Archive | March, 2012

Gayot’s Restaurant Review Issue Predicts Top 10 in 2012

29 Mar

Gayot has recently published their list of “Top 10 New Restaurants in THE U.S. In 2012.” Each restaurant has a written review and an accompanying gallery of images, and several restaurants also have videos.
Below is the article’s introduction, as well as the compiled list of top restaurants with corresponding links. Find the full article by following this link to Gayot’s website.

2012 Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.

It’s no surprise that some of the country’s best new restaurants are run by big name chefs. In the West, we see molecular artistry displayed from the likes of Dominique Crenn, while star chefs Michel Richard and Wolfgang Puck bring their polished magic to top hotels. To the East, David Bouley has teamed up with a chef from the Far East — Yoshiki Tsuji of the Tsuji Cooking Institute in Osaka — to open a rarified Japanese spot in TriBeCa. Despite challenging financial times, or perhaps because of them, we can look to these ten exceptional new restaurants to help stimulate our imaginations, our appetites and our gastronomic passions.

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Bryan Sikora
Philadelphia, PA

2. Atelier Crenn
Dominique Crenn

San Francisco, CA
Thomas Ciszak
Morristown, NJ
David Bouley
New York, NY
Michel Richard
Las Vegas, NV
Fabio Trabocchi
Washington, DC
Giuseppe Tentori
Chicago, IL
Makoto Okuwa
Bal Harbour, FL
Soren Pedersen
Houston, TX
Wolfgang puck
Los Angeles, LA

The Most Important Bagel Man Has Passed Away

22 Mar

From the AP: Full story here.

Bagel Celebrity Murray Lender Has Died, and So Has Mr. Coffee


The most important bagel man of all.

Murray Lender, the highly respected man behind Lender’s bagels, the bagels many grew up with and skill keep in their freezer for sentimental purposes, and that which Consumer Reports “hole”-heartedly raved about yesterday, has died at 81.

Lender’s Bagels was founded by Murray’s father in New Haven in 1927; it evolved, as the Big Gay Ice Cream guys just tweeted, into the bagel that “introduced us hillbilly goyim to bagels. Thanks for the shmear.”

But that’s not all. In more sad news, Samuel Glazer, one of the two men credited with inventing the automatic-drip coffee maker, Mr. Coffee, has also passed away. READ MORE

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

16 Mar

May the luck o’ the Irish be with you all this weekend as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

We’ve provided a handful of links and a few festive images to help you get inspired. Enjoy!

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St. Patrick’s Day Google Doodle (say that five times fast!):