1. The Grub Street Diet
    Alton Brown Makes His Own Avocado Ice Cream, Does Shots With John Hodgman“He whipped out a bottle of whiskey, I whipped out a bottle of whiskey. He whipped out some glasses, I whipped out some glasses. We sent an audience member to get ice.”
  2. Metacriticism
    Ozersky Still Hates the ‘Crappily Written’ Michelin Guide“”It’s not that I don’t agree with the Michelin ratings, they’re O.K.,” he writes. “But I don’t understand them, and that’s not O.K.”
  3. The Other Critics
    Sifton Has No Stars for Xiao Ye; Vandaag Is ‘Worth Settling In For’Plus: Greene and Cuozzo waffle on the Lambs Club, and a rave for Hecho en Dumbo.
  4. Empire Building
    ’Inoteca’s Total New York DominationThere’s ‘inoteca Williamsburg, plus a French-Mediterranean spot is going in Tribeca.
  5. Real Estate
    Helpless Upper West Siders Suffer Tyranny of Too Many TrufflesThey’re great on macaroni and cheese, and french fries. Not so great perfuming your apartment lobby.
  6. Oenofile
    What to Drink With Spaghetti TacosDr. Vino’s commenters take wine pairings seriously, even if the food in question is pretty stupid.
  7. Lists
    ABC Kitchen Is Esquire’s Restaurant of the YearPlus the “Best New Restaurants”: Longman & Eagle in Chicago, Frances in S.F., and more.
  8. In the Magazine
    Platt at Vandaag and Takashi; Time to Get the TurkeyPlus: a slew of new openings including Kin Shop, Bar Basque, and Ciano.
  9. Foodienomics
    230 Fifth’s Serious Heater HabitThe electric heaters run up a tab of $10,000 a month.
  10. New York Culinary Experience
    Cesare Casella Wants You to Drink While You CookThe Salumeria Rosi chef demos the basics of Italian cooking at last week’s New York Culinary Experience.
  11. The Grub Street Diet
    Lauren Bush Sneaks Food Into Movie Theaters, Lunches on Candy Corn“We snuck the wraps into the movie, which is probably illegal … It’s sort of the best of both worlds to eat dinner in the movie theater, but you have to be kind of stealth about it.”
  12. Party Chat
    René Redzepi Thinks Chefs ‘Make the Best Terrorists in theThe Noma chef talks geotagging and culinary geneaology at last night’s New York Public Library event.
  13. New York Culinary Experience
    David Bouley Explains the Finer Points of Comté FoamPlus stories of his secret teenage life as a whipped-cream fighter!
  14. Awards
    Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare Is a Michelin Two-Star Grocery StoreCésar Ramirez’s pricey prix-fixe dinners pull in a seriously big award.
  15. New York Culinary Experience
    Let Paul Liebrandt Teach You How to Blowtorch ScallopsAt the New York Culinary Experience, the Corton chef teaches a crowd how to blast raw scallops until they’re just barely cooked.
  16. The Other Critics
    The Lion Works Its Charms; FoodParc Is ‘Over the Top Thrilling’Plus: Robert Sietsema skips pho in favor of a Vietnamese beef salad.
  17. Following Up
    Where Are They Now? The Gourmet Masthead, One Year LaterWe follow up on the defunct magazine’s masthead.
  18. App-etizing
    Ikea’s Beautiful Baking Cookbook Is Now a Hilarious iPhone AppWant to bake a cinnamon roll? You’ll have to jog three miles first.
  19. Bookshelf
    NYT: The New Ferran Adrià Biography Is ‘Like Being Waterboarded WithDwight Garner really doesn’t like Colman Andrews’s new book about the El Bulli chef.
  20. Video Feed
    Get Your Shuck On With David ChangWatch the Momofuku chef shuck an oyster and top it with a melon-shiso purée.
  21. In the Magazine
    Platt Finds Hits and Misses at Eataly; Wine on Tap Flows FreelyPlus: Three new openings and a peek at who goes to Lavo.
  22. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Michelin-Starred Nipple-Twisting and Pizza Fight ClubPlus: a Justin Bieber hoax, and how to steal an entire vineyard, in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  23. The Grub Street Diet
    Chef Daniel Holzman Trusts His Mom on What Makes a Good Meatball“Cinnamon-raisin and salmon salad sounds disgusting, but apparently my closed-minded attitude has been holding me back: It was incredibly delicious.”
  24. Party Chat
    Thomas Keller Will Gladly Wear a Superman Cape If a Domineering Woman Tells HimThe French Laundry and Per Se chef talks about accessibility, superheroes, and what he likes to eat.
  25. Personalities
    Ruth Reichl Sticks With Print, Is Now a Book EditorReichl will be an editor-at-large for Random House — and an author!
