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Ken Friedman

  1. closings
    April Bloomfield Will Close the John Dory Oyster BarIt will be replaced by a flagship location of Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar.
  2. controversies
    Every Chef and Restaurant Owner Accused of Sexual Misconduct In The #MeToo EraUpdates on all those accused, including the announcement that Thomas Carter is out as co-owner of Estela, Café Altro Paradiso, and Flora Bar.
  3. the end
    It’s Time to Kill the Spotted Pig Once and for AllThe disgraced hot spot now embodies everything that’s wrong with restaurants.
  4. sexual harassment
    April Bloomfield Speaks Out: ‘I Failed a Lot of People’In a new interview, the chef wrestles with the role she played in Ken Friedman’s alleged harassment.
  5. business woes
    Ken Friedman Is Being Sued by the Ace HotelA $5 million lawsuit alleges that Friedman misreported the earnings at his two restaurants in the hotel.
  6. women and power
    What the Prune Chefs Hoped to Accomplish With the Spotted PigGabrielle Hamilton and Ashley Merriman dreamed of writing the second chapter in the #MeToo story. Instead, they got scorched.
  7. sexual harassment
    New York Is Investigating Sexual Harassment at the Spotted PigThe state attorney general has sought records for Ken Friedman and Mario Batali.
  8. nope
    Gabrielle Hamilton’s Great BetrayalWhy the chef’s decision to partner with Ken Friedman feels so inexcusable.
  9. major developments
    Gabrielle Hamilton on Ken Friedman: ‘We Are Going to Be the Second Marriage’The Prune chef offers insight into her controversial decision to help run the Spotted Pig alongside accused abuser Ken Friedman.
  10. sexual harassment
    Gabrielle Hamilton Says She’s the Spotted Pig’s New ChefKen Friedman, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, hired the owner of Prune.
  11. sexual harassment
    April Bloomfield Has Left the Spotted PigShe will hold on to the Breslin and turn the John Dory Oyster Bar into a new restaurant.
  12. sexual harassment
    After Ken Friedman Allegations, His SF Restaurant Will Lose Its Chef and ManagerThe two reportedly tried to purchase the restaurant after the first allegations emerged.
  13. sexual assault
    NYPD Investigating Mario Batali for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Two WomenFollowing a new 60 Minutes report that paints a chilling portrait of the disgraced chef, another similar accusation was reported.
  14. sexual harassment
    What Now for the Spotted Pig?The same parts of the Spotted Pig that are inherent in its appeal have now become perverse and problematic.
  15. sexual harassment
    Amid Ken Friedman Scandal, April Bloomfield Posts ApologyHer initial comments to the New York Times were widely criticized.
  16. sexual harassment
    5 More Women Come Forward to Accuse Batali of Sexual HarassmentThe incidents occurred at the Spotted Pig and Los Angeles’s Osteria Mozza.
  17. sexual harassment
    10 Women Accuse Spotted Pig Co-owner Ken Friedman of Sexual HarassmentA new report in the Times details a pattern of misconduct and harassment at the celebrated New York restaurant.
  18. Openings
    April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s Salvation Burger Will Open Next WeekPretty much everything including the mustard is made from scratch.
  19. Fall Preview 2015
    April Bloomfield Will Open Salvation Burger in OctoberAt this fast-from-scratch spot, even the mustard will be housemade.
  20. Coming Soon
    The Spotted Pig Team Is Planning a 4-Story Restaurant DowntownIt’s atop a tower on Pine Street.
  21. Taken
    Someone Stole the Spotted Pig’s MascotIt’s like ‘Babe: Pig in the City,’ but with more offal.
  22. Reservations
    Spotted Pig Opens Up Reservations for 2 Whole WeeksFriedman and Bloomfield may even add more dates.
  23. Reservations
    Spotted Pig’s Website Goes Down As Soon As Reservations Open Up OnlineBetter luck next time, reservations-seekers.
  24. Coming Soon
    April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman Confirm New Project for East VillageExpect a café and some very British sandwiches.
