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Ed's Lobster Bar

  1. Eat Well
    Eat Well: Tortillas at the Greenmarket and Red, Ripe Tomatoes at PeelsPlus: What to eat during the fireworks, a Chinese shake-up, and more in this week’s roundup of healthy eats.
  2. Empire Building
    Ed McFarland Plans Ed’s Lobster Bar ‘Spinoff Concept’ for LESPlus the latest out of Community Board 3.
  3. What to Eat
    Lobster Burgers Coming to the World Financial CenterGround lobster meat on a sesame-seed bun.
  4. Openings
    Ed McFarland’s Pizzeria Will be Called Caravelli’sThe Ed’s Lobster Bar owner hopes to debut his “pizzeria meets focacceria” by late March.
  5. Empire Building
    Ed’s Lobster Bar Offering $50 Truffle Lobster Roll Today, Looking toThe chef-owner has been looking at 100-seat spaces in Soho.
  6. TV Land
    Michael Symon Will Squelch Total Non-Rivalries on Food FeudsCupcake Stop vs. Ladybird Bakery? A look at the lineup of Food Network’s ‘Food Wars’ knockoff.
  7. Price Check
    Why Do Lobsters Have to Cost So Much?Ed McFarland of Ed’s Lobster Bar explains.
  8. Desserts
    It’s Peanut-Butter–and-Jelly (and Ice-Cream Sandwich!) TimeEveryone’s screaming for ice-cream sandwiches — the latest being a PB&J-inspired variety.
  9. The Great Outdoors
    Rolling by the Rivers: Red Hook Lobster Pound and Ed’s Lobster Bar Set UpThe Red Hook Lobster Pound finds a location near Brooklyn Bridge Park after all.
  10. Openings
    Ed’s Lobster Cart Opens This WeekendLobster rolls come to World Financial Center.
  11. Openings
    Ed’s Carts Lobster Rolls to World Financial CenterSoft-shell crab sandwiches by the marina!
  12. Neighborhood Watch
    Ed Brown Will Open a Chowder Bar; Dovetail ExpandsPlus: Housemande Ring Dings for Soho and Red Hook chicken dinners, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  13. User's Guide
    A Brief History of Restaurant Rip-off LawsuitsMr. Chow isn’t the first to sue for identity theft. But could he be the first to win?
  14. Menu Changes
    Ed’s Lobster Bar Ignores Patriotic Duty, Ditches Banana Split (Plus:The lobster bar is now exclusively serving Italian specialties from Il Laboratorio. Plus, other menu changes around town.
  15. Entreaties
    Okay, It’s Time to Stop Comparing Every New Restaurant to MomofukuIt’s getting Momo-notonous!
  16. Troubled Times
    Sour Economy Continues to Inspire Food JournalistsOne tries to bargain down the price of a slice, another suggests knockoff restaurants, and Flo Fab tells us, again, how restaurants are dealing with the these troubled times.
  17. Lobster
    Ed’s Makes More Time for Lobster RollsEd’s Lobster Bar expands their hours, serving seven days a week.
  18. NewsFeed
    Truce Declared in Battle of the Lobster RollsEd’s Lobster Bar and Pearl Oyster Bar have settled their intellectual-property tiff out of court.
  19. Mediavore
    Trans-Fats Fines Round One; Gordo Like BreastsOthers agree: The Ciprianis’ “deal was sugary enough to let the nattily dressed pair stride out of Manhattan Supreme Court Justice John Cataldo’s courtroom looking like the cats that ate the cannolis.” But they forgot to mention the bimbos in Lambos. [NYP] Related: Ciprianis Get Out of Jail, Open New Restaurant On the Ciprianis Cooking Pasta — and the Books! In his new book, Gordon Ramsay reveals the importance of private-equity firm Blackstone in his career, like the company’s bankrolling “the installation of a chef’s table, where … three women showed their appreciation by baring their breasts to the cooks after one convivial meal, he writes.” Way to keep it classy, Gordo. [Bloomberg] The first round of trans-fats fines, ranging from $200 to $2,000, have been issued to restaurants across the city including Little Guyana Bake Shop in Queens — whose owner “didn’t know [the new rules] applied to bakeries as of yet.” [NYP]
  20. NewsFeed
    Ed’s Lobster Bar to Pearl Oyster Bar: Step Off!So incensed is Ed McFarland, the proprietor of Ed’s Lobster Bar and the defendant in Pearl Oyster Bar owner Rebecca Charles’s intellectual-property suit, that he took the unusual step this afternoon of actually calling a press conference to defend himself. Unfortunately, the press conference was held in Ed’s Lobster Bar, which is indeed deeply reminiscent of Pearl Oyster Bar, where McFarland was the sous-chef for six years. “I am deeply saddened to learn that Rebecca Charles has brought an action against me,” McFarland announced. “I believe her action has no merit. I harbor no ill will and wish her safely to port.”
