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Celebrity chef was worried about future of Barneys well before bankruptcy

Mark Strausman, the chef behind celebrity hot spot Freds, says he became worried about the future of luxury retailer Barneys — where Freds is housed — long before the company filed for bankruptcy in August. In an exclusive interview with Side Dish, Strausman said the problems began with the change of management that came in… Read More »

Top chef JJ Johnson wants to bring the spork back to Harlem

At the new restaurant FieldTrip, the utensil of choice might send customers on a nostalgia trip. “We’re bringing back the spork!” says the fast-casual spot’s mastermind, James Beard Award semifinalist chef JJ Johnson. The spoon-fork hybrid is the perfect delivery method for the Harlem restaurant’s star player: rice. The menu features five varieties of the… Read More »

French Restaurant Mirazur, Run by Argentinian Chef Is the World’s Best Restaurant!

Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco walks the stairs of the “Mirazur” restaurant. (Photo Credits: AFP) Singapore, 25 June: French restaurant Mirazur run by Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco was Tuesday crowned the world’s best restaurant at an awards ceremony put on by British trade magazine Restaurant. In second spot in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants was Noma in… Read More »

Acclaimed pita chef opening new Hebrew-infused eatery in Hell’s Kitchen

Top Israeli chef Eyal Shani is building on his Chelsea Market act, with two more dining spots coming this spring. Shani, whose Miznon (Hebrew for cafeteria) outposts are no-frills, eat-out-of-a-paper-bag kind of places, launched his first one in Chelsea to rave reviews for his Mediterranean street food reinterpreted for the Big Apple — including pitas… Read More »