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John Mariani

  1. Lists
    Esquire Names America’s Best Restaurants for 2013Critic John Mariani likes Betony the best.
  2. Navel Gazing
    John Mariani Says Modernist Cooking Is Over, Despite Plenty of Evidence to theEven he can’t believe this drivel.
  3. The Bronx
    Esquire Critic John Mariani Attacks Brooklyn, Calls Belmont NewThe magazine critic is wrong about the Bronx, but he also happens to be correct.
  4. The Other Critics
    Mariani Digs the ‘American Swagger’ at the Fountain; Freedman ListsRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  5. Dough
    ‘Roberto Donna Bailout’ Site Launched in Response to EsquireThey’re trying to raise half a million dollars on PayPal.
  6. Accolades
    Sbraga and Little Fish Named on ‘Best’ Lists; Osteria andSbraga earns high marks for great food and reasonable prices.
  7. Lists
    Read What John Mariani Has to Say About State Bird and AQThere’s also a shout-out to Adam Mali at Brasserie S&P.
  8. Lists
    Esquire Hit Us With Its Best New Restaurants ListThe best week ever for “best of” lists.
  9. Awards
    … And Esquire Also Names AQ Best New RestaurantState Bird wasn’t the only S.F. restaurant on the list.
  10. Lists
    Esquire Also Names State Bird Provisions One of the Best Restaurants ofStuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski are in New York right now for the ‘Esquire’ party.
  11. Slideshows
    The Fifteen Most Gloriously Dramatic Fights Between Restaurant Owners and FoodSee the threats, exposed identities, accusations, and ejections fly.
  12. Bestest
    Betting on the James Beard AwardsWho do you want to win?
  13. Lists
    Predict All You Want, L.A. Chefs Are Already Ahead of the CurveSetting the trends before they’re trends.
  14. Dream Big
    Food Trends for 2012 Include Big Plates and Basic PizzaWhere Born Rich becomes a film.
  15. Other Magazines
    Esquire Drops Its ‘Best Restaurant’ IssueNames Michael Mina the country’s best new restaurant.
  16. The Other Critics
    John Mariani Lets the Air Out of the Michelin GuideThe dude’s just not a fan.
  17. Menu Design
    Take a Look at Some Really Excellent Vintage MenusThe new book ‘Menu Design in America’ aims to catalogue the evolution of the country’s bills of fare.
  18. Foodievents
    John Mariani Hosts Five-Courses at CulinaWe’d love to see the scribe head east fo La Cienega ourselves, but what are you going to do?
  19. Food Media
    While in Town, John Mariani Plans to, Well … Go to TowneHe wants to try Tico and Area Four, too.
  20. Rants
    Foodies and Locavores, People Still Feel the Need to Tell You How Much TheyJohn Mariani, specifically.
  21. Rants
    Bourdain Rips Into Beard Awards, Food Writers, and John Mariani (Again)A writer defends herself and a chef agrees.
  22. Beefs
    Our Five Favorite John Mariani AccusationsOur five favorite accusations against John Mariani.
  23. Culture Wars
    Is Esquire’s ‘Best New York Restaurants’ List Out ofIt’s all French, Italian, and (with the exception of Osteria Morini), above 28th Street. What gives?
  24. Lists
    John Mariani Has A Thing for, Uh, Durgin-ParkJohn Mariani loves Durgin-Park.
  25. Lists
    Mariani Calls Out ‘America’s Great Historic Restaurants’John Mariani looks at America’s great historic restaurants.
  26. Besties
    We’re Number Five! We’re Number Five!Why L.A. is the fifth best restaurant city in the country.
  27. Ink-Stained Wretches
    Did Esquire Really Coin the Term ‘Power Lunch’?An investigative look reveals it might’ve been the New York ‘Times.’
  28. Menus
    Daniel Stern Gives His Menus Seasonal UpdatesStern’s R2L gets props form John Mariani and both of his restaurants get new dishes.
  29. The Other Critics
    Bauer Lauds the New Chef at Absinthe; A Few More Words on Frances FromBauer gives new chef Adam Keough the three stars Jamie Lauren never got.
  30. Lists
    ABC Kitchen Is Esquire’s Restaurant of the YearPlus the “Best New Restaurants”: Longman & Eagle in Chicago, Frances in S.F., and more.
  31. Mediavore
    Mariani Examines Restaurant Sins; Condom Found In Claim Jumper SoupEsquire’s critic sounds off on reservation lines and greasy palms, while a court case will revolve around a disturbing discovery at a chain restaurant.
  32. Mediavore
    Guy Fieri Speaks For Flyover Country; Get Ready For Artisanal Popsicles
  33. Quote of the Day
    Bourdain Still Dogging MarianiThe critic and the cook just can’t get along.
  34. Beef
    Mariani Bites Back: Bourdain Is ‘Troubled’ and Self-HatingThe ‘Esquire’ critic who is ripped on in Medium Raw responds.
  35. Bookshelf
    First Look: Who Feels Anthony Bourdain’s Wrath in His New Book, MediumNow that he’s softened up to Emeril, who is Anthony Bourdain ranting about in his follow-up to Kitchen Confidential? A first look.
  36. Lists
    Esquire’s Four Chicago Restaurants ‘Not To Miss’The Bristol, Sepia, and other runners-up.
  37. Lists
    SHO Shaun Hergatt Follows Michelin Star With Esquire HonorsA look at the magazine’s annual list of best new restaurants.
  38. Beef
    Esquire’s Mariani Responds“I have been set up as the poster boy for a freewheeling, demanding, corrupt and leering lout,” complains the food writer.
  39. The Other Critics
    Esquire Editor Defends John Mariani“‘Esquire’ doesn’t position John as a critic.”
  40. The Other Critics
    Esquire’s John Mariani Not Welcome in Chicago“I can’t believe that asshole has the audacity to even call himself a restaurant critic,” says one peeved Windy City chef.
  41. NewsFeed
    ‘Esquire’ Gives Carnivores an Issue for the AgesIf there were a National Magazine Award for meat writing, the contest would be over.
  42. The In-box
    ‘Esquire’ Responds: We Do So Love New YorkEsquire’s John Mariani, responding to our outraged post from earlier today, writes in with some cooling remarks. We present them here unedited, leaving it to Grub Street readers to decide who’s in the right. Your comments on my list of Esquire’s 20 Best New Restaurants 2007 are fair enough insofar as your own preferences not making the list, though the inclusion of three NYC restaurants on a list of 20 (no other city has as many) hardly justifies your “Drop Dead” headline. And your assertion that “Food columnist John Mariani picks good restaurants located outside New York in place of the more deserving restaurants inside the city limits, such as Insieme, Sfoglia, Ssäm Bar, Suba, Hill Country, and many others. It’s not their fault that New York has more good places than the rest of the country put together!” may be churlish chauvinism but would only really be defensible if, as I did, you had in fact, eaten in more than 25 cities in the USA in the past year and dined at more than 80 restaurants in those cities…
  43. In Other Magazines
    ‘Esquire’ to New York: Drop DeadAre you kidding us? Only a trio of New York spots made Esquire’s “best new restaurants” list. And while the places described all sound good, if the likes of Rialto in Cambridge have all but three New York restaurants beat, then Pace is the new Harvard. The fact is this list represents a kind of trans-Hudson affirmative action for the restaurant world. Food columnist John Mariani picks good restaurants located outside New York in place of the more deserving restaurants inside the city limits, such as Insieme, Sfoglia, Ssäm Bar, Suba, Hill Country, and many others. It’s not their fault that New York has more good places than the rest of the country put together!