Over the moon after winning a James Beard award on Friday, especially one named for Craig Claiborne. Many thanks to my team at the Voice and to the great Brian Parks.
One fast and feast-filled year ago, I joined the Village Voice.
Food doesn't haunt people, sadistic ghosts do. But I'm still thinking about some of the dishes at Pearl & Ash, Richard Kuo's new place in a former flophouse on Bowery.
A bit of fun with Charlotte Druckman and company over at Medium: 12 Things I Hate About '13.
This week, I reviewed Ayesha Nurdjaja's Italian-American and Italian-Italian food at Saul Bolton's new spot on Atlantic Avenue. I think Red Gravy is a bit too expensive for its level of service, but Nurdjaja's food can be really good. Read my review here.
Not everyone gets to celebrate the reopening of their favorite grocery store with Bloomberg and Miss America! Today was a great day for Red Hook.
Lovely little rugelach, almost like a pain-au-chocolat hybrid, over at the new Breads Bakery near Union Square. More here.