Frank Bruni’s publicity tour continues to yield gems! From a Q&A last night in San Francisco:
I do not go to Keith McNally restaurants anymore … I would have loved to have given Minetta Tavern a horrible review, because McNally is a horrible man.
To be fair, McNally seems to Read More
Stars: They're Just Like Us
Former Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni—currently promoting the paperback of his memoir, Born Round—spoke to the Chicago Tribune about dining out as a civilian:
Shortly after I stopped being a critic, I called Bar Boulud, and like most people making reservations, I say, “Hi, can you do anything for five people at 7:30?” Read More
This week, “Movies With a View” screens Annie Hall in Brooklyn Bridge Park. There will also be a DJ set, which means: DIANE KEATON DANCE PARTY. Assuming that we’re also allowed to drink white wine, this is basically our ideal night out (Thursday, July 8, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.). And this is Read More
The Last Critique
Former Times food critic Frank Bruni has inspired a low-budget torture porn flick. More specifically, the film is inspired by his tepid
Frank Bruni will be on Turn & Burn tonight, chatting with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert. Martha Stewart Living Radio has released a couple of preview clips. In one, Bruni discusses his most “awkward” experience as The Times’ restaurant critic:
I was in a restaurant–and I think a lot of Read More
Frank Bruni has been sucked into a the legal maneuverings of a fired bartender, reports New York, and in the process, The Times’ lawyers have effectively argued against the paper’s objectivity.
Tina Braunstein, who worked at the Blue Hill at Stone Barns, has sued her former employer, alleging she was harassed and wrongfully Read More
The Best of the Best from TV news interviews, August 14 to August 21:
On Nightline, Frank Bruni told ABC’s John Berman about his pet peeves as a food critic. “I hate that common phrase in a restaurant, you know, are you done working on that?” said Mr. Bruni. “As if you’re Read More
Sometime in the next week, The New York Times plans to name its newest restaurant critic.
“I hope to announce something by the end of the week,” wrote executive editor Bill Keller in an email to The Observer on Tuesday, Aug. 4. “That could slip, but it’s my hope.”
A well-placed source said Read More
Location: Last August, just before the world crumbled, you said you catered to a clientele that ‘wanted a more sophisticated experience than dribbling beer on their running shoes.’ Has the recession changed your outlook at all? Do you aim for less snobbery?
Mr. Grossich: Well, it’s not so much snobbery. Read More
Frank Bruni, the restaurant critic for The New York Times, is leaving that role to become a writer-at-large for the Sunday New York Times Magazine.
In a staff memo, Bill Keller writes:
He will be turning in his restaurant-critic credentials when his memoir, ‘Born Round: the Secret History of a Full-Time Eater,’ Read More