The next season of Top Chef will feature all-stars, aka former contestants who came close to winning, but never nabbed the title. Plus, Anthony Bourdain will be guest-judging. The complete line-up was revealed on last night's Season 7 reunion. [Eater]
The magazine may be gone, but Gourmet is back with an iPhone app, featuring recipes, stories, videos and slideshows - both new and from the archives. [iTunes]
Tom Colicchio tells aspiring restaurateurs and chefs what NOT to do if they want to have a successful restaurant. [Newsweek]
A guide to the best fall festivals, all of which feature some delicious fall food, in NYC. [TONY]
Conan O'Brien has been making some massive - and disgusting sandwiches in his time off. Would you try The Conan? [YouTube]
NY Craft Beer Week kicks off tomorrow night and runs through October 3. The annual event, now in its third year, celebrates crafts brews of New York and beyond. What can you expect to taste? No Bud Light, here. Expect interesting, adventurous brews from Brooklyn Brewery, Ithaca Beer Co., Ommegang, Southern Tier and many more.
To celebrate NY Craft Beer Week, beer-lovers can buy a passport, which grants you a $3
beer at any participating venue (there are a ton). Plus, the ten-day schedule is packed with beer tastings, pub crawls, beer pairings and more. Here are some of the NY Craft Beer Week events we're looking forward to most!
MPD: A new French restaurant in the Meatpacking District from The
Koch Brother takes over the space of the former Los Dados.
Lincoln: Dinner service starts on Friday at the new fine-dining
Italian restaurant from Per Se's Jonathan Benno. The restaurant, the
biggest opening of the fall, is part of the redesign of Lincoln Center
and cost $20 million dollars to build!
FPB: Aka Francois Payard Bakery opens on West Houston Street,
marking the return of the well-known pastry chef to NYC.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters: The popular coffee-makers open a new
coffee bar and store inside their Red Hook warehouse.
The Hurricane Club: Opening Monday, this new tiki-themed
restaurant, from the people behind Park Avenue Autumn and Quality
Meats, features a Polynesian menu.
Foodparc: Jeffrey Chodorow opens his take on the NYC food hall to
the public today at the Eventi Hotel. At this high-tech spot, all
ordering is done through electronic kiosks and customers receive texts
when their food is ready.
Bettalona: The owner of Bettola and Acqua opens a third
restaurant on the UWS, serving wood-fried pizzas and pastas.
Last night Harvest in the Square returned to Union Square for its 15th year! The annual event, hosted by the Union Square Partnership, is a celebration of the community and cuisine of the Union Square area and, as always, there was plenty to celebrate.
Local restaurants, like Union Square Cafe, Nuela, ABC Kitchen and Hill Country were there offering tastes of some of their most delicious dishes, while New York-based breweries and wineries kept everyone's glasses full. With our offices just a few blocks from Union Square and some of our favorite neighborhood restaurants on the bill, we made sure we were there to check things out. Click through for our a look at what we tasted and our complete gallery of photos from the night!