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Gusto

  1. The Grub Street Diet
    Ben Lyons Tries to Eat Chinese Food Every Sunday Night“I had a glass of wine at lunch because it made me feel European.”
  2. Closings
    West Village Restaurant Gusto Has ClosedAmanda Freitag and Jody Williams both cooked there.
  3. Lists
    L.A. Scores a Hat-Trick in Esquire’s ‘Best New Restaurants’ ListAnother three this year for some veteran chefs with their own projects.
  4. Lunch
    What to Eat For Lunch at Gusto, Starting NowVic Casanova’s tiny new restaurant is a stand-out among the recent flood of Italians.
  5. The Other Critics
    Virbila Venerates Vic Casanova’s Gusto; Gold Pleasantly Unchallenged By MaisonNoting that Alain Giruad is one of the few L.A. chefs capable of commanding a giant kitchen, J. Gold feels “it’s hard not to expect more.”
  6. Slideshows
    A Look at What’s Cooking at Vic Casanova’s Gusto, Open Tonight on 3rd StreetThe former Culina chef realizes his dreams with beef heart tartare and veal sweetbread milanese.
  7. Chef Shuffles
    Casanova’s Revenge: Gusto on Third StreetThe chef plans rustic Italian in the “restaurant of [his] dreams.”
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    Cooking School With Jean-Georges; New Menu Items at Num Pang MidtownPlus: a seven-course bodega-themed dinner, an amuse bouche for the arts, and more multi-sensory culinary experiences, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  9. Mediavore
    Booze Gets Cheaper at Chains; Michelle Obama Heads to Sesame StreetPlus: a very old restaurant, and public-school kitchens, all in our morning news roundup.
  10. Celebrity Settings
    Hosea and Leah, Sitting in a … Restaurant?Plus, Mickey Rourke hits the town.
  11. Temporary Closings
    Kefi Closed by DOHGusto isn’t the only restaurant being told to take the night off tonight.
  12. Temporary Closings
    Gusto Closed for Three Days, Fate of Next-Door Space UndecidedEven in this economic climate, the Department of Consumer Affairs isn’t showing mercy.
  13. Chef Moves
    Anne Burrell Out at Centro VinotecaAnne Burrell, a Rising Star winner and star of ‘Secrets of a Restaurant Chef,’ is out at Centro Vinoteca.
  14. Mediavore
    Anne Burrell Too Busy for Gusto; a ‘Top Chef’ in Yankee StadiumPlus: Strip House plans to expand, Au Bon Pain gives away free iced coffee today, and more, in our morning news digest.
  15. Neighborhood Watch
    Meryl Streep/Julia Child Movie Shot Footage at Provence; Cipriani Boxing UpCorner Bistro doesn’t sound too good, Benoit gets its liquor license, and a rooftop opens for business in Midtown in today’s neighborhood food news.
  16. NewsFeed
    Amanda Freitag Gleeful at the HarrisonAmanda Freitag shares her new menu from the Harrison.
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    New Growth in South Brooklyn; Go Organic in Union SquareClinton Hill’s outrageous soda costs.
  18. NewsFeed
    Anne Burrell to Get Food Network TV ShowAnne Burrell’s rapidly rising star is about to go up a little higher. The Centro Vinoteca chef, poised to create an all-new menu for Gusto, is about to get her own cooking show on the Food Network. Secrets of a Restaurant Chef is to premiere on June 29 at 10:30 a.m. and will feature Burrell, previously known to TV viewers as Mario Batali’s spiky-haired Iron Chef assistant, making rustic Italian recipes, some of which, like brined pork chops, they can enjoy if they hightail it over to the restaurant. 10:30 am is pretty early to be thinking about pork chops, but we plan to watch with rapt attention.
  19. Celebrity Settings
    Momofuku, Freemans, Spotted Pig Honchos Break Bread With Stephen Starr Our favorite celebrity sighting of the week was, of course, Lindsay Lohan at Peter Luger on Tuesday night — that’s because we saw her with our own eyes. Of course, we can’t be everywhere and see everyone, so as usual we’ve combed the gossip columns for other stop-ins. We’re sorry we missed Tracy Morgan at the Plumm, shirtless and offering to father babies as usual, and boy do we wish we were a fly on the wall when partners Ken Friedman and Taavo Somer, along with David Chang, dined with Stephen Starr at Buddakan. Is there a Spotted Buddafuku in the works?
