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Mario Batali

  1. lawsuits
    Mario Batali Acquitted in Boston Assault TrialThe chef still faces a civil suit.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. closings
    Joe Bastianich’s Otto Has Closed for GoodA “For Rent” sign now hangs in the window of the Greenwich Village space.
  5. 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.
  6. sexual harassment
    It Took 20 Months for Eataly to Remove Mario BataliThe 58-year-old chef has now been removed from his two most significant business ventures.
  7. lawsuits
    Mario Batali Faces Criminal Charges in BostonHe will be arraigned in court tomorrow.
  8. controversies
    Esca’s Revenue Dropped 30 Percent After Mario Batali Scandal BrokeChef Dave Pasternack has bought the seafood restaurant outright with plans to revamp.
  9. controversies
    Every Chef and Restaurant Owner Accused of Sexual Misconduct in the #MeToo EraUpdates on all those accused, including the announcement that Mario Batali has been bought out of his ownership in B&B Hospitality.
  10. controversies
    Mario Batali Has Given Up Ownership of His RestaurantsEight months after execs at his restaurant group said he would do so.
  11. controversies
    Mario Batali’s Empire in the Wake of Mario BataliA year after allegations against him emerged, anyone who eats at Babbo is still filling his pockets.
  12. closings
    One of Mario Batali’s New York Restaurants Will Close for GoodLa Sirena will shut down at the end of the year.
  13. lawsuits
    Woman Sues Mario Batali, Alleging He Groped HerIt’s the first sexual-harassment lawsuit against the chef.
  14. sexual harassment
    New York Is Investigating Sexual Harassment at the Spotted PigThe state attorney general has sought records for Ken Friedman and Mario Batali.
  15. sexual harassment
    Mario Batali Still Hasn’t Been Bought Out From His RestaurantsIt was announced he’d be gone by July 1. Now the company is much less forthcoming about when it will actually happen.
  16. sexual harassment
    Mario Batali Accused of Groping and Forcibly Kissing FansSeven more women have come forward to accuse the chef of misconduct.
  17. mario batali
    Michelle Wolf Ripped Into Mario Batali on Her New Show“Mario Batali looks like what happened if the Macy’s Parade had a #MeToo float.”
  18. sexual harassment
    Mario Batali’s 3 Las Vegas Restaurants Will CloseNearly 300 employees will be out of work come July 27.
  19. 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.
  20. sexual assault
    NYPD Investigating Mario Batali for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Two WomenFollowing a new 60 Minutes report that paints a chilling portrait of the disgraced chef, another similar accusation was reported.
  21. lawsuits
    Mario Batali’s Restaurant Group Settled a New Lawsuit for $2 MillionThey paid out a $5.25 million tip-skimming suit in 2012.
  22. power dynamics
    Restaurants (Still) Have a Racism Problem, and Joe Bastianich Is ProofA short video clip reveals deep ugliness and surprising ignorance.
  23. yikes
    Restaurateur Joe Bastianich Made Racist, Sexist Comments on Italian TVA clip from Masterchef Italia casts prior allegations in a new light.
  24. sexism
    Writer Who Brilliantly Hate-Baked Batali’s Cinnamon Rolls Had Her Twitter HackedThe pinned tweet on her Twitter account was changed to include a racial slur.
  25. sexual harassment
    Babbo Chef Frank Langello Leaves Following Sexual-Harassment AllegationsHe’s been accused of running a highly abusive restaurant.
  26. 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.
  27. Everyone Is Still Appalled by Mario Batali’s Cinnamon-Roll Apology Email“OK. Quick apology and then rolls.”
  28. sexual harassment
    Mario Batali Officially Fired From The ChewABC didn’t find any misconduct on the show, but says his past behavior “violates our standards of conduct.”
  29. sexual harassment
    5 More Women Come Forward to Accuse Batali of Sexual HarassmentThe incidents occurred at the Spotted Pig and Los Angeles’s Osteria Mozza.
  30. sexual harassment
    Actress Siobhan Thompson Says Batali Groped Her When She Worked at Del PostoBatali’s first public accuser tells CBS This Morning that he “inappropriately touched her breasts.”
  31. sexual harassment
    Mario Batali Appeared on a Sexual-Harassment Panel Just 6 Weeks AgoHe spoke about “a workplace free of fear.”
  32. sexual harassment
    How the Restaurant Industry Is Reacting to the Batali Sexual-Harassment Report“Maybe this’ll mark the end, finally, of our 30-year-old notion of the rock-star-y super chef.”
  33. sexual harassment
    Food Network Halts Production on Molto Mario RebootFollowing allegations of sexual harassment against the chef.
  34. sexual harassment
    Mario Batali Steps Down From Restaurants After Accusations of Sexual HarassmentThe chef is stepping away from his company and his television obligations.
  35. new york beginnings
    How Food Network Turned Big-city Chef Culture Into Middle-America Pop CultureIn the early ’90s, a no-budget television network in midtown Manhattan transformed unknown cooks into full-blown celebrities.
  36. minimum wage
    Mario Batali Is Not a Fan of Raising the Minimum WageHe says it’s “not the fastest way of advancing a higher quality of life.”
  37. 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.
  38. Watch Mario Batali Throw a Tapas Party for 20All of the dishes looked delicious.
  39. 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.
  40. presidential eats
    Here’s Mario Batali’s Menu for the Obamas’ Final State DinnerSweet-potato agnolotti, beef braciola, and a green-apple crostata are on the menu.
  41. video feed
    Mario Batali’s New Cooking Show Is Basically Molto Mario 2.0It’s like a return to the Food Network series that made him famous, only this time set in trendy Brooklyn offices.
  42. the grub street diet
    Mario Batali Eats Tacos and ‘Guacasalsa’ at Home“It could be its own business.”
  43. Restaurant Review
    Pasquale Jones Brings Something Fresh to the Dining LandscapeMario Batali’s La Sirena, on the other hand, not so much.
  44. 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).
  45. Recipe Clash
    Here’s How Mario Batali Makes Pot BrowniesBut some experts say he’s doing it all wrong.
  46. Chef Shuffle
    Michael Laiskonis Teams Up With Mario BataliLa Sirena is finally scheduled to open next month.
  47. Expansions
    New York’s Second Eataly Location Has an Opening DateThe 41,000-square-foot market will debut at 4 World Trade Center.
  48. Video Feed
    Mario Batali Brewed a Beer Inspired by Dan Barber’s Food-Waste InitiativeMade by Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione, WasteNot beer includes citrus peels, tomato pulp, and a nod to the moonshine that’s made in prison.
  49. 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.”
  50. Chef Shuffles
    Pastry Chef Meredith Kurtzman Will Leave Otto at the End of SeptemberAfter 12 glorious years.
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