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Joe Bastianich

  1. settlements
    Mario Batali’s Former Restaurant Group to Pay $600K Sexual-Harassment SettlementAn investigation by the office of New York attorney general Letitia James found the business violated city and state human-rights laws.
  2. closings
    Del Posto Is a GonerIt was once the crown jewel of the Batali-Bastianich restaurant group. Now, chef Melissa J. Rodriguez and GM Jeff Katz will transform it.
  3. closings
    Joe Bastianich’s Otto Has Closed for GoodA “For Rent” sign now hangs in the window of the Greenwich Village space.
  4. investigations
    N.Y. State Attorney General Investigating Mario Batali’s Former Restaurant GroupThe announcement comes on the heels of Ken Friedman’s $240,000 Spotted Pig settlement.
  5. controversies
    Esca’s Revenue Dropped 30 Percent After Mario Batali Scandal BrokeChef Dave Pasternack has bought the seafood restaurant outright with plans to revamp.
  6. sexual harassment
    Mario Batali Expected to Officially Be Out at His Restaurant Group by July 1The restaurant group he helped found has been mired in controversy.
  7. lawsuits
    Mario Batali’s Restaurant Group Settled a New Lawsuit for $2 MillionThey paid out a $5.25 million tip-skimming suit in 2012.
  8. power dynamics
    Restaurants (Still) Have a Racism Problem, and Joe Bastianich Is ProofA short video clip reveals deep ugliness and surprising ignorance.
  9. yikes
    Restaurateur Joe Bastianich Made Racist, Sexist Comments on Italian TVA clip from Masterchef Italia casts prior allegations in a new light.
  10. sexual harassment
    More Employees Speak Out About Harassment at Batali and Bastianich’s RestaurantsStaff allege that the two created an environment that encouraged harassment and abusive behavior.
  11. lawsuits
    A Fired Pastry Chef Is Suing Mario Batali for DiscriminationHe alleges that, after enduring harassment from co-workers because of his sexuality, he was wrongfully terminated.
  12. chef shuffle
    One of New York’s Best Restaurants Has a New ChefThe man responsible for the fabled 100-layer lasagna is moving on to a new project.
  13. Restaurant Review
    Pasquale Jones Brings Something Fresh to the Dining LandscapeMario Batali’s La Sirena, on the other hand, not so much.
  14. Openings
    First Look at La Sirena, the Latest From Mario Batali and Joe BastianichThe Babbo boys open their first new New York restaurant in ten years (not counting Eataly).
  15. Coming Soon
    Mario Batali Explains Why His New Restaurant Is Taking So Long“Even if you’re three months late and millions of dollars over budget, I’m finding it hard to get very worked up about that. I’m not worried.”
  16. The Feeding Tube
    Momofuku’s Christina Tosi Joins MasterChef Junior and OriginalShe’s replacing Joe Bastianich.
  17. Reopenings
    Eataly’s Wine Shop Makes a Triumphant ReturnThe celebration includes free glasses of sparkling wine tonight.
  18. Coming Soon
    Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich Will Take Over La Bottega in the Maritime HotelLet’s all take a trip to “terraced hillsides of Positano.”
  19. Coming Soon
    Mario Batali’s Long-Awaited Boston Pizzeria Will Open This YearThe project will come in at almost 9,000 square feet.
  20. Expansions
    Eataly Will Open in Los AngelesCulatello news, everyone.
  21. Expansions
    Eataly Founder Says Another Store Will Open in New York City [Updated]Plus, the Turin-based megagrocer is opening in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, London, Moscow, Los Angeles, and South America.
  22. Rumors
    Eataly Considering Second NYC Location Inside 4 WTC [Updated]It may open next year.
  23. Lawsuits
    Mario Batali’s Eataly Threatens Legal Action Against ‘LittleThe food truck owners say they have a David and Goliath thing going on with the Italian mega-grocer.
  24. Corked
    Eataly’s Wine Shop Closing for Six MonthsNo more Nebbiolo, for now.
