New York City

At Prune, Gabrielle Hamilton Is Throwing A Party. You’re Just Paying The Bills.

After 15 years, the NYC chef has written it down
Nov 4, 2014 11:00 am

It is Sunday afternoon at Prune, and on the sidewalk upstairs a crowd has gathered, patiently listening for their names. The wait is between 20 minutes and one hour, and most are content to stand patiently in the sun, sipping coffee from to-go cups and awaiting eggs Benedict with golden toasted potatoes rosti. But we're downstairs, getting schooled by chef-owner Gabrielle Hamilton.

Why John DeLucie Will Not Charge You $95 For Truffled Mac 'N' Cheese Anymore

NYC chef reflects on his funky boom-time sensation
Nov 4, 2014 9:00 am

New York chef John Delucie grew up on the same mac 'n' cheese as the rest of us. You know, the stuff in the blue box. Yet, when he became a chef, the Long Island native would unleash one of the most hugely hyped and hugely priced takes on the American pantry staple in modern times. Here, the chef sits down with Chris Shott to reflect on the dish that made him famous.

What’s Enrique Olvera Doing With All That Wasabi And Yuzu Kosho? Mexican Food.

At Cosme in NYC, simple food with a Mexican soul
Oct 27, 2014 8:00 am

“I didn’t come here to cook like my grandmother,” says Mexico’s most famous chef, Enrique Olvera, sitting on a stool at his new Flatiron restaurant Cosme. As Contributing Editor Matt Rodbard finds out, the Mexico City chef is taking Manhattan in stride.

8 New York City Wine & Food Festival Events That Are Not Sold Out

Good pizza, brunch, tailgating and chefs talk
Oct 16, 2014 1:00 pm

This morning we reached out to New York City Food and Wine Festival organizers to find out what events still have tickets, and surprisingly there are some pretty good ones still in the NOT SOLD OUT category (as of this writing at least). Here they are, with links to where you can buy tickets.

No Butter? No Cream? No Fooling? Floyd Cardoz Is Sticking To His Healthy Story.

Indian-American chef wasn't always so anti-dairy
Oct 15, 2014 9:00 am

How can an Indian-American chef, raised in Bombay, eschew such a crucial element? Butter specifically the clarified kind, or ghee, as it's called is an important building block in many Indian dishes. But, not for White Street's Floyd Cardoz. He calls it wholly unnecessary. "I use spices and I use acids to make food interesting."

Josh Ozersky Is The New Restaurant Editor At Esquire. Script, Flipped.

He names The Cecil New Restaurant of the Year
Oct 14, 2014 8:00 am

“The way that people feel about Game Of Thrones, or the Dune books or Firefly — the way people feel about Alan Moore or George R. R. Martin – I feel that intensely and that ardently about the important figures in the chef world,” says a voice on the other end of the receiver while Sparklehorse plays in the background. Ladies and gentlemen, Josh Ozersky has stepped up to the soapbox (upon our invitation). Here's our colorful interview with the colorful critic.

Opening Night Of The Rainbow Room Was The Bar Mitzvah Of Our Dreams

Flowing cocktails, selfies, the view. The Roots!
Oct 7, 2014 12:30 pm

Around 100 people are sitting at small two-tops under a very expensive chandelier 65 floors above Rockefeller Center, sipping good champagne and cocktails mixed with hip Brooklyn gin. A few kisses are stolen at tables in the back. The Roots are playing on a small stage and they brought the damn sousaphone player. Around 100 people remain seated. Welcome to opening night of the Rainbow Room.

How A Legendary New York City Dive Bar Was Reborn: A Story In 75 Cocktails

Lower East Side bar 151 has not skipped a beat
Oct 2, 2014 12:00 pm

Among the regulars of bar 151 on the Lower East Side were Alex Day and David Kaplan, two of the cocktail-crafty co-owners of Death & Co. “Before we knew each other, we both independently went to that bar so many times,” Day recalls. In a boozy full circle, the business partners bought the bar at 151 Rivington and reopened it with a drink menu overhaul.  

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