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Peter Meehan

  1. q&a
    Why Everyone Should Care About the L.A. Times’ Brand-new Food SectionEditor Peter Meehan on Jonathan Gold’s legacy, Lucky Peach‘s influence, and beefing with Bon Appétit.
  2. food media
    Lucky Peach Cofounder Peter Meehan Joins the Los Angeles TimesAs a contributing editor tasked with “seeking new restaurant critics and authoritative voices” to contribute to the paper’s food section.
  3. bookshelf
    Inside Chef Wylie Dufresne’s First-Ever Cookbook, wd~50The modernist chef’s debut book is devoted to the recipes and people that made his restaurant a trailblazer.
  4. food media
    Why Lucky Peach Is Much More Than a Magazine for Food GeeksIn diving deep into culture, it’s gone well beyond the traditional definition of a “food magazine.”
  5. Eggscellent
    The ‘Ramlet’ Is David Chang’s Spectacular Ramen-OmeletteWe’d eat it.
  6. The Grub Street Diet
    Peter Meehan Makes Late-Night Pastry Runs to Lafayette Whenever He Can“I really want to type ‘I love granola’ here, but then I’m going to feel bad about myself, so let’s move on.”
  7. Other Magazines
    David Chang Says Ramen Is DeadLong live ramen!
  8. Other Magazines
    Here’s the Handsome Cover for Lucky Peach’sThe food magazine’s newest issue comes out August 19.
  9. Other Magazines
    Here’s the Cover for Lucky Peach’s ‘All You CanThe magazine hits newsstands (and Momofuku Milk Bar stores) May 20.
  10. Other Magazines
    Here’s the Cover For Lucky Peach’s ‘StreetThe magazine comes out February 25.
  11. Other Magazines
    Here’s Lucky Peach’s ‘Cooks & Chefs 2.0’ CoverPlus, details on the mini-magazine shipping within the magazine.
  12. Other Magazines
    Lucky Peach Splits With Publisher McSweeney’sThe two-year-old magazine is going its own way.
  13. Foodievents
    Hear About Lucky Peach’s Upcoming Chinatown Issue at MáDanny Bowien will talk about pandas, maybe.
  14. Foodievents
    Rene Redzepi, David Chang, and Nathan Myhrvold Coming to Town for UCLA’sThe series explores modernist meat and the use of microbes in ramen, among other science-y subjects.
  15. Other Magazines
    David Chang and Peter Meehan Bro Out Over the Hold Steady, Their SharedDavid Chang and Peter Meehan are the odd couple of food.
  16. Foodievents
    Just You, Gabrielle Hamilton, Peter Meehan, and Some WineAt Gabrielle Hamilton’s latest appearance, drinks will be served!
  17. Empire Building
    Momofuku Plans iPad App, Print Journal, and Possible ExpansionWill Momo Milk Bar expand across the street?
  18. What to Eat
    Peter Meehan Takes a Stand Against Grass-holesPeople who insist on grassfed beef: Aren’t they annoying?
  19. Bookshelf
    A Critical Look at the Frankies’ Cookbook CoverGlossy black and totally unlike any of the other cookbooks out there.
  20. Home Cooking
    Cook Like the Frankies!A preview of recipes from the Frankies cookbook.
  21. Chef Love Fest
    Rachael Ray Crashes Batali-Chang Talk at the StrandDuring the Q&A session, the trio discussed food-smuggling strategies.
  22. Foodievents
    Chang and Batali CollideThe two firebrands will talk at the Strand tonight.
  23. Trends
    Haute-Low: Finding a Common Thread for Big Star, Kuma’s, Xoco, and Great LakeThe new crop of cheap-but-fancy restaurants are lots of things, but they’re not “middle ground.”
  24. Cookbooks
    Frankies Cookbook to Drop in MayPeter Meehan collaborates with Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli.
  25. Beef
    Chang’s New Take on SF: Love the City, but Not Taylor’s Automatic RefresherThe chef can’t escape questions about his “figs on a plate” comment on his recent book tour, but he’s got more to say about San Francisco.
  26. Mediavore
    Selective Delivery on the UES; McDonald’s to Launch Dollar BreakfastPlus: an online turkey war, and a big spender in the clubs, all in our morning news roundup.
  27. Mediavore
    Plough & Stars Celebrates Anniversary; McDonald’s to Launch Dollar MenuPlus: a war for turkey supremacy, and the inevitable Chang blog, all in our morning news roundup.
