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Bourdain Showing ‘Iron Chef’ Some Love; Dévi Back in Action

The worst thing Tony Bourdain can say about the new Top Iron Chef is “that Ruhlman’s hair is the scariest and most offensive aspect of the show … In every other respect, the damn thing is pretty impeccable.” [Ruhlman]
Related: Who Will Be Cut Next on ‘The Next Iron Chef’?

Enterprising chefs Suvir Saran and Hemant Mathur will have their recently acquired restaurant Dévi reopen by Monday. [Eater]
Related: Debriefing Dévi: Suvir Saran’s Suspected Side Projects

Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious cookbook is uncomfortably similar to another cookbook published a few months before it, which also encourages moms to put spinach in brownies. [NYT]
Related: Hey Jessica Seinfeld! What Up? [Daily Intel]

The city’s Greek revival gains speed: Kellari Taverna owner Stavros Aktipis has taken over Parea and plans to transform the once sleek space into a rustic eatery by the end of the month. [Restaurant Girl]
Related: Psilakis Isn’t the Only Chef Who Knows Greek

And along these lines, Michelin-starred Athens chef Yianni Baxevanis, who is in town to open Athens Tavern in Astoria, plans to smuggle Greek herbs into the country this winter. [NYDN]

Lower East Side residents want the nabe’s bar bubble to burst. “Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to buy underwear in the neighborhood?” says one party pooper “Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to buy a book?” [Downtown Express]

Balthazar and Schiller’s take top billing in Ed Levine’s list of first-rate French fries. [Ed Levine Eats/Serious Eats]

Fired Saigon Grill workers continue to picket their former employer on University Place. [Villager]

Yesterday’s Meatloaf Appreciation Day hosted by Serious Eats turned out some delicious recipes, but none more timely and genius than this one: “To make a meatloaf cupcake, top a bite-sized jump of meatloaf with mashed potato frosting and corn niblet jimmies.” [Serious Eats]

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