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Marc Meyer

  1. The Dish
    Check Out This Cheesy Spin on Chicharrón at Rosie’sMarc Meyer’s riff is less taco and more frico, with lacy shards of baked cheese.
  2. Openings
    Rosie’s, Now Open, Is Serving Fresh-Masa Quesadillas and Al Pastor TacosFrom the team behind Vic’s, Cookshop, and Hundred Acres.
  3. Openings
    First Look at Rosie’s, Opening Next Month in the East VillageChef Marc Meyer plans to showcase traditional Mexican dishes, from tacos to Veracruz-style whole roasted fish.
  4. Openings
    What to Eat at Vic’s, the Five Points Team’s Fresh New RestaurantIt opens tonight.
  5. News
    Five Points Will Reopen With a New Name and ConceptThe new name is Vic’s.
  6. NewsFeed
    Hundred Acres Opens Thursday; Tables AplentyAs of this posting, the night is wide-open, including that coveted two-for-eight slot.
  7. NewsFeed
    Provence to Close, Be Remade As Haute Barnyard SpotProvence is out, says Marc Meyer; Hundred Acres, an American restaurant, will replace it.
  8. The Other Critics
    Insieme Lauded (Except for Lasagne); Landmarc Squeaks ByThe Times finds Provence beautiful, romantic, and well-intentioned, but barely worthy of a single star. A major disappointment for the Marc Meyer/Vicki Freeman team, who had been on a roll with Five Points and Cookshop. [NYT] In the Post, Steve Cuozzo — judiciously taking the long-term view as usual — makes the case that Amalia, FR.OG, and Insieme, “the best new Italian restaurant since L’Impero,” have overcome weak starts to become some of the city’s strongest places. [NYP] Paul Adams gives yet another admiring review to Insieme, though he found the much-praised lasagne underflavored and disappointing. His favorite dish: a chamomile farfalle. [NYS]
  9. Openings
    Will Landmarc’s Downtown Cool Play Alongside Its Ritzy New Neighbors? The restaurants at the Time-Warner Center were conceived as a kind of dining Valhalla: a food court of the Gods, with prices to match. But now Per Se, Masa, Café Gray, and Porter House New York are getting a downscale casual neighbor with Landmarc, which opens today. Of course, it isn’t quite accurate to cast Landmarc’s arrival as a snobs-vs.-slobs sitcom; Landmarc is both well-liked and well-respected for chef Marc Murphy’s eclectic, hearty, well-executed American dishes. And both the wine and dessert programs were always a big hit downtown. Will that translate to filling the 300 seats of the new place? Hard to say. But it won’t be for lack of accessibility: the new Landmarc will be open from 7 am to 2 am every day, and will be delivering as well. We’d like to see you get that from Per Se.
  10. In the Magazine
    Provence Opens Its Petals for Spring Among other things, this week’s Openings brings news of the return, under Cookshop and Five Points owners Marc Meyer and Vicki Freeman, of Provence, the casual French restaurant that was a West Village institution for many years. The menu (part of our immense database) is long on southern French specialties like soupe de poissons and lamb daube. Throw in an emphasis on local ingredients and it’s likely the new incarnation will be just as popular as the old one. Openings: Provence, Resto, Gold St., Zipper Tavern
  11. In the Magazine
    This Week: Contents Under PressureThis week’s food section is all about pressure: A pastry chef has to cook every night for a president who hates pineapples and will send him packing at the first hint of progressive dessert-making; Vinh Nguyen, a first generation Vietnamese-American, rolls the dice with his Williamsburg restaurant Silent H, and, as far as Rob and Robin are concerned, comes up lucky seven; Jeffrey Chodorow, fresh off his battle with Frank Bruni and Adam Platt, opens a big new restaurant and hopes for the best; and four new restaurants open, surely hoping for the best as well. Even this week’s In Season is rife with tension, calling as it does for a delicate filleting operation that could easily destroy a beautifully roasted flounder. The New York food world is not for the faint of heart.
  12. Openings
    Five Points Owners to Transform Provence (But Still Serve Bouillabaisse)It’s always a sad day for Francophiles and nostalgists when yet another beloved old-school French restaurant shutters its doors, but in the case of Provence — which served its last bowl of bouillabaisse on Saturday — it could be a lot worse. Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer, the owners of Cookshop and Five Points, have taken over the space with plans to completely gut the kitchen, redo the dining room, put in a raw bar, and reopen by January as — guess what? — a nice French restaurant called Provence.