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Tuna

  1. The Hunt for NYC’s Best SushiA restaurant critic and his daughter walk into a sushi bar
  2. food fight
    Feds Bust Tuna RacketMajor companies conspired to take advantage of America’s love of canned food.
  3. Recalls
    Bumble Bee Warns 31,000 Cases of Tuna May Be SpoiledThe company says they could “lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.”
  4. Food Safety
    Bad Sushi Causes Latest Salmonella OutbreakThe tuna is lurking in restaurants and grocery stores.
  5. Toro Toro Toro
    Tokyo Restaurant’s Tuna-Heavy Lunch Special a Little Heavy on the TunaIt also comes with a side salad and soup.
  6. Sashimi
    Tsukiji Fish Market Vendor’s Tuna Model Better Than Any Other Food ToyLet’s face it, every kid has an inner fishmonger. Let them fillet, and shine.
  7. Recalls
    Bumble Bee Recalls Canned Tuna Because of ‘Loose Seals’The “chicken of the sea” may have the bends.
  8. No Substitutions
    More ‘Impostor’ Fish Found in America’s Restaurants and SushiThe fish on your plate has been wondering about its real family.
  9. End of the Line
    There’s Never Been a Worse Time to Be a Bluefin TunaSomeone caught a very big fish off the coast of Japan.
  10. Mediavore
    What Causes Brain Freeze; Frank Sinatra Drank Bolla Soave and JackFace-scrunching is a mere side-effect of downing cold liquids.
  11. Mediavore
    Death and Robbery Won’t Stop Jim’s Steaks; Scientists Explain BrainPlus: Five, possibly six, of the eight species of tuna are at the risk of extinction; and Sinatra liked his Jack Daniels, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Mediavore
    Mississippi Oysters are Safe; Ultra-Luxury Tuna Comes from Japan to Phillyustainably farmed Kindai bluefin tuna is now available in Philly.
  13. Mediavore
    Ramsay Runs Out of Steam in London Marathon; Vietnamese Cajun SpreadsTelevision’s angriest chef exits at mile 20, while New Orleans’ cuisine gets a new spin from non-natives.
  14. Mediavore
    Italian Beefs Battle it Out; Haitian Aid on the Black MarketPlus: The EU moves to ban bluefin tuna, and vending machines go digital, all in our morning news roundup.
  15. Mediavore
    Nut Roasters Rare in NYC; Organic Farms in the MinorityPlus: The EU considers a ban on bluefin tuna, and Burger King makes bank, all in our morning news roundup.
  16. Mediavore
    Seinfeld Star Shills for Jenny Craig; $177,000 Tuna Protested in HongJason Alexander becomes a Jenny Craig model and a record-breaking tuna is boycotted.
  17. Mediavore
    Jersey Shore Has its Own Top Chef; 513-Lb. Tuna Sells for $177,000An MTV reality star knows how to cook and a Bluefin Tuna fetched a record price in Tokyo.
  18. Mediavore
    Art Smith’s Weight Loss Secrets; Jersey Shore’s Culinary SignificancePlus: Taiwan cracks down on U.S. beef imports, and Domino’s CEO moves on to sports, all in our morning news roundup.
  19. Lawsuits
    Staten Island Man Has Bone to PickA spineless lawsuit over a tuna sandwich.
  20. In the Magazine
    Wylie Dufresne Creates a New Hot Dog for PDTCabrito and Benoit open, Wylie Dufresne makes a hot dog, and Rob and Robin bring news of BarFry’s replacement, Cabrito — all in this week’s issue.