  28. Foodievents
    Catch David Chang and Jeremy Fox at OmnivorePork-master David Chang to hash things out with vegetarian chef Jeremy Fox.
  29. Foodievents
    Chang to Face San Francisco Chef SquadAfter his infamous “figs on a plate” comment, many in San Francisco still welcome David Chang.
  30. The Other Critics
    Peter Meehan Returns to the TimesThe former “$25 and Under” critic is back.
  31. Cookbooks
    Spotted: Momofuku CookbookAn illicit peek at the new book.
  32. Foodievents
    Beer Table and Crif Dogs Owners Will Judge Beer Cook-off This SundayThe distinguished judges of the Brooklyn Beer Experiment are announced!
  33. Mediavore
    Salmonella Outbreak Over?; Scores Can’t Pay the RentPlus bacon’s popularity will never fade, Graydon Carter isn’t a fan of Craft, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  34. The Other Critics
    Bruni Admires But Doesn’t Love the Harrison; Same for Meehan at ArtichokeA huge boost for Pomme de Terre, affirmation for the Harrison, and a skeptical take on Artichoke Pizza highlight our weekly critics roundup.
  35. The Other Critics
    Ko’s First Non-Rave Finally Arrives; One Star for CommerceKo isn’t really all that to one critic, Benoit gets off with a bang, and Commerce takes a one-star hit from Frank Bruni this week.
  36. Back of the House
    Who Will Replace Peter Meehan at the ‘Times’?Our candidates to write the “$25 and Under” column.
  37. Mediavore
    Meehan Talks ‘Times’; Benoit OpensBenoit opened yesterday, Peter Meehan discusses who should replace him at the ‘Times,’ and beer shortages loom.
  38. NewsFeed
    ‘Times’ Confirms Meehan Is Over ‘$25 and Under’Peter Meehan leaves the ‘Times’ and his cheap-eats column.
  39. The Other Critics
    Ducasse Gets His Three Stars; a British Tribute to MazeAlain Ducasse gets his wish, Paul Adams is seduced by Olana, and Jay Cheshes is not so enamored of Elettaria.
  40. The Other Critics
    Two Bruni Stars for Mia Dona; Mostly Good Things for Merkato 55Mia Dona gets an appreciative two stars from Frank Bruni, it’s good but not great reviews for Merkato 55, and it’s three stars for Adour from Moira Hodgson
  41. The Other Critics
    Mas Revisited for Two Stars; Three Takes on Mia DonaMas love for Mas from Frank Bruni, differing views of Mia Dona, and a review of Commerce that will make you lose your appetite.
  42. The Other Critics
    Merkato 55 Not Knocking Them Out; Chop Suey ChoppedMerkato 55 takes it on the chin from the Sun and Post, Bruni stops into La Sirene, a place you’ve likely never heard of, and Alan Richman wishes they would just leave him alone at South Gate.
  43. Mediavore
    Ko Reservation System Almost Online; Banks’ Cafeteria Workers StrikeMomofuku Ko’s online reservation system will go live sometime before Saturday. Here’s hoping the inevitable Web traffic doesn’t kill the server. [Eater] Cafeteria workers for many of the city’s largest investment banks have been on strike since Tuesday, since they’re taking home an average of $21,000 a year, which is what the average Goldman Sachs employee makes in less than two weeks. [NYDN] Hallo Berlin! Germany has more three-Michelin-star restaurants than any other country — except France, of course. [NYT]
  44. The Other Critics
    Wylie Wins Respect for Molecular Gastronomy With a Third Star; Bar BouludIn a landmark for molecular gastronomy in America, the movement’s top proponent, Wylie Dufresne, gets his third star for wd-50. A historic review, especially as Frank Bruni expresses the usual reservations about overly cerebral cooking. [NYT] Bar Boulud finally gets some respect from Alan Richman, who praises its blue-ribbon charcuterie and says of its much-maligned mains, “The worst that can be said…is that the recipes are relentlessly conventional — lamb stew, roasted chicken, boudin blanc. The best is that such a style of cooking is terribly missed.” [GQ] Restaurant Girl seems to have been distinctly unimpressed with about half of the dishes she tried at Adour, resulting in a lukewarm, two-and-a-half-star review. Ducasse’s latest is not getting off to a great start. [NYDN]
  45. The Other Critics
    Bar Blanc Draws Its Deuce; Mia Dona Welcomed by RichmanFrank Bruni finds Bar Blanc fussy, mannered, overly fastidious — and very, very good. The two stars should take the sting out of his review for the place’s owners. [NYT] Related: Raising the Bar Restaurant Girl hits Williamsburg’s Zenkichi and, between the room, the food, and the sake selection, seems to have a real find on her hands. [NYDN] Randall Lane joins in the general enthusiasm for Dovetail , but now he seems unwilling to go back to his five-star-granting ways and so ends up giving them only four — the equivalent, in traditional star terms, to a two-star review, which is not what this reads as. [TONY]
