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New Orleans Legend Willie Mae Seaton Has Died at 99
Named an America’s Classic by the James Beard Foundation, she was universally lauded for her fried chicken.
Subway Co-founder Fred DeLuca Has Died
He was battling leukemia.
Esteemed Chef Gerry Hayden Has Passed Away
He had been battling ALS for years.
Milk & Honey Founder Sasha Petraske Has Passed Away
The bar owner, who helped spearhead New York’s cocktail renaissance, was 42.
Searchers Have Recovered the Body of Former White House Chef Walter Scheib
The 61-year-old, who cooked for presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, had been missing for more than a week.
Master Chef Roger Vergé Has Died — This Is His Legacy
The nouvelle cuisine pioneer, who was widely considered to be one of the most underrated chefs of the 20th century, was 85.
Brooklyn’s Beloved Eagle Provisions Is Officially Gone After 36 Years In
The owners sold the building to a developer.
160-Year-Old Pisacane Seafood Will Very Likely Close Tomorrow
The costs of utility bills and property taxes are simply too high.
Josh Ozersky Has Passed Away [Updated]
The food writer, and a founding editor of Grub Street, was 47 years old.
New Yorkers Mourn the Loss of Winnie’s
“No god no please no not Winnie’s god no why is NYC so terrible I hate this f-cking town.”
Chez Josephine Owner Jean-Claude Baker Has Died
The restaurateur committed suicide in East Hampton.
Rubirosa Proprietor AJ Pappalardo Has Died
He was 40.
‘An Oasis of Beauty’: Gisèle Masson and the Enduring Spirit of La
“My mother was so stylish that she could take a burlap bag and turn it into something.”
Mario Borgatti, the Bronx’s Pasta Patriarch, Has Died
Borgatti was born in 1917 and was just 17 when his parents opened up shop on East 187th Street in 1935.
Check Out a Brooklyn Pizzeria’s Fantastic Robin Williams Specials
“Mrs. Kraut-fire” and “Good Will HotWing” pies for all.
Charlie Trotter’s Former Restaurant Space Will Become Culinary Nonprofit
The organization will honor the chef and continue his legacy, giving back to the community.
Lucky Cheng’s Owner and Nightlife Pioneer Hayne Suthon Has Died
The famous bar’s proprietor got her start in New York City in 1986.
Rogue Ale & Spirits Founder Jack Joyce Has Died
He was 71.
Ice Cream Cone Legend Albert Doumar Has Died
He was 92.
Vodka Entrepreneur Malcolm Lloyd Dies in Car Crash
He was 42.
Memorial for d.b.a. Co-founder Dennis Zentek Today
It includes a New Orleans-style second-line parade.
New York Pizzeria Icon Carol Grimaldi Has Died
The wife of Patsy Grimaldi was 75.
Remembering Joseph Santo
Santo helmed the opulent Sign of the Dove for over 30 years.
Chicago Medical Examiner Says Charlie Trotter Died of a Stroke
“Neither drugs nor alcohol contributed to his death,” the M.E. says.
Charlie Trotter’s Autopsy Deemed Inconclusive
Officials found no signs of foul play.
A Timeline of Charlie Trotter’s Influence and Achievements
The legendary chef embraced cutting-edge ideas that other chefs wouldn’t adopt until much later
Read Rochelle Trotter’s Statement on Her Husband’s Death
The legendary chef passed away yesterday at the age of 54.
Chefs and Restaurateurs React to News of Charlie Trotter’s Death on
Chefs from around the country and former cooks alike remember the celebrated chef.
Charlie Trotter Has Died
The influential Chicago chef was just 54 years old.
Contestant Josh Marks Has Died
The Chicago native had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Food World Mourns Marcella Hazan’s Death
The influential cookbook author died on Sunday at the age of 89.
Influential Spanish Cookbook Author Penelope Casas Has Died
The writer, often credited with introducing Spanish food to America, was 70.
DuMont Owner Colin Devlin Found Dead in Pennsylvania
Police found him in his car after suffering what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Fans Mourn James Gandolfini at Restaurant From ‘Sopranos’ Finale
The booth where Tony Soprano sat with his family in the show’s final episode was kept empty all night.
The Creator of Gorton’s Fish Sticks Has Died
He turned an excess of bycatch into a frozen-food empire.
Le Bec Fin Is Closing For Real
How the mighty have fallen.
Japanese Chef Killed in Germany Over Apparent Noodle Dispute
German police are seeking two suspects who may have committed murder after refusing to pay for their meal.
Robert Brown, The ‘World’s Greatest Wino,’ Dies at 73
The street performer who joked that he tried to drink Napa Valley into a desert was actually sober for the last thirteen years.
Gourmet Cupcakes Are Bottoming Out
At last, the market is crashing.
Wienerschnitzel Founder Dies at 75
John Galardi started the faux-German chain in 1961 as a stand-alone hot dog concept in Wilmington.
How Margaret Thatcher Helped Invent Soft-Serve Ice Cream
One of her lesser-known accomplishments.
Publisher Peter Workman Has Died
His books have no doubt given you some great meals.
Quote of the Day
Roger Ebert Loved Rice Cookers and Steak ’n Shake
Ebert wrote that his food memories only became stronger after he was no longer able to eat.
Amazing Obituary Name-Checks Benton’s Bacon, Ina Garten, and Vienna
“Harry Weathersby Stamps, ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013.”
Watch El Tepeyac Regulars Pay Tribute To Burrito King Manuel Rojas
“There was nobody like him. He would fire me every day,” says one long-time employee.
Tabasco Chairman and Chief Executive Paul McIlhenny Has Died
He was 68.
El Tepeyac Owner Manuel Rojas Gone But Not Forgotten
The owner created some of the burrito stand’s most massive creations, including the famous Hollenbeck Burrito.
Peking Duck and Peter Luger: Ed Koch’s Love of New York Food
The former mayor of New York City ate everywhere.
Body Recovered From Canal Believed to Be Missing New Hope Bartender
Though there’s nothing to suspect foul play, investigators aren’t ruling anything out.
Radio Personality Ralph Collier Dies at 91
His travel show often spotlighted local restaurants and other regional culinary gems.