Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Woody Allen on Elaine's Closing | Ryan Skeen Out at FishTag


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Booze News

Brooklyn Brewery Debuts Milk & Honey–Inspired Beer; Brooklyn Winery Introduces House Wines

Both will be available next month.


First Look at Alfama, Bringing Portuguese to Midtown East on Monday

The onetime Portuguese favorite changes its look, location, and menu.

Nice Try

Maybe She Should’ve Thrown in Some Breadsticks

A woman attempted to trade takeout greens for cocaine.

Chef Shuffle

Ryan Skeen Is No Longer Working at FishTag, Says Psilakis

The chef is said to have been dismissed last night.


Big Gay Ice Cream Prepares a Shop

It'll open next month.


Woody Allen on Elaine’s Closing: ‘I Was Crushed’

"Despite the unrelenting bad food I went there every night for decades, and it was such a fabulous experience."

Quote of the Day

Celebrity Confessions of a Baked Potato Man

Richard "Sweatin' to the Oldies" Simmons pulls rank.


Xi’an Famous Foods Opens in ‘Old Chinatown’ Saturday

With 40 seats!

App-etizing Launches App

GPS lets you place pickup orders, too.

Marketing Gimmicks

Kati Roll Company Asks: Where to Now?

The chain wants customers to vote on its next location.

The Other Critics

Sifton Gives Three to Gotham Bar and Grill; Cuozzo Thinks La Silhouette ‘Occasionally Falters’

Plus: Shockey let down by Spasso, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.

Food Journalism

Gilt Taste Launches With Ruth Reichl at the Helm, Melissa Clark in the Kitchen

They're selling a bunch of caviar and writing about gas-drilling practices.


Mexican Bologna Bust at Border; Starbucks Sued for Firing Dwarf

Plus: Evidence humans were eating dog 9,000 years ago, Mississippi food prices on the rise, and more, in our morning news roundup.

Neighborhood Watch

The National Debuts a Theater Menu in Midtown; Fatty Crab Hosts a Memorial Day Party on the Upper East Side

Plus: Sugar and Plumm Purveyors of Yumm to open, BONDST introduces new cocktails, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.

Fireside Chats

Eighteen Bewitchingly Self-Deprecating Moments From Keith McNally’s Martha Stewart Interview

Plus: Balthazar London may be a no-go?

Scary Things

Exploding Watermelons!

It's happening in China, apparently.


What You’ll Eat at the Highliner When It Fully Opens Next Week

The former Empire Diner space is currently in preview mode.

Other Magazines

Will the New Bon Appétit Matter?

Yes, all the food blogs are excited that Gwyneth's on the cover. But is anyone else?


What to Eat at Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, Replacing Water Taxi Beach SSS Next Week

Foosball, billiards, Ping-Pong, and La Frieda burgers at South Street Seaport.

The Great Outdoors

City Taps Don Pintabona to Operate Outdoor Café at Union Square Pavilion

The decision was years in the making.

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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