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Masa

  1. first taste
    Platt: Masa’s Meat Menu Is Overpriced and UnderwhelmingOur restaurant critic finds a sushi master’s new omakase counter needs some work.
  2. openings
    Check Out the Casual New Tribeca Spot From America’s Most Revered Sushi ChefDrink a soju cocktail and grab some chili-pork sausage skewers.
  3. Money Money Money
    Masa Ditches Tips, Raises PricesDinner now costs $595 per person.
  4. The Other Critics
    Pete Wells Hammers Masa Takayama’s Latest Restaurant With Brutal Zero-StarThe critic writes the “restaurant itself is an imitation of luxury, not the real thing.”
  5. Delivery
    Mission Cantina Rolls Out Free Neighborhood DeliveryYou can now get warm tortillas, creamed masa, sea urchin, and lamb chorizo delivered right to your door.
  6. Let's Get Nixtamal
    We’re Entering the Era of Next-Level TortillasIs fresh masa the new fresh pasta?
  7. Chipotle Killers
    Mission Cantina Now Delivers Burritos Everywhere Below 60th StreetSeven kinds of burritos, to be precise.
  8. Openings
    Otto’s Tacos, Opening Today, Makes Its Own MasaPlus: It’s marinating pork shoulder in beer broth.
  9. Sued
    Does Adding Mandatory Gratuity Violate City Law?A new lawsuit targets Per Se.
  10. Top Notch
    Hey, New York Has 9 Restaurants on the ‘World’s 100 Best’ ListHere’s what moved (what shaked, too) on the 2013 list.
  11. Crime
    Former Masa Bookkeeper Sentenced to Year in Prison“It appeared the defendant spent $52,000 on live Internet adult entertainment,” the A.D.A. noted.
  12. How I Roll
    Justin Warner’s Dinner Tab at Masa Triggered Credit Card Company AlarmsRing the (sushi) alarm.
  13. The Tab
    America’s Most Expensive Tasting Menu Is $1,160 (for Two)That’s really a lot of money.
  14. Leftovers
    Annisa Celebrates Female Chefs; Harding’s Launches Lunch ServicePlus, more of the alleged Masa thief, Bua welcomes a new chef, and more in today’s leftovers.
  15. Crime
    Kutsher’s Tribeca Waiter Busted for Skimming Credit-Card DataThat’s like a 9,000,000 percent tip.
  16. Crime
    Former Masa Bookkeeper Indicted for Allegedly Stealing $100K From Restaurant“This was a raw deal for a hot restaurant,” the Manhattan D.A. says.
  17. Coming Soon
    Masa Takayama Debuts New Restaurant Menu at CB1 MeetingExpect three floors and lots of grilling when the spot opens this fall.
  18. Anticipation
    Tetsu to Teppanyakify Leonard StreetThe McMasa is here.
  19. Tribeca
    Masa Takayama Likely Doing Teppanyaki in TribecaJust like Vegas, baby.
  20. Brunch
    OpenTable’s Top Brunch Spots Include 3 in Bostonbrunch with the best of them.
  21. Sin City
    Chef Masa’s Tetsu Replacing Shaboo This August at barMASA in VegasThe legendary Japanese chef plans an ultra-luxurious selection of meat and seafood options at his first teppanyaki concept.
  22. Openings
    Dreams of Sushi: Masa Alums Team Up to Open Neta Next MonthNick Kim and Jimmy Lau are opening their own 42-seat restaurant on West 8th Street.
  23. Corkage
    NYC Wine Corkage, by the NumbersIf you want to bring your own to these costly restaurants, it’s going to (predictably) cost you some more.
  24. Booze You Can Use
    Has Masa Discovered the Ultimate Hangover Cure?It’s a burning question. Literally.
  25. Time Machines
    The HuffPo Boards a Time Machine to the South End!Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage.
  26. Deals
    Masa, Quite Logically, Brings Back Fiesta BrunchPig out for $7.95.
  27. Lists
    Twelve Restaurants Where You Definitely Won’t Be Bothered by Crying KidsWe called every nice place we could think of and got the definitive list of who does, and (more importantly) doesn’t, allow crying kids into their dining rooms.
