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Michael Psilakis

  1. Openings
    First Look at MP Taverna Williamsburg, Opening in Mid-MayShareable dishes like grilled calamari with cauliflower and chickpeas and pasta with stewed goat and red wine showcase chef Michael Psilakis’s modern-Greek style.
  2. Doritofied
    They’re Serving Free Mountain Dew–Cured Bacon Tacos in Bryant ParkToday was the day the world learned about Tostitos “street tacos” with Kickstart Mountain Dew Chicken.
  3. Reopenings
    Kefi Reopening on MondayMichael Psilakis is celebrating with drinks specials and dollar oysters.
  4. Expansions
    Looks Like Michael Psilakis’s Huge Williamsburg Restaurant Is Back OnThe chef first announced plans for the restaurant in 2010.
  5. Reopenings
    Casa Pomona and Michael Psilakis’s Kefi Will Reopen SoonA broken water main took down two ambitious restaurants at once, but other things made it much, much worse.
  6. Lawsuits
    Kefi, Casa La Femme Are the Latest Restaurants to Get Sued “Scourge of Restaurateurs” Maimon Kirschenbaum is at it again.
  7. Coming Up
    Michael Psilakis Will Bring His Well-Liked MP Taverna to AstoriaThe first branch of the Greek gastropub, in Roslyn, got a few raves.
  8. Keftedes
    Maria Loi (a.k.a. the Greek Martha Stewart) on Greek Food in NYCMartha’s coming in soon!
  9. Chefdorsements
    Sexy Chef, Dirty Car Salesman — Is There Really a Diff?Stick some spanakopita in that glove compartment!
  10. TV Land
    Updated: Dominique Crenn Featured in BBC Pilot No Kitchen RequiredThe show puts four chefs in a remote location/village and makes them cook for people using native ingredients.
  11. The Other Critics
    Welcome Back, Psilakis?More praise for MP Taverna.
  12. The Other Critics
    We’ve Got Some Good News and Some Bad News for Michael PsilakisAnother slam for Fishtag, but praise for MP Taverna on Long Island!
  13. Chef Shuffle
    Ryan Skeen Is No Longer Working at FishTag, Says PsilakisThe chef is said to have been dismissed last night.
  14. Openings
    Psilakis Returns to Strong IslandHe’ll open a Greek-American brasserie next month.
  15. The Other Critics
    Saveur and Saran Clash Over Sifton’s Fishtag ReviewA publisher on the chef’s side and a chef on the critic’s side? Now this is different.
  16. State of the Unions
    Donatella Partners Up AgainThe new (business)man in her life is ex-Wall Streeter Ron Brannon.
  17. Empire Building
    Michael Psilakis Appears on Bloomberg TV, Says He Hopes to Open More Fish TagsSo he said yesterday on Bloomberg TV’s ‘Surveillance Midday.’
  18. Slideshow
    First Look at Fish Tag, the New ‘Fish Parlor’ From Psilakis andThe latest project in the space that housed Onera, Kefi, and Gus & Gabriel.
  19. Chef Shuffle
    Michael Psilakis Tags Ryan Skeen for Mediterranean ProjectRyan Skeen moves into the kitchen of the former Gus & Gabriel.
  20. Openings
    ‘Fall Preview’ Spots Start Showing Their ColorsA cornucopia of news about the season’s upcoming restaurants.
  21. How Do You Make That?
    How to Make Kefi’s Shrimp With Orzo and TomatoYou asked for the recipe, now here it is.
  22. Openings
    Michael Psilakis Is Opening a ‘Breezy Mediterranean’ RestaurantAnd he’s renovating: A 30-seat counter will lead back to a formal dining room.
  23. Closings
    Michael Psilakis Will Replace Gus & Gabriel With New ConceptThe chef promises to reopen it at another location. Meanwhile, what’s up with its current space?
  24. Empire Building
    Psilakis Eyes Four Neighborhoods for Next Manhattan ProjectMichael Psilakis’s broker has put feelers out for a new space.
  25. Empire Building
    Psilakis Is a Step Closer to WilliamsburgHe snags a liquor license for his project there, but is it happening?