  26. The Food Chain
    Traif’s Jason Marcus Has a Special Place In His Heart For Loteria’s CarnitasJimmy Shaw says it’s all about the chile morita, “the elegant cousin of chipotle.”
  27. Lists
    Michelin Announces 2011 ‘Bib Gourmand’ PicksFatty ‘Cue, Paulie Gee’s, and nineteen other newcomers make the list of 91 top inexpensive restaurants.
  28. The Other Critics
    Sifton Goes to the ForgeSomeone spies a New York ‘Times’ photographer at Marc Forgione.
  29. App-etizing
    ‘How to Cook Everything Essentials’: Carry Mark Bittman With You atBittman’s new iPhone app has a hundred free recipes and, in case you can’t find a clock, a built-in timer.
  30. Foodievents
    René Redzepi Goes RetailRedzepi will sign copies of Noma at Williams-Sonoma next week.
  31. Foodievents
    La Scuola, Eataly’s Educational Arm, Is Ready to Teach YouFish lessons with Dave Pasternack, meat lessons with Cesare Casella … and a $25 walking tour of Eataly?
  32. Foodievents
    A Closer Look at Last Weekend’s Le Grand FoodingSure, the lines were long. But we got some awfully pretty pictures out of it.
  33. In the Magazine
    The Most Powerful People in New York, Culinary EditionApril Bloomfield and Roberta’s are changing the way New York eats.
  34. Foodievents
    Last Night at Le Fooding: San Francisco Edges Out New York, For NowOur highly scientific comparative analysis of last night’s first of two SF vs. NY showdowns.
  35. Foodievents
    Handicapping Le Grand Fooding’s N.Y. vs. S.F. DeathmatchGrub Street weighs the competitors at this weekend’s coast vs. coast culinary showdown.
  36. Openings
    A Look Inside FoodParc, the Midtown Food Court Inspired by Blade RunnerJeffrey Chodorow’s high-tech spot features interiors from a Hollywood set designer and a menu starring pastrami egg rolls.
  37. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Death-Threat Hot Wings; Justin Bieber Tries FriedPlus: Gordon Ramsay hears gunfire while camping, topless women in restaurants, and shameless cooking-oil thieves, in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  38. The Grub Street Diet
    Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Tastes the National’s Entire Menu at Once, Clears“Where else are you going to go? The only two options you have are Michael Jordan’s and Cipriani, and one’s terrible and one’ s a rip-off.”
  39. Openings
    Andrew Carmellini’s Soho Spot Is Called ‘the Dutch’ Because ItPlus it sounds “a little bit old school, a little bit O.G., a little bit Damon Runyonesque, maybe.”
  40. App-etizing
    ‘Gourmet Live’ Is Live, and Full of Easter EggsThe erstwhile magazine’s legacy lives on through an (only slightly zombie-esque) iPad app.
  41. The Food Chain
    Michael Solomonov Thinks Traif’s Bacon Doughnuts Are ‘Like, So“I think it’s awesome that this Jewish kid is rocking out all this non-kosher stuff. “
  42. The Other Critics
    Sifton Finds ‘Simplicity and Elegance’ at Vandaag; Sietsema RavesPlus: wildly overpriced bouillabaisse in midtown, and the grave disappointments of BLT Bar & Grill.
  43. App-etizing
    The Times Launches a Mobile Fix for Your Caffeine AddictionThe Filter is a GPS-enabled coffee map from ‘Times’ caffeine guru Oliver Strand.
  44. Openings
    A Look Inside François Payard Bakery, Opening Tomorrow on Houston StreetComplete with a sexy glassed-in pastry kitchen so you can watch your pain au chocolat come out of the oven minutes before hitting the bakery case.
  45. Foodievents
    MoMA Installs Some ‘Counter Space’The museum’s latest show is a retrospective of the post-servant kitchen of the last century.
  46. In the Magazine
    Nuela’s Ambitious, Exhaustive Menu; a Guide to New York’s UrbanPlus: Hardneck garlic is in season.
  47. Foodienomics
    The Park Slope Co-op Makes More Money Than Whole FoodsOn a per-store basis, at least.
  48. The Grub Street Diet
    Designer Catherine Malandrino Drinks Tequila During Fashion Week, Celebrates“At two in the morning, just ten hours before my presentation at Lincoln Center, I crossed Eighth Avenue to dance with my friends at a gay club with live shows and go-go dancers.”
  49. At the Movies
    Saving Willie Mae’sA documentary about the rebuilding of a New Orleans institution gets us a little weepy.
  50. Empire Building
    Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Ultraviolent Food Nerd’ Graphic Novel’Get Gyro’ will be like “‘Fistful of Dollars’ meets ‘Eat Drink Man Woman’,” plus a couple more films.
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