It seems every club owner these days wants to also open a restaurant. Why? There is the standard "I'm getting older and my friends are too" routine, where everyone pretends that people over 29 never step foot in nightclubs anymore and instead demand that their club owner friends create more grown up places for them to spend their time and money. Follow these simple rules to make it happen.
Today the James Beard Foundation announced four new categories for the 2012 Awards: Outstanding Bar Program, Food Coverage in a General Interest Publication, Food Coverage in a Food-Focused Publication, and Visual Storytelling. Because clearly what the James Beard Foundation Awards needs is more awards in more categories.
Announcing the 2nd Annual Eater Awards, a celebration of everything that has made America's restaurant world run—and run wild—in the past twelve months. Over the following week, in each Eater city, Eater editors and readers alike will be voting and deciding on categories all leading up to Judgement Day, November 14, when winners will be feted on Eater and at a gala event in New York City.
There are those general bastardizations of Chinese cuisine that have become so ubiquitous with the genre that many eaters are surprised if they don’t get that cookie with the bill. This is not a map of those foods. Instead, we are talking dishes that take Asian concepts and mess with them to the point where it’s not really fusion so much as just plain weird—and often delicious.
The food and wine festival circuit gets more and more saturated with every passing year, and so, from time to time, it can be useful to list upcoming events in one place. Here are eleven of the most significant festivals, congresses, block parties, and trade shows going on around the world within the next two months.
Ever wanted to cook like Ferran Adrià but were too scared of hydrocolloids to try? This year, Adrià's simplifying things with his The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria cookbook from Phaidon, which chronicles the restaurant's famously thoughtful staff meals.
Restaurants are where Woody Allen's characters go to gossip, argue, scheme, and sometimes, fall in love. He's featured a number of classic old New York establishments in his films, many of which now only exist on celluloid. Here's a look back at 10 great dining scenes from Woody's movies.