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First Impressions of April Bloomfield's Tosca Cafe in San Francisco

If I were to close my eyes and recall the meals I've had at April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's restaurants in New York, a few flavor themes surface: pungent garlic, rich, gamey meats, anchovies, herbs, butter, and salt. I was hoping to find those flavors in Bloomfield's newest project—at the iconic Tosca Café in San Francisco's North Beach—and I did. More

First Look: Cocktails at Salvation Taco, NYC

"My idea with the menu here was to start with classic American and Mexican cocktails—the Mexican Firing Squad, the Vieux Carré—break them down, and reinterpret them through a lens that's both a little more Mexico-focused in its ingredients, and a little modern," says Sam Anderson, the tall, heavily tattooed bar manager at Salvation Taco, Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield's new taqueria in the Pod 39 Hotel in Murray Hill. The Hotel Delmano bartending hotshot has been running the program at the hotel's rooftop bar since the summer. More

First Look: Salvation Taco, April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's Murray Hill Taqueria

If a casual, a la carte restaurant serving up tacos that start at $3 and sandwiches that top the menu at $9—in a converted Salvation Army space in the middle of the banker and adult frat-boy-friendly bar scene of Murray Hill—seems like an out of place move for chef/restaurateur duo April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, that's because it is. Talking with April about the concept and the menu, even she seems a little surprised by the whole affair. More

First Bites at Ivan Orkin's Game-Changing Ramen With April Bloomfield

I first heard of Ivan Orkin a few years back when my mom returned from a trip to Tokyo and asked me, "have you heard about this American guy making ramen in Tokyo? That's so strange. I wonder if it's good." I have never had the chance to make it to either of his two Tokyo shops, but if last night's dinner at the Ace Hotel is any indication, It's not just good, it's game-changingly fantastic. More

Win Two Spots at Dinner by April Bloomfield and Paul Virant, Sunday October 21st

April Bloomfield met Paul Virant (Perennial Virant in Chicago, Vie in Western Springs, IL) in 2007 when they were both honored by Food & Wine as Best New Chefs of the year. They cooked together in Chicago back in April to celebrate the launch of her book, A Girl and Her Pig. Now they're at it again, this time in New York at the Ace Hotel, and we're giving away seats for two for a five course meal right here. More

April Bloomfield's Devils on Horseback

This week we're sharing what we consider to be April Bloomfield's greatest hits, many taken straight from the menu at The Spotted Pig. At the 'Pig, Bloomfield does drinking snacks right, and these Devils on Horseback are the ideal way to soak up whatever you're sipping. Bacon-wrapped prunes would be wonderful on their own but in typical Bloomfield fashion, she takes it a step further by plumping the prunes in tea and Armagnac, and stuffing them with tiny bits of tender poached pear. Bacon wrapped prunes would be wonderful on their own but in typical Bloomfield fashion, she takes it a step further by plumping the prunes in tea and Armagnac, and stuffing them with tiny bits of tender poached pear. These are the kind of snacks that go fast, doubling the recipe might be a good plan. More

April Bloomfield's Devils on Horseback

This week we're going to be sharing what we consider to be April Bloomfield's greatest hits, many taken straight from the menu at The Spotted Pig. At The Spotted Pig, Bloomfield does drinking snacks right, and these Devils on Horseback are the ideal way to soak up whatever you're sipping. Bacon wrapped prunes would be wonderful on their own but in typical Bloomfield fashion, she takes it a step further by plumping the prunes in tea and Armagnac, and stuffing them with tiny bits of tender poached pear. These are the kind of snacks that go fast, doubling the recipe might be a good plan. More

April Bloomfield's Deviled Eggs

It would be a tragedy to go to April Bloomfield's The Spotted Pig and not order at least one round of her exemplary Deviled Eggs. They're just too good not to try, at least once. The thing is, they're not all that far off from the basic recipe—mayo, mustard and paprika are all there, but Bloomfield's added a few tweaks that round out the flavor, giving them an eggy, tangy richness that makes them so irresistible. More

April Bloomfield's Deviled Eggs

It would be a tragedy to go to April Bloomfield's The Spotted Pig and not order at least one round of her exemplary Deviled Eggs. They're just too good not to try, at least once. The thing is, they're not all that far off from the basic recipe, mayo, mustard and paprika are all there, but Bloomfield's added a few tweaks that round out the flavor, giving them an eggy, tangy richness that makes them so irresistible. More

Scenes from Tap & Tapas: Bites from April Bloomfield, Tom Colicchio, and More

Last night marked the 8th annual 'Tap & Tapas' benefit, which brought together some of New York's top chefs to help raise funds for Groove With Me, a non-profit offering free dance classes to at-risk girls in East Harlem. Chefs including April Bloomfield, Tom Colicchio, Floyd Cardoz, and a team from Le Bernadin all brought delicious bites for the evening. Click through the slideshow to see all of the great food that was served to benefit this great cause! More

April Bloomfield Makes Chicken Liver Toast and Smoked Haddock Chowder

To promote the release of her new book A Girl and Her Pig, April Bloomfield—the celebrated chef of New York's The Spotted Pig, The John Dory, and The Breslin—conducted a cooking demo on Wednesday night at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg. The British-born chef is most well known for her combination of classic English and rustic Italian fare and her love of animal parts. More

Snapshots from Los Angeles Loves Alex's Lemonade Benefit

Last Last Sunday, on the lawn of Culver Studios, the chef-tacular second annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade benefit was held for pediatric cancer research. Deeply moved by Alex's story, Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin(AOC, Lucques, Tavern) and husband David Lentz (The Hungry Cat), plus Goin's business partner Caroline Styne, have collected an astonishing group of chefs, mixologists and vintners. Everyone came out to lend a hand, a grill and a copious amount of wine and whisky to support the cause. More

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