411NSIDER: Charlie Bird

August 7th, 2013 by The House

Charlie Bird

PX This presents THE 4.1.1NSIDER REVIEW

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re getting sick of restaurants. New restaurants, old restaurants, hip restaurants, swanky restaurants, small restaurants, big restaurants, exotic restaurants, all of fucking Graydon Carter’s restaurants– we’ve tried them all, and we are up to our eyeballs in stupid goddamn restaurants already.

Look, we know why you’re here, we know what you want, and as you’re well aware by now, absolutely nobody else knows what they’re talking about quite like we at PX This do. Let’s face it, we’re so official, all we need is a whistle.

So, welcome to the 4.1.1NSIDER, where we’ll keep it brief. Just the facts, Jack. Better than that: just the facts you need. Hell, even better yet: just the facts you need on ONLY the coolest places to go. Wouldn’t it be great if everything in life were this smooth and slick? You’re welcome!

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411NSIDER: Preview of the Marlton Hotel

July 29th, 2013 by The House

Progress on the Marlton Hotel by Eric Goode and [oopsie! our bad] Sean MacPherson, currently under construction in Greenwich Village.

The hotel is expected to cater largely “to NYU” and will feature a restaurant and bar; rooms at this former SRO will “likely” be priced in the “$200 to $300 range.”



The 5 Must-Read Books If You Want to Be Fabulous in NYC

July 25th, 2013 by The House

How to Be Fabulous in NYC


The 5 Must-Read Books If You Want to Be Fabulous in New York City

in no particular order:

The Andy Warhol Diaries – Andy Warhol, edited by Pat Hackett

Glamorama – Brett Easton Ellis

PX This (Diary of the "Maître d’ to the Stars") – Abbe Diaz

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People – Toby Young

Party of the Century – Deborah Davis

and that is a fact, jack.

got another suggestion? leave it in the comments, please.



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July 22nd, 2013 by The House



PX This FREE for Kindle on Amazon – July 15 to 19

July 14th, 2013 by The House

PX This

PX This (Diary of the “Maitre d’ to the Stars”) is FREE for Kindle July 15 to July 19 on Amazon


“Restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten is so annoyed by the success of his former Maitre D’ Abbe Diaz’s new tell-all book, he is forcing his employees to sign confidentiality agreements. They were also banned from discussing [the book] at work.” – The New York Post

“Per Variety, ‘Daily Show’ correspondents Jason Jones and Samantha Bee have inked a deal with CBS to write and star in a sitcom about a celebrity chef and the two women who run his empire… [But] it turns out… Abbe Diaz has spent over a year shopping a treatment based on her own book… assuming the producers can find someone fierce enough to play the role of Diaz.” – New York magazine

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411NSIDER: Happy Birthday, Lana Trevisan

July 9th, 2013 by The House

Happy Birthday, Lana Trevisan


If you are “anybody who’s anybody” in the NYC fine dining and/or hospitality industries, chances are likely Lana Trevisan needs no introduction.

Yah so, we’ll just add these scenes of her amazing birthday dinner at Hotel Americano last night to our growing collection of memorabilia from all her ridiculously awesome birthday parties.



411NSIDER: “Anne Burrell Lawsuit”

July 1st, 2013 by The House

Anne Burrell


Hi “Mouthfuls”,

…We have noticed, over the last week or so, a remarkably large number of Google searches directed toward our site, all looking for information regarding Anne Burrell and her ongoing discrimination lawsuit, using terms such as “Anne Burrell lawsuit,” “Anne Burrell harassment,” and even “scoop Anne Burrell lawsuit,” and “Anne Burrell lawsuit hoax.”
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July 1st, 2013 by The House



WANTED: More Like This

June 27th, 2013 by The House

Henchmen Wanted


"You have a billion dollars, dude; go buy all the blogs and newspapers that did you wrong, fire everyone, and demolish their offices."

That’s so funny, because it reminds me of this book I just read! 

So, what if someone was wronged by media blogs and they don’t have a billion dollars? Like, what if they only had like $1,000.00?

I happen to know of somebody who offered up a cool grand to a bunch of journalists to prove that Gawker (and possibly the New York Times) behaved unethically in a certain situation.

But then Gawker threatened those journalists into NOT accepting the $1,000 offer. Which sorta implies that Gawker must be afraid of something, right?
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“Have you ever tangled with a famous/powerful person?”

June 19th, 2013 by abbe diaz


Quora asks: Have you ever tangled with a famous/powerful person? What was the result?
Whether intentionally or unintentionally, have you ever gotten into a conflict with someone famous? What were the circumstances? What happened exactly? How did you handle it? How did it end?


"Asked to Answer," yay!

Well, I hope I understand what you mean by "tangled," but according to the New York Daily News, I guess I tangled with Gwyneth Paltrow for being such a creep face.

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Producer Zainab Jah and director Tim Naylor are currently in pre-production for the first eight-episode season of PX This, created and co-written by Abbe Diaz, the "former maitre d' to the stars." The new web series is based on Diaz's [book] by the same title...

Producer Jah had heretofore intended to keep the project under wraps... until last week, when, on October 14th, 2008, she discovered an article in Variety... It seems CBS has just signed a development deal with Jason Jones and Samantha Bee (The Daily Show) to pen an as-yet-unnamed series about the "behind the scenes world of a celebrity chef... and the two women who run his cooking empire."

The series treatment for PX This (registered with the WGA on December 7, 2007) which has been making the rounds of several Hollywood agencies, is strikingly and undeniably similar to CBS's as-yet-unwritten concept.

"We are still hesitant to provide all the details," says Jah, "but do feel... proud to divulge some of the names involved," which include... Michael Imperioli, Steven R. Schirripa, John Ventimiglia (The Sopranos), and producer Brian Grazer...

"...will debut on PX This's site mid next year, assuming the producers can fine someone fierce enough to play Diaz. We can't wait to see how they cast the character that's 'loosely based' on Jean-Georges." - New York Magazine