from down south will be guesting in the kosher kitchen located in the Sony Arcade in midtown Manhattan, helping to “take Kosher cuisine […]

February 8, 2010 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Eric Ripert

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Eric Ripert

Even with applause and accolade, Chef Eric Ripert has kept his culinary kingdom rather manageable. With restaurants in only a handful of cities across the East Coast – D.C.’s Westend Bistro, Philly’s 10 Arts, and Blue on Grand Cayman Island – Ripert has the recognition without the schedule, present most nights in the kitchen where […]

February 1, 2010 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Hill Country COO John Shaw

Daily Blender Exclusive: Hill Country COO John Shaw

In a year of restaurant failures and falls, few have maintained their steady climb to greatness. Offering a unique dining experience with spectacular food and service, New York’s Hill Country Barbeque Market is one of those few who have continued their ascention without interruption. Sticking with hearty BBQ favorites and all the fixin’s, Hill Country […]

January 4, 2010 | By
Friday Five: Five Delicious Ways to Celebrate The New Year

Friday Five: Five Delicious Ways to Celebrate The New Year

Welcome 2010! Joining a long list of fellow revelers, you might be staring at this column through blurry eyes and dull head pain. Pull yourself together and get thee to one of my picks below to turn that frown upside down. And best wishes for this new year. 1) Portland’s St. Honoré Boulangerie. Celebrating the […]

January 1, 2010 | By
Friday Five: Five Favorite New York Restaurants

Friday Five: Five Favorite New York Restaurants

I think the best part of being a food writer are the stories within each restaurant. I like the tales of how the food was developed, grown, retrieved, placed on the plate. How the flavors were picked to highlight ingredients in season or chosen to represent the chef’s hometown. I’m always curious about the décor […]

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