Thursday, May 19, 2011

'Top Chef Masters' Recap | Ruth Reichl on Gilt Taste

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

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The James Weird Awards

The James Weird Awards: Relaxation Brownies, Cheesy Casinos, and a Food-Stamp Millionaire

Plus: mandatory sandwiches, a gumball-machine bandit without gumballs, and more, all in this week's roundup of weird restaurant news.


… Aaaaaand Rockaway Taco’s Back



Gramercy Tavern Finally Gets Its Cookbook

It's coming in 2013.


Cuban, Jamaican Trucks Hit the Streets

“We tried the oxtail and the curry goat, and both were freakin fantastic.”


First Look at Hospoda, Serving ‘Contemporary Central European’ Next Week

Yorkville's Bohemian National Hall gets a modern Czech restaurant.


Top Chef Masters Recap: Put a Ring on It

“This is poignant and makes me want to throw up in my mouth.”


Even Bernie Madoff’s Wine Collection Is Overvalued

At an auction yesterday, the 262 bottles of booze fetched double the estimate.


Rouge Tomate Will Launch ‘Green’ Food Cart Off of Central Park

Local! Sustainable! BLTs!


Punky Brewster Has a Cooking Blog; Gaga Shills for Starbucks

Plus: In-N-Out, Five Guys, and Shake Shack burgers face off, and more, in our morning news roundup.

Neighborhood Watch

Burger and Barrel Launches Happy Hour; Another Ramen Spot on Lower East Side

Plus: a cupcake crawl, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.


Leah Cohen Has a Southeast Asian Project and Will Preview It at LTO

Hey, it worked for another 'Top Chef' alum, Harold Dieterle.


Judah Friedlander Is Not a Big Fan of New York Burritos

"“Any $2 burrito shack in San Diego will blow away any place in New York City."


Ruth Reichl on Gilt Taste: ‘The Energy Felt So Right to Me’

We talk to the former 'Gourmet' editor-in-chief about her new project.

Disaster Averted

Ed Mitchell Scared Us for a Second With This Butterball Business

The pitmaster is bringing turkey barbecue to the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, but what about his coveted pork sandwiches?


Signage Up for Sullivan St. Bakery on Ninth Avenue

The bakery's second location is just a few doors up from Co.

I ♥ Brachetto. The bubbly red wine—Brachetto d’Acqui docg—has cast a spell on NY. Enjoy it all May. L’Artusi, Dell’anima, Anfora. Happy times!


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