  21. Mediavore
    Pearl’s Oyster Bar Sues Ed’s Lobster Bar; Ducasse Taking OverThe owner of Pearl Oyster Bar sues the owner of Ed’s Lobster Bar for intellectual-property theft, accusing her former sous-chef of having stolen everything from the paint job to the Caesar salad dressing. [NYT] Alain Ducasse has taken over Brasserie LCB and is looking to convert it into a bistro along the lines of Benoit, his casual place in Paris. [NYT] It might not be such a good idea to hire a Top Chef. [NYO]
  22. The Other Critics
    Gramercy Keeps Its Third Star; Randall Lane Trips But Likes Insieme AnywayFrank Bruni joins Adam Platt in giving Gramercy Tavern three stars, validating the efforts of new chef Michael Anthony and the usual Danny Meyer service level. [NYT] Related: Gramercy Rehab [NYM] Time Out’s Randall Lane likes Insieme a lot, to the tune of four (out of six) stars. Though he praises the food as most reviewers have, he also agrees with them that although it was beautifully executed, it didn’t make him swoon. Also, he tripped on the step coming in. [TONY] The Sun’s Paul Adams comes down on Landmarc, “less a dining destination and more a hearty refueling station for ravenous shoppers and tourists.” But it’s affordable and competent, and what else do you want in a mall restaurant? [NYS] Related: Will Landmarc’s Downtown Cool Play Alongside Its Ritzy New Neighbors? [Grub Street]
  23. Mediavore
    American Reclaims World Hot-Dog Record; Bruni Calls Out SietsemaAt a Nathan’s hot-dog-eating contest qualifier in Phoenix, American Joey Chestnut shatters the world record set by Takeru “the Tsunami” Kobayashi. [NYP] In a rare critic-on-critic showdown, Frank Bruni comes down hard on Il Brigante, whose pizza the Voice’s Robert Sietsema called “the city’s most perfect evocation of the true Naples style.” Hardly, Bruni says. “Nothing about this pizza argued strongly for a trip outside your own neighborhood.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Related: New Restaurant Not Just for Lonely Mountain People [Grub Street] A critical roundup of the city’s lobster rolls decrees Ed’s Lobster Bar “the world’s best.” [NYP] Related: Consider the Lobster Roll [NYM]
  24. The Other Critics
    Fette Sau and 15 East Get Strong Endorsements From the ExpertsPeter Meehan gives a highly thought-out, admiring review (probably the most knowledgeable one so far) of Fette Sau, taking pain to mention the place’s few but significant shortcomings. [NYT] Related: Fette Sau’s Weird Williamsburg Barbecue Palace [Grub Street] Alan Richman, a person with highly developed opinions about sushi, thinks 15 East a great find: “If you have pricey seafood cravings without the wherewithal to finance them, I don’t believe you can do better than 15 East,” he says. [Bloomberg] Frank Bruni inexplicably reviews Max Brenner: Chocolates by the Bald Man, a place that no one would ever expect to be good. Unsurprisingly, he hands them a bagel. [NYT] Related: Milking It [NYM]
  25. The Other Critics
    One Reluctant Star to Morandi, Big Ups to Fette SauHaving earlier disposed of Balthazar, Bruni moves on to Morandi and asks: “Is this tribute or burlesque?” Though he doesn’t dig the menu’s “greatest-hits approach,” he concedes Jody Williams’s food is “getting a worse rap than it deserves” (seems he read the Platt review). Final word: “Morandi can simply feel tired before its time, and not quite worth the struggle to get in and stay upright in the scrum.” [NYT] Spiga, meanwhile, isn’t taking a traditional approach and suffers for it, according to Tables for Two. Chef Salvatore Corea has ideas, but “too many ideas, in some cases”— starting with the cocoa gnocchi. [NYer] Sietsema brings his own Wonder bread to publicity-starved Fette Sau and finds baseball-bat beef ribs, spectacular brisket, damn good flank steak and shredded lamb “fragrant with the odor of pasturage.” [VV] Related: Williamsburg’s Weird Barbecue Place