Eating & Drinking: Thursday Edition

cityfile · 09/17/09 04:15PM

• Ed's Chowder House, brought to you by chef Ed Brown and restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow, opens tonight on the Upper West Side. [F&T, Eater]
• Also new as of today: Macbar, a "gourmet" macaroni-and-cheese take-out/delivery spot that's attached to Delicatessen on Prince Street. [GS]
• A roundup of a few places that have opened in the last week. [Gothamist]
• 95 restaurants have closed since June. Here's each and every one. [Eater]
• A Q&A with Missy Robbins, the chef at the brand new A Voce. [TFB]
• Speculation on what will happen to the old Cub Room space in Soho. [Eater]
Jean-Georges Vongerichten's company will open its fifth new property this year alone on November 1. [GS]

Finally, the Models Catch a Break

The Cajun Boy · 07/16/09 08:43PM

Life sucks. Everyone knows this. Of course, life sucks most for the models. All those castings and photo shoots and cocaine-fueled orgies and whatnot! How do they do it?! Well, things are finally looking up, thanks to the "Model Lounge."

Eating & Drinking: Monday Edition

cityfile · 05/11/09 04:22PM

• A roundups of restaurants opening this week. [NYM, Eater]
• Scuderia, Silvano Marchetto's two-month-old restaurant, has ditched its chef, Claudio Cristofoli, after a handful of not-so-good reviews. [GS]
• Not much has changed at Soho's Delicatessen, reports The New Yorker: "If Topshop were a restaurant, it would be this restaurant. [NYer]
Daniel Boulud's DBGB Kitchen & Bar opens to the public in early June. The décor? The shelves feature old copper pots donated by famous chefs. [GS]
Dylan Lauren's candy store opened in a pop-up space inside a Hong Kong shoe store this week. A permanent location may be forthcoming. [WWD]
Mix Shake Stir, a cocktail book (obviously) dedicated to concoctions served up at Danny Meyer's restaurants, was published today. [EMD]

Eating & Drinking: Thursday Edition

cityfile · 04/02/09 02:50PM

Food & Wine's 2009 "Best New Chefs" were announced last night and, as expected, Corton's Paul Liebrandt was the only New Yorker on the list. [F&W]
• Delicatessen chef Michael Ferraro explains how he plans to turn around the restaurant known as "most loathed new restaurant of the past year." [NYO]
• A final tally of the restaurants that closed in March. [Eater]
Terrance Brennan talks about what he has in store at Tribeca's Trigo. [TFB]
• You can now buy sushi from a little cart on the street in Midtown. [Eater]
• A collection of bars/lounges famous for their old-school cocktails. [NYT]
• Liquor companies will try anything to get you to keep drinking. [WSJ]
• The DEA shut down a pizza place in the Bronx that served up cocaine in addition to pizza. Insert your own "dough" pun here. [ABC News]

Eating & Drinking: Tuesday Edition

cityfile · 02/10/09 03:19PM

• After 36 years in business, La Goulue is closing on April 5th. [NYT]
• Justin Timberlake is not involved with Southern Hospitality. Got it? [People]
Sasha Petraske's Dutch Kills is opening in the next two weeks. [Gothamist]
• Looking for a cheap V-Day dinner? How about White Castle? [B&B via Eater]
• A bunch of restaurants have removed peanut butter from the menu. [NYT]
• It's not going to earn any points for the food, but Travel + Leisure has named Delicatessen the best-designed restaurant in its annual design awards. [T+L]

Eating & Drinking: Tuesday Edition

cityfile · 02/03/09 03:28PM

• A day after the city asked for bids on the Tavern on the Green space comes word the restaurant's been sued for failing to pay its meat supplier. [Eater]
• Soho's much-maligned Delicatessen has a new menu courtesy of its new consultants, club owner David Rabin and chef Franklin Becker. [GS]
• Embattled Soho eatery Lola shutdown last Friday. [NYO]
Joe Bastianich is hoping to plant Eataly, a 60,000-square-foot Italian food market, in a space "between Union Square and Madison Square Park." [NYT]
• Philippe's expansion continues: The chain plans to set up an LA location. [P6]
• It looks like the end is near for the Hawaiian Tropic Zone. [TFB]
• Legendary Union Square veggie peeler Joe Ades has died. [NYT]

Momofuku Ssäm Gains, Delicatessen Loses

cityfile · 12/03/08 02:53PM

David Chang's Momofuku Ssäm has earned itself an upgrade. Frank Bruni gave it three stars in today's Times, saying the food there makes him feel "unencumbered, honest and joyful." [NYT]
♦ The most despised restaurant of 2008? That would be Delicatessen. [NYO]
♦ Justin Bogle is replacing Christopher Lee as executive chef at Gilt. [GS]
♦ Macao Trading Co. is planning to add a lounge and downstairs bar. [Eater]
♦ The Ciprianis are pushing for landmark status for the Rainbow Room. [NYO]
♦ Pink Elephant co-founder Shawn Kolodny is departing the club. [DBTH]
♦ If you pick up dinner at one of the outposts of Saigon Grill and it looks emptier than usual, there's a good reason for that: The owner and his wife were arrested today for falsifying records and tampering with evidence. [NYP]

A Pricey Dinner at Per Se, Boqueria SoHo Debuts

cityfile · 11/11/08 03:44PM

♦ Tonight is the night for Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz's 20-course, $1,500 dinner at Per Se, and despite the bad economy, it's completely sold out. [NYT, NYT]
♦ A Q&A with chef Seamus Mullen, whose long-awaited Boqueria Soho finally opened last night. [Metromix, Eater]
♦ Christopher Lee will depart Gilt at the end of the year to take over as Auerole's executive chef. [NYT]

Platt Pans Delicatessen, Calexico Wins the Vendys

cityfile · 10/20/08 01:29PM

Adam Platt reviews Apiary and Delicatessen in this week's issue of New York. While the former earns a star, Delicatessen is ravaged for, among other things, "a Reuben sandwich that looks like it's been issued directly from the kitchens of Continental Airlines." [NYM]
♦ Gray's Papaya's "recession special" just got a little less special: Two franks and a drink will now cost you $4.45. [NYT]
♦ The best street food in NYC? Calexico took home top honors at the annual Vendy Awards. [Eater]

Delicatessen, Sheridan Square, and Apiary

cityfile · 09/24/08 12:45PM

Frank Bruni doesn't give Delicatessen in SoHo any stars, but he's pretty pleased with those famous cheeseburger spring rolls. [NYT]
New York's Adam Platt can't get over Sheridan Square's "bland" decor (which he likens to the interior of an airport hotel), but the food earns the spot a star. [NYM]

Elizabeth, Delicatessen and Convivio

cityfile · 09/03/08 11:26AM
  • Frank Bruni of the Times heads to Elizabeth and bestows a single star on the restaurant that has seen two chefs come and go in recent months: "It has its problems, annoyances and confusions. Just four months old, it has already changed plenty, and it still doesn’t seem entirely sure of what it wants to be." [NYT]