Three years after a former contestant on one of Gordon Ramsay’s cooking competition reality shows committed suicide, another one of the chefs berated onscreen by the abrasive, foul-mouthed British restauranteur has taken his own life. His body was found near the George Washington Bridge in Washington, D.C., says the New York Post, from Read More
In a story so sad that it actually includes a quote from his father-in-law about life getting better in the future, Bloomberg has a story on the woes of Gordon Ramsay Holdings International Ltd., the company that includes the star chef’s newer eateries. “While we expect economic conditions to remain challenging,” explains Chris 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
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Monday: Dateline NBC: Vegas Undercover
Normally, we make a point to shy away from these Dateline NBC specials reports, but, since we’re still on a contact high from watching The Hangover (backlash be damned!), we’ll make an exception here. Chris Hanson, obviously taking a break from outing sexual predators, goes undercover with the Read More
Scandal-causing CBS correspondent Lara Logan might be in even more trouble; she allegedly (and illegally!) brought home a couple of pre-invasion portraits of Saddam Hussein from Iraq and displayed them in her office. [P6]
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and their half-dozen children caused a traffic jam outside their hotel in midtown Read More
Some say Rear Window. Others, Vertigo. We say Notorious when asked to name our favorite Hitchcock film. Ingrid Bergman plays a boozy, sad beauty who must redeem herself—and her family name—by turning spy for government agent Cary Grant. The action takes place in 40s Rio de Janiero, where Bergman must marry a suspicious Read More
While CBS may be getting shellacked in the ratings war by Fox (who isn’t, really?), that doesn’t mean the network with a reputation for being a little bit stodgy (sorry, Les) doesn’t have a few tricks up its sleeve. How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) is a case study in how Read More
“Where have you brought me?” asked my companion, stepping onto an empty plastic water bottle as he alighted from the cab. He hadn’t been down to this part of the Lower East Side for years. Well, things have changed. At the intersection of Allen and Delancey Streets, there is the obligatory Starbucks, and the old Read More
The results of the latest Zagat Survey of New York restaurants are in, with input from a record 34,678 diners, and respondents have issued a resounding mandate to the city’s Health Department: Stay the course!
Asked “Do you think the recent temporary shuttering of some NYC restaurants for health violations is…?” only 15 percent Read More
The so-called “little bit of shit” that potty-mouthed star chef Gordon Ramsay “just can’t get out” has wiggled his way into a new line of work.
Martin Hyde, the former restaurant manager of Dillon’s in the theater district, who angrily quit during a spat with the combative celebrity cook on the set of the Read More