REBIRTHS — Chef Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez of Print restaurant reveals that she may reopen closed Indian restaurant Lassi if negotiations go well. [The Feast] CHELSEA — The Feed publishes renderings of Donatella the new restaurant and pizza place from Donatella Arpaia. [The Feed] TOP CHEFFAGE — Here’s the first preview clip of Top Chef: Just Desserts , and the contestants are surprisingly grouchy and mean! Hit the link to travel to “a land of asshole pastry chefs,” where butter gets stolen out of spite (sabotage!), people call each other names, and you can, as one of the contestants says, “all just suck it.” [-EN-] EAST VILLAGE — Fork in the Road reports that Bedlam Bar and Lounge is opening in the space last occupied by 40C and before that by Batista.
Alan Richman pops into the kitchen at Lincoln to chat with chef Jonathan Benno about the new restaurant. Benno demos two Italian classics from the menu, eggplant parmesan and spaghetti pomodoro, and in keeping with the original description of ” Per Se meets Carmine’s ” the food looks rustic, but the prep and technique involved are, of course, incredibly precise.
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Video Interlude: Alan Richman pops into the…
David Chang gets the 21 Questions treatment in Daily Intel today , and we learn that he had his best meal in New York at 71 Clinton Fresh Foods, he never gives money to panhandlers, he almost never prepares his own meals, and when he needs to get away, he goes to Wyoming. [Daily Intel]
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21 Questions: David Chang gets the 21 Questions…
Most of the invitations for Fashion Week events come via email , but some of the more important ones still send something out via the mail. Since Lavo is celebrating both Fashion Week and its grand opening next week, they decided to take things just a wee bit further by sending out the invite on an engraved marble tile for the opening night blow out next Tuesday night.
Instead of appealing their “B” grade from the DOH and putting up a “Grade Pending” sign, Veselka in the East Village is rolling with the big B in the window, and apparently customers don’t seem to mind. Naturally, the restaurant hopes to ace future inspections, but as one of the managers told the WSJ “When you walk in, you can look around and see if it is clean enough or not clean enough. Our customers are walking in and seeing that it is clean.” [WSJ]
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Today in Letter Grades: Instead of appealing their "B"…
In what looks like a real life version of that Coke Zero/Pepsi Max commercial , a group of Shake Shack employees seemed to be sampling McDonald’s during family meal today. Is it just one worker’s favorite? Are they doing taste tests, analyzing the packaging?
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Assessing the Competition: Shake Shack’s New Family Meal? McDonald’s
The Feast takes a hard hat tour of The John Dory Oyster bar, the redo of the closed Chelsea restaurant that is scheduled to open in the Ace Hotel next month : ” Every seat here will be a bar stool , for example; two whole walls will be glass, looking onto the street. Though some of the original Dory’s props will resurface here (not the massive fish tank), wood, tile, and a hundred-year-old marble mosaic tile floor dominate the design.” [The Feast]
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The impossible to get into restaurant of mid-2010, The Lion , now has a website that’s also impossible to get into . Because the domain name expired. Perhaps John DeLucie should spend less time hotboxing pork chops , and more time sitting down and paying those bills.
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Bills, Bills, Bills: The impossible to get into restaurant…
Just this very morning, the plywood finally came down at Jeffrey’s , the new grocery, wine bar, oyster bar, and restaurant from Joseph Leonard’s Gabe Stulman . Stulman is scheduled to open the place this fall—looks like sooner rather than later—just before he debuts his revamp of the old Fedora space on West 4th Street. Giddyup.
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Plywood Special: Plywood Finally Unpeeled on Jeffrey’s, Gabe Stulman’s Newest
Bad news: Summer’s over. Good news: Next week marks the start of New York Authentic Mexican Restaurant Week. From September 16-30, 33 establishments across the city (Crema, Hecho en Dumbo, Toloache, more!) will feature a special three-course menu designed to highlight true Mexican ingredients and ignite the senses.
Today, with the drop of Flo Fab’s official monster Fall Preview list , the official fall restaurant season has officially begun. It’s official. The list this year contains few surprises and a much of it has already been seen in the versions from TONY , New York , Metromix , and Zagat .
