Pims, at work on the Sea Fire Grill line.
Opening a restaurant in New York always has its challenges, but when your planned premiere turns out to coincide with the storm of the century, it’s particularly rough going. Sea Fire Grill, owned by the team behind the Benjamin Steak Houses, was due to serve its first meal at the end of October, but as it turned out, plumbers and other contractors were a bit scarce that week to finish up work. "Everything is ready to go," Benjamin Prelvukaj told Crain's. "We have 40 people waiting to start the job."
Chris Santos, David Burke, Rick Moonen.
Hollingsworth and Thomas Keller.
Representatives for Thomas Keller announced over the weekend that chef de cuisine Timothy Hollingsworth will soon step off the line at the French Laundry. Going forward, Hollingsworth, who has served in his position for three years, will become a "culinary consultant" and leave the restaurant group.*
And his replacement is ...
Use up those leftover apples.
With Thanksgiving behind us, it's time to move into the serious holiday season, full of cocktail parties, big meals, and all the other hugely caloric merriment. There's no reason to avoid it, but it also means everything else should be slightly more healthful to offset it. This week, that means a vitamin-packed lunch spot in Brooklyn, heart-healthy seafood burgers, and a recipe that will help use up any apples that didn't end up in your pie last week.
And more, right this way.