Mario Batali


EpiPens on Every Menu; Bartender vs. Mixologist; Restaurant Traffic Is Up; + More

Dining news from around the world and the web… * Don’t mix up a bartender with a mixologist. One professional reveals why he prefers to be known as the former not the latter. [MarinIJ.com] * An EpiPen in every restaurant. One city is taking measures to make dining out safe for food allergy sufferers. [The Spec] * [...]

Best Cities for Foodies; Vegas Dining Goes to New Heights + More

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Spirits in the sky. Food, too! This Vegas restaurant will lift diners up 180 feet in the air. My palms got slick with fear just typing that. [KTNV] * Cities most fit for foodies. The 15 cities with the most restaurants per capita. [HuffPost] * [...]

Batali + Bastianich Bring Babbo Restaurant Reservations to OpenTable

Babbo has been in business for nearly 15 years, yet it remains one of Manhattan’s most sought-after reservations. So, you can imagine my joy at the news that Babbo would be joining the other fine restaurants in the B&B Hospitality Group, such as Del Posto, Felidia, and Lupa, in making Babbo reservations available on OpenTable. [...]

Chef Watch: José Andrés Gets a Prize; The Obamas’ Favorite Chef; Michael Mina’s New Venture, and More

* José Andrés (The Bazaar by José Andrés) will receive the 2010 grand prize from the Vilcek Foundation, “which annually honors the contributions of foreign-born Americans in the areas of art, culture and science” on April 7th at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. [Washington Post] * Restaurateur Donatella Arpaia (Mia Donna) can cook. No, [...]

Celebrity Spotting: Bateman and Arnett; Kelly Bensimon Cooks with Scott Conant; Katie Couric and Matt Lauer Lunch; Where “The Bachelor” Wed His Bride, and More

A round-up of where some of your most (and least) favorite stars have been dining recently… * A pregnant Amy Adams (Julie & Julia) dined at Napa Valley Grille. [EaterLA] * Celebrity chef Mario Batali (and his Crocs) greeted fellow diner Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight) at Comme Ca.  [EaterLA] * “Arrested Development” costars Jason [...]

Last Supper: What’s Your Ideal Final Meal?

When world-renowned chef Thomas Keller (Ad Hoc, Bouchon, The French Laundry, Per Se) lost his beloved father in 2008, he was able to find a bit of comfort in the fact that he’d prepared, carefully and lovingly, his father’s final meal. Keller didn’t know it at the time, but the simple dish of barbecued chicken, [...]