Drop Dead, Everybody

August 14th, 2013 by abbe diaz

McInerney twitts


firstly, i would like to express my gratitude for the persistent influx of “fan” letters and comments and “tips,” and whatnot. thank you, i really appreciate them.

secondly, i’d like to share this awesome bit of “news” that landed in my inbox this morning. Read more »

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August 12th, 2013 by abbe diaz

Paco Rabanne 1966

Paco Rabanne, 1966



“an absolute eye-opener”

August 10th, 2013 by The House

PX This.


I agree with most of the readers that say it was one of the funniest, most insightful, and shockingly honest books I have ever read. The book is written in a unique voice, which might be hard to get if you’re much older (although my dad is 65 and he also loved it) or are not that into boldly brazen and somewhat raunchy humorous writing. I don’t think that you have to be really into restaurants to appreciate it, but if you are (like I am), you will likely get a lot more out of it. If you dine out alot and are fond of famous chefs and restaurateurs (like Jean-Georges, Keith and Brian McNally, Graydon Carter, etc.) then this book is an absolute eye-opener that will change the way you view “hott” restaurants forever.

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scorpio perfectionist.

August 7th, 2013 by abbe diaz

scorpio perfectionist

now this must be a “poison pen,” cuz you’re fucking killing me right now.

just saying.


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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.



you are here.

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.



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