Please sir can we have some more?
A restaurant opening in the chandeliered halls of The Pierre, flagship of Taj hotels, held much promise for some unrepentant gorging, but we were tragically left empty mouthed at Sirio’s grand unveiling on Wednesday evening, with not a crumb going spare.
“We have a lot of dear friends, and a lot of people who love Read More
Blind item! Which tweedy French chef’s rare stateside appearance made former New York Times restaurant critic Mimi “The whole Brooklyn thing must be greatly exaggerated” Sheraton to schlep out to Boerum Hill for lunch on Tuesday? Just kidding. The Transom never withholds.
THE TWO MEN The New York Times anointed the “darlings of the New York culinary set” and the “future of Italian food in America,” Mario Carbone, 32 and Rich Torrisi, 31—along with their business partner, Jeff Zalaznick, 29—do not flatter easily.
I’ve never had an eating disorder. I did, however, have an eating problem, the way that Ted Striker from Airplane said he had a drinking problem before splashing himself with a beverage. I didn’t consume food: I just shoved it toward my mouth, usually while in the middle of doing other activities (reading, working, taking a bath).
Occcupy Wall Street
Oh, what a vicious circle this is: Occupy Wall Street comes to picket the banker fat cats in New York, the NYPD forces streets to close and erect metal barricades near the entrances of certain streets and subways to prevent random marches of the protesters, leading to even more unemployment in the area as the local Milk Street Cafe is forced to lay off a quarter of its workstaff because the police structures prevent people from entering the establishment. Consider this a case of a snake not eating its own tail, but firing it.
Ever since Sam Sifton was announcing to be ending his short-lived tenure as the dining critic at the New York Times, as was the case when he got the gig after Frank Bruni’s retirement from the post, speculation’s run wild as to who’s going to get the top spot. But rumors of one suspect are running particularly wild.
A week ago, The Observer took a look at Miss Lily’s, a Jamaican jerk joint on Houston Street that’s unleashed the anger of Anna Wintour. She lives next door, and she was worried it would become an all-night hotspot. And it sort of has. Too bad all the fashion models love the place! Read More
Media Power Bars
If you go to 5 Baltschug Street in Moscow, Russia, you’ll see a 17th Century building with Maybachs and Bentleys lying idly nearby, all waiting for the men they drive around to return from a certain smoke-filled lounge. It’s a place where the rich men of that city can enjoy cocktails and bottles, all while Read More
Last Sunday, The Observer was at Milk Studios, in the Meatpacking District, to see a presentation by The Lake & Stars, a Brooklyn-based lingerie line. The models stood with unflinching faces, wearing nothing but nightgowns and skimpy underwear, as a man served rum-spiked horchata from a wooden wagon. Editors chatted up other editors about the Read More
Everyone had so much fun at The Dutch this summer! We can hardly remember what sun is like, what with the never-ending rain, but during that warmer season the city flocked to Andrew Carmellini’s new SoHo restaurant for plentiful seafood and cocktails, not to mention the wistful old-turned-new ambiance. Sam Sifton called it the Read More