Tag: Chefs

How the Chef Behind Two Palm Tree-Filled, Tulum-Inspired Brunch Spots Spends Sundays

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Yvan Lemoine is the executive chef of the Mexican restaurants Gitano Jungle Room NYC (part of the James New York — SoHo), Gitano Garden of Love, a seasonal outdoor spot nearby, and later this summer, Casa Nomad, a more […]

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Where Dessert Is Much More Than an Afterthought

LOS ANGELES — Birdie G’s has been open for just a few weeks in Santa Monica, but already, with the outsize confidence of every dollar-slice shop in New York City, the menu refers to its rose-petal pie as “world famous.” The slice appears to be modeled on the great, jiggly cathedral window cakes that dominate […]

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For the Love of God, Please Give Guy Fieri His Own ‘Law & Order’ Spinoff

Guy Fieri has spent 51 years on this earth in search of his true purpose in life. He has opened dozens of restaurants—from a chain of “California pasta grills” called Johnny Garlic’s to a barbecue and sushi joint (???) called Tex Wasabi’s—most of which have been technically successful, but objectively terrible. He has starred in […]

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We Made Sommeliers Taste Mountain Dew’s America-Flavored ‘Liberty Brew’

Early this summer, Mountain Dew—a company known for a remarkable panoply of flavors beyond the glowing green OG—released “Liberty Brew,” a limited-edition flavor that they claimed contained 50 different distinct flavors. At first taste, we had trouble identifying all of these sophisticated aromas, so we called in the experts: a panel of sommeliers from Manhattan’s […]

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This Renegade Chef Embodies California’s Spirit Of Fearless Creativity

Anne Watson Photography / Uproxx This series is presented by Golden Road Brewing, a brand that’s thrilled to celebrate California’s risk takers and visionaries. Like chef Jason Quinn, Golden Road beers reflect high-concept-yet-accessible flavor combinations and embody the essence of California’s bounty and creative spirit. Even in the world of chefs — itself a refuge […]

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The Trailer For The Controversial ‘Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted’ Actually Has Us Optimistic

[embedded content] Share This Video After a long, internet-chatter-filled wait, National Geographic dropped the first trailer for Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted. Good news: it leaves us optimistic that the showrunners have managed to course correct from what Washington Post described as a “colonialist mess” of a premise. Instead, it looks like Bourdain or Andrew Zimmerman with […]

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The Chef Curtis Duffy Plans His Next Chicago Restaurant

The end of Grace, a sleek, modern Chicago restaurant with three Michelin stars and a reputation as one of the nation’s best, was quick and messy: The chef, Curtis Duffy, and the general manager, Michael Muser, abruptly stopped working there in December 2017 after a dispute with their business partner. Two days later, Grace unceremoniously […]

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If It’s Sunday in Southeastern Indiana, Order the Fried Chicken

WEST HARRISON, Ind. — If you see a steeple in southeastern Indiana, you can be pretty sure that fried chicken is nearby. If you see the steeple in West Harrison, about 20 miles from the Indiana-Ohio-Kentucky border, that chicken is fried across the street at St. Leon Tavern by the owner, Aaron Klenke. Most people […]

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For Pride Month, Dinner and a Show of Marginalized Voices

Booming out of a small speaker in the corner of the cafeteria at Avenues, a private school in Chelsea in Manhattan, a recorded voice asked, “Can you hear me?” It belonged to Woldy Reyes, 32, a hearing-impaired Filipino-American chef who as a child pretended to be fully deaf and didn’t speak, afraid that he sounded […]

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A New Generation of Chefs Reframes Taiwanese Cuisine in America

When Richard Ho opened Ho Foods, a tiny storefront in the East Village last year, his goal was to serve the best possible version of a single Taiwanese dish: beef noodle soup. His goal was not to become the host of what his employees describe as Manhattan’s first Taiwanese food community center. But because the […]

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At Crown Shy, the Only False Step Is the Name

Good restaurants don’t rain down from nowhere, but Crown Shy came close. No doubt it went through the same birth pangs as all the others. As far as I can tell, though, it simply materialized one morning this March at 70 Pine Street, and was open for business that afternoon by the time the financial […]

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This Mexican Chef Is Having a Very Good Year

SAN FRANCISCO — Gabriela Cámara is having a very good year. Five years after she moved to the United States from her native Mexico, she is at the tipping point of world culinary fame. Her 20-year-old restaurant, Contramar, is both a beloved institution and a power-lunch destination: the Union Square Cafe of Mexico City. Her […]

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