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Michael Chow

  1. Coming Soon
    Il Mulino Says No to Playboy, Maybe to Philippe Chow and Michael ChowNo Playboy bunnies, but there are lots of options out there for Fred Latsko.
  2. Openings
    Sang Kee Noodle Bowl Opens Friday in Newtown SquareThe new restaurant brings Peking duck and other Asian specialties, plus noodle bowls to Newtown Square.
  3. Quote of the Day
    Michael Chow Makes Strategic Sartorial ChoicesThe restaurateur says his trademark glasses once helped fight racism.
  4. Lawsuits
    Mr. Chow Adds Backstabbing Chefs to $10 Million Lawsuit Against PhilippeThe latest in the case of Chow versus Chau.
  5. gossipmonger
    Madonna Is Allowed to Grind With Dudes If Jesus Luz Is WatchingAnd if the dudes are fashion gays.
  6. Lawsuits
    Morfogen Denies Sending Spy Into ‘Delusional’ Mr. Chow’sPhilippe’s owner responds to the latest accusation, that he sent a spy into Mr. Chow’s kitchen.
  7. Other Cities
    Mr. Chow Finally Shows Us the MenuAnd sits down with us to share some Chairman Chow–isms.
  8. Chow-isms
    Can Mr. Chow Teach Scenesters How to Eat Again, Again?We sat down with the legend to talk lawsuits and menu changes.
  9. Epic Menus
    Mr. Chow’s Menu … Revealed!The enigmatic restaurateur has managed to keep his menu something of a mystery, practically nonexistent online — until now!
  10. Lawsuits
    Philippe Owner Stratis Morfogen: ‘The World Doesn’t Revolve AroundPhilippe Chow’s partner addresses the lawsuit that rival Mr. Chow has leveled against his restaurant.
  11. Lawsuits
    Kung POW! Mr. Chow Smacks Philippe With Epic Trademark LawsuitDid Philippe Chow try to pass himself off as Mr. Chow’s mastermind when he was really just a vegetable chopper?
  12. Beef
    ‘Turning Japanese’: Philippe Plays Race Card Against Mr. ChowThe old feud is getting ugly.
  13. Mediavore
    City Gears Up to Better Police Labor Violations; Beef Threatens Fish at LeCity Council to introduce a bill giving authorities more power to crack down on restaurant labor violations like the alleged ones at Saigon Grill. [MetroNY] Related: 100 Students to Protest Saigon Grill [Grub Street] Kobe beef, having once appeared on Le Bernardin’s menu, is taking over and chasing the fish away – a fact chef Eric Ripert is less than thrilled about. [NYP] Bizarre details of Mr. Chow’s abuse emerge from the lawsuit, including information about one employee who was forced to lie on the floor and be menaced and even kicked by the diminutive restaurateur. [Gawker]
  14. Mediavore
    Mr. Chow Sued for $5 Million; Loans Crush Wannabe ChefsMichael Chow of Mr. Chow is hit with a $5 million lawsuit for skimming tips, demanding “cult-like attention” from staff, and utilizing “degradation as a management technique.” [NYP] Cooking-school graduates are being crushed by their student-loan debts: “The story is always the same. The school convinces the student they are going to be the next Julia Child or Wolfgang Puck, and the student will sign anything.” [NYT] The Smith and Wollensky Restaurant Group finally agrees to be bought out by Patina Restaurant Group [NYT] Related: The Secrets of Steakhouse Riches [Grub Street]
  15. Back of the House
    Brits Get No Tips at the London?; Lower Eastpacking District OpeningFlo chart: Guy Martin snubs N.Y. for Boston, the scoop on Tía Pol’s new place, and more. [NYT] Ramsay’s non-union Brits getting stripped of tips? [Eater] Marco Moreira to open a Japanese-y restaurant in his old Tocqueville space. [NYS] The shutter comes down on Park Ave. Cafe. [Crain’s] The Beard House steps up its game for the celebrity-chef era. [WSJ] A thirteen-pound sausage belonging to Batali goes missing. [LAT] Mr. Chow celebrates his new flick with Sharon Stone and Sidney Poitier. [NYP] Prepare for yet another food festival, this one care of Food Network. [NYP] Another bar in the Lower Eastpacking District [NYP] Wagyu import restrictions have eased; Cuozzo explores the “mouth-filling, artery-busting glory” of it all. [NYP] Dos Caminos, numero tres. [NYP]