  20. Neighborhood Watch
    Peter Hoffman Served a Rubber Band to His Mentor; Bloomberg to the Veggie RescueAstoria: La Flor de Puebla on Astoria Boulevard between Steinway and 38th Street makes a mean carnitas taco. [Joey in Astoria] East Village: Peter Hoffman of Back Forty (and Savoy) reveals to Frank Bruni that he “once served a watercress salad to Richard Olney, my mentor and culinary hero, only to discover upon going to his table to see how he liked it that we had also served him a rubber band.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Harlem: Only 3 percent of bodegas in the nabe carry leafy green vegetables, so Mayor Bloomberg’s coming to the rescue. No wonder Mizrahi loves him. [NYS via Uptown Flavor] Park Slope: The end of Donuts Coffee Shop on Fifth Avenue is near; Associated Supermarket is about to swallow up the landmark diner. [The Gowanus Lounge] West Village: It’s a Q&A kind of day: Centro Vinoteca and newly anointed Gusto chef Anne Burrell says her trademark “cowgirl skirts are a good luck charm when we do Iron Chef … I figure if all the old ladies in Italy wear dresses in the kitchen, why can’t I wear a skirt in NYC?” Though she may not have seen our kitchen fashions for the preening chef. [Restaurant Girl] Gusto is also hosting a Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, which includes this recipe for zuppa di pesce. [Eat for Victory/VV]
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    Gusto Now Going to Look and Taste Like Centro VinotecaChelsea: It doesn’t look good for those who are just getting used to the belly; pig’s ears are the latest trend, and even the version at stellar tapas spot Tía Pol was described by Peter Meehan as “crunchy and sticky with a funky pigskin flavor.” [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Financial District: Don’t forget, the trial run for the proposed year-round seasonal market at South Street Seaport starts on December 16 (and Molto Mario will be there). [Grub Street] Park Slope: Tempo Presto is closing this Friday because the restaurant can’t keep up with the pricey rent. [Gowanus Lounge] Upper West Side: Dovetail‘s opening next week. [Zagat] West Village: Sasha Muniak must feel really good about the Centro Vinoteca formula; after tapping chef Anne Burrell to take over for Amanda Freitag, he plans to redesign the Gusto space by next year with help from Centro Vinoteca and Jean Georges designer Thomas Juul-Hansen. [Restaurant Girl] Andrea Strong unveils renderings of Jason Neroni’s new gig, 10 Downing. [Strong Buzz via Eater] Magnolia Bakery will be open regular hours every day this holiday season except for Christmas, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 24, kids can pick up a cupcake that comes with a note to Santa. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Williamsburg: A benefit party at Supreme Trading tomorrow night promises an open Bass Ale Beer bar from 7 to 8 p.m. and “one of the most difficult cuisines to find in New York City: Rwandan.” [Cakehead]
  22. NewsFeed
    Amanda Freitag Leaving Gusto for Harrison, Anne Burrell Taking Over Amanda Freitag is leaving Gusto, her popular West Village perch, and moving downtown to the Harrison, where owner Jimmy Bradley tells us she was his first choice. “We’re going to go in a new direction,” Bradley tells us. “We were doing French cookery in a New American style, but with Amanda the menu is going to be lusty, soulful, rustic Mediterranean-inspired cookery.” The changeover should happen in January. As for Gusto, it will come under the control of Anne Burrell, the chef at Gusto’s sister restaurant Centro Vinoteca. With Centro packed nearly every night, the time is right for Burrell to expand her authority.