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Blog Profile / Grub Street

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Archived Since:June 30, 2009

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The White House Just Appointed Its First-Ever Woman Pastry Chef

At work on the gingerbread White House. Perfectly timed to get her moving on that epic holiday gingerbread house, the White House announced today that Susan E. “Susie” Morrison is taking over for her former boss Bill Yosses, who retired this summer after seven years on the job. Show More Summary

First Look at Chefs Club by Food & Wine, Opening Tonight

Take two. Have you been anxious to try Gabriel Rucker's cooking at Le Pigeon but haven't been able to make the trip to Portland? What about Holeman & Finch in Atlanta? The premise of Chefs Club by Food & Wine — the reboot of a concept...Show More Summary

A Michelin-Starred Chef Is Now Cooking French Comfort Food at the Rebooted Happy Ending

Quail with orange lentils, zucchini, and turmeric jus. With art dealer Max Levai, Oliver Stumm of Café Select spent a year reworking the old, crusty, and DJ-friendly Broome Street lounge Happy Ending — it was the somewhat shady Xie He "Health Club" and massage parlor before all that. Show More Summary

Torrisi Italian Specialties Will Close and Reopen With a Fine-Dining Focus

They're probably going to get a new awning, too. Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone, and Rich Torrisi have just announced the Nolita-shaking news that Torrisi Italian Specialties will close after a blowout New Year's Eve party. The placeShow More Summary

Jaden and Willow Smith Philosophize at Il Mulino Prime; Drew Barrymore Takes in Bemelmans Bar

Kids these days. This week's cold snap seemed to keep many people indoors, but a few celebs were spotted braving the elements: Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, and Billy Morrissey went to Cappone's at Gansevoort Market; Sam Smith hit up Catch; and Paul Giamatti headed to Barchetta. Show More Summary

Neighbor Sues Mario Batali’s Babbo for $10 Million

Nurretin Akgul's brownstone (on the left) allegedly offers unparalleled Babbo smells. Historically, Babbo's throngs of celebrity clientele and idling stretch limos have never sat well with neighbors on its residentially zoned West Village...Show More Summary

The Poor-Planner’s Last-Minute Guide to Thanksgiving in New York

Still don't have plans for Thanksgiving? Not to worry. Though it's less than a week away, Grub's got you covered. We've canvassed the city and uncovered the most enticing restaurant options and takeout spreads that are still available,...Show More Summary

World’s Best Study Says Most Heavy Drinkers Aren’t Alcoholics

Shots on the house, then. If you overdrink, first of all, welcome to the club: 29 percent of all Americans have a standing invitation. But second of all, congratulations! New research shows there's a nine-in-ten chance you aren't an alcoholic after all. Show More Summary

Actress Camilla Belle Makes Lobster Lunches for Herself Because, Well, Why Not?

"I was definitely raised in a kitchen." Camilla Belle's next project, the indie film Amapola, comes out on December 5, but before that, she's had some down time, which she has (wisely) used as an opportunity to spend time cooking for...Show More Summary

One of America’s Most Revered Chefs Won’t Allow Surcharges or Tips at His New Restaurant

Patterson says it's "the beginning of the professionalization of the industry." Daniel Patterson, the two-Michelin-star chef/owner of Coi, has previously said he was motivated by the idea of failure and also the growing number of alternatives...Show More Summary

New York Times Agrees to Stop Trolling Minnesota With Ridiculous Grape Salad

"Did you even do your homework? Ughh," wrote a reader. Yesterday, you may have heard, New York Times Cooking unleashed its massive Thanksgiving package, which represented all 50 states with supposedly regional delicacies. In particular,...Show More Summary

Guy Fieri Rocked a Very Real Mullet As Recently As 2000

We hardly recognize him. Photo: Guy Fieri/Twitter Hey, doesn't this photo look like it was taken in about 1985? Guy sure fooled you — that's him 14 years ago, rocking precisely the hair you imagined he had in his years BFT (before frosted tips). [@guyfieri/Twitter] Read more posts by Clint Rainey

Marco’s Will Close Next Month

RIP Some sad news today out of Brooklyn: Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg are closing Marco's, their casual Italian spot in the former home of their first restaurant, Franny's, which moved down Flatbush Avenue last year. In a statement,...Show More Summary

A Café Unwisely Told Moms to Go Breast-feed in the Bathroom

The offensive sign. Over in Surrey, England, there's a small, cozy-looking, and family-owned spot called Tillings Cafe. It's the sort of place that seems to have something to offer everyone, unless you and your table-mates happen to be breast-feeding small children. Show More Summary

Brooklyn Versus the Drunk Idiots

A typical "When in Robes" scene. It's taken a few years, but Brooklyn has finally started to shake off its rep as a place where men in beards temper heirloom chocolate, salads are made from mugwort growing through the sidewalk, and everything is pickled. Show More Summary

Via Carota Now Serving Stupendously Good Bunless Burgers on Grove Street

The so-named "svizzerina." If you happened to be in the vicinity of Sheridan Square this past rainy Monday night, you might have seen Rita Sodi and Jody Williams very quietly unlock the door of their new joint venture, the double-wide, glass-fronted Via Carota, where they have since been welcoming locals and passersby for dinner and drinks. Show More Summary

Animal-Rights Group Says It Can Prove Chick-fil-A Uses an Abusive Chicken Supplier

For those who can stomach it, the group Mercy for Animals has released another gut-wrenching video depicting animal cruelty, this time secretly recorded between January and April of this year at the Mississippi farm and Tennessee slaughterhouse of a large Chicago-based supplier, Koch Foods. Show More Summary

Baby, It’s Cold: 12 Advanced Hot Chocolates You Should Drink Today

This boozy hot chocolate is on the NoMad Bar's new brunch menu. Like just about everywhere else, New York City is in the grip of a cold spell that's starting to wear on everyone. And yet, that also means it's finally time for Grub Street to survey all of the amazing hot chocolate that's currently out there. Show More Summary

Bonnie Slotnick on the Struggle to Save Her Cherished Cookbook Shop

Slotnick with her famous sign. Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks is like a shop out of Simon and Garfunkel's version of Bleecker Street: Slotnick herself is almost always there and happily able to guide you through her vast collection of vintage cookbooks. Show More Summary

What to Eat at El Colmado Butchery, Opening in the Meatpacking District

Cured meat platter. Seamus Mullen has brought his Gotham West Market tapas-bar concept to the meatpacking district and added a twist. To augment the lineup of tasty morsels like pan con tomate, Ibérico-ham croquettes, and lamb meatballs...Show More Summary

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