  28. The Other Critics
    Sifton Strips Masa of Its Fourth StarThere are “wrinkles in Masa’s fine silk.”
  29. The Week in Sports
    Now Bar Owners Are Pissed at The DodgersWeak attendance at Chavez Ravine has some Echo Park establishments feeling sore.
  30. Slideshow
    What to Eat at Danji, Serving ‘Traditional’ and ‘Modern’A Masa and Daniel vet goes solo in Hell’s Kitchen.
  31. Openings
    Project Danji Blogs the Construction of a Masa Vet’s Solo DebutExpect delays …
  32. Labor Unrest
    Servers Rally Against Tavern on the Green, MasaThere’ll be a union protest at Tavern on the Green today.
  33. The Other Critics
    Newly Social Bruni Tosses Four Stars to Eleven Madison ParkFrank Bruni continues to come out of the shadows, via a new photo, a high-profile review, and more.
  34. The Food Chain
    Masa Takayama Craves Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Big Ass Pork Plate“The takeout does not satisfy the craving.”
  35. Booze News
    Cheap Drinks at MasaThe South End restaurant has a solid summer deal.
  36. Lists
    Maxim’s 2009 Food AwardsThe lad mag presents their annual round up of favorite eats around the country.
  37. Menu Changes
    Per Se May Introduce À La Carte MenuYou’ll soon be able to drop “I was over at Per Se the other night” into way more conversations.
  38. Recession is Your Friend
    Masa Slashes Prices!Don’t call it a recession special.
  39. Foodienomics
    Rich People Still Finding Funds to Eat at Fancy RestaurantsJust because there’s a recession doesn’t mean we all have to stop eating at Per Se.
  40. Truffle Scuffle
    Truffle Kerfuffle: No Takers on 2.5 Pound SpecimenRestaurant Daniel would only offer $7,000!
  41. Mediavore
    Trump Denies Tip; Martha Stewart BlogsDonald Trump denies leaving a $10,000 tip for a waiter in a Santa Monica restaurant on Monday. [NYP] No surprises, here: Masa tops the list of pricey U.S. restaurants. [Forbes] It’s the holidays, so it’s time for the old chestnut about the popularity of fondue. [NYDN]
  42. Mediavore
    Chef Cliques Revealed; More T-Day Dining OptionsFrank Bruni tries to put the chef network together and finds that Jimmy Bradley hangs out with Joey Campanaro of little owl and Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto. David Chang opts to stick with the “WD-50 gang.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Theater-district restaurants, including Barbetta and Kyotofu , are offering 15 percent off their menus this week (except on Thanksgiving) in light of the Broadway-strike breakdown. [NYC Visit via Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Related: Theater Strike Could Drop Curtain on Midtown Restaurants Masa may be one of the most expensive restaurants in New York, but it’s almost chump change in the rest of the world, considering Tokyo’s Aragawa “an eight-ounce piece of Kobe steak from a sake-fed Wagyu cow” for $400. [Forbes]
  43. NewsFeed
    Breaking: Another Freakish White Truffle Comes to TownWe are so, so torn on the matter of the white truffle. Late last week, we professed our unconditional love for the fungi (and also learned that Alterna offers white-truffle haircare products) but, given that the Waverly Inn just raised their truffle macaroni and cheese to $85 and Le Cirque’s massive truffle acquisition and the truffle shortage and the $1,000 truffle bagel and, you know, just the general deluge of “truffles are expensive and awesome”-related media as of late, we wondered if this whole white-truffle business had gotten a little bit out of control. Then our very own magazine came out on Monday, complete with more truffle talk, and we knew that there was no point in fighting. There’s nothing we can do but accept the darling ‘shroom, regardless of whether we could ever afford it in our lifetimes. And it’s a good thing we’ve come to terms with the situation, because it just got a lot more intense.
