This just in from the "You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me" department: the Los Angeles City Council just passed a bill on Tuesday enforcing a moratorium – or ban – on new fast-food establishments opening for at least one year. From the NY Sun: "The Los Angeles City Council voted […]
Perhaps it’s the spirit of Elvis haunting me, but for some reason I have been craving peanut butter sandwiches for the past few days. I happen to love peanut butter and eat it pretty regularly anyway, but occasionally I get the urge to splurge – and that’s when I head […]
Warning: Do not read this if you are hungry. I just made that mistake and accidentally drooled on my desk. Pastry chef Hali Horn opened up retro dessert bar Mama’s Mudsliders in the West Village just a few months ago, and up until now it has been a go-to spot […]
In the ‘Reviews’ section: Centro Vinoteca for Restaurant Week 2008.
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 […]
And he said, "Let them eat pie." Ok, maybe I skewed the quote a tad, but in this case that’s what it should be. This Saturday, the 26th, in honor of a new play-writing contest inspired by iconic American photos, the New York Theatre Experiment is holding a pie bake-off. […]
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 […]