Celebrate Diwali in NYC

You don't have to be Indian to celebrate Diwali. The "Festival of Lights" represents the triump..

Effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Wine & Spirits Industry

I worked in the wine industry for quite a long time and have a very large spot in my heart for ..

NY Restaurant Openings

Sotto 13 (140 W. 13th Street) - Opening soon will be the Sotto 13 in the West Village. The ide..

Sandy’s Small Business Victims Need Support Not Loans

Last week, small business owners devastated by Sandy who attended a standing-room-only meeting ..

Restaurants Hosting Thanksgiving in NYC 2012 – Part 2

If the restaurants on our first Thanksgiving NY 2012 list are all booked, don't fret. We did lo..

New York, New Jersey Brace For Yet Another Storm

The National Weather Service predicted Sunday that a Nor'easter with gusts of up to 55 mph may ..

Hurricane Sandy and its Effect on New York Restaurants

We've been through storms before in New York, but nothing like Sandy (at least not in my lifeti..

Restaurants Hosting Thanksgiving in NYC 2012 – Part 1

Last time you hosted Thanksgiving, Aunt Mildred and Aunt Sonia got into a fist fight, G.I. Joe'..

Peyton Manning to Own 21 Papa John’s Restaurants

Anyone making or delivering pizzas in Denver may soon be working for Denver Broncos quarterback..

Sofia Wine Bar – A Perfect Date Spot

This place made me wish I was single. Nah, not really. But Sofia has this incredibly intimate v..

Hurricane Sandy in NYC

So I'm sitting at my desk, just finished a proposal and I am hearing the wind whistle at my win..

NYC Halloween 2012

Just a little follow-up on my first piece on Halloween events in NYC this year. If you haven't ..

Bourdain & Ripert Join Chocolatier for “Good & Evil” Chocolate Bar

Grub Street's Collin Keefe reports that a sneak peek party is planned involving "Good & Evil" c..

Best Restaurants to Eat Near Lincoln Center (At Every Price Point)

The Upper West Side used to be a restaurant wasteland. It seems the influence of Lincoln Center..

Shocked Diners Watch As Couple Have Sex on Restaurant Table

A couple was caught having sex at a popular restaurant in Orlando, Florida, in view of adults a..

American Table Brings Samuelsson to the Upper West Side

I've been a fan of Marcus Samuelsson for years.  Ever since I attended New York Restaurant Wee..

Chef Alain Ducasse to Close New York Restaurant Adour

French-born chef Alain Ducasse, the first chef to get three-Michelin stars at three of his rest..

Forbidden Fruit NYC – I’ll Allow It!

I love sweets. I don't usually eat them because food writing can be quite dangerous to my waist..

What Happened to All the Missing Wild Horses?

Writing for ProPublica, Dave Philipps explores The US Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) clandes..

Highlights from Le Taste of France NYC 2012

I had such a good time at Le Taste of France on Saturday that I ended up going back on Sunday. ..

Smashing Pumpkins Founder Opens Tea Shop

Best known as the founder and front-man for The Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan, a self-describ..

Le Taste of France NYC to Benefit Action Against Hunger

Francophiles rejoice. On September 29 & 30, 2012, Le Taste of France will take place at Hudson ..

7-Eleven Driving NY City Mom-And-Pops To Extinction

In the 1990s, New York City was invaded by corporate chain store behemoths like the Gap and Sta..

California Chef Slow-Cooks Wife For 4 Days

David Veins, a 49-year-old chef and owner of Thyme Contemporary Cafe in Lomita, California, a l..

Oktoberfest NYC 2012

You don't need to go to Germany to enjoy Oktoberfest. Sure, it would be nice, but even if you c..

Whole Foods Endorses GMO Labeling

In the past year, 36 bills in 19 US states have been introduced, including California, where vo..

New York French Restaurant Week

Yeah, by now you all know I'm a Francophile, and that I think everyone else should be. After a..

Restaurants Steal Millions From Workers in Health Care Fees

Restaurants and businesses in San Francisco collected nearly $14 million dollars in extra fees ..

NY Attorney General Investigates Energy Drink Makers

The New York State Attorney General has issued subpoenas to three firms that make energy drinks..

Desi Galli Brings Indian Street Food to NYC

When people think of "Soul Food" they usually think of grits, hush puppies, and okra. This defi..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Ethan Kostbar’s Bourbon Chicken Wings

Chef Ethan Kostbar is known for preparing American cuisine with a worldly touch. At Moderne Bar..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: John Toulze’s Padron Peppers

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NYPD Raids Wrong Bar, Dumps Out Liquor, Then Brags About It

The City of New York has added one more fascist notch on their authoritarian belt. When New Yo..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Alan Ashkinaze’s Mackerel Escabèche

When Millesime first opened in New York City, I was hyped. I could not wait to go. Once I went ..

LA Restaurant Offers Discount on Cell-Phone Free Dining

Owner Mark Gold of Eva Restaurant, located on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles is offering cust..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Xavier Quispilema’s Lamb Chops with Fresh Figs

Mr. Lello Arpaia is the brains and heart behind Fiorini Italian restaurant in New York's Upper ..

Tavern on Green to Reopen

New York City officials claim New York's Tavern on the Green, the popular Central Park restaura..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Matt Corbett’s BBQ Organic Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and Mozzarella Salad

I met Chef Matt Corbett at a cooking demonstration at one of my favorite New York restaurants, ..

Mayor Shuts Down Kid’s Hot Dog Stand – Family Is Now Homeless

We recently featured a story about 9-year-old Joshua Smith, who after learning Detroit was brok..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Fernando Navas’ Eel and Avocado Quinoa Hand Roll

Sushi Samba has managed to outlast its trendy reputation and become a New York City institution..

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Tyson Podolski’s Lamb Burger

Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier have had a prolific culinary career. In their 20+ years in t..

Food Truck vs. Restaurant Wars

From New York to Los Angeles, high-end, fast-food served from catering trucks like Baby's Badas..

9-Year-Old Raises $3,000 From Lemonade Stand to Help Detroit

When 9-year-old Joshua Smith heard on the radio that Detroit was broke, he set up a lemonade st..

The Coasts Dine While The Heartland Drinks

Jed Kolko with Trulia Trends has compiled some interesting statistical information on retail di..

Recalls: 7 TONS of Salads, 19 TONS of Burger Patties & More…

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin company that makes packaged salads is recalling nearly seven tons of pro..

Seinfeld “No Soup For You” Food Truck in NYC Today

The Seinfeld "No Soup For You" Food Truck officially hit the road in late July on a multiple ci..

Review Quivira Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2011

When I first started drinking wine, I fell head over heels for Sauv Blanc. Lately, I've been ta..

Review Biltmore Reserve Chardonnay 2010

Imagine my surprise as I took my first delicious sip of the 2010 vintage of Biltmore Reserve Ch..

Chick-fil-A’s Troubles Arise Due to Homophobic Views

Gay rights and same-sex marriage are issues that have increasingly surfaced in the restaurant a..

NYC August FriendsEAT Dinner at Fiorini

Each month (ok...almost each month), FriendsEAT selects a restaurant to have dinner at. We work..