This post originally appeared on June 2, 2018, in Amanda Kludt’s newsletter “From the Editor,” a roundup of the most vital news and stories in the food world each week. Read the archives and subscribe now.
- Intel: Just in case you weren’t disgusted enough with Mario Batali’s behavior already, here are some more stories of his abuse; Time Out will open one of its giant food halls in Montreal; the chef of London’s Duck & Waffle will open a restaurant in New York’s Hudson Yards; Marcus Samuelsson closed his Harlem restaurant Streetbird Rotisserie; Portland chef Jenn Louis is selling her restaurant Ray; the Death & Co in Denver now has a gorgeous roof bar; LA favorite Badmaash just opened a new location; Megyn Kelly thinks Starbucks’ new open-bathroom policy will encourage more homeless squatters; Montreal has a pretty, new beer bar called Pamplemousse; Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez will open a restaurant in Hong Kong and will close his Lima restaurant Central; Austin’s Ramen Tatsu-ya will take over the Qui space to open another noodle shop location; Chicago’s Alinea has a new chef; legendary New Orleans restaurateur Ella Brennan has died; the D.C. location of Sushi Nakazawa is opening soon in the Trump Hotel; here’s a preview of the dishes at chef Mei Lin’s upcoming LA restaurant; and SF has a very cool-looking new bar called Hello Stranger.
- Reviews: Le Sia in New York; Maydan in D.C.
- Check out the 50 semifinalists for this year’s Eater Young Guns competition.
- Dave Chang’s Code Conference interview (with me and Recode’s Peter Kafka) about his plans to scale his business, #MeToo in the restaurant industry, and the future of his media company.
- Halo Top already conquered the freezer aisles, and now they’re going retail.
- Why we, the food media, don’t see female chefs.
- Trendwatching: Botanical wallpaper.
- What Top Chef winner Kristen Kish is planning for her Austin restaurant Arlo Grey.
- Watch: How professional dancers improve restaurant service.
- The movement among bartenders to ban the phrase “mocktails.”