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Craig Koketsu

  1. Openings
    General Assembly Opens Tonight in Former Hurricane Club SpaceAvroKo designed the space.
  2. Giveaways
    We Have Our Winners for the Saveur Summer BBQ Tickets Giveaway“It made the skin on my nose blossom open like petals on a flower.”
  3. Giveaways
    We’re Giving Away Five Tickets to the Saveur BarbecueCan you smell what the awesome and elegant food magazine is cooking?
  4. Openings
    Maloney & Porcelli Adds a Retro LuncheonetteComplete with chopped steak, wedge salads, and a bona fide soda jerk.
  5. Showdown Shows
    Saveur Debuts Online Cooking ShowIt’s a latke!
  6. Slideshow
    First Look at the Hurricane Club, Now Serving Pu Pu Platters and Scorpion BowlsThe 13,000-square-foot space opens in the former Porcao space tonight at 5:30 p.m.
  7. Videofeed
    In Season: Broccoli and CheetosChef Craig Koketsu prepares the popular Park Avenue Autumn side dish.
  8. Back of the House
    ‘Esquire’ Escalates Chef-Fashion War With ‘Maxim’Has it really come to this? Maxim and Esquire are going at it hammer and tongs to see who can print more ridiculous images of chefs as fashion models. Esquire started it, with a never-to-be-forgotten Simon Hammerstein–David Chang tough-guy shoot. This year, Maxim released its April spread early to get the jump on Esquire, but both mags shared a few models (formerly known as chefs): Michael Psilakis of Anthos, Neil Ferguson of Allen and Delancey, and Craig Koketsu of Park Avenue Winter. Psilakis, for his part, is even wearing similar suits in both spreads. (Did he leave the Maxim refrigerator and head straight to his Esquire lunch at Insieme?) Other chefs of note in the shoot include Ben Chekroun, the elegant maître d’ of Le Bernardin, whom we interviewed for Ask a Waiter back in the day; San Domenico’s affable wine director, Piero Trotta; and the boyish Wesley Genovart of Degustation, tucking into a plate of duck and soba noodles. We give Esquire the edge for shooting the dapper John McDonald at Keens. Though he’s more of a bon vivant restaurateur than a chef, Johnny Mac is a quintessential Esquire man. Man’s Gotta Eat [Esquire] Related: Chefs Put on Something a Little More Comfortable When Chefs Play Dress-Up
  9. Back of the House
    Chefs Put on Something a Little More ComfortableCan someone remind us, again, when chefs became fashion icons? Was it when Esquire featured a spread of Simon Hammerstein and David Chang in tough-guy postures? Or maybe the Daily News’ “Sexiest Chef” contest was the turning point. Meanwhile, the last time we looked, chefs spent most of their time either wearing grease-splattered whites, or dressing in band t-shirts to show that they were rocking hard, and ever mod. But there’s no arguing with the genre of the chef fashion pictorial, and we have to say, this one, taken from the new Maxim, is pretty soigné. But why is Michael Psilakis wearing a suit in a refrigerator? Shouldn’t he have an overcoat on, at least? And why doesn’t Craig Koketsu have a Pucci apron on, if he’s butchering? And as for Sam Mason’s hippie-lothario duds, we can only nod our heads in mute, approving awe. New York City’s Hottest Young Chefs [Maxim] Related: When Chefs Play Dress-Up