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Mums the Meal
If it is one thing we learned in class, it is that the richest kids don’t always get the best grades. Read More
Some bread comes out. I’m terrified to pick up my silverware, lest I make too much noise. Read More
Stein’s pick: Jeff Systma’s work at The Elm is the perfect complement to Paul Liebrandt’s savory genius. His famous red fruit tart, which may now be in hibernation, is a thing of immense beauty and deliciousness: meringue chips, lemon-confit meringue lemon grass marshmallows, red plums. It’s meant for two, but I have eaten the whole thing myself. Forgive me. The plums were delicious, so sweet and so cold. Read More
Ozersky’s pick: My first choice for this would be Carbone; my second, Carbone. The restaurant is marvelous but astronomically expensive; eating on the corporate dime there is practically your only option. Sushi Nakazawa is only open for dinner, as is Sushi Dojo, another money hole. Read More
ADA or Bust
I’d heard about Greg from other girls I’d worked with—cocktail waitresses and bartenders—but when I first met him, in 2009, he appeared no different than your average wealthy, white man. In his late 40s with blue eyes and gray hair, he seemed the kind of upper-class suburbanite who might play golf at some country club on the weekend. Which he did.
It’s a good thing Carmine’s, the famous Italian family-style restaurant, isn’t known for its entryways.
The entrances top a long list of tweaks that will be made by the chain’s two Manhattan locations as the result of a settlement in a lawsuit filed today by the U.S. Attorney’s office. The suit cited several violations of Read More
Silence is golden – at least that’s what one Brooklyn eatery is banking on.
Eat, a restaurant in Greenpoint, is planning on running a monthly event where all diners must chow down in complete silence.
Nick Nauman, Eat’s managing chef and events curator, came up with the idea in a bid to Read More
The tip situation at Starbucks is a bit ajar.
Starbucks baristas in New York have banded together to fight a company policy that forces them to share their tips with higher-salaried employees, such as assistant managers and shift supervisors.
“This case goes way beyond Starbucks—this would be a huge win for the restaurant industry in 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
The culturally (and culinarily) bereft neighborhood of Battery Park City gets some food cred next year as Danny Meyer announced plans to open yet another Shake Shack in the Wall Street-y area, plus a Blue Smoke and a “yet-to-be-named” fine dining establishment.
This is the 12,000 fifth Shake Shake for Manhattan, joining the Madison Square Read More