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The Plaza Hotel

  1. Empire Building
    Todd English Opens Plaza Food Hall in June, Ça Va in JulyThe Olives chef is keeping busy (very busy) with a brasserie and a food emporium.
  2. Neighborhood Watch
    Fatty Crab Hosts Memorial Day Pig Roast; Mercadito’s World Cup TacoPlus: David Wondrick and Don Lee talk polar cocktails, and Mercadito expands hours for the World Cup, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  3. Reopenings
    New Palm Court Will Lose the HarpIt’s cheaper!
  4. Reopenings
    Palm Court Will ReturnThe Plaza’s restaurant may be changing management.
  5. Chef Shuffle
    Pastry ScoopNicole Kaplan is out at the Plaza and Johnny Iuzzini is behind the bar at PDT.
  6. Ask a Waiter
    Plaza Doorman Fabrizio Brienza: ‘The Good Are In; the Bad Are Out’The model, actor, and star of ‘The Doorman’ says Danny A.’s uptown lounge is going to be the hottest spot in New York.
  7. Mediavore
    Can Vegans Eat Honey?; Lobster Cheap in MaineSoft drinks to introduce “controversial herb” flavoring, ordering the cheapest bottle, stricter food-industry oversight, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  8. NewsFeed
    ‘Doorman’ Star Fabrizio Brienza Works the Rope at the PlazaAnd how long does it take to go from downtown to uptown anyway?
  9. Mediavore
    Socialista Back in Business; 2nd Avenue Deli Still DeliversSocialista, now rid of that pesky hepatitis-A problem, is once again hosting celebs like Sting and Josh Hartnett. [NYP] Conflict-of-interest alert! The soon-to-be-new president of the Obesity Society had to step down after drawing criticism for his paid consultant work for the restaurant industry, for whom he produced a puzzling affidavit asserting that posting calorie info on menus could have a negative effect on obesity. [NYT] Good news: The 2nd Avenue Deli still delivers anywhere in town. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  10. Mediavore
    Charlie Trotter Details Emerge; Frank Bruni’s Cross-Country TripThe first details on Charlie Trotter’s still-unnamed restaurant on Madison Square Park emerge: It will have 80 seats as well as a bar and lounge. [NYT] Merkato 55 may be turning New Yorkers on to African cuisine, but there have been plenty of excellent, albeit under-the-radar, restaurants offering the continent’s cuisine for years. [TONY] Related: Merkato 55’s Most Popular Dish: Doro Wat The Modern’s new wine director, Belinda Chang, is the kind of sommelier we want to be someday: “I’m definitely obsessed with magnums. They’re so fun to pour!” [NYS]
  11. Mediavore
    Batali’s Celebrity Cookbook; Gisele Offends Football Fans With CabernetFor the second year in a row, Barilla has released a downloadable cookbook featuring Mario Batali’s recipes for cooking for celebs like Natalie Portman and Stanley Tucci. You may have to fill out a stupid survey to access it, but for every download Barilla is donating $1 to America’s Second Harvest. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Food Network chef Robert Irvine, whose bulging muscles put together meals on Dinner: Impossible, turns out to be huge liar, having fabricated a past that involves being a knight in England and being a full-fledged White House chef. [St. Petersburg Times via Gawker] Irritable chef Gordon Ramsay likes to relax with a Sunday supper of roast beef, over which he likes to emphasize manners and social skills with his children. [WSJ]
  12. NewsFeed
    At the End of the Day, Nicole Kaplan Likes Ring Dings We told you on Wednesday that Nicole Kaplan was leaving Del Posto for the Plaza, and today we can tell you why: She’s not crazy about cooking Italian food. “I guess I just missed my style; I wasn’t loving Italian food as much as I thought I would. My style is American food with a strong French–training influence.”
  13. Mediavore
    Oak Room Gets New Operators; Illegal Fish Trade GrowsNight Sky Holdings, which formerly operated Windows on the World at the World Trade Center as well as the Rainbow Room, has signed a contract to run the Oak Room and the Oak Bar at the Plaza Hotel. Also, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s former sous-chef Didier Virot will be helming the kitchen at the hotel’s other eatery, the Palm Court. [NYP] Sushi chef Hiroshi Nakahara has left New York’s BondSt to run the kitchen at a new outpost in Beverly Hills. [PR Newswire] Chipotle will be serving 200 million meals using naturally raised meat this year, a 40 percent increase from 2007. [The Grinder/Chow]
  14. Mediavore
    No Plaza for Graydon; Mr. Rachael Ray Drops $35K for LunchboxGraydon Carter won’t be taking over the Plaza’s Oak Room, so you’ll still have to head downtown to the Waverly Inn for that truffled macaroni and cheese. [NYP] Jean-Georges Vongerichten seeks the elusive fifth taste by serving “umami bombs” at his restaurants. [WSJ] Related: Waiter, There’s a Fifth Element in My Soup It’s possible that locally grown products have a comparable or even greater carbon footprint than food that travels long distances, so you can stop patting yourself on the back for being a greenmarket fanatic. [NYT] Related: Local Schmocal [NYM]
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