| Oct 1, 2013
There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:52 PM
If the falling leaves, shorter days and the return of traffic jams on the JFX have you pining for those lost, carefree days of summer, we commiserate — especially after we tried to drown our end-of-summer blues in a sunny strawberries-and-creme...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:25 AM
La Tienda in Williamsburg is throwing a Paella Fest on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Javier Romero, executive chef of Taberna del Alabardero in Washington, D.C., will be guest chef for the event from noon to 4 p.m. that day. Chef Romero and his team will prepare...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Name: Roy Villacrusis
Title: Executive chef
Food prepared: Asiatic cuisine
Background: Waking up to the smell of burning wood from the "dirty kitchen," a...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A native of Torino in Italy’s Piedmont region, Marino Monferrato is general manager of Cecconi’s in West Hollywood. In Italy, he worked with three-star Michelin chef Gualtiero Marchesi, then in London and in France. In 1994, Valentino's...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Las Vegas is known for its outsized restaurants and nightclubs, but Thursday's opening of Hakkasan Las Vegas at the MGM Grand raised the bar for them all.
The five-level, 80,000-square-foot venue is being dubbed the new king of clubs and is reported...
| Apr 20, 2013
Who wouldn't say yes? When the dean of the professional cooking school where I'd enrolled many years ago as a special student in wine realized he wouldn't have the time to tutor me, he proposed something else: studying in Paris. "There's a professional...
| May 2, 2013
In the last six months, three highly regarded restaurant chef/operators — Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Graham Elliot of his eponymous restaurant, and David Flom and Matt Moore of Chicago Cut Steakhouse — have opened sequel restaurants,...
| May 10, 2013
The Ravenswood 'hood, already home to a craft beer bar, Fountainhead, and a brewery, Begyle, could see the arrival of even more beer courtesy of a brewpub called Band of Bohemia.
Led by a team that includes an Alinea sommelier, Craig Sindelar, and a...
| May 10, 2013
| 6:23 PM
If you can think of no other gift for your mom on Mother's Day, there's always an easy fallback: Treat her to a meal after all the ones she has cooked for you. Here are some local restaurants offering holiday packages this weekend:
| May 26, 2013
NEW YORK — Your $400 date at Carbone doesn't begin with anything fancy. No caviar, no foie gras.
Instead, your waiter appears in a red Zac Posen tuxedo, looking and sounding like Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinny." He pierces a chunk of parmesan...