After quipping that the 2011 Can-Do Awards Gala was the nicest seder he had ever been to–and drawing attention to the especially “geometrical shape” of the Chelsea Piers banquet hall–guest Jon Stewart got serious.
“Four hundred thousand meals a day are served at the Food Bank,” Stewart said. “It really is a remarkable organization.”
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The New York Times may have given Del Posto four-stars, but you know who’s decidedly not raving the place? The employees!
Mario Batali’s acclaimed restaurant is being sued by 27 current and former workers, The Wall Street Journal reports. The employees alleged today in federal court that management hoarded an undeserved portion Read More
Joseph Bastianich is a chef and restauranteur who has partnered with Mario Batali on multiple restaurants, including the fiercely lauded West Village spot Del Posto. That restaurant recently snagged a rare four-star review from critic Sam Sifton at The New York Times, and now has the right to consider itself among the best dining spots Read More
Mario Batali has achieved true success as a chef: Now he (or his sous chefs) don’t even have to cook anything for him to make money.
The jovial red-haired fellow opened his 42,500-square-foot Piedmontese retail extravaganza – selling everything from veggies to elegant water pitchers of Italian blown glass — for a preview last night. Read More
Today Frank Bruni returns briefly to the restaurant beat with a profile of chef Michael White, whose new restaurant—Osteria Morini—will be opening this fall. White was a real live wire, Bruni writes:
He was caroming from one bold proclamation to the next: If his surname were Italian, the city’s food establishment would Read More
Drinks at the inaugural Manhattan Cocktail Classic gala at the New York Public Library on Friday, May 14, were served in real glasses-a classy touch that, combined with the library’s abundance of wood tables, had the Transom hysterical over the lack of coasters.
The only famous person we could find there was chef Mario Batali, Read More
Homemaking hyphenate Martha Stewart, chef Mario Batali, Esquire editor David Granger and former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl were among those previewing David Chang’s new midtown restaurant, Ma Peche, at the Chambers Hotel, in the space formerly occupied by Town, on Monday, April 5.
“I love the tables,” said Ms. Stewart, wearing billowing silk, regarding the Read More
Del Posto, the three-star Italian restaurant co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, has a green side—and we’re not talkin’ about all the dough they’re raking in from the $28 spaghetti!
The 2002 Ford Excursion in which Mr. Bastianich commutes every morning from Greenwich, Conn., has a converted diesel engine. He fills up not Read More
Celebrity chef Mario Batali’s critically acclaimed Del Posto restaurant earned a more dubious distinction on Sunday, when state Senator Jeff Klein set up outside to announce his second annual round-up of New York City’s dirtiest restaurants.
Mr. Batali’s three-star eatery on 10th Avenue flunked a city health inspection this past June, racking up a total Read More
Mario Batali, who likes to be photographed wearing sausage links as a scarf and holding piglets, says that Gwyneth Paltrow looks the way she does due to her three-hour-workout-a-day regimen.
"I think she works out three hours a day – which is one of the keys to success," Mr. Batali told Read More