Plus: Daniel Boulud and Alain Ducasse's first meeting, too much money is being spent on fast food, and more in our morning roundup of news and gossip.
It's no 'Top Chef' — we can tell you that.
The U.S. gets serious about the Bocuse d'Or world cooking contest.
Inside Daniel's ideal city kitchen.
Defense lawyers threaten the future of the calorie-posting law, wine bars run amok, and a pig named Bruce.
Video: Grub Street's Josh Ozersky talks with many of the city’s top chefs at last night’s gala.
Burger King's CEO explains how the economy works in his favor, the Upper West Side gets a festival to celebrate its new crop of restaurants, and the 'Times' explores cooking with microwaves.
One writer claims Shake Shack serves the best hot dogs in New York, Michael Psilakis talks more about the new Kefi, and the owner of Gristede's wants to be our mayor.
DB Bistro Moderne's Jim Leiken is poised to get a DB restaurant all his own.
Chefs let their parents down, Seamus Mullen will pull your iPod, and Eric Ripert comes up with a menu using ingredients from a 99-cent store.
How the burger rose to cultural ascendency in the new millennium after years of critique from environmentalists and anti-establishment thinkers.
Dominique Ansel of Daniel has created an 80-pound, three-foot-high chocolate Easter egg.