Since it hosted the 1988 Summer Olympic games, Seoul, South Korea has never looked back. Today the booming metropolis (population around 10.5 million) boasts one of the highest city GDPs in the world (competing with cities such as Tokyo, New York, London and Los Angeles). Thriving corporations like LG, Samsung and Hyundai are headquartered in Read More
Thousands of cicadas have been spotted in Staten Island over the last few days, sending residents into a Twitter frenzy. Dozens of photos, videos and tweets have been posted chronicling the invasion of the insects.
Brood II or the “East Coast Brood” returns every 17 years to mate and drive humans crazy with Read More
Chef Philippe Massoud is Lebanese, a fact that has made both his life and his cuisine complicated. While the times now are at a dizzying high (his restaurant, Ilili, has grown into a rave hit for the midtown crowd and is attracting executives, celebrities and royalty alike), he was also forced to flee his home Read More
Tired of the same old Easter Egg hunt? Kind of hate the Easter Bunny? This holiday, depraved diners can finally find out if rabbits have anything in common with Jesus by visiting their favorite restaurants and watching for any signs of resurrection during digestion.
Film and food
Turns out that James Deen has his finger in many pies—and not just in the gross sexual way that you were thinking.
The it-boy porn star, whose claims to fame include a hefty endowment and a co-starring role in The Canyons with Lindsay Lohan, is branching out yet again, with the release a new video Read More
If you ever watched a Men in Black, The Fisher King or that episode of Seinfeld, you may have a certain idea of how a Chinese restaurant in New York should look. Red walls? Big golden statues? A wall that’s a fish tank? Well, of course, there’s always Congee Village, but for the most part, New York’s finest Asian eateries look nothing like their Hollywood counterparts, according to ScoutingNY.com.
While New Yorkers have created a lot of great holiday meal traditions–that whole “Chinese food on Christmas Eve” thing was totally ours–Thanksgiving has always been sort of a hodgepodge. If New York is a melting pot of culture, we might need a little more salt when it comes to figuring out how to take the Thanksgiving meal from home and transport it here.
Or we can just give up and order a turkey from Trader Joe’s.
Just before Hurricane Sandy hit, everyone was busy stocking up provisions to weather the maelstrom. Following the storm, there was a scramble to to find more to eat as stores were empty and restaurants closed. This is a city of gourmands, after all. For the city officials who were responsible for guiding the city through the disaster, this was no exception.
While we were compiling our oral history of Hurricane Sandy, Joe Lhota mentioned that even in the worst of the storm, he had managed to keep his daily dietary regimen intact. This got us wondering: what was everybody eating while they scrambled around getting the city ready and helping it recover? Here is what the protectors and providers of the city had on their plates and in their pockets.
Please sir can we have some more?
Bravo has always prided itself on its ability to foster a community for its fans. Unlike traditional television, a one-way medium, Bravo openly encourages viewers to become engaged, and it’s most obvious in its mascotting of Andy Cohen (an executive who turned talent after his blog about the shows he was producing became popular and he was asked to host the first Housewives reunion) as the anti-Seacrest.
But there are other ways Bravo interacts with its fans: it has online forums and live chats with the stars of its shows, and unlike other reality programming–in which characters appear on the screen and nowhere else–Bravo essentially forces its reality stars to mingle with actual people. And it was with this concept that the Top Chef Kitchen was born.
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