Food & Drink
The Eight-Day Week
The Hudson River Park Trust is courting restaurateurs interested in a huge riverfront indoor-outdoor restaurant on Pier 26 in Tribeca.
Currently under construction, the spot at 223 West Street should end up with a 100-person main dining room topped by a “pier level terrace” (capacity: 152 people) and a sprawling roof accommodating about 300 more eaters and tipplers.
Eater speculates that Danny Meyer, Drew Nieporent and the Carbone boys (Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone) could be among the applicants for the “insane” opportunity.
SUS, or Services for the Underserved, is having a gala called the Inaugural Dinner for a Better New York at Tom Colicchio’s restaurant Riverpark, with another “celebrity chef,” Drew Nieporent, and couture designer Maggie Norris as honorary chairs. We hope this “better New York” plan includes more taxis from 5 to 6 p.m., as our Read More
“Hollywood has an entire awards season! We have one night of the year to pat ourselves on the back,” said power restaurateur Drew Nieporent, waving around a half-smoked stogie outside Alice Tully Hall, where the James Beard Awards, which celebrate the food industry, were being held on Monday, May 3-a safe distance from the Costume Read More
“With friends like you, who needs relatives?” quipped Alex von Bidder, co-owner of the illustrious Four Seasons restaurant, after enduring a rollicking tongue-lashing on Tuesday night, May 5, from such luminaries as Pete Peterson, Martha Stewart and Liz Smith.
Hotelier Jonathan Tisch and restaurateur Drew Nieporent also piled on, during a Friars Club-style roast of Read More
Jovial restaurateur Drew Nieporent stood outside of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on Monday evening, May 4, holding an umbrella in one hand and a smoldering stogie in the other.
A Cuban? Never! “You’re too young to remember, but Ken Aretsky almost went to prison for that!” Mr. Nieporent said, referring to the proprietor of Read More
TORONTO—On a cold, cloudy November afternoon, celebrated chef Susur Lee sat quietly in the back room at Madeline’s, one of two chic restaurants he owns and operates in the fashion district here, pondering over the final details of his boldest menu yet. “The Chinese always say, eating is heavenly,” he said. “That is the way Read More
"I refuse to sell the soul of Oz," a defiant Jennifer Oz LeRoy, the alluring 30-year-old owner of Tavern on the Green, said in an interview with Page Six Magazine.
As The Observer reported last year, Ms. LeRoy is facing a potential bidding war over the iconic Central Park eatery–the Read More
Almost everyone, at one time or another, dreams of opening a restaurant-holding forth at the copper-topped bar as you welcome stylish and good-natured customers, fielding compliments for the divine food, pouring exquisite wine and chatting with happy customers as they take their leave, vowing to return soon (with lots of friends).
Then there’s the Read More
In what could be seen as a gesture of poignant irony, Jean-Jacques Rachou, the longtime chef and owner of the historic La Côte Basque in midtown Manhattan, plans to shutter the romantic but teetering 45-year-old restaurant-once a society sandbox for Manhattan’s stylish and insouciant set-and convert the space into a belle époque brasserie. Last call Read More
“I was kind of disappointed I didn’t bring my opium pipe,” The View co-anchor Lisa Ling told the crowd at the beginning of the annual James Beard Foundation Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis on May 6. Ms. Ling, who M.C.’d the event, was making some reference to the theme of the evening-”The Spice Read More