Lots to sample on a weekend visit to Pittsburgh dining scene
PITTSBURGH (AP) — When celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich decided to open a restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District in 2001, she arrived in a neighborhood filled with warehouses and...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A three-week pregnancy discrimination trial against celebrity chef Thomas Keller and his acclaimed New York and Napa Valley restaurants is coming to a close.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Walk into Mawi Tortilleria and the aroma of corn tortillas still puffy-hot from the oven fills the one-room shop.
On Will Avelar's first visit, the smell instantly...
LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A dog-friendly Wichita restaurant that celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay remodeled as part of a reality TV show is closing.
Owner Greg Buss posted Wednesday on social media...
Widespread pickets planned in support of Las Vegas union
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hospitality workers in at least eight cities across the U.S. will picket starting Wednesday outside restaurants of celebrity chefs and offices of other business partners of a Las...
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shoots TV show in Juneau
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A celebrity chef is visiting Alaska's capital.
The Juneau Empire reports Gordon Ramsay arrived in the capital Sunday night.
He says he is shooting a television show.
Ramsay reported he had spent much of Monday at the Mendenhall Glacier and that he was having "an amazing time."
Wichita eatery owners reassess after Gordon Ramsey makeover
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — It's been nearly five months since the episode of celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay's "24 Hours to Hell and Back" featuring Wichita's Fetch Bistro aired.
And since that day, when the national spotlight landed on the dog-friendly restaurant owned by Greg and Pamela Buss, the owners have come to realize a few things.
Chief among them, Greg Buss said: Not all of the famous chef's ideas were quite right for his business.
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri cooks for fire victims
Celebrity chef accused of harassment files for bankruptcy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mike Isabella once had more than a dozen restaurants in the Washington area. Now he's filed for bankruptcy after a sexual harassment lawsuit.
Boston woman says celebrity chef Batali groped her
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman says in a lawsuit filed against Mario Batali that the celebrity chef forcibly kissed her and groped her in a Boston restaurant in 2017.
According to media reports, the suit filed Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston seeks unspecified damages for "severe emotional distress" including anxiety and self-doubt.
Culinary greats honor late French master chef Joel Robuchon
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, among them scores of chefs and students of the culinary arts from around the world, gathered Friday to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late French chef Joel Robuchon.
The chefs, many wearing white uniforms but some clad in black, paid homage to Robuchon at a ceremony in Poitiers, the western French town where he was born just before the end of World War II. He died of cancer on Aug. 6 at 73.
NEW YORK (AP) — A national seafood distributor is defending its reputation amid plummeting sales after The Associated Press found it was not living up to a guarantee that all catch was local, wild, sustainable and traceable.
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MIAMI (AP) — Miami is trying to rebuild a neighborhood that was once a vibrant center for black culture, and a celebrity chef is contributing what he does best: food.
Marcus Samuelsson has bought a former pool hall in Miami's Overtown neighborhood and plans to open a restaurant there later this year.
PARIS (AP) — There's no evidence of foul play or violence in celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's death in a French hotel room, a French prosecutor said Saturday.
The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series "Parts Unknown" killed himself Friday in a luxury hotel in the ancient village of Kaysersberg, Christian de Rocquigny, the prosecutor of Colmar in France's eastern Alsace region, told The Associated Press in a phone interview.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A North Dakota newspaper columnist who received online vitriol in 2012 for her glowing review of an Olive Garden in Grand Forks said Saturday she was grateful that Anthony Bourdain came to her defense as others ridiculed her prose about the town's hottest new Italian restaurant.
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BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The celebratory mood at the Moschino's fashion show tinged with sadness over recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.
Actress-model Jaime King had met both but was more familiar with Spade, having started to work with the fashion icon when she was 14.
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Four days before his death, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was tucking into sauerkraut and roasted ham in the eastern French town of Colmar, just miles from the village of Kaysersberg where his life ended.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mario Batali's three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.
Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group partner Joe Bastianich sent a letter to nearly 300 workers about the closures of Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria at The Venetian and Palazzo resorts. He promised to visit the restaurants to speak to employees.
NEW YORK (AP) — The restaurant group co-owned by Mario Batali says it has been "actively negotiating" to buy out the celebrity chef facing sexual misconduct allegations.
The B&B Hospitality Group says Batali and partner Joe Bastianich have signed a letter of intent and final terms could be set by July 1.
The New York Police Department confirmed it's investigating Batali after a woman told "60 Minutes" that Batali drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005.
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's TV show has angered some Newfoundlanders after using a certain diminutive nickname many find offensive.
The Twitter account for CNN's "Parts Unknown" used the term "Newfie" in a promotional tweet for this week's episode on local cuisine and landscapes in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Reservations are now being accepted for celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's newest steakhouse located in Atlantic City.
‘Restaurant Impossible’s’ Chef Robert Irvine in town to tout his new Fit Crunch Protein Powders
Celebrity chef Robert Irvine is coming back to Pittsburgh — but he won't be "ambushing" a restaurant like he did when he ended the 13th season of his Food Network show, "Restaurant: Impossible," by helping to rehab a North Versailles business, Broad Street Bistro.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blink-182 will have regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas starting in May after agreeing to a residency at a theater at the Palms casino-resort.
The "pop-punk" band and the parent company of the casino-resort, Station Casinos, on Monday announced the series of shows.
Palms general manager Jon Gray says the band is the "perfect fit for a true rock residency" at the property's Pearl Concert Theater.
Tasty role: Bass gets pasta on stage from celebrity chef
NEW YORK (AP) — The bass got an extra tasty role at the Metropolitan Opera. Instead of a prop, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo was served fresh pasta cooked by celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich.
Bastianich prepared the course on stage during a performance of Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love)" that was televised to movie theaters around the world on Saturday. D'Arcangelo sang Dr. Dulcamara, a medicine man who purports to sell a love potion that in fact is wine.
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Gordon Ramsay opening steakhouse in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gordon Ramsay will open a steakhouse this summer at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City.
It is set to open Memorial Day weekend and will be the second Atlantic City restaurant for the celebrity chef, who opened a pub at Caesars casino in 2015.
He is the star of Fox's "Hell's Kitchen," ''The F Word with Gordon Ramsay," ''24 Hours to Hell & Back," and "MasterChef."
Some of the Midwest's most high-profile chefs will cook together at a one-night-only dinner in Detroit that is part of the James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour.
James Beard Award-nominated chef Thomas Lents will host the dinner at the Apparatus Room on Feb. 28 at the Detroit Foundation Hotel. He's invited Chicago chefs Nick Dostal of Chicago's Sixteen – Lents former restaurant – Noah Sandoval of Oriole and Ryan McCasky of Acadia.
Wolfgang Puck takes over The Gallery
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Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations
Celebrity chef Mario Batali stepped away from his restaurant empire and cooking show "The Chew" on Monday as he said that reports of sexual misconduct "match up" to his behavior.
Celebrity chef and author Antonio Carluccio dies at age 80
LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio, who helped popularize inexpensive Italian fare as the founder of an eponymous restaurant chain and a prolific cookbook writer, has died. He was 80.
His death was announced on Carluccio's website, by the restaurant business on Twitter and by his agent on Wednesday. The cause was not immediately revealed.
Carluccio, who was born and raised in Italy, had restaurants in Britain, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates bearing his name.
Nightclub, celebrity chef restaurants among Palms overhaul
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The overhaul of the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas now also includes new nightlife offerings, as well as celebrity chef restaurants.
Parent company Station Casinos on Tuesday announced another set of renovations for the hotel that is located about a mile west of the Las Vegas Strip.
TV producer sues Florida House over chef Emeril’s show
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A television show hosted by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse is at the center of a brewing court battle pitting the Florida House against the producer behind the cooking show.
