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Smith & Wollensky

  1. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Prime Rib in New YorkThe elemental pleasures of blood, bone, and the lustrous top layers of deckle fat remain timeless and the same.
  2. Hospitality
    Smith & Wollensky Called the Cops on Customer Who Forgot His Wallet [Update]A small “oops” can land you in jail.
  3. Empire Building
    Smith & Wollensky, Staking More Claims on BostonThey’re also rolling out a summer menu.
  4. User Reviews
    User Reviews: A ‘Sexy Euro Scene’ at Bobo; SorellaPlus: manly steaks at Smith & Wollensky and plate-licking goodness at Sorella, in our weekly roundup of the best restaurant user reviews.
  5. Celebrity Settings
    Derek Jeter Takes a Dining Tour of Boston; Paul McCartney Noshes on PizzaPlus: Amber Tamblyn drinks at Eastern Standard, and Ashley Judd takes a Rialto study break, all in our weekly celebrity dining roundup.
  6. Lawsuits
    Model Sues Smith & Wollensky for BustThe steakhouse faces a $15 million lawsuit that implicates the NYPD.
  7. Mediavore
    Condensed Makes a Comeback; McDonald’s Tries OatmealPlus: Fresco by Scotto goes national and ‘America’s Test Kitchen’ becomes a video game, all in our morning news roundup.
  8. Empire Building
    London’s Calling Shake Shack, Quality MeatsIs Shake Shack looking to cross the pond?
  9. Marketing Gimmicks
    Smith & Wollensky Now Accepts Stocks for SteakGot your bonus in stocks instead of cash this year? Don’t despair!
  10. Celebrity Settings
    Pakistani Ex-Prez Visits Savona, Dr. Phil Chooses Steak over CheesesteakWhere are celebs dining in Philly?
  11. Up for Grabs
    Trump, Cipriani, Meyer May Go After Tavern on the Green SpacePlus, more potential bidders on the $37-million-a-year cash cow are revealed.
  12. Mediavore
    The Box Back in Action; Smith & Wollensky Sold at LastThe Box is back in action and even hosted a corporate event last night for Virgin America airline, clearly meant to bring the venue one step closer to becoming a “cultural institution.” [Down by the Hipster] The $94.7 million sale of New York–based Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, which includes Quality Meats and Park Avenue Summer, to the national corporation Patina has been finalized, but there’s still no word on a timetable for Park Avenue’s fall makeover. [Nation’s Restaurant News] Related: The Secrets of Steakhouse Riches Is Top Chef’s Brian into threesomes? Of the kind less celebrated in popular culture? [Amuse Biatch]
  13. NewsFeed
    Food-Labor Discord Spreads to Laborers If our recent coverage of the deliveryman revolt caused you to imagine a Utopia in which once lowly restaurant workers pour bubbly on their bikinied yacht passengers while singing “I’m a go-getter,” think again: A feature in today’s Village Voice indicates that all is not well within the Restaurant Opportunity Center of New York (ROC-NY), the group that protests alleged labor-law-flaunting restaurants like Daniel, Smith & Wollensky, and the Fireman Hospitality Group’s eateries. The nonprofit is being sued by former members who allege that they were cheated out of a fair share of the ROC’s pioneering co-op restaurant, Colors. And that’s just the start of the beef. Fork Off [VV] Related: Deliveryman Revolt Continues With No Check in Sight [Grub Street] The Delivery Man’s Uprising [NYM]
  14. Mediavore
    Mr. Chow Sued for $5 Million; Loans Crush Wannabe ChefsMichael Chow of Mr. Chow is hit with a $5 million lawsuit for skimming tips, demanding “cult-like attention” from staff, and utilizing “degradation as a management technique.” [NYP] Cooking-school graduates are being crushed by their student-loan debts: “The story is always the same. The school convinces the student they are going to be the next Julia Child or Wolfgang Puck, and the student will sign anything.” [NYT] The Smith and Wollensky Restaurant Group finally agrees to be bought out by Patina Restaurant Group [NYT] Related: The Secrets of Steakhouse Riches [Grub Street]
  15. Mediavore
    De Marco’s May Close Forever; Let Them Make Foie Gras!The Department of Health rampage claims its most eminent victim yet: the venerable Brasserie LCB (formerly known as La Cote Basque). Apparently chef Jean-Jacques Rachou had a few things to say to the inspectors when they arrived. [NYP] According to the owner’s father, DiFara legend Dom De Marco, De Marco’s Pizza may close permanently in the wake of the recent shooting. [NYP] A more palatable way of making foie gras: Let the geese gorge themselves. [BBC via Chow]
  16. Mediavore
    De Marco’s Bartender Shot in Village Gun Rampage; Big-Check Chains on theDeMarco’s bartender and two NYPD auxiliary officers shot and killed in Village gun rampage. [NYP] High-end chain restaurants like Smith & Wollensky or Dos Caminos are on the rise, as some recent mergers and acquisitions suggest. [Nation’s Restaurant News] Joël Robuchon stands behind the counter at L’Atelier this week; Alain Ducasse may not be going to Chicago after all. [Snack]
  17. Mediavore
    Ilan Hall Gets His Bling On; Chodorow Seeks His White WhaleTop Chef winner Ilan Hall is seen walking in the airport with paired Louis Vuitton bag and belt, white Nikes with pink laces, and a $12,000 Patek Philippe diamond watch. [Snack] Jeffrey Chodorow offers an Ahab-like reward for the first employee who spots Frank Bruni, promising him a Caribbean vacation. [NYP] Related: We Ask Jeffrey Chodorow If He’s Been Feeling Well Lately The Gobbler Responds to Mr. Chodorow’s Broadside [Grub Street] The social scene at Morandi is predictably exclusive: “When Keith McNally opens a restaurant, the famous will come. The fabulous will follow. The walk-ins will wait.” [Bloomberg] Related: Keith McNally on Why Morandi Will Be His Last Restaurant Ever
  18. In the Magazine
    This Week, Your Cup Runneth OverSay what you want about the Smith & Wollensky Group — that their restaurants (Smith & Wollensky, Quality Meats, the Post House, et al) are sometimes hard to tell apart, or that their steaks are less than life-changing. But no one claims that the company doesn’t deliver the goods when it comes to nicely priced wine. The $69 prix-fixe dinner at Cité, for example, comes with a bottomless glass of four different types. And this week, Rob and Robin tell us, all the Wollensky restaurants are offering $10 tastings of ten good wines at lunch. The selections change each day, so the committed oenophile can end up trying 50 different wines over the course of the week. [100 Bottles of Wine on the Wall]
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