Mega-Producer Looks to Bow Out of One Beacon Court

cityfile · 01/22/10 09:42AM

• Joe Roth, the Hollywood producer and former head of Twentieth Century Fox and Walt Disney Studios, has put his four-bedroom apartment at One Beacon Court on the market. The 3,779-square-foot spread, which Roth purchased for $13 million in 2006, is currently listed for $21.7 million with Corcoran's Deborah Grubman and Carol Cohen. [Cityfile, Corcoran]
• In related news, Johnny Damon's former apartment at One Beacon Court is up for sale, too. The baseball player and his wife sold the 39th-floor pad three years ago for $8 million. Now the 2,100-square-foot apartment is back on the market, this time with a listing price of $8.9 million. [Cityfile, Sotheby's]

Eating & Drinking: Thursday Edition

cityfile · 06/25/09 04:30PM

• Charlie Palmer's new Aureole at One Bryant Park will accept walk-ins beginning this Saturday and will officially open on Monday. [GS, Eater]
Daniel Boulud's DBGB starts serving brunch this weekend. [Eater]
• Another day, another food truck: The La Cense Burger Truck in Midtown is now serving up "all-natural, grass-fed Angus steakburgers." [ML]
• The Standard Grill has set up its sidewalk café. [GS]
• A roundup of brunch recommendations courtesy of Time Out. [TONY]
• Healthy ice cream spots like Stogo and Golosi say business is up. [NYDN]
• The New York Botanical Garden will show you how to grow your own food beginning this weekend. Guess we're still in the middle of a recession. [NYT]

Eating & Drinking: Tuesday Edition

cityfile · 06/09/09 04:15PM

Danny Meyer's latest outpost, the concession stand in Central Park called Public Fare, officially opens its takeout window tomorrow. [Eater, GS]
• The paper is off the windows at the Standard Grill, the new resto inside Andre Balazs's Standard hotel. Grub Street snapped some pics through the glass. [GS]
Geoffrey Zakarian has had some trouble as of late, but he has two projects to look forward to: Lamb's Club at Vikram Chatwal's hotel on East 44th, which opens in September (with a bar by David Rabin and Will Regen); and he's also taking over The Emery Bar at The Benjamin hotel next year. [Crain's]
• A sneak peek at Charlie Palmer's new Aureole at One Bryant Park. [Eater]

Eating & Drinking: Friday Edition

cityfile · 04/24/09 03:30PM

• After 115 weeks in business, Jeffrey Chodorow's Kobe Club closes its doors tomorrow night. The Miami outpost is probably history, too. [Eater]
• One of the two Starbucks in Astor Place is closing tomorrow. [Eater]
• A roundup of places that just opened, or will be open next week. [TONY]
• Charlie Palmer is giving away bottles to vino in honor of Aureole's 20th. [GS]
• The Minetta Tavern's "preferred-customer line" is sort of useless, FYI. [GS]
• Rise, the rooftop bar at the Ritz in Battery Park City, has closed. [Zagat]
• Sangria and lobster salad was on Padma's mind on Today today. [TFB]

Eating & Drinking: Thursday Edition

cityfile · 03/26/09 02:30PM

• Things that are trendy at the moment: Mangalitsa pigs, overpriced hamburgers, and desserts made with stout. [NYT, Eater, NYT]
• A roundup of places scheduled to open over the next few days. [Eater]
• Charlie Palmer's Aureole moves to One Bryant Park in a couple of months; here are some renderings of the restaurant's new space. [Zagat]
• Beef sales are down, but you can probably figure out why that is. [WSJ]
• Yet another peek at Sasha Petraske's forthcoming Dutch Kills in LIC. [TONY]
• Pocket Change's list of your 10 best late-night dining options. [PC]
• Metromix reviews the city's collection of all-you-can-eat buffets, those "steam-table terrors filled with gloppy, stiff foodstuffs about as nutritious and delicious as Styrofoam." [Metromix]

Drinking (and Eating) Your Way Through the Debate

cityfile · 10/15/08 01:34PM

New York has a roundup of bars and restaurants where you can catch the debate tonight. [Daily Intel]
♦ How are restaurateurs coping with the recession? They're opening for breakfast and staying open later. [NYT]
Frank Bruni checks out the UES vegan restaurant Candle 79 this week and gives it one star for its "top-notch produce." [NYT]
♦ Chef Charlie Palmer opened Aureole during the stock market crash of 1987, so it only makes sense that he's in the process of moving the eatery to a bigger venue right now. [NYO]