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  1. openings
    Alex Stupak’s New Restaurant Is Devoted to ‘American’ CookingThe modernist chef opens Mischa in midtown.
  2. shutdown diaries
    Closing Restaurants Is the Right Call. Now the Government Must Save Them.“We went from a little money in the bank to bled dry. It was not a slow, steady decline — it was a straight drop.”
  3. sweet tooth
    In Praise of the Long Dessert MenuDinner is never more fun than when there are a dozen sweets to choose from.
  4. grub guides
    Where to Eat Perfect Summer Corn Right NowEleven imaginative applications of everyone’s favorite summertime ingredient.
  5. the dish
    Empellón’s Fruit Plate Takes a Safe Dessert Choice to a Whole New LevelThe seasonally rotating showstopper, currently made with Tristar strawberries, mimics a crushed-ice shellfish platter.
  6. empire building
    The Hidden Risks of Writing a CookbookThe cookbook business has a reputation for being strong and lucrative — a smart career move for any chef. The reality burns.
  7. restaurant review
    Review: With His Posh New Midtown Empellón, Alex Stupak Means BusinessThe menu at this ambitious outlet includes a variety of creations calculated to appeal to this new, upscale dining terroir, including $125 fajitas.
  8. closings
    Alex Stupak Will Close Empellón Cocina This WeekIn an open letter, the chef writes, “This is not the tale of a greedy landlord or a rent hike.”
  9. first bite
    These New Fajitas Cost $125 — Are They Worth It?Chef Alex Stupak’s latest creation involves A-5 beef and a hefty price tag. Our critic offers his take.
  10. openings
    This ‘Avocado’ Is Actually an Ambitious New DessertAlex Stupak has some surprises in store at his new midtown restaurant, Empellón .
  11. grub guides
    13 Promising Restaurants Opening Before SpringIf winter is beginning to seem endless, take heart (and sustenance) in these newcomers, all poised to arrive before spring’s first ramp.
  12. Interviews
    Alex Stupak Explains Why He’ll Open His Next Restaurant in Midtown“It’s a risky place because the rents are crazy high.”
  13. Critiques
    Serious Pastry Chefs Taste-Test the New Red Velvet Oreos“I thought they’d be redder.”
  14. Interviews
    Talking to Bayless and Stupak“We’re starting to see that the population is catching up.”
  15. Openings
    First Look at Empellon al Pastor, Now Open in the East VillageAlex Stupak has flung open the doors of his much-anticipated bar-tortilleria in the East Village.
  16. News
    Rick Bayless Will Cook in New York With Alex Stupak Next MonthThe chefs will team up for one night only.
  17. Let’s Get Nixtamal
    We’re Entering the Era of Next-Level TortillasIs fresh masa the new fresh pasta?
  18. Interviews
    Sweet Talk: Chefs Chew Over New York’s Changing Dessert LandscapeKaren DeMasco, Alex Stupak, Brooks Headley, and many others speak up.
  19. Coming Soon
    CB3 Gives Alex Stupak the Green LightHe has a liquor license for his upcoming restaurant on St. Marks Place.
  20. Coming Soon
    Empellón’s Alex Stupak Planning Third RestaurantThe chef might just be opening his masa-focused place next.
  21. Slideshows
    Inside the Kitchen for an Alex Stupak and Grant Achatz ThanksgivingGrub Street captured the chefs putting together a monumental holiday feast.
  22. Foodievents
    Grant Achatz and Alex Stupak Extend ‘Push Project’They’ll cook a themeless dinner on Friday.
  23. Vamonos
    Grant Achatz Will Cook at Empellón Cocina Next MonthGet ready to push.
  24. Interviews
    Alex Stupak and Chris Cosentino on Connecting via Twitter, New Restaurants, and“If we can’t learn from each other, we’re just arrogant and ignorant.”
  25. Recipes
    Learn How Alex Stupak Makes His Flour TortillasIt was actually his pastry-chef wife, Lauren, who perfected the recipe.
  26. Slick
    Tien Ho, Alex Stupak, and More Are Your Latest Hot Stuff Chef-ModelsForget Restaurant Week, it’s Fashion Week for chefs.
  27. The Pass
    Where the Ramps Are: Restaurants Serving Spring Vegetables Right NowMorels, fiddlehead ferns, stinging nettles, and more foraged sticks than you can shake a stick at.