  26. Openings
    Donatella Arpaia Wants a Piece of the Neapolitan-Pizza PieWhen Donatella opens in July, she’ll be executive chef.
  27. TV Land
    Donatella Arpaia’s Bravo Reality Show No Longer a RealityBut she’s working on something for another network.
  28. Chef Shuffle
    Michael Psilakis Leaves AnthosPlus, more about his Williamsburg project.
  29. Openings
    Psilakis Makes Move on WilliamsburgIs yet another beer garden in the works?
  30. Halls of Learning
    Is It Worth Blowing $42,000 on Culinary School?Or is passion enough?
  31. Mediavore
    Barbacco Only Open for Lunch, Sans Wine; Kooky NYC Group Follows Caveman Diet
  32. Truckin'
    Ketel One Delivers Celeb Chefs In a Truck To NYC, Chicago, and L.A.Ketel One has a new food truck and the eats are free.
  33. Reopenings
    What to Eat at Mia Dona 2.0, Where Everything Is Now Under $20Donatella Arpaia relaunches her Italian standby as a Pugliese restaurant.
  34. Personalities
    Guy Fieri Versus the HatersSome chefs may hate him, but Michael Psilakis is still his boy.
  35. Mediavore
    Bloomberg Praises Brooklyn Eats; Cake Boss Picked Up for Round TwoPlus: Michael Psilakis gets a food cart, and Bobby Flay brings Bar Americain to Mohegan.
  36. New York Wine and Food Festival
    Prime Beef: Scenes From the Burger BashA look at the burgers from Friday night’s competition in Brooklyn, featuring Michael Psilakis, Rachael Ray, and Katie Lee.
  37. Temporary Closings
    Mia Dona Closes for ‘Renovations,’ Will Reopen in Next WeeksAt the restaurant where Donatella Arpaia recently broke with Michael Psilakis, is a new chef and concept on the way?
  38. Chef Shuffle
    Michael Psilakis Severs Ties With Mia DonaDonatella Arpaia takes over control of the restaurant.
  39. Now Delivering
    Gus & Gabriel Launches Lunch, Delivery (and Gives You Tongue)Some new menu items at Michael Psilakis’s gastropub.
  40. Menu Changes
    Alas, Michael Psilakis’s Crap-Beer Program Isn’t Crappy EnoughThe man considers Corona worthy of a brown bag? Tell him what your favorite crap beers are.
  41. Mediavore
    Baby-Chick Shortage; Is Wal-Mart Knocking Off the Girl Scouts?Plus: Julia Child’s legacy lives on and Starbucks gets lean, all in our morning news roundup.
  42. Burger Boom
    Creative Burger StruggleMichael Psilakis explains the philosophy behind the Anthos lamb burger.
  43. Foodievents
    Two Food Festivals That Haven’t Been Rammed Down Your ThroatA walking tour with Ruth Reichl, another burger competition, and chefs galore.
  44. Slideshow
    A Closer Look at Gus & Gabriel and Its ‘Flask Service’The drinks list, and a tour of Michael Psilakis’s new gastropub.
  45. Openings
    What to Eat at Michael Psilakis’s Gus & Gabriel Gastropub, OpeningMichael Psilakis and Donatella Arpaia bring comfort cuisine to the Upper West Side.
  46. Slideshow
    A First Look at Aqualis and Its ‘Straightforward, Eclectic,Plus, the latest on Michael Psilakis’s Gus and Gabriel.
  47. Mediavore
    Tailor Launches D.J. Night; Top Chef Leah Promoted at CentroPlus: Venezuela bans Coke Zero and wine man David Lynch leaves New York, all in our morning news roundup.
  48. Empire Building
    Psilakis MiamiThe chef’s first out-of-town venture.
  49. Gigs of a Lifetime
    Psilakis for PresidentThe Anthos chef will be cooking for Barack on Greek Independence Day.
  50. Openings
    Anthos on the CheapInstead of turning the second floor of Anthos into a fancy banquet room, Donatella Arpaia and Michael Psilakis are opening it on Thursday night as Anthos Upstairs.
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