Of all the crazy news reports and columns about last week's Department of Health kerfluffle at Per Se, Steve Cuozzo at the New York Post delivers the best takedown of all -- calling the violations "criminally ludicrous."
If nothing makes you hungry for a perfectly seared steak like a restrained woman lying spread eagle on her back with her bra showing, then congratulations! Nick Varano is opening the restaurant for you!
Who cares if the Met Ball was across town last night? A few culinary celebrities knocked it out of the park sartorially speaking at the James Beard Awards, and were thrilled to see that a creative palate can sometimes translate into a creative palette. (Hooray for puns! Also, no one at the Met Ball actually dressed for the night’s punk theme, so you win, chefs.)
We’ve selected a few of our favorite outfits below, and are attempting to crowdsource more with this plea: does anyone have a photo of Naomi Pomeroy or Rick Bayless? Our floor correspondent claimed that they killed it, but we can’t tell you exactly how best-dressed they are without photographic evidence.