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Il Buco

  1. Secret Salamis
    Why Chefs Resort to Secret Tactics to Cook Some of Their Best Food“It was all super off-the-record and super hidden.”
  2. Valentine's Day
    The Surprising Restaurant Economics of Valentine’s DayWhy busy restaurants might actually make less money than usual on February 14.
  3. Grub Guides
    35 Next-Level Holiday Delivery Options That Throw Your Party for YouSimply pick up the phone.
  4. Foodievents
    Il Buco Will Celebrate 20th Anniversary With an Incredible Lineup of Guest ChefsAmanda Freitag and Justin Smillie, too!
  5. Leftovers
    Justin Smillie’s Dinner at Osteria in Philadelphia; Farm-Focused DinnersToday’s Leftovers.
  6. Celebrity Settings
    Stephen Colbert Celebrates at Carbone; Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Hold Hands atThis week’s installment of Celebrity Settings.
  7. Leftovers
    Eataly Wine Shop Slashes Prices; All’onda Launches LunchPlus: Seersucker’s guest-chef series continues, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  8. Leftovers
    Cook It Raw at Blue Hill at Stone Barns; Counter Culture’s ChampionPlus: Valentine’s Day at Il Buco, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  9. The Grub Street Diet
    Actress Piper Perabo Rips Into Korean Fried Chicken, Can’t Resist Her“My friend and I don’t eat the buns at all. We just sit there and rip apart all the chicken.”
  10. Leftovers
    Krescendo Launches ‘Spirit Hour’; Il Buco’s BreadPlus: Lincoln’s Tuscan dinners, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  11. Interviews
    Elizabeth Olsen on Reservation Name-Dropping and Informal Restaurant Consulting“Normally I get, ‘We have a waiting list,’ and I go, ‘That’s cool!’ But maybe if I give my name, you’ll get me in.”
  12. The Grub Street Diet
    Ricky Van Veen Eats Lean Cuisine to Offset Twix Bars, LovesHe’s oblivious to sugar highs and intimidated at Cafe Select.
  13. Spinoffs
    Il Buco’s Store and Other Fall SpinoffsIl Buco goes retail and STK goes casual.
  14. Community Boards
    Chuck Close Goes to Bat for Il Buco ExpansionThe artist tells CB2 that “bars and restaurants saved our neighborhood.”
  15. Chef Shuffle
    Ignacio Mattos Leaves Il BucoThe chef of five years is pursuing other ventures.
  16. Openings
    Il Buco Co-Founder Wants to Make ‘the Best Damn Bread’ inPlus, a waterfront rooftop!
  17. Two for Eight
    Tables Available at Ilili; Alta, Le Caprice Mostly BookedIt’s time to play Two for Eight. Today: Mediterranean.
  18. Two for Eight
    Tables Available at Taboon, Travertine; Il Buco Mostly BookedIt’s time to play Two for Eight. Today: Mediterranean.
  19. Openings
    Spotted Pig Team Lets Go of New Project; the Smile Wants to Open a BreastaurantPlus more from last night’s Community Board 2 meeting.
  20. Community Boards
    Breaking: Il Buco Cancels Beloved Pig RoastJust moments before the community board meeting, Il Buco gives up the fight.
  21. Community Boards
    NIMBY Threatens to Block Il Buco’s Market and Wine BarIf it roasts a pig.
  22. Community Boards
    As Pig Roast Approaches, Il Buco Prepares to Get Dragged Over the CoalsHelp Il Buco fight for its right to put a pig on a spit.
  23. User Reviews
    User Reviews: Get Your ‘Mind Blown’ at BarbutoPlus: Pulino’s volume problem, and where the best seats are at Il Buco.
  24. Neighborhood Watch
    Spring Ramp Menu at Marc Forgione; Fornino Pizza Expands to Park SlopePlus: Earth Awareness Week discount at Il Buco, and free cocktails at Haru, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  25. The Food Chain
    Russell Moore Is Captivated by Il Buco’s Beef Empanadas“He sent out these empanadas in the middle of the meal, as if it was a pasta course or something.”
  26. Openings
    CB Minutes: Il Buco Expands, Plan B Remodels, White Star Gets Grub, and MoreAn East Village oyster bar, and more projects in the works.
  27. Other Sites
    Get 30 Percent Off at Il Buco, the Harrison, and MoreA newsletter offers deep discounts for restaurants at which you actually want to eat.
  28. Celebrity Settings
    Il Buco Chandelier Seals Love ConnectionChristina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend wed under their favorite light.
  29. Celebrity Settings
    Jude Law’s Magical Restaurant Tour ContinuesPlus, the rest of this past week’s celebrity sightings.
  30. Foodievents
    E.V. Pig RoastIl Buco celebrates its fifteenth anniversary on Sunday.
  31. Celebrity Settings
    Il Buco Chandelier Saves MarriageGeoffrey Arend proposes to Christina Hendricks under the restaurant’s old lighting fixture.
  32. Foodievents
    Argentine Chef Cameo at Il BucoChef Francis Mallman is cooking a special dinner on June 15.
  33. Recession Is Your Friend
    Save Lunch Money and the RainforestIl Buco celebrates Earth Day throughout next week.
  34. What to Eat
    Fat FrenzyIgnacio Mattos of Il Buco uses fatback to create a “digestive orgasm.”
  35. Closings
    Bloomingdale Road Will Close This WeekendAfter just five months, Ed Witt is packing his knives.
  36. Pigging Out
    Il Buco Brings the Roast Indoors This YearThis year you’ll be able to make reservations for Il Buco’s pig roast.