  28. The Grub Street Diet
    Chef Alex Stupak Rings in the New Year With Mezcal, Caviar, Sausages, and Juice“I had leftover chicken wings with mayonnaise. I have a very unhealthy relationship with mayonnaise.”
  29. Leftovers
    Oren’s Seeks Fortune in FiDi; La Maison Cointreau Is Basically What ItIf you like piña coladas, don’t go to La Maison Cointreau.
  30. Chef Cleanse
    Chef Cleanse: Alex Stupak’s Exhaustion, Depression, and Exhilaration“Forget comfort.”
  31. Quote of the Day
    Alex Stupak Sticks to His GunsDon’t tell him his dishes are “off mark.”
  32. Rumor Mill
    Is Alex Stupak Cookin’ at Clio?New York’s Empellon mastermind could help Clio celebrate a big anniversary.
  33. Profiles
    Even Other Chefs Think Alex Stupak Is Super IntenseThe Empellon Cocina chef gets a great profile in the ‘Times.’
  34. First Look
    First Look at Empellón Cocina, Now Firing Tacoless Mexican in the EastThe newest restaurant from Alex Stupak aims to elevate New York’s view of what Mexican food can be.
  35. Coming Soon
    Empellón Cocina Opening ‘Next Week’Alex Stupak is getting ready to open his new East Village restaurant.
  36. Two for Eight
    Tables Available at Empellón, Miss Lily’s; ABC Kitchen, the Dutch,It’s 4 p.m., and that means it’s time to play Two for Eight. Today: New & Buzzy.
  37. Horrible People
    Bad Behavior: Per Se and Empellón Tackle Tacky CustomersDon’t have sex in the bathroom, and please don’t throw up in the dining room.
  38. Neighborhood Watch
    Vinegar Hill House Is Giving Four & Twenty Blackbirds a Run for Its Pie; MarlowPlus: Chipotle opens in Tribeca, and more neighborhood news.
  39. The Grub Street Diet
    Nathan Myhrvold Gorges on Tacos at Empellón, Goes All In at RomeraNow in an easy-to-read grid format!
  40. Empire Building
    Casual to Cachet: How Chefs Flipped the Model for Restaurant ExpansionMore and more chefs are opening casual restaurants before moving into fine dining, a complete reversal of the traditional model for growth.
  41. Two for Eight
    Tables Available at Beauty & Essex and Miss Lily’s; Mostly Booked at ABCIt’s 4 p.m., and that means it’s time to play Two for Eight.Today: New & Buzzy.
  42. Taco Talk
    Alex Stupak Wants Nothing Less Than to Change the Way New York Thinks About“If you look at an Italian restaurant, it doesn’t have to serve pizza. But to walk into a Mexican restaurant and not have tacos, that’s ludicrous.”
  43. Tequila
    New Yorkers Know Their Alcohol Brands, Not Their PairingsManhattanites like … Manhattans.
  44. Video Feed
    Karaoke Cabbing With Wylie and the GangSam Mason, Alex Stupak, and Christina Tosi share the bill in Vice’s latest episode of ‘Munchies.’
  45. Openings
    Alex Stupak Will Open Empellón Cocina This Fall, But Won’t ServeSounds like the East Village location will be more upscale than its West Village counterpart.
  46. Closings
    Bowery Wine Company Shutters; Counter Will Do the Same This SundayBoth will be making way for projects from higher-profile names.
  47. Neighborhood Watch
    Daniel Boulud’s Tour de New York; Pour George Opens in West VillagePlus: a new prix fixe lunch at Sfoglia, new cocktails at Kefi, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  48. The Other Critics
    Sifton Swoons for Empellón; Ed Levine Hits Up Mable’s SmokehousePlus: Sietsema loves Phayul, Ed Levine on Mable’s Smokehouse, and more, all in our weekly critic roundup.
  49. Closings
    Empellón Will Unseat Counter Just As Soon As Alex Stupak Gets His LiquorCurrent projections are that the restaurant will close in four to six weeks.
  50. Masa Matters
    Have Trendy Tortillas Given NYC’s Mexican Food an Upgrade?The ‘Daily News’ heads out to Tortilleria Nixtamal.
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