  25. Rumors
    April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman Rumored for Former San Loco SpaceThe restaurateurs are said to be planning an all-day “café-bar concept.”
  26. Expansions
    April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman Rumored for Los Angeles Spotted PigAre April Bloomfield’s Devils on Horseback making the jump to the West Coast?
  27. Opening Soon
    Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield Taking Over Former Strip ClubThe Lusty Lady shares a wall with Tosca Cafe.
  28. Openings
    Inside the All-New, Totally Old Tosca Cafe, From April Bloomfield and KenThe New York duo has spent the last ten months reworking and revamping the venerable San Francisco bar.
  29. Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
    Tosca Renovations, and Thus the Reopening, DelayedWe’re probably looking at a fall opening now.
  30. Previews
    Ken Friedman Talks Tosca, Finding the Perfect BartenderThe place will have real leather banquettes (not the pleather ones there now), and an Italian-focused menu.
  31. A Spot of Bother
    Gordon Ramsay Has Really, Truly Relinquished the Spotted Pig TrademarkThe shouty chef is Mr. Nice Guy now.
  32. the underground gourmet
    The Underground Gourmet: Salvation Taco Takes Delicious LibertiesApril Bloomfield and Ken Friedman have gone out of their way to state that their humble efforts are no more Mexican than a Doritos Locos taco.
  33. Quote of the Day
    Ken Friedman Hasn’t Made Up His Mind About Gordon RamsayIt’s all good, no matter how you slice it.
  34. Empire Building
    Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield Make West Coast Expansion OfficialThe duo will take over San Francisco’s Tosca Cafe.
  35. Openings
    What to Eat at Salvation Taco, Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield’sThe duo teamed up with Roberto Santibañez.
  36. Trendlet
    Trendlet: A New Slew of Distinctly New York TacosLike pizza, burgers, and pork buns before it, the taco is the latest lowbrow foodstuff to undergo a gourmet upgrade.
  37. Empire Building
    Starr-B-Que Coming to FishtownThough no one will confirm, the Williamsburg barbecue joint’s owner’s name is on the liquor license application.
  38. In Vino Veritas
    Jay McInerney on Former ‘Post-Nasal Drip’ Diet and Which Wine Bars“Really, through wine, I discovered food.”
  39. Non-openings
    Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield Scrap Bleecker Street Plans
  40. Coming Up
    Details on April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s Upcoming Bleecker StreetThe all-day concept will offer a menu similar to the Spotted Pig and the Breslin’s.
  41. Bros
    Graydon Carter Indebted to Ken Friedman, Damon Wise Opening Own RestaurantThe restaurant won some stars, but is it in the safety zone?
  42. Tenacious
    Monkey Bar Enlists Superstar Staff … and PraysMonkey Bar just won’t give up.
  43. Menu Changes
    John Dory Opens Its Chef’s Table to the Hungry MassesAnd we’ve got the first menu.
  44. Quote of the Day
    Ken Friedman Doesn’t Want to Brag About Celebrities, But …He will mention Charlie Rose.
  45. Empire Building
    Papaya King’s L.A. Debut Nears; Ken Friedman Plans His Own Westward MoveFriedman’s next project won’t be another Spotted Pig, but it might be another gastropub.
  46. User's Guide
    Grub Street’s Guide to Penning an April Bloomfield ProfileFirst ‘New York,’ then ‘The New Yorker,’ then the ‘Telegraph,’ and now the ‘Guardian.’ Here’s how the writers did it.
  47. Coming Soon
    Starr’s Pub Gets a Dandy NameStarr’s pub could open sooner than anyone expected.
  48. Personalities
    April Bloomfield Won’t Hire White Guys With Dreadlocks, and Eleven OtherWhat we took away from her ‘New Yorker’ profile.
  49. Slideshow
    First Look at the John Dory Oyster Bar, Where the Wait Is Already Half an HourA tour of the John Dory’s new incarnation in the Ace Hotel.
  50. Mad As Hell
    Friedman, Becker, McNally Team Up to Fight ‘Unbearable’ City HallRestaurateurs have been “treated like an ATM machine,” says Ken Friedman.
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