  46. The Other Critics
    Another Triumph for Dovetail; Another Disappointment for Bar BouludCiting cleverness, finesse and his own “hugely positive” experiences eating there, Frank Bruni gives Dovetail three stars to go along with Adam Platt’s. [NYT] Related: This Dove Flies Poor Bar Boulud, on the other hand, continues to get pilloried. Randall Lane gives it only three stars (of six), and no doubt it would be a lot worse if not for the world-class charcuterie. [TONY] Related: Daniel Disappoints Restaurant Girl, too, got her licks in on BB, giving it two stars (of four) for Syrah-heavy sauces, unreliable service, and mishandled snails and tartare. This has got to be killing Boulud. [NYDN]
  47. The Other Critics
    Praise for 2nd Avenue Deli and Dovetail; Southgate SuffersFrank Bruni can’t help but make a one-act play out of his one-star 2nd Avenue Deli review: Sholom Aleichem by way of Oscar Wilde. A classic review, even if you don’t come out of it knowing much about the food at 2nd Avenue Deli. [NYT] Reviewing on his blog, Alan Richman delivers a less colorful, but more accurate and knowing account, of the place, which is even more admiring. [GQ] Ryan Sutton isn’t impressed one bit by Southgate — he thinks it’s expensive and uninspired, broadly speaking. Not a whit of enthusiasm here. [Bloomberg]
  48. The Other Critics
    Le Cirque Back in the Three-Star Club; It’s La Belle Epoque Again at Who says Frank Bruni has no heart? After demoting Le Cirque last year, Bruni restores the third star, courtesy largely to new chef Christophe Bellanca’s masterly handling of ultraluxe ingredients and, of course, the Maccioni family’s trademark feudal service. [NYT] Maybe you don’t consider the salmon at Dovetail “a religious experience,” the way Restaurant Girl does, but everyone seems to agree with Adam Platt that it’s a very fine restaurant and outrageously good for the Upper West Side. [NYDN] Related: This Dove Flies Ryan Sutton has filed the first review of Adour, and he makes it sound, at least to anachronistically minded readers, truly awesome. Did you know Adour is serving lobster thermidor? Lobster thermidor! In this day and age! Sutton is also impressed by the virtual wine list, as most other visitors have been. [Bloomberg]
  49. The Other Critics
    Mesa Grill Keeps One Star, Barely; Richman Rejuvenated by DovetailMesa Grill loses a star, but this is one of the worst one-star reviews you’ll ever read, even going so far as to compare it to gulag gourmet: “During one dinner the three slivers of chicken in the appetizer tacos were among the most shriveled, desiccated pieces of meat I’ve seen outside a bodega buffet at 3 a.m.” [NYT] Related: Salute the Gulag Gourmet Movement Now this is something cheering: Alan Richman found a tablecloth restaurant that got him genuinely excited. Dovetail’s food, he says approvingly, is “exuberant and shocking” — in a good way. [Bloomberg] Paul Adams hits Cooper Tavern, a not particularly ambitious hotel restaurant recently given a “meh” review by Frank Bruni, and likes it a little better, although the fries are “pathetically poor” and the pork chop is “hardly going to be the talk of the city’s pork chop grapevine.” We can testify that that part is true. [NYS]
  50. The Other Critics
    Chicken to the Rescue at Blue Ribbon Sushi; The Smith Hit HardThe latest Blue Ribbon Sushi gets a whopping two stars from Frank Bruni, despite its titular sushi being not that great. No, it’s the souped-up fried chicken that added a star, making this two weeks in a row that poultry has saved the day. [NYT] Paul Adams hits new East Village comfort-food zone the Smith with one of his rare bad reviews — generally, he finds the food clumsy and gross: “A main course of lamb schnitzel ($17) shows what the kitchen can do at its best: not particularly much.” Ouch! [NYS] Nor was Danyelle Freeman especially enthralled with Brasserie 44, which got one and a half stars out of four. Her recollections of its food seem highly detailed, suggesting that she didn’t leave her notebook behind. [NYDN] Related: So the Critic Left Her (?) Notes. So What?
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