40,000 "tracking beacons" will be in Safeway grocery stores by next year.
"We use an inexpensive Italian espresso pot and Lavazza coffee, and he wakes me up with a latte every morning."
Drew Nieporent, for one, really hopes that Del Posto gets their lost Michelin star back.
Grant Achatz's still-unopened spot Next is anointed this year's best restaurant, even though it might not open until 2011.
Plus: an online turkey war, and a big spender in the clubs, all in our morning news roundup.
There's room for two Grub Street readers at this traditional Tuscan pork fest.
Epicurious Entertains NYC will nuzzle in on Bon Appétit Supper Club's sweet pop-up action this fall.
Did Epicurious' predictions for 2008 pan out? And what will next year hold?
The Gastropoda as an unlikely Happy Homemaker.
We spoke to a number of food-world luminaries, several of whom will be voting in this year's James Beard Awards, and asked for their picks for Outstanding Chef NYC.