The Republican-controlled House wants years of records detailing how the show spent millions of dollars paid out by the state's tourism agency and how much was paid directly to Lagasse.
As veil of silence falls, Weinstein effect keeps growing
NEW YORK (AP) — In the three weeks since the string of allegations against Harvey Weinstein first began, an ongoing domino effect has tumbled through not just Hollywood but at least a dozen other industries. It's open season on open secrets.
Nearly every day has brought new allegations of sexual harassment, assault or misconduct, and subsequent firings, dismissals or the distancing of men in various stations of power, from highly regarded media pundits to celebrity chefs.
Casino renames Besh steakhouse after harassment allegations
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The steakhouse at Harrah's New Orleans Casino is now called BH Steak — instead of Besh Steak.
The change, reported by New Orleans media, comes a week after the casino broke ties with celebrity chef John Besh. The action followed an investigative story by NOLA.comThe Times-Picayune about allegations of sexual harassment involving the business.
Celebrity chef Alton Brown’s variety show, ‘Eat Your Science,’ comes to Stamford
Alton Brown may be best known for his work on Food Network, but this celebrity chef, entertaining host and gadget guru is equally popular fronting his second iteration of a culinary variety show, which rumbles through Connecticut next week.
Star chef Besh steps down amid sexual harassment allegations
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from management of the restaurant group that bears his name after a newspaper reported that 25 women who are current or former employees of the business said they were victims of sexual harassment by male co-workers and bosses.
Rita Ora was once kicked out of Gordon Ramsay's restaurant.
The 26-year-old singer has always been desperate to dine in the celebrity chef's eatery, but when she decided to sample the menu she was turned away because she wasn't "dressed the part."
Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain in NYC to close early next year
NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay says he will close his New York restaurant, Bar Americain, early next year.
Flay and his business partner, Laurence Kretchmer, said in a statement that renewing the lease for the brasserie in midtown Manhattan would have required an expensive overhaul of the space.
Master Chef Scott Conant to whip up discussion at Greenwich Wine & Food fest
Master chef, restauranteur and author Scott Conant probably cooks with more truffles, foie gras and caviar in a month than most of will use in a lifetime.
Despite his sophisticated palate and enormously successful restaurants around the country, the Connecticut native is the first to admit that a good picnic hamburger is mighty fine from time to time.
Greenwich Wine + Food Fest on tap for this weekend
GREENWICH — The two-day Greenwich Wine and Food Festival returns Friday at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, kicking off a celebration of all things delicious and featuring a menu including celebrity chefs, a grand tasting tent and more than 150 vendors.
Proceeds of the festival, now in its seventh year in Greenwich, will benefit the Mario Batali Foundation, Friends of James Beard Benefits and the town’s Parks and Recreation Foundation.
It takes a special type of person who loves the job of playing second fiddle to TV stars.
Comic Joey Kola is one of those gregarious and effusive individuals who loves interacting with TV audiences, having spent nearly three decades warming up folks for the likes of Rosie O’Donnell, David Letterman, John Stewart, Jane Pauley, Kevin James, Martha Stewart and celebrity chef Rachael Ray.
Celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli has new cookbook, “The Home Cook”
Can a Food Network star, elite New York chef, cookbook author and mother of a 9-year-old still have time for stand-up comedy?If she’s Alex Guarnaschelli, the answer is an emphatic and surprising yes.“It’s something I dabble in, but it’s not the kind of thing you can dabble in. You either immerse yourself or you don’t — much like cooking. But I do really enjoy it,” Guarnaschelli says.One of the celebrity attractions at this year’s Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, set for Friday and Saturday, Sept.
The team behind Crave Northwest, a foodie event held for the first time over Father’s Day weekend at CenterPlace, gave a brief report to the Spokane Valley City Council Tuesday evening.
The city paid $50,000 for marketing services provided by Vision Marketing, which organized the event together with Chef Adam Hegsted.
“I think it went great. We had chefs from all over the state and all over the country in the same place,” Hegsted said. “That is really amazing.”