  37. Mediavore
    Don’t Fear the Tomato; Blais’s Burger Coming to New YorkPlus Ben & Jerry’s new Elton John–inspired ice cream, a book about cannibalism, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  38. In the Magazine
    Platt on Scarpetta; Recession-Era Lemonade StandsPlus openings, fava beans, and Gael Greene in this week’s magazine.
  39. The New York Diet
    Marco Pierre White Has an Impromptu Wrap Party at Katz’sWe asked the great British chef what he ate as filming of his reality show, ‘Chopping Block,’ came to a close.
  40. NewsFeed
    Il Buco’s Olive Oil Harvested by SeniorsIl Buco’s owner debuts her first food documentary tomorrow night.
  41. Neighborhood Watch
    Welcome to Beer Island; Get Psyched for the Food Film FestivalA herring festival swims into midtown, and plastic is chased out of Park Slope, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  42. NewsFeed
    A Guided Tour of Pig Parts, Here in New Pork CityWhere to get the best parts of the pig, from snout to tail, according to ‘Time Out New York.’
  43. NewsFeed
    Chefs Love What Mom Used to MakeWe asked a handful of chefs which childhood dishes they remember most fondly and which ones, if any, they’ve reinvented as their own.
  44. Neighborhood Watch
    Jerry’s Asian Opens Today in Tribeca; Gold-Plated Twinkies in GreenpointThe owner of now-closed Jerry’s opens an Asian restaurant on Chambers Street, a new shop in Greenpoint is selling newfangled twinkies coated in gold, and there’s still non-hyped ramen to be had in the East Village in today’s neighborhood food news.
  45. Neighborhood Watch
    Holiday High Tea Returns to Midtown East; Avenue B New Dining HotbedDumbo: An Eva Solo Oil/Vinegar Bottle, from Tivoli Home on 111 Front Street, made this list of gifts available in the neighborhood. [Dumbo NYC] East Village: Avenue B “has developed a thriving restaurant scene” now that Back Forty has joined the ranks of classics 26 Seats and Max. Even if there were tumbleweeds at Cantina the other night. [NYT] Food critic David Rosengarten has named Il Buco his pick for restaurant of the year in his weekly e-zine called Tastings. They do have great gift-worthy chandeliers. [Grub Street] Midtown East: The Four Seasons is serving high tea with a view of its lobby’s 24-foot Christmas tree from 3 to 5 p.m. daily until December 29. [Zagat] West Village: Little owl chef Joey Campanaro created this recipe for spinach gnocchi with pancetta beurre noisette and chanterelles. [Restaurant Girl]
  46. NewsFeed
    Pig Farmer to Deliver Pigs in Pig-Fueled Truck Bev Eggleston, the Virginia pig farmer trying to revive Ossabaw pigs, has refitted his truck to run on barbecue grease! He’s struck up a symbiotic friendship with Hill Country’s Robbie Richter (Richter gets to try great pork, Bev gets to eat great barbecue), and the two have come to an understanding by which Richter will save his grease for Eggleston’s special diesel engine. The idea’s not as crazy as it sounds: San Francisco asks restaurants to recycle grease for the city’s bus fleet.
  47. Trimmings
    (Some of!) Il Buco’s Nutso Chandeliers Can Be Yours for a Price Thirteen years ago Donna Lennard and Alberto Avalle took over what was then the studio and workshop of artist Warren Muller and opened an antiques store with Muller’s quirky chandeliers front and center. It would become the little slice of loveliness known as Il Buco, where Muller’s creations are still for sale at prices starting around $3,000. You’re likely to get the owners to part with the one incorporating oil cans — Lennard says customers always bang their heads on it — but if your heart is set on the not-for-sale one above the bar (an antique rake with porcelain sockets on each rung, not pictured) Lennard will send you to the artist’s Philadelphia studio. “He’s a magical guy,” Lennard says of Muller. “He loves to play with light in fantastical ways.” So fantastical, in fact, that Muller, who now sells larger pieces made from Mini Coopers and the like for as much as $200,000, is hard-pressed to describe his creative process. Nevertheless, we asked him to try.
  48. Foodievents
    Il Buco Goes Hog Wild Thursday Afternoon Il Buco’s annual Sagra del Maiale festival (pig party to us Americans) runs Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m., and it kills us that we can’t go. The restaurant, which has always been a source of ingredient-driven Italian food, has taken its aesthetic up a notch under chef Ignacio Mattos’ watch. The pigfest is perfectly symbolic of that — it’s not just whole hog, but Ossabaw pork from an island off Georgia. It’s one of the most intensely flavorful pigs in the world, with a taste reminiscent of Spanish Ibérico hogs, wild boars, the sound of rushing water, first kisses in prehistoric South American jungles, and your first pork chop. The menu, which includes barbecued pork, Ossabaw panini, ricotta fritters, farmer’s-market panzanella, and wild arugula with lemon, red onion, and Pecorino, is a paltry $20 a plate. Do what you can to get there; it looks to be pretty special. Sagra del Maiale Festival
  49. At the Market
    For Chef-Worthy Ingredients, Head to the Source Chefs are always going on about the importance of raw ingredients. Get in on the action by shopping at restaurants with gourmet markets attached.
  50. In the Magazine
    Today: A Sidewalk Pork RoastA roast pig, cooked slowly for the whole honest world to see, is one of the supreme gastronomic spectacles. Rob and Robin tell us about one going on between 12:30 and 7 p.m. today at the pork-cellent downtown eatery Il Buco. We believe that the biggest draw of a pig roast is the exceedingly crisp and flavorful skin, known as the “crackling.” In his 1822 essay “A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig,” Charles Lamb had this to say: “There is no flavour comparable, I will contend, to that of the crisp, tawny, well-watched, not over-roasted crackling, as it is well called.” [Pig Festival]