Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

Young & Hungry’s Most Read Stories of 2015

Fig & Olive's commissary use tops the list.

The New York Times Fucks Up Another Visit to D.C.

Nothing is more irksome than the newspaper's obligatory reference to lobbyists and steak in nearly every single story mentioning the D.C. food scene.

Is Villard Michel Richard the Meatballs of New York?

Michel Richard's New York debut of uber-ritzy Villard Michel Richard, where a burger goes for $26 and an eight-course prix fixe will set you back $185, hasn't been going so swell. Just take a look at some of the reviews: "You expected luxury, and what you get instead is the gluey texture and bland flavor of a […]

Strategies to Make the Most of a Whole Foods Salad Bar

Last night, I popped into Whole Foods to swing by the pay-per-pound salad bar to create a veggie-centric dinner. Since I haven't been spending too much time cooking at home, keeping fresh vegetables around my apartment is generally a bad move for me. So Whole Foods is counting on its convenience factor to lure me […]

Is Anonymity in Food Reviewing Dead?

It wasn't until Ruth Reichl stopped enjoying dressing up as characters did she retire from her gig as food critic at the The New York Times and start editing Gourmet—may it rest in peace. She joyfully wrote about her wigs and make up in Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, […]

On Our Way to a More Meatless World

While I'd like to think my little column every Friday contributes to more eaters choosing meatless meals, it'll probably be Sodexo that will really change America's diet. This week, one of the world's largest food service providers announced it will join in the Meatless Monday campaign. In numbers, this means that vegetables will be featured […]

Carman Takes Aim at New York Times D.C. Food Coverage

Tim Carman in today's Washington Post defends the District's honor from The New York Times, which has historically belittled the nation's capital in the food department, including Jennifer Steinhauser's recent declaration that there's a "steady rise" of "Everyman Eating" on Capitol Hill, with plenty of chefs trying to capitalize on "food that is affordable, nostalgic […]

The Reversal of Outrage Over the USDA and Cheese

On Sunday, Nov. 7, The New York Times published a story that spelled out the U.S. Department of Agriculture's hypocritical role in America's dietary life: The agency that pushes for healthier diets, the paper pointed out, has simultaneously created and partially funded a marketing group designed to add tons more cheese into our lives via […]

Food News You Can Use: Why Fried Turkeys and Four Lokos Suck

Mike Shanahan's decision-making on Sunday may have been a bitter pill to swallow, but we're here today to rinse the nasty taste out of your mouth. Straight to the food news: A new Tryst-type spot called Bistro 18 will be opening up where Oya's Mini Bazaar and African Art used to be at 2420 18th […]

How Much Should a Writer Reveal When Reviewing a Strip Club Steakhouse?

That was the question I pondered after a City Paper editorial meeting last week in which editor Michael Schaffer, showing off again his ridiculous ability for recall, pointed out that Frank Bruni came out of the closet with his review of the Penthouse Executive Club for the Times. For the record, Bruni didn't exactly claim […]