Indochine 30th Anniversary Party

November 8th, 2014 by The House

Journalists = Rocket Surgeons

October 30th, 2014 by Dick Johnson


PX This proudly presents the latest in our ongoing "Why Are Journalists So Fucking Dense?" series:

from: Simon Owens <>
to: px this <>
cc: Steven Wilson <>
date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:51 PM
subject: Re: Prominent Journalists Commit Intellectual Theft, Libel, Cover-Up, Against Author/ Former "Maitre d’ to the Stars"

Provide me proof that "Gawker owner Nick Denton forbade any writers from accepting her investigative-reportage challenge, under threat of termination and/or blacklist" and I’ll gladly promote your book.

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A Regular Guy’s Advice on How to Marry a Millionaire

October 30th, 2014 by Steven Wilson

Wedding by abbe diaz


My boss is married to a multi-millionaire, and before this she was engaged to a different multi-millionaire.

I just finished reading her book, titled PX Me (How I Became a Published Author, Got Micro-Famous, and Married a Millionaire) for the third time. At first I read it twice just because I enjoyed it, but this time I went back looking for something specific for PR purposes, and I ended up reading the whole thing all over again. I also read her first book twice, and since her books are diaries, I think I have a pretty good answer to this question by now.

She dumped the first millionaire after they were together about 3 or 4 years, and then she met her current husband about 6 days later. So as far as I am concerned she definitely qualifies as an expert. These are the tips that I can sum up from her experiences. Read more »



July 4th, 2014 by The House

PX Me - The Sequel to PX This


PX Me (How I Became a Published Author, Got Micro-Famous, and Married a Millionaire) is FINALLY available in its entirety at Amazon for Kindle.






Thank you for all your continuing patience, encouragement, and support.





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re: Emily Gould (appearing in PX Me as “Emily Ghoul”)

July 1st, 2014 by The House


Ah, I love the smell of napalm in my inbox. So uh yah, thanks to you-know-what all over the you-know-where, things sure are jiggy this morning.

“… Emily Gould, and her privileged, pouty, vain, self-absorbed Agents of SNARK are a plague on the written word. They go to school, become semi-literate and then figure out that the lion’s share of the population is so poorly-educated that even their high school rants against the machine (only grown-ups can rage against it – children can only rant, because nothing they write will ever truly make a difference) will attract attention from the unwashed masses.

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Is OpenTable hated by restaurants? Why?

June 19th, 2014 by The House

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Read Quote of Abbe Diaz’s answer to Is OpenTable hated by restaurants? Why? on Quora




411NSIDER: Mangia VINDICATED in Wiercinski vs Mangia

April 29th, 2014 by Dick Johnson

Mangia NYC

41INSIDER: Mangia VINDICATED in Final