In the ‘Reviews’ section: Centro Vinoteca for Restaurant Week 2008.
Food and Drink
While checking out NYmag.com’s Grub Street, I came across a post about famed Meatpacking restaurant STK commemorating McDonald’s 40th anniversary of the Big Mac. Evidently chef Todd Mark Miller is serving up what he calls "Mini-Big Mac’s," which will consist of two mini-burgers made with Wagyu beef, goat cheese, fresh […]
Just when you think New Yorkers have seen it all, something like this happens. Julisa Caba, a 25-year-old from Queens, bit into an apple pie from the McDonald’s on 21st street in Astoria and found not a hair, not a bug, but a metal screw. I wonder how many calories […]
In the ‘Reviews’ section: Artisanal for restaurant week.
This fascination with molecular gastronomy is starting to worry me a little bit. I just read an interesting article from TimeOut NY about the chemicals and contraptions used in creating dishes at fine-dining restaurants. The notorious Wylie Dufresne of WD-50 is a master of this science and has even been […]
As if this economy weren’t miserable enough, now we have to worry about contracting Salmonella from a different vegetable every month. Sources are now saying that it is not the tomato to be wary of, but the jalapeño pepper. According to the AP: “government inspectors have found the salmonella strain […]
I have just received news that Centro Vinoteca and Gusto Ristorante are extending their summer restaurant week lunch menus through Labor Day. If I had known this a week ago, I wouldn’t have booked three reservations (including Centro Vinoteca) in one week. In fact, quite a few restaurants are participating […]
There is nothing I love more than a dry red wine, but in the summer, I tend to stray towards the white wines. With temperatures climbing to the high 90’s and that humid New York City air smacking you in the face, it’s hard to really enjoy a room-temperature glass […]
More news from the Top Chef contestant! It appears that since the finale of Top Chef, Richard Blais has been one busy guy. His wife Jazmin gave birth to a baby girl, Riley Maddox Blais, in late May, he runs his own 4-star restaurant Home in Atlanta, he’s frozen popcorn […]
There is nothing I love more than a fun bar with great food, and fortunately, I’m not the only one. Michael Sinensky, the man who brought us Village Pourhouse and Hudson Terrace, introduces SideBar, an upscale sports bar/gastro-lounge in the Union Square area. SideBar will encompass everything that a sports […]