  44. The In-box
    Does the Name Chef Really Work in the Kitchen Anymore?Dear Grub Street, I’m in New York on business for a little while and will have the opportunity to try a handful of restaurants while I’m here. What are some of the top spots in the city where the chef whose name is on the door is still in the kitchen? I’ve eaten at both Lupa and Otto, but I imagine Mr. Batali’s clogs haven’t graced either kitchen in some time (though the food and service at both were excellent, especially Frank behind the bar at Otto). It’s not that I need to see a celebrity chef in person … I just want to try good food from good chefs who are still plying their trade. For example, my understanding is that Wylie Dufresne actually still works at wd-50 every day, and, as you recently mentioned in one post, Eric Ripert is always in the kitchen at Le Bernardin. Anywhere else? Thanks, Meet the Chef
  45. Mediavore
    Tailor Open; Marcus Samuelsson in Cahoots With StarbucksPut down your roman à clef! Tailor had its soft opening last night. [Down by the Hipster] Related: What to Read While You Wait for Tailor to Open — Sam Mason: The Novel Five recipes from Marcus Samuelsson’s cookbook Discovery of a Continent: Foods, Flavors and Inspirations from Africa were developed by a team from Starbucks as part of a deal that also includes the introduction of baked items and coffee blends sold under the chef’s name. [Eat for Victory/VV] The closing of Dévi makes Frank Bruni sad, and in his elegy to the restaurant, he ponders our take on Suvir Saran’s motives. [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Related: Debriefing Dévi: Suvir Saran’s Suspected Side Projects
  46. The Gobbler
    This Is Why New York’s Not HotThe question the Gobbler gets asked more than any other is “What’s hot?” And for a several months now, the Gobbler has answered, with tedious regularity, “Nothing.” People are still clawing their way into Waverly Inn, and if you enjoy offal products done up in an elegant, Asian-fusion style, Momofuku Ssäm Bar is the place for you. But the grandiose cycle of openings which began with the arrival of Masa and Per Se at the Time Warner Center four years ago and reached a crescendo early last year with the giant Meat District extravaganzas like Buddakan and Del Posto has more or less petered out. Sure, there have a been a few tepid revivals (the Russian Tea Room), and bigfoot out-of-town chefs like Joël Robuchon and Gordon Ramsay have opened franchise outlets. There are plenty of restaurants in town, and plenty of them are busy. But this most recent boom may have run its course. Here are some possible reasons why.
  47. 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.
  48. The New York Diet
    ‘MySpace Queen’ Tila Tequila Drinks Sprite With her Fugu, Likes HerTila “Tequila” Nguyen, the “Madonna of MySpace” per Time magazine, met at least some of her 1.7 million virtual friends when she lived in New York City and “experimented with drugs and a hardcore lifestyle,” according to her bio. She eventually moved to Hollywood to start her career as an Internet celebrity, model, and singer, and by the time she was returning here weekly to host VH1’s Pants Off Dance Off she had moved on to vices like dirty-water hot dogs, mozzarella sticks, and mushroom pizzas. This week Tila flew in once again to promote her new self-released single and to pose for the cover of yet another magazine (“It’s the Baddass issue,” she explained). We asked her what she noshed on to get through the grind.
  49. Back of the House
    The Great Chef CrisisRecently, apropos nothing much, a prominent young chef we were chatting with launched into a tirade about the restaurant world’s “labor problem.” “None of us can get enough good cooks!” he exclaimed, by way of explanation. Between 2000 and 2006, only a handful of high-end restaurants — Lespinasse, Meigas, Quilty’s — have closed, and there has been an avalanche of major openings: Robuchon, Ramsay, Per Se, Masa, Craft, Del Posto, Morimoto, A Voce, the Modern, Lever House, Buddakan, Cafe Gray, Alto — the list goes on and on. “And it’s not just the massive boom of restaurants,” Adam Platt tells us. “They also have to be either bigger, or chefs have to open multiple places, so that they can enjoy the economies of scale they need to compete.”
  50. Back of the House
    Landmarc in the Time Warner Center May Already Be DoomedIs it really possible that Marc Murphy’s new Landmarc restaurant in the Time Warner Center will have to support a rent of $72,000 per month? (That’s a figure we were given by a well-place member of the food media, although he says he also heard, through less dependable sources, figures as low as $65,000 and as high as $80,000.) “It’s a special space,” Realtor Alex Picken told us, referring to the Center. “$82 a foot isn’t even the highest [rent] in town.” Okay. But can another modest Landmarc really pull down the kind of income that Time Warner wealth magnets Per Se and Masa see?
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