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Joshua David Stein

  1. Back of the House
    TMI, ChodorowThe chef loses weight and talks too much about it.
  2. Back of the House
    The New Non-Union Kitchens of Hotel RestaurantsWhy the newest crop of hotel restaurants could succeed.
  3. Home Cooking
    Recession Dining: Per Se at HomeHigh-end-restaurant line cooks will be your personal chefs for a night.
  4. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Buddha Bar Reincarnated As Ajna Bar’Top Chef’ winner Hung Huynh is the new chef.
  5. Beer Me
    NYC Bartenders Bash: The Poor Man’s Food and Wine FestivalBartenders and drunks celebrate the end of summer.
  6. Temporary Closings
    Irving Mill on a Suspicious VacationWill the restaurant come back after Labor Day?
  7. Top Chef
    Top Chef Gets KP DutyThe cheftestants face a court-martial.
  8. Celebrity Settings
    Name-dropping MemorialsRichard Bradley laments the loss of Café des Artistes by recalling a magical evening he spent there with Bono.
  9. Product Placement
    Archie and Veronica Dine at Tavern on the GreenThe gang comes to New York and can’t shut up about the Central Park restaurant.
  10. Openings
    Dios Mío! Su Casa OpensThe “speakeasy” is finally open after we first noticed it in April.
  11. Openings
    What to Expect From the Tipsy ParsonThe Tipsy Parson sounds like a mash-up of Egg and Little Giant.
  12. Video Feed
    Fishbar: A Likable Montauk RestaurantChef Jennifer Meadows hangs out with Montauk fishermen to ensure a fresh, local catch.
  13. The Other Critics
    Peter Meehan Returns to the TimesThe former “$25 and Under” critic is back.
  14. Openings
    Baja Fresh to Get Bigger, BoozierComing soon: quesos fundidos and margaritas.
  15. Nightlife
    The Griffin Door Not Closed YetAt least not till Fashion Week is over.
  16. The Other Critics
    How to Order Like Frank BruniThe former ‘Times’ critic explains how to determine a restaurant’s best dish.
  17. Video Feed
    Williamsburg Bar Stars in Bisexual DramaHuckleberry stars in a show about bisexuals.
  18. Beef
    Sodagate: The Industry Strikes Back“Why aren’t they going after cake?”
  19. Closings
    Drew Nieporent ‘Interested’ In Café des Artistes?Will the murals live another day?
  20. Chef Shuffle
    Kurt and the Hotel, Take IIKurt Gutenbrunner to cook wurst at the Standard.
  21. Hot Doggery
    Things Better Than a New Yorker Blog Post on Hot DogsA rebuttal.
  22. Badvertising
    Snapple, Gatorade, and Coke Negged by DOHThe city’s new ad campaign makes us thirsty — for water.
  23. Openings
    The National: Meet Your Freeman Alley AlternativeWhere to eat when the line at Freemans is too long.
  24. Nightlife
    Lower East Side to Get DrunkerThe LES gets even wetter.
  25. Openings
    Luke’s Lobster to Offer $14 Lobster RollsHoly freakin’ lobstah.
  26. Foodienomics
    Restaurants Improve in JulyAn industry trade group is cautiously optimistic.
  27. Closings
    Café des Artistes Slips AwayThe Upper West Side icon goes on permanent vacation.
  28. Closings
    The John Dory Goes Belly-upKen Friedman’s fish is fried.
  29. Beef
    Saveur’s Feed Accedes to TONY ’s FeedName-calling has never been easy.
  30. Starbucks
    The Starbucks Dress Code: Smart CasualNo slobs allowed in the Waldorf Astoria outpost.
  31. Closings
    Fledgling ‘Democratic’ Club the Griffin Dies in First TrimesterA superclub meets a modest end.
  32. New Boss
    Dean Poll, You’ve Just Won Tavern on the Green!Out with the LeRoys, in with the Poll!
  33. Celebrity Settings
    Jeremy Piven: Enemy of the SeaThe actor is the worst thing to happen to the ocean since the ‘Exxon-Valdez.’
  34. Foodievent
    Le Fooding Descends Onto P.S.1The French-American food exchange program is sort of accessible to mere mortals.
  35. Marketing Gimmicks
    Paul McCrudden: Breaking Lunch-Line BarriersOne British guy’s audacity inexplicably pays off.
  36. Renovations
    Old Lady Died Moved So You Can Eat at DovetailJohn Fraser wins; Dovetail will expand.
  37. Reopenings
    Inside the New David Burke TownhousePlus: We’ve got the menus!
  38. Vendys
    Vendy Dessert-Truck Nominees RevealedThe Vendy Awards announce their sweetest treats on the block.
  39. Lies
    Fat-Girl Diets of Skinny FashionistasThey seem to subsist on a diet of cupcakes, cake, Slurpees, fries, and fish tacos.
  40. Closings
    The Sad Ending of ElettariaAkhtar Nawab’s restaurant is closing.
  41. Cookbooks
    Spotted: Momofuku CookbookAn illicit peek at the new book.
  42. Marketing Gimmicks
    King of the Shill: SHO Shaun HergattThe 72 Shills of SHO Shaun Hergatt.
  43. The Other Critics
    Danyelle Freeman Out at Daily NewsThe Restaurant Girl is gone.