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Jody Williams’s Wine Bar Serving in the West VillageGreenwich Village: Send off truffle fever with a wine-sodden bang at Babbo’s December 3 Vintage series, which includes a white-truffle tasting menu with wine pairings discussed by Peter Jamros. [Grub Street] Hell’s Kitchen: Kyotofu is hosting a seven-course dinner-and-dessert sake pairing tonight at 7 p.m. [Grub Street] Midtown West: The Frederick’s space on West 58th Street will be transformed into Jour et Nuit, a French-American bistro offering, you guessed it, brasserie classics like croque monsieurs and moules frites. [Restaurant Girl] Soho: Fiamma is a little too liberal with its “Napkins of Shame,” which according to Bruni are a “bit of patchwork that makes the table look clean again” to the embarrassment of the messy diner. The critic was subjected to one himself while on a date. [Diner’s Journal/NYT] The Vosges bacon-chocolate bar is accused of not reaching its potential and tasting “more like the barnyard than the pig and more like the rubber tree than the cocoa pod.” [Chop Talk/Epicurious] West Village: Jody Williams is previewing her new enoteca and salumeria Gottino at Greenwich Avenue near Perry Street. [Eater] The chef’s main stage, Morandi, is also serving a Thanksgiving dinner of rosemary roasted turkey with fennel and bruschetta stuffing. Those looking for turkey alternatives can arrive early for regular breakfast. [Grub Street]
  24. Neighborhood Watch
    Lovescool’s Bakery Open in Gramercy; Pupu Platters From the Fifties in QueensAstoria: Chickenhead is playing at the beer garden this Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. [Joey in Astoria] Clinton Hill: J & J Cafe on Fulton near Waverly is already closed, but don’t hold your breath for the next newcomer. With all the construction in the area “there’s little use opening anything in that space…it’s almost completely invisible.” [Clinton Hill Blog] Fresh Meadows: Old-school Chinese-American restaurant Kim Yum has been serving Pupu Platters and strong drinks since the fifties. [Gothamist] Gramercy: Dessert blogger and Golden Scoop award winner Kelli Bernard has opened her bakery and tea house at 171 Third Avenue between 16th and 17th streets. [NewYorkology] Harlem: Harlem Tea Room tries to pull a fast one: “This may not be a sticking point if you haven’t grown up with scones, but they are not biscuits. They just aren’t. Biscuits are lovely things, but you cannot claim to sell homemade scones and serve biscuits.” [Uptown Flavor] West Village: Gusto chef Amanda Freitag puts oodles of autumn into her recipe for free-form pumpkin ravioli with apple-cider reduction. [Restaurant Girl]
  25. The Annotated Dish
    Morandi’s Deceptively Simple Duck Sandwich Chef Jody Williams had made her mark as a master of Italian cuisine at Gusto when Keith McNally hired her to run the kitchen at Morandi. Like most of her cooking, this duck sandwich with quince and apple mostarda and green savoy cabbage appears simple and rustic but was created with a great deal of thought and technique. Mouse over the arrows for Jody Williams’s explanation of each ingredient.
  26. Click and Save
    Forget ‘Top Chef,’ Here’s What Real Cooking Looks Like The cooking on Top Chef is, as most chefs will tell you, about as realistic as the medicine practiced on House. But that doesn’t mean you can’t see the real thing if you look hard enough. Consider RealMeals, a brand-new, just-launched website which specializes in videos of both professional and amateur chefs actually cooking. This kind of instructional/aspirational video has been coming into vogue in recent months (Chow has produced a number of really good ones.) But RealMeals is both more interesting and more New York-oriented.
  27. Back of the House
    Kim Jong Il’s New Jersey Barbecue Connection; Starbucks ConsolidatingNirvana 54, it turns out, is named after the table where Richard Gere dined with threesome participants back in the good old days. [NYP] American food will be better, healthier, and more “upscale” in the coming year, expert insists. [NYDN] Whole Foods stock is tanking, despite the chain’s surging growth. [Slate] Hackensack barbecuer a vital go-between for U.S. and North Korea when not tending pit. [Serious Eats] Vongerichten’s son is a chip off the old block. [New York Restaurant Insider] Eel or Amazonian superfoods? Three experts try to divine the hot ingredient of the year. [TONY] Double Seven gets a reprieve, Boxers already replaced, Gusto expanding. [Eater] Chicken-man arsonist admits he was drunk when he torched doughnut shop. [NYDN] Starbucks is winning the fight against unions: “If they had faith in me and my motives, they wouldn’t need a union,” says chairman. [Nation’s Restaurant News]