Amanda Cohen


Post-Sandy Restaurant Recovery Stories: East Village’s Dirt Candy Is Open

Restaurant Name: Dirt Candy Location: East Village Years in business: Four Status: Fully open and operational. Damage: None to restaurant; flood damage at storage space for online store. Losses: Entire food inventory; five days of service. Owner: Chef Amanda Cohen Prior to Sandy, had you ever had to deal with a disaster situation at this [...]

Top 50 Fit for Foodies Restaurants: Meet the 2011 Diners’ Choice Award Winners!

OpenTable is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for the top 50 fit for foodies restaurants. Derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the list of honorees is the ultimate guide for [...]

Kelly Liken Talks ‘Iron Chef’; Marc Forgione Shows a Patron the Door; and More

Chefs in the news… * Sacré bleu! Daniel Boulud (Bar Boulud) is planning a new NYC restaurant — and it’s not going to be French. [Eater] * Marcus Samuelsson exits the kitchen at Aquavit. Officially. [Slashfood] * Chefs of the future may not even have — gasp! — restaurants. I’m not sure that’s a world I’m [...]