Chef Ludo Found Your New Foie Gras, California!

Ludo on foie, Trois Mec, The Taste, bespoke aprons
Mar 13, 2013 4:01 pm

Ludo Lefebvre talks about his new upcoming restaurant, his friends from The Taste and reveals the best subsitute for foie gras, right this way...

Chef David Myers Has the Converse Collaboration Game On Lock

LA-Tokyo chef on Miyake, Chucks, Comme des Garçons
Mar 13, 2013 9:01 am

Chef David Myers cooks stylish pan-Asian food with a decidedly Japanese bent and a tremendous amount of elegance in its simplicity. That same elegant simplicity can be translated into fashion and Myers, as a chef who makes his living in both Tokyo and America, employs that concept in the kitchen and in his personal style. many pairs of Converse does he own? 


Behold! Pyknic and Roblé Collaborate On A Chicken And Waffles T-Shirt

Foodie streetwear designers team with Bravo chef
Mar 7, 2013 5:17 pm

They're baaaack. And this time, streetwear designers Pyknic have teamed with reality TV chef Roblé Ali for a line of t-shirts and sweatshirts that celebrates food porn. Both in words — literally spelling out "FOOD PORN" and in images, with a chicken and waffles print, an "hors d'oeuvres" print and more.

Meet The Chef Turned Designer Who's Out To Up The Chef Style Game

Chef gear, 100% chili pepper pattern free
Jan 17, 2013 5:01 pm

It all started when Alex McCrery, a 16-year kitchen veteran (Commander's Palace, Aureole), moved into the world of private chefs and realized that he didn't have to wear a traditional chef's uniform anymore. He started looking for alternatives, but quickly found that there weren't any. So, despite having no design experience, he created Tilit Chef Goods, a chef clothing company that focuses on style just as much as functionality.

Alexander Olch Is Pairing Ties With Cocktails

The NYC designer opens tie shop with bar attached
Dec 11, 2012 1:01 pm
Alexander Olch

"We're probably the only clothing store in New York with a 4 a.m. liquor license," says Alexander Olch, as he puts the finishing touches on his first boutique on Delancey Street one night late last week (scroll down for photos). The accessories designer isn't kidding: his shop carries his ties, scarves, bow ties, notebooks and other accessories in the snug main space, and there's a secret door that leads to a bar. Manhattan has plenty of speakeasies, but nothing like this.

New Food Sweatshirt Alert: Rest In Pizza

The streetwear brand Pyknic is at it again
Nov 20, 2012 3:31 pm

The Pyknic boys are at it again. For the uninitiated, Pyknic is a streetwear brand with a decidedly culinary bent. When we last checked in, they were trying to figure out a cost-effective way to make dark chocolate pants. Now, they've released their Late Fall 2012 collection and their cast of foodie cartoon characters has grown exponentially. 

From Barfly To Owner, Joaquín Simó Comes Up

NYC barman opens his own joint. Here's the story.
Nov 14, 2012 4:01 pm
Joaquin Simo photo

Joaquín Simó might have been a professor. The academic-turned-American-Bartender-of-the-Year studied English and Religion in Boston, and has the looks of a well-heeled PhD student from the 1950s. Behind the bar at his new East Village venture Pouring Ribbons, Simó rocks a bow tie, tie clip and pressed shirt combo pretty expertly, but it’s clear he’s got more game than most fancy, green bartenders. But there is more to this story than sharp dressing.

Angelo Romano, Dressed To The Nines At The Pines

Meet a rising NYC chef with a sharpened aesthetic
Nov 1, 2012 2:01 pm
Angelo Romano

We always have style on the brain at FR headquarters, so from time to time we reach out to our best-dressed chef friends to hear about their favorite designers and why it’s never OK to wear chili pepper pants in the kitchen. Next up, Angelo Romano, head chef of The Pines: a Brooklyn restaurant that's creating quite a stir with eclectic New American plates, killer soundtrack and easygoing vibe.


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