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Eataly: An Eight-Figure Bet on Authenticity

Ed Levine 68 comments

The press tour of Eataly last night left us in awe of what Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and their Italian partners are trying to accomplish with the opening of the flagship American Eataly store on Fifth Avenue in New York—an Italian food emporium of mindboggling proportions. There's every Italian foodstuff you'd want, everything you could think about wanting, in the vast space curated by Batali and company. More

Apps Only: Lupa Osteria Romana

Apps Only Ben Fishner 4 comments

Editor's note: In "Apps Only," Ben Fishner will be eating his way through New York's appetizer, bar, and lounge menus as your guide to fine dining on a budget. He blogs at Ben Cooks Everything. House made coppa cotta.... More

Mix It Up: The Bitter Wifey at Otto

Laren Spirer 1 comment

"With a name like that, there had to be a story behind it." [Photograph: Laren Spirer] Mario Batali's Otto is known for many things: irresistible gelato, pizza and pastas galore, a variety of tasty antipasti, and an encyclopedic Italian wine... More

Apps Only: Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

Apps Only Ben Fishner 16 comments

Editor's note: In "Apps Only," Ben Fishner will be eating his way through New York's appetizer, bar, and lounge menus as your guide to fine dining on a budget. [Photos: Robyn Lee] More Apps Only DBGB Kitchen & Bar... More

Lunch at Del Posto: A Four-Star Italian Gamble Pays Off

Ed Levine 34 comments

What we found and tasted was stunning: Ladner has somehow managed to reconcile the earthy and the elegant, just what a four-star Italian restaurant has to do. The food at Del Posto is now grounded, focused, and crazy good. And that $29 lunch deal? It's a steal. Here's why. More

Why Mario's Closing the Enoteca at Del Posto

Carey Jones 7 comments

[Photo: Robyn Lee] Yesterday, Mario Batali announced that he'd be doing away with the enoteca portion of Del Posto, extending the fine dining menu to the full space. Ed has always been of the opinion that the more relaxed,... More

Attend the Gina DePalma Fundraiser on May 18 to Support the Cowgirl Cure Foundation

Ed Levine 6 comments

There are lots of terrific benefits the food community gets involved in, and we try to tell you about as many of them as we can. But I feel compelled to tell all serious eaters about the cocktail party benefit... More

Mario Batali Launches a Children's Foundation

Erin Zimmer 3 comments

In 2007, Mario Batali raised between 1.3 and 1.5 million bucks for charity. Yeah, not many people can just snap their fingers and do that. While he supports the arts, and other causes that have happily received his big money,... More

Marco Pierre White Loves Del Posto, Compares to a Warm Bath

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Marco Pierre White, the archetypal badboy chef and host of Chopping Block, which premieres tonight, told Time magazine: "My favorite restaurants in New York are run by Mario Batali. He finds that balance between formality and informality. Even Del Posto... More

Eating in with Mario Batali: Spaghetti with Bottarga

Kerry Saretsky 2 comments

Otto's Linguine Siciliani from roboppy on Flickr. Whether it's in or out, I don't know—and I don't care. To me, Mario Batali's Otto on 5th Avenue and 8th Street is the mecca for cheap, al dente Italian eats. I... More

Sugar Rush: Schiacciata Uva at Babbo

Kathy YL Chan 4 comments

Our table was full with dishes like warm lamb's tongue and salumi, lamb brains, and lamb chops, sweetbreads galore, and goose liver ravioli. The grilled octopus was lovely, as was the pumpkin lune and hearty pappardelle with boar ragu.... More

On Banning Photography from Restaurants

Zach Brooks 60 comments

After hearing about photography being banned from one of New York's most popular new restaurants, we asked several restaurant-world bigwigs what their policy was. Mario Batali, David Chang, and Drew Nieporent weigh in. More

Notes from the Babbo Block Party

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Mario Batali's Babbo is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and on Sunday the restaurant turned Waverly Place into a block party birthday, with snacks from Babbo and the other restaurants in Batali's empire. Blogger Vanessa Vichit-Vadakan was there and... More

Batali vs. Bittman Pasta Saucing Smackdown: Who's Right?

Ed Levine 35 comments

Yesterday Mario Batali told us in the premiere webisode of Unclogged, Serious Eats' first video series, that when you sauce pasta, it should be "noodles with a little bit of stuff." Today in the New York Times, Mark Bittman throws... More

Diets Try Men's Souls

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I have now walked past my wife's scrumptious lemon-glazed pound cake ten times in the last eight hours, and so far I have been able to resist its siren call. The cake was left over from our dinner party last... More

Batali's Greatest Hits

Ed Levine 1 comment

Every year Mario Batali donates a progressive dinner for the fund raising auction at my son's former school. This year the winning bidders and I had an antipasto course standing at Otto, three small pasta courses (preceded by a tiny... More

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