"Big, big day in NY resto world," says Bruni.
And more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
Mario Batali now looks like Babe Ruth pointing at the bleachers.
The latest Aldea guest-chef dinner features pastry chefs cooking savory.
"For breakfast, I had granola with blueberries. That's it. No coffee. I'm off coffee, which is really painful."
Plus: Pulino's volume problem, and where the best seats are at Il Buco.
The owner of Italy's Michelin-starred Acquolina opens a trattoria in Park Slope.
Also in this week's magazine: a hundred-layer lasagne at Del Posto, and Fornino Park Slope opens.
Plus: The Empire Diner will close, and more, all in our morning news roundup.
It's 4 p.m., and that means it's time to play Two for Eight. Today: Notable Italian.
Plus: Dylan's Candy Bar gets some competition, and bars serve brunch, all in our morning news roundup.
Plus: a global shortage of Angostura Bitters, advice on how to eat cheeseburgers, and more from our morning news roundup.
Changes at Mario Batali's crown jewel.
Plus: a Biryani scuffle, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
Does losing a Michelin star have something to do with a call for sous chefs?
We attempted to make reservations at Mario's restaurants on Gordo's behalf. Would Mario refuse us?
'I've banned him from my restaurants. Ramsay's people call trying to book tables and I say no.'
Mario Batali's priciest joint is the latest to get the message.