Tailor Delayed Yet Again; Bourdain Takes It to Howie

The opening of Tailor has been pushed back to September 1. Another delay? Who would have thought it? [Eater]
Related: Farewell, Sam Mason. Hello, Tailor

Tony Bourdain outdoes himself taking it to Howie in his Top Chef blog: “neither logic, nor the criticisms of chefs as great as Daniel, nor the passing seasons — nor even blunt objects — can infiltrate the inner workings of his space-age polymer nose-cone.” [Bravo]

Andrea Strong details her experience as a guest judge on Top Chef – and gives the full review that was read from on last night’s episode. [Strong Buzz]

Restaurant Girl and Andrea Strong are leading the migration of bloggers into the mainstream media, says Ed Levine. They are? [Serious Eats]

There are three new snack trucks out on the loose: Look out for the Ice Cream Truck, the Green Pirate Juice Truck, and Heartschallenger. Or you can just stick to Mister Softee and his hypnotic melody. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

Rickshaw founder Kenny Lao wisely chooses Xinjiang mutton sticks for his last meal – as a prelude to Peking duck. [Eat for Victory/VV]