  25. Paperwork
    Batali and Bastianich’s SLA Problem Likely to Have Quick ResolutionThe case may be far along in the agency’s system.
  26. Paperwork
    BYOBabbo: Batali and Bastianich Restos May Lose Liquor LicensesThe SLA says it has to do with something called “interlocking interest.”
  27. Coming Soon
    Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Tarry Lodge Opening Third LocationThere may be a clam-pizza war on the horizon.
  28. Casting
    MasterChef Junior Casting Season 2Time to perfect the brunoise.
  29. Rumors
    Don’t Get Too Excited About Eataly in Philly and Miami (Yet)L.A., Philly, and Boston make the short list. Let’s put D.C. in there, too.
  30. Rumors
    Eataly Could Be Headed to Boston Next“We’d love to do it sooner than later, but it’s a matter of fitting it in and wanting to do it the right way.”
  31. R.I.P.
    MasterChef Contestant Josh Marks Has DiedThe Chicago native had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
  32. Hold the Sauce
    Mario Batali’s Boston Pizzeria on HoldThe chef and partner Joe Bastianich are looking at other locations.
  33. Expansions
    Joe and Lidia Bastianich Open Orsone in ItalyRegional Italian food, but also a cheeky PB&J dessert, just an hour and fifteen minutes outside of Venice.
  34. Video Feed
    Watch the Trailer for Gordon Ramsay’s MasterChef Junior“Whip it!!! Whip like a man!!”
  35. Uh-Oh
    MasterChef Finalist Josh Marks ‘Turned Into God’ by GordonThe seven-foot-two reality-television-show contestant apparently did not respond to three cops pepper-spraying his face.
  36. Beep Beep
    So, No, Mario Batali’s Restaurants Don’t Have a Secret DOHIt’s really more about preparedness, the restaurant’s food safety guru says.
  37. No Smoking
    Joe Bastianich Wants You to Quit SmokingOr just buy his new anti-smoking kit at Wal-Mart. Either way.
  38. Culatello!
    Eataly Rolls Out E-TailingThe Torino-based “slow foods supermarket” is now e-tailing honey and such.
  39. Damage Report
    More Sandy Fallout: Momofuku Was Ready, Batali and Bastianich Take a Big HitAnd River Cafe might have gotten the worst of it.
  40. We Called It
    Megamarket Eataly Is Opening in Chicago With an ‘Expanded SausageIt’s the chain’s twentieth store worldwide.
  41. Lawsuits
    Batali’s Restaurant Group Agrees to $1.15 Million SettlementCultural-sensitivity training is part of the deal.
  42. Couch Potatoes
    Couch Potatoes: Watching an Hour of Food Network With Joe Bastianich“My downfall was, me and Mario would go to Balthazar every night at one o’clock.”
  43. La Dolce Vita
    How Eataly Conquered Italy, and Why America Will Be NextThe Italian company is growing at a rapid clip, and it’s poised to become the biggest name in food. Even more: It will happen sooner than you think.
  44. Big Shots
    ‘Prick’ John Mariani vs. ‘Vile’ Joe BastianichBoys will be boys.
  45. TV Land
    Boulud, Ducasse, and Savoy Take Los Angeles, Share a Bowl of Gummy BearsThe three French chefs are in town to shoot Masterchef and tweet a lot.
  46. Beef
    Joe Bastianich and Steve Cuozzo Are Calling Each Other NamesSteve is “f-cking stupid,” and Joe is “dumb.” We say the whole thing is “petty.”
  47. Openings
    Eataly Is Definitely Coming to Chicago. Just Not Sure Where Else.Eataly coming to Chicago for sure.
  48. Mediavore
    An Early Look Into Nobu Malibu; What Are L.A.’s Best Korean Restaurants?From Oo-Kook to Genwa, Susan Park lists ten of KTown’s best.
  49. Lawsuits
    Batali, Bastianich & Co. Settle Tip-Skimming Suit for $5.25 MillionIt’s payday for the two Babbo employees and the rest of the plaintiffs.
  50. Quote of the Day
    Joe Bastianich Speaks Out on BataligateTeam Batali is still eating its words.
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