Event – Brooklyn Urban Farm Volunteer Opportunities MAY21


GrowNYC volunteers, help our friends at the Brooklyn Food Coalition for a weekend on digging in the dirt….

 Join the Brooklyn Food Coalition on Saturday, May 21 for an action-packed day of urban gardens, service, and food!

 Brooklyn Food Coalition has organized three different Crop Mobs* at urban farms throughout the borough. Click on the links below to learn more and to sign up! Continue reading

Event – Conde Nast Global Feast JUN9

You get a Cocktail Party @ Gansevoort Park, transportation from Gansevoort Park to your Dinner, plus tax & tip included. Not a bad deal, especially for Torrisi who is offering a 10 course menu. Their normal Tasting menu runs you 5/$50 already, sans tax/tip so this is a good deal. Bar Boulud at 4 courses, however…. MORE INFO

Event – Benchmarc presents: Surfer Sundays & Mondays for $30

Ranking the nation’s 25 top-earning chefs

Thx to TheDailyMeal for this…
How much money do chefs make? According to Nation’s Restaurant News, the leading U.S. food-service trade magazine, the average annual salary for an executive chef at a stand-alone restaurant in 2010 was $71,063. All together, now: Do you think that’s what Mario Batali takes home? Do you reckon that’s how many bucks Guy Fieri pays taxes on each year? Yeah, sure.          

The rules are different for celebrity chefs — first of all, simply because they’re celebrities and hence demand the big bucks, but also because, without exception, the most financially successful ones do lots of things at once. In fact — spoiler alert — very few of them ever actually cook in their own kitchens anymore. They’re far too busy thinking up and launching new restaurants (and even, like Charlie Palmer, hotels), writing cookbooks, developing (or lending their names to) products of various kinds, and of course appearing on TV… The most successful chefs in America aren’t just chefs — they’re entrepreneurs, they’re brands. Sometimes they’re virtually whole industries. Being Wolfgang Puck, Tom Colicchio, or José Andrés isn’t just a job: It’s a way of life.

Now without further delay, enjoy the slideshow..

Gourmet Live presents: Top 50 Women Game Changers


Thx to Gourmet Live for this…

Men have the big toques, but when you think about it, it’s women who may have exerted the most influence over our foodways—especially since there’s been mass media to record their feats.

So here’s our top 50 countdown of the most important women in food. Period. It’s the view from the United States, but with key players from other cultures. Agree? Disagree? Let us know what you think. Continue reading

Event – Roberta’s Secret Prix-Fixe MAY18 – we’ll be there

L: Seared Sea Perch, R: Cote de Boeuf

 UPDATE: We had an outstanding meal. 15 courses were cranked out in 3.5hrs. Chef Carlo Mirarchi paid personal attention to our Tasting Table. Even we were baffled as to how some of the dishes were prepared, leaving us wondering about Carlo’s culinary background. Anyone know?

Roberta’s will be at Taste of the Nation VIP section. Review up soon… PICS HERE Continue reading

Event – CO-OP at Hotel on Rivington Grand Opening MAY19

L: CO-OP roll, R: Espresso Creme Brulee Napoleon

UPDATE: We were lucky enough to be invited to the Friends & Family to get a preview of their menu selections.  The awesome desserts are courtesy of Mame Sow from Spot fame. These are the same guys that brought you the Pop Art Pop Up Restaurant. Here was our recap of that event. MORE PICS FROM F&F Continue reading

Event – Kings of Pastry @ Brooklyn Museum MAY26 – we’ll be there

Chocolatier Jacques Torres and filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus in person!

Kings of Pastry takes audiences behind the scenes of a never-before-filmed event, France’s prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition. BUY TIX Continue reading