We live in the world of "egotarian cuisine," or, as Andrew Zimmern recently put it, "the age where no one is allowed to criticize the best chefs and restaurants in the world." Fair enough, we thought. Surely the best restaurants in the world can't be perfect, right? Right?
So, in order to give some really fair and balanced views of the world's best restaurants, we turned to the ever-reliable, ever-crazy customers unafraid to air their true opinions of a joint: Yelp. In a new series, we're digging through some of the most renowned restaurants' Yelp feedback to paint an accurate picture of what you're really getting for your dollar. As we suspected, Yelpers are hilariously jaded, bringing down the so-called best of the best.
While Richard Blais landed a sweet gig judging on this next Boston season of Top Chef, he landed yet another TV gig -- this time on the infamous Food Network. Could Blais, already the master of celebrity chefness (you've hit it big when you shill cat food, we guess?) give the Food Network a winning show?
Yesterday was baseball’s opening day, as anyone trying to navigate the East Village within a two block radius of the newly opened MLB Fan Cave might have noticed, and we have to admit: we do feel a twinge of excitement. Not because of any moony, patriotic feelings we harbor towards The National Pastime, or because of an excuse to proudly root for our hometowns, even if our hometowns are embarrassing. But because of the FOOD. We’ve come a long way from ballpark franks and 32-ounce cups of light domestic beer.
Yankee Stadium, for example, boasts a shiny new Craft Beer stand this season. Oh, it’s owned by MillerCoors? Wait, half the beers on tap aren’t even beers? Okay, maybe Yankee Stadium is a bad example. You know who’s got legit options? Citi Field. Let’s explore those, shall we? Here are 5 reasons Citi Field’s Ballpark Menu trumps Yankee Stadium’s options.