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Dave Martin

  1. Top Chef
    Ever Wanted to Cook With a Semi-Celebrity Chef for Free?Be an assistant to a ‘Top Chef’ for the night.
  2. Truckin'
    Top Chef’s Dave Martin on Fry Duty at Frying DutchmenThe new truck gets a name-brand chef.
  3. Temporary Closings
    Fire Closes Otto’s Shrunken Head, DOH Downs VynlPlus, a chat with the Hurricane Club’s beverage director.
  4. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    More on Dave Martin’s Vynl Overhaul: New Focus on ‘SolidThe former ‘Chef’-testant clues us in on his latest project.
  5. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Top Chef Dave Martin Now Bitching at VynlSure to be on the menu: macaroni and cheese.
  6. Internal Affairs
    Google Cooking Competition Pulls ‘Top Chef’–Worthy JudgesCould YOUR company get Martha Stewart, Marcus Samuelsson, and others to appear at social hour?
  7. Closings
    Crave on 42nd Packs Its Knives$70,000 a month in truffle mac ‘n’ cheese couldn’t save Top Chef Dave Martin’s restaurant.
  8. Top Chef
    ‘Top Chef’ Shuffle: Dave Martin Leaves Crave on 42ndAnd Spike Mendelsohn’s replacement has been named at Mai House.
  9. Back of the House
    Cheftestant Lisa Strives for Our AffectionLisa Fernandes is trying to clear her name.
  10. NewsFeed
    Dave Martin of ‘Top Chef’ Is Banking on Mac and Chee$$$eWhole Foods likes the looks of his black-truffle macaroni and cheese.
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    David Waltuck on Cooking in Tribeca for 30 Years; Clover Club Coming to CarrollCarroll Gardens: The Clover Club — the Smith Street cocktail spot from the Flatiron Lounge people have a sign up. Getting close! [Off the Presses] Gramercy: Shockingly, for some cooked-food enthusiasts, “some of Pure’s dishes, and not just obvious things like salad, are downright delicious.” [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Greenwich Village: Somebody told somebody that a bartender at a new bar told him that Keith McNally may have put a $1 million bid on Minetta Tavern. [Eater] Hell’s Kitchen: Video of Dave Martin concocting a special Valentine’s Day gelato to serve at Crave. [Snack] Tribeca: David Waltuck “first got behind the stove [at Chanterelle] — and set the restaurant on its path to becoming one of the city’s most cherished — before he was 25 years old. He’s now 53.” And ready for a Q&A with Frank Bruni. [Diner’s Journal/NYT] West Village: Grom is totally coming to Bleecker Street, and they’re accepting applications now for a March opening. [Eat for Victory/VV] Was Beatrice Inn raided and shut down last night? [Down by the Hipster]
  12. Mediavore
    Balducci’s Ruins Hanukkah; Dave Martin Can Paint, TooBalducci’s made a big mistake by advertising boneless spiral ham as “Delicious for Chaunkah.” [NYDN] Contradicting his colleague, Frank Bruni defends the entrée, arguing that a “too-long sequence or too-broad collection of too-small plates is like being tickled and tickled and never flat-out hugged.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Le Bernardin’s James Beard–award–winning pastry chef enjoys a nice Snickers bar with almonds at the end of the day. [Restaurant Girl]
  13. Mediavore
    Gordo Blog Better Than the Real Thing; Water Trend More RidiculousA true innovator has started a mock Gordon Ramsay blog with such posts as “What? Emeril’s boobs aren’t nice enough?” But when will someone step in to fill in the gaps at Chodoblog? [News Groper via Serious Eats] Related: Food Network, Emeril No Longer Feeling the Love No holiday parties at Chumley’s this year; according to the owner Steve Shlopak, the space has no ceiling and no floor. [NYO] Even after a top-chef shuffle and “showdown between Fiamma, L’Impero and Alto … all three places have come through recent turmoil, and the good news is that they’re better than they were before,” says Steve Cuozzo. [NYP]
  14. Mediavore
    ‘Top Chef’ Bitch Opens Restaurant; Gordo Looking for VictimsFormer Top Chef contestant Dave “don’t call me a bitch, bitch” Martin (Season One) has opened his own restaurant on West 42nd Street called Crave, and he’s serving comfort food. [Zagat] Hakata Tonton is bringing its love of pig’s feet to the West Village — even dessert has the collagen-packed delicacy. [Eat for Victory/VV] Alain Ducasse’s wine bar Adour at the St. Regis Hotel is set to open in January. [Decanter] Related: Essex House and St. Regis Restaurants: Maybe Next Year! Grape Nuts [NYM]
  15. Mediavore
    Marco Pierre White Sets Himself on Fire With Flaming CocktailJust another night at the Spotted Pig: Marco Pierre White, trying to demonstrate a flaming cocktail to Mario Batali, Tony Bourdain, and friends, sets himself on fire, gets doused with wine and Champagne, and stabbed in the hand. [NYP] Related: Batali, Bourdain, and Ramsay Mentor to Finally Take on America? [Grub Street] There are so many high-end restaurants looking for good ingredients that the world will literally run out of them, a world-famous Australian chef claims. [Australian News] Utterly dependent as it is on illegal workers, the restaurant industry is lobbying hard against the new immigration bill in Congress. [Nation’s Restaurant News]
  16. NewsFeed
    Lola Scores Liquor License, Teary-Eyed ‘Top Chef’The path to serving booze downtown is especially tricky these days — even for a restaurant, like Lola, with a long, respected track record. The haute southern favorite was sitting pretty for almost two decades on 22nd Street, with two stars from the Times and a loyal clientele, but the usual cadre of community activists opposed granting the place a liquor license when the owners found a new space in Soho. Two years later, they’ve won the right to pour freely. The new Lola will open in early February with emotional Top Chef season-one finalist (and breakout star) Dave Martin as its chef. It remains to be seen whether Martin will collapse into one of his trademark breakdowns; perhaps Top Chef fans can request one when they make reservations. Lola, 15 Watts St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-675-6700.