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Alex Van Buren

  1. The Feeding Tube
    The Feeding Tube: The Anthony Bourdain BrandWhat is it about the ‘No Reservations’ host that makes him so polarizing?
  2. Quote of the Day
    More Interesting Than Times CorrectionsThe corrections to ‘Modernist Cuisine’ are, well … cerebral.
  3. Closings
    Moe’s Actually Definitely ClosedThe Fort Greene bar is down for the count.
  4. FYI
    White House Honors School-Friendly Chefs As ‘Champions of Change’Jonathan Waxman and Bill Telepan are among the New York names.
  5. Royal Wedding
    The Royal Wedding Lunch Menu Revealed!If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding.
  6. Cartography
    The Farm on Adderley Opening Summer Concession Stand at the Prospect ParkChef Tom Kearney tells us to expect food on sticks, in buns, and in cups.
  7. FYI
    New Amsterdam Market Serving Fried Clam Bellies, Grilled Goats, Face BaconGet ready for ramp-studded tartar sauce!
  8. Rants
    David Chang Is Not Going to F%*&ing Pat You on the Back Don’t tell him you’re a blogger, and don’t be “fucking drunk” at his restaurants.
  9. Food Politics
    Shark Fin Soup Still On the Menu at Plenty of New York RestaurantsThe Humane Society says the dish is still prevalent in New York.
  10. The Chain Gang
    Five Guys Continues Brooklyn Expansion Ahead of Shake Shack’s ImminentTwo locations are just about ready to open.
  11. Food Journalism
    Writer of Pro-McDonald’s Stories Has Connections to (You Guessed It)Hank Cardello’s connections to the fast-food giant appear to run quite deep.
  12. The Great Outdoors
    Edi & the Wolf Readying Its PatioIt should be ready to go in the next two weeks.
  13. Booze You Can Use
    Yeah, There’s Such a Thing As Cupcake VodkaMmmm … ?
  14. Beef
    Mara Still Blames Bikers for Restaurant’s Closure; Bikers Retort“The neighborhood is exploding with crowded restaurants and bars and Missus blames the bike lanes for her business failure? Lame!”
  15. Reopenings
    Knife Fight Doesn’t Curb Customers’ Lucali CravingsEverything operating almost-normally at Lucali after owner’s daytime knife fight.
  16. Reopenings
    Season’s First Beer Arrives at Gowanus Yacht Club, Reopening ‘inThe Brooklyn bar is getting closer to reopening its doors.
  17. Expansions
    Sahadi’s Goes David to Trader Joe’s GoliathThe Brooklyn-based Middle Eastern market is expanding and taking on a big rival.
  18. Recalls
    Yes, Local Cilantro Was Recalled for Salmonella, But Don’t Freak Out atThe cilantro only sent to a few restaurants, and all of them have been alereted.
  19. Empire Building
    The Rise of the Non-Mexican Taco Continues ApaceA new Korilla truck, and a one-night-only Indian taco party at No. 7.
  20. FYI
    There’s a Matchbook Museum?!Since Grub Streeters collect matchbooks anyway, this is great news!
  21. Beef
    Taco Bell’s Feelings Are Still a Little HurtNow that the beef lawsuit has been dropped, the fast-food chain would like an apology, please.
  22. Openings
    ‘Sexy Brown’ Falafel Headed to Cobble HillDarna announces its arrival with a sign that’s, um, interesting.
  23. Marketing Gimmicks
    Viagra-Infused Beer for Prince WillyRoyal Virility Performance contains Viagra, chocolate, Horny Goat Weed, and “a healthy dose of sarcasm.”
  24. Beef
    Bourdain (Predictably?) Calls Out Slate’s Anti–El Bulli PieceSays the piece is “snarky, sour grapesy.”
  25. Booze News
    That Williamsburg Liquor-License Moratorium Probably Won’t Be HappeningAn SLA spokesman says “we can’t just do a blanket denial for a whole class of licenses.”
  26. Video Feed
    Watch a Video of ‘an Easter-Egg Hunt on Steroids’Easter-egg hunts in Florida apparently involve helicopters.
  27. Empire Building
    Everything’s Coming Up ChineseA look at all the Chinese food that’s trending in New York right now.
  28. Foodievents
    Vendy Tickets Now On SaleThe daylong fest will be held on September 24.
  29. Openings
    Hot Bird Food Truck Will Be Replaced by Sausage-Slinging Shipping ContainerGood-bye, Vietnamese summer roll with lobster and kimchee. Hello, sausage on baguette with mustard.
  30. What to Eat
    JakeWalk Launches Weekend BrunchThey’re basically just putting eggs on existing menu items.
  31. FYI
    A Rabbi Walks Into a Restaurant With a BlowtorchHe’s “6-feet-3-inches tall and built like a football player.”
  32. Openings
    Manhattan Lucali ConfirmedWill open near Little Italy.
  33. Pizza Pizza
    Say It Ain’t So: Domino’s Is New York’s Most Popular Pizza?!There’s no way this is true, right? RIGHT?!
  34. Video Feed
    Brian Williams on Brooklyn: It’s ‘Like Marrakesh’At least according to the ‘Times’ it is.
  35. Foodievents
    First Jerky Takedown Hits Bell House This JanuaryOrganizers are calling it — what else? — the “World’s Biggest Jerk Off.”
  36. Cartography
    Yelping Over Street VendorsHandy tips for tourists headed to the halal cart.
  37. Lists
    Best of Cheap Eats at the TimesWe’ve been digging the “Dining Briefs” column in the ‘Times’ all year.
  38. FYI
    You Probably Shouldn’t Open a Restaurant on the LESTakes about four months for them to go out of business.
  39. Openings
    Food Park Opens in KoreatownGreat place to go after a day at the Korean spa.
  40. Seriously?
    Christmas Carols and French Jokes at the French LaundryExcuse me, waiter. There seems to be a choir in the dining room.
  41. Job Openings
    Experts in Circuses, Judaism Sought for Beer Sales JobShmaltz Brewing is looking for a very specific kind of employee.
  42. Lists
    Mariani Calls Out ‘America’s Great Historic Restaurants’John Mariani looks at America’s great historic restaurants.
  43. Writers' Block
    Snow Melting, Hangovers IncomingIt’s a slow news week at Grub Street HQ.
  44. FYI
    Breaking: You Can’t Eat Road SaltWe know it’s tempting, but that salt lying on 47th Street should probably just stay there.
  45. The Food Chain
    Porter House’s Michael Lomonaco Says Osteria Morini’s Seafood Salad“It was really about showcasing fresh ingredients and letting their freshness shine.”
  46. Closings
    Well Now Moe’s Says It’s Closing, TooThe Fort Greene bar is the latest Brooklyn joint to announce its closing.
  47. Empire Building
    Casualties of the ShackBurgerWhat happens when Shake Shack moves in on you?
  48. Openings
    Doughnut Plant’s Chelsea Hotel Location Is Held Up by ‘Drama’Its opening may have to wait till next year.
  49. Momofuku
    How Much Would You Pay for Crack Pie?If you don’t live in New York, it’s gonna cost you.
  50. D.O.B. 111
    D.O.B. 111: Still AliveReports of D.O.B. 111’s death moderately exaggerated.
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