The wind is picking up, the streets are emptying and both Bergdorf Goodman and Saks have both boarded up their big, beautiful windows, but in some corners of the city, life is continuing as New Yorkers seek out the real essentials: donuts, booze and coffee.
In Bed-Stuy, Brooklynites were flocking to Dough to get their fix of hibiscus, dulce de leche and cafe au lait donuts and lay in tins of coffee from the Brooklyn Roasting Company. The line stretched nearly out the door at noon, as workers scurried around the kitchen, mixing, rolling and baking to feed the demanding masses. The store was planning to close at 2 p.m. Nearby, Bedford Hill coffee employees were sandbagging the door; the Daily Grind by the Franklin Train C Train stayed open until 3 p.m.
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
Chef John DeLucie has been serving celebrities at Graydon Carter‘s exclusive Waverly Inn since November 2006. Lately, he’s been soaking up the spotlight himself.
“Someone, somehow told Hugh Jackman that I was doing the food for Graydon’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party,” Mr. DeLucie told the Daily Transom. “So I walk over to his table Read More
The affable maitre d’ at the Waverly Inn stomped out to the curb on Wednesday night, Dec. 17, armed with pen and paper. He demanded to know, Who’s leading this mob?
About a dozen plainly dressed protesters had lined up outside the fashionable West Village celebrity haunt rather inconveniently around Read More
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter showed up almost three hours in to this morning’s Landmarks Preservation Committee meeting on the proposed St. Vincent’s Hospital rebuilding.
“I’m against it!” he said. The proposed towers would very nearly cast a shadow over his nearby restaurant, the Waverly Inn, after all.
So, the New York Sun‘s Peter Read More
“Bring me a cup of Ovaltine,” Jackie Gleason once told a waiter. “I want to be asleep when the bill comes.”
Tell me about it. The cost of eating out rose dramatically in 2007. Food prices went up faster than at any point in the past 15 years, according to Food Arts magazine, partly Read More
It looks like John Mayer had a good time last night at Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter’s Waverly Inn. As the 30-year-old crooner was leaving the exclusive West Village eatery, apparently alone, a TMZ videographer rolled as Mr. Mayer sounded off.
In the midst of his rant, he accuses TMZ.com Read More