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Fall Previewing: This Just In: More Monster Fall Preview Reveals!
It’s not often that the Seychelles Consul General for The United States invites you to an event, but then again New York Fashion Week is hardly a regular week. Feel free to be excited over the New York launch party for the Millbank Members Lounge , a soon to open private club in the Westminster section of London. Millbank is owned by Justin Etzin, who besides being the Consul General, also owns various hospitality companies
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Nightlife: Millbank Members Lounge Briefly Touches Down In NYC
Yesterday came word that Eleven Madison Park had dropped its $28 two course lunch and reformatted the the menu so that just ingredients, not full dish descriptions were listed . But there’s more: They also removed 34 seats, got rid of the hostess stand, and dropped the bar menu and all a la carte options, all in the hopes of transforming the restaurant “from an overachieving neighborhood restaurant into one of the world’s standard bearers of fine dining .” [NYT]
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Revamps: Yesterday came word that Eleven Madison…
While awarding one star to newish pizza restaurant Fornino Park Slope , Sam Sifton responds to Jeffrey Steingarten’s accusation that he and other New York Times staffers have a Brooklyn bias and celebrate restaurants there unduly: Mr.
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Beefs: Sifton Responds to Steingarten’s Accusation of Brooklyn Bias
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. 1) Upper West Side : Per a tipster, the long-vacant space that was formerly Monsoon at 81st and Amsterdam Ave is “showing signs of life.” It’s going to be a branch of NYC Thai chain Spice [PLYWOOD] 2) East Village : EV Grieve snaps a shot of signage for Cafe St. Marks, the upcoming FroYo and tea spot that’s taking over the old Red Mango space, thus continuing the never-ending cycle of FroYo and tea on St
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The Plywood Report: Spice, Casa Havana, Percy’s Tavern, and More Coming Soon
Eben Freeman , the bartender who made a name for himself at wd~50 and later at the subterranean bar at Sam Mason’s restaurant Tailor , has a new NYC job. According to the Feed, after promoting “Cocktail All-Stars” around the world, launching a line of bar carts, experimenting with cocktails flights , and doing a TV appearance here and there, he has settled in as the (this is a real title) ” director of bar operations and innovation ” at Michael White’s Altamarea group
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Partnerships!: Eben Freeman is Director of Boozy Innovation for Altamarea
Although the dining rooms of the city are filled with many happy couples, they are also inhabited by lovesick diners looking to catch the eye of that special someone. Sometimes, these people take to Craigslist, to try and find that guy or girl who they saw from across the dining room, but weren’t able to muster the courage to say something to. Here now are a few restaurant missed connections — perhaps love is on the menu for these lonely people sometime soon
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Matters of the Heart : New York Restaurant Missed Connections
Marc Jacobs the lifestyle brand on a mission to take over Manhattan? Hot on the heels of his just-opened Bookmarc bookstore in the West Village, our sister site Racked NY has unearthed evidence that Jacobs will be opening a Marc Jacobs Cafe uptown sooner rather than later. Will there be a Hotel Marc Jacobs opening as well?
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Marc Jacobs Cafe?: Marc Jacobs the lifestyle brand on…
In today’s Eaterrogations, Peter Meehan speaks to Joshua David Stein about how cookbooks changed his life, his future projects with David Chang, his love of Sam Sifton, and how hard it is to get inside a chef’s head. He also explains that Chang has just launched a cooking lab in the East Village. We hear it’s located in the former Momofuku office space on East 10th St.: Ferran’s lab is built six months out of the year to specifically develop items on the menu that they’re serving the other six months
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MomoVerse: David Chang Transforms Former Office into MomoLabs
The Deal : On Friday, September 17th, 6th Street Kitchen will be serving a Fall Preview Tasting before the fall menu debuts on September 22nd. $45 per personfor seven dishes from the fall menu including Duck Raviolo with Swiss Chard & Raisins, Sweet & Sour Tongue Tea Sandwiches and a Pumpkin Tart with Blue Cheese and Cranberries
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DEALFEED: 6th Street Kitchen