  21. Mediavore
    Food Network to Publish Magazine?; Food-Porn Photos for SaleHearst Publications is supposedly in talks with the Food Network to publish a new food magazine and has been stealing editors from Every Day With Rachael Ray for months. The only problem? The channel’s big stars don’t seem to be a part of the publication. [Mixed Media/Portfolio] Soto chef Sotohiro Kosugi responds to fears of too much mercury in tuna. “Eat with balance. Balance of meals is the key to a healthy life.” [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Related: Sushi Eaters Face Tuna Fears Neil Ferguson, Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver, and others are leading a full-on British culinary invasion on our shores. [Chicago Tribune]
  22. NewsFeed
    Restaurants Feeling the Effects of Mercury ScareEarlier today we showed you a letter Takahachi is giving its customers. It’s not the only restaurant around town feeling the fallout. “We were very busy yesterday, but today is so quiet,” a sushi chef at Hatsuhana in midtown whispered the evening after the January 23 article was published. “Even customers that are coming in are asking for no tuna.” In the Village, celebrities usually wait patiently in line for a table at Japonica. “I don’t know whether it’s the article, the economy, or our customers are on vacation, but all of a sudden our business has fallen down 20 to 30 percent, and 15 percent of those who come in have changed their regular orders. It’s even worse for my friends who have restaurants in Westchester and Connecticut. There is a lot you can eat at sushi restaurants other than tuna,” said owner Shingo Yonezawa. “It’s a nightmare.” And not only Japanese restaurants are affected. “When we put tuna on the menu, it was such an easy sell,” said Danny Abrams, owner of The Mermaid Inn and others. “We were selling seventeen to twenty per night. After the article we were down to six or seven. Even our tuna tartare appetizer stopped selling. I was surprised it dropped as much as it did.” —Beth Landman
  23. Mediavore
    NYSRA Fights Calorie Law Again; Bovine Waterboarding Video ReleasedThe New York State Restaurant Association filed another suit in federal district court yesterday to prevent a law requiring some restaurants to post calorie information on menus and signs from being enacted. [Grub Street] Was the Times guilty of scaremongering with its slew of mercury-in-tuna stories? [Slate] With the recent spate of wine bar openings, it’s worth considering what really constitutes a wine bar. A good wine list is a good start! [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]
  24. Mediavore
    Pret a Manger Set for Huge Expansion Here; Ramsay Bans BluefinBritish sandwich chain Pret a Manger is launching an expansion of Starbucks-like proportions, announcing plans to open 33 more locations in New York — four times the current number. “If New York could support one on every corner, we’d love that,” the company’s head says. [NYS] Related: Out to Lunch [NYM] Urged by the Marine Conservation Society, Gordon Ramsay pulls endangered bluefin tuna from all his restaurants. [NRN] The Department of Health’s current closure rampage continues with Union Picnic in Williamsburg, Café Angelique, and J’adore in Manhattan. [Eater]
  25. The Underground Gourmet
    Sandwich of the Week: The No Mayo Tuna Sandwich at Henri Bendel of All Places Eating for a living takes the Underground Gourmet to all sorts of strange and mysterious places — the Upper West Side, for instance — but none more sinisterly exotic than the typical department-store café. As anyone who’s ever lunched on frozen yogurt and cantaloupe at Bloomingdale’s Forty Carrots or nibbled miniature quiche at the American Girl Cafe can attest, these shopaholic fuel stations are not the manliest places to tie on the noonday feedbag. So how the UG found himself ensconced at a petite table at Henri Bendel’s new third-floor Chocolate Bar the other day, God and Ms. UG only know.
  26. Click and Save
    Inside Surf and Turf: Watching a Tuna-Cutting, Eating Fancy SteaksTwo big, intense features recently stopped us in our tracks: a Slate piece going into great detail about contemporary steak, with a taste test comparing grass-fed, grain-fed, dry-aged, and wet-aged steaks; and On the Broiler’s photo-essay about the cutting of a 400-pound tuna in a Japanese shopping center in New Jersey. The tuna pics are just plain cool — in fact, our photographer happened to shoot a few of her own, which we’re featuring here — but the Slate article is a must-read for anyone who plans on passing within a few yards of a New York steakhouse, particularly the new breed of restaurants, like Craftsteak and STK, that specify the feed and provenance of their meat. And the upshot of the comparison test? The clear winner was grass-fed beef from Alderspring Ranch in Idaho. Grain-fed, non-aged beef from Niman Ranch came in second. Which Steak Tastes the Best? [Slate] The Mitsuwa Tuna Cut [Off the Broiler]