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Nobu Coming to the Hamptons; AMA Gets Behind Calorie-Posting Law

On some summer weekends, Nobu will be setting up a satellite location in the Hamptons – presumably near Howard Stern’s place. [NYP] The American Medical Association gets behind the city’s requirement that fast-food chains post calorie and other nutritional information on their menus. Not that the chains have any intention of complying. [Nation's Restaurant News] Ratatouille is being hailed as an instant classic, especially for foodies: “The food is drawn and imagined so beautifully (with the help of French Laundry chef Thomas Keller, who consulted on the movie) that you walk out wishing you'd made reservations at Per Se.” [Slate]

Scenes From a Turkey-Eating Contest. Need We Say More?

The Axia 3 Thanksiving Invitational was held earlier today at Artie's Deli, and the results were encouraging for fans of New York's competitive eaters. The top prize went to Pat Bertoletti of Chicago, who scoffed down 4.8 pounds of turkey in twelve minutes, but Manhattan's own Tim "Eater X" Janus came in second, with famed downtown roué Jason "Crazy Legs" Conti coming in fourth. Arturo Rios, of New Jersey, loosely speaking a local, took third. "Crazy Legs is my baby daddy," the gracious Rios exclaimed. The morning's big surprise was the disqualification, for "urges contrary to swallowing," of the world's No. 4 ranked eater, Sonia "The Black Widow" Thomas. "I was so greedy," she told us. "I just took too much in my mouth." But forget the breakdown. Check out the pics!