Feeling drinky? Hitting shelves today is Mix Shake Stir: Recipes from Danny Meyer's Acclaimed New York City Restaurants (buy on Amazon), a cocktail book aggregating the best and brightest concoctions poured up at the nine New York restaurants that make up Union Square Hospitality Group — boldface names like Eleven Madison Park, Tabla, Shake Shack, [...]
Cristeta Comerford, the current and future White House Chef
President-elect Barack Obama decided not to replace Cristeta Comerford, the current White House Chef, disregarding the (loud and persistent) advice of Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters, and Danny Meyer. Regina Schrambling suggests that there might have more to it:
I’m not so encouraged to read that the agent of [...]
The endlessly self-promoting, ex-White House Chef Walter Scheib has a bone to pick with Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters and Danny Meyer, and darn it, he's going to write a stern letter to the New York Times.
In a Times article published December 23, 2008, "Is a New Food Policy on Obama’s List?" (link), Reichl was paraphrased [...]
Further evidence that the restaurant industry is having a tough time: the cancellation or trimming down of holiday parties. The New York Times reports that American Express canceled its holiday party (and the next years as well), and ABC News canceled annual parties in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington. Other companies are paring down: [...]