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See David Wondrich at the Astor Center, NYC, Tomorrow 4/20

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Just about no one in the cocktail world is as revered as cocktail expert and historian David Wondrich, and he'll be appearing at New York's Astor Center tomorrow night. More

Tonight: Wedding Planning at Astor Center

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[Flickr: realsmiley] Any engaged couples out there? Tonight, the Astor Center will help you sort out all your food and drink wedding details with "Eat, Drink, and Be Married." Learn how best to choose wine for your reception, take... More

Meet & Eat: Karen Uribe, Co-Founder, Gourmet Latino Festival

New York Laren Spirer 2 comments

Karen Uribe & Mariana Suarez [Photograph: Gourmet Latino Festival] This weekend, Astor Center hosts the Gourmet Latino Festival, a celebration of the city's finest Latin American cuisine and libations. Karen Uribe (pictured at left), along with Mariana Suarez (pictured... More

'Room to Grow': On Urban Agriculture

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"It's not going to be top-down. It wasn't Fidel Castro who said, 'Hey, let's all grow our own food.'" If you're not quite sold on urban farming, Brian Snyder might be the motivational speaker who could Power-Point you into a... More

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is Around the Corner

New York Laren Spirer Post a comment

[Photograph: Laren Spirer] Can you feel it in the air? It's currently World Cocktail Week, and in New York City, that means only one thing—we're gearing up for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. We were privy to a preview in... More

Wedding Planning? Event at Astor Center Thursday, 3/11

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[Flickr: realsmiley] Any engaged couples out there? Tomorrow night, the Astor Center will help you sort out all your food and drink wedding details with "Eat, Drink, and Be Married." Take part in a guided champagne tasting, to help... More

2010 Saveur 100: Reader-Generated for the First Time

Ed Levine 7 comments

[Image: saveur.com] Saveur editor-in-chief James Oseland brings his magazine to the huge food lovers' conversation the rest of us have been participating in for years with his magazine's first-ever reader-generated Saveur 100. The list's a little less quirky this year, but it's still fun to go through and see how many you are familiar with. Props to our friends at Hot Doug's and the Astor Center. And who knew that former Peristyle chef-owner Anne Kearney had opened a restaurant, Rue Domaine, in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio? Serious eaters in Dayton must be thrilled.... More

Mix It Up: Learn Your Basics

New York Laren Spirer Post a comment

[Photo: booleansplit on Flickr] So you've got the cocktail equipment and we're sending cocktail recipes your way, but that doesn't give you all the tools you need to shake, stir, and serve like an expert. The additional ingredient that's... More

The Issues of Street Vending Today

Erin Zimmer 6 comments

"The first rule of Vendor Fight Club is you don't talk about Vendor Fight Club." Freddy the "King of Falafel" in Queens. [Photograph: Erin Zimmer] What's it like becoming a street vendor? "You get fat and develop arthritis," said Freddy Zeidaies, aka "the King of Falafel," who's built a little kingdom of street meat-loving fans in Queens for almost a decade. Last night, he sat in the audience as a panel of five people (who care and know a lot about street food) debated the future of sidewalk cuisine at the Astor Center in Manhattan. Does it have to be from a cart or truck? Any old contraption? Is the recent boom a direct outcome of a nosediving economy?... More

Street Food Panel at Astor Center on Sunday, September 20

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

Street food has come a long way since 2001, when Sean Basinsky founded the Street Vendor Project as a way to provide legal representation and advocacy to immigrant vendors. It's become more tech-savvy, more PR-filled, and arguably more imaginative... More

Serious Eats Is Bringing Hot Doug's to NYC October 7

Ed Levine 14 comments

[Hot Doug's Chicago dog. Photographs: Robyn Lee] [UPDATE: The Hot Doug's event is sold out. Sorry!] Listen up, serious eaters! For one night only, Doug "Hot Doug" Sohn is taking his show on the road and bringing it to Astor Center in New York City. To score some of Chicago's finest hot dogs, you would usually have to hop a plane to O'Hare, drive out to Avondale, and wait in a two-hour line at the legendary Hot Doug's (that's what Robyn and I did a couple of weeks ago, but man was it worth it). But for one evanescent eve, you can book a table for two right here in Manhattan with Doug himself. The chef, owner, and resident... More

A Downeast Feast at the Astor Center

New York Chichi Wang 1 comment

What could be better than crab cakes made from blue shell crabs? Add lobster rolls, clam chowder, and baked beans to the mix, and you’ve got a veritable feast—fitting for the Astor Center’s “A Downeast Feast,” a class celebrating... More

Nose-to-Tail Eating with Chef Ryan Skeen

New York Chichi Wang 8 comments

"We watched Skeen fry, braise, and re-fry the pigs' ears." Over the weekend I had the good fortune of attending a class for lovers of all things piggy, entitled "Snouts, Trotters, Ears, and Tails" led by chef Ryan Skeen in... More

Do Men Cook Differently Than Women in Restaurants? Can You Tell the Difference?

Ed Levine 26 comments

"It's impossible to glean by looking and tasting whether a dish was created by a man or a woman." Photographs by Belathée Photography On Monday night I was one of two sacrificial guys (Alinea's Grant Achatz was the other) on a panel discussion titled Gender Confusion: Unraveling the Myths of Gender in the Restaurant Kitchen. We delved into the following fascinating, potentially freighted, and cosmic question: Do women working in restaurant kitchens have discernibly different cooking styles than their male counterparts? And, can supposedly sensitive palates tell the difference? Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin and thoughtful writer–food philosopher Gwen Hyman, co-author of Urban Italian (written with her chef husband Andrew Carmellini), were the women Achatz and I got to... More

Still Tickets Left for 'Gender Confusion in the Kitchen' Panel at Astor Center Tonight

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

©iStockphoto.com/stacey_newman Can you tell if a man or woman made your burger? Do kitchens run differently depending on the gender in charge? (Do you feel like you're in a college lecture hall taking a liberal arts course?) These topics... More

Weekend Giveaway: Tickets to NYC Food Film Festival Opening Night

New York Erin Zimmer Closed

The NYC Food Film Festival, something like Cannes for people who are always thinking about the next meal, is kicking off Saturday, June 13. The menu of movies ranges in subject matter from Peeps to okra. We have two... More

Dessert Photos from Sugar & Whips Event at Astor Center Last Night

New York Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Last night, six of Mahattan's top pastry chefs featured their tasty desserts at Sugar & Whips, an event sponsored by the Astor Center and iSi America. Each dessert had an aerated element. The event was only $25, but if... More

Photos from the Hot Dog Hootenanny!

New York Erin Zimmer 8 comments

Yesterday, a great group of Serious Eaters came out to the Astor Center for the Hot Dog Hootenanny. The whole afternoon was devoted to tubular meats in many shapes and forms, from all different regions. Thanks to everyone who... More

Win Tickets to the Hot Dog Hootenanny

New York The Serious Eats Team Closed

From left: Bacon-wrapped hot dog with egg and cheese from Crif Dogs, Ed chomping down, and the Bulgogi dog from New York Hotdog & Coffee. All right, all you hot dog-loving serious eaters, listen up. The Hot Dog Hootenanny... More

Mark Your Calendar: Hot Dog Hootenanny at the Astor Center

New York Alaina Browne 2 comments

Chien chaud! Perro caliente! Rouchang! Red Hot! Weenie! Frank! Bacon is delicious and a hamburger is the apotheosis of meat on bread, but hasn't enough ink been spilled on back fat and Black Label? Whatever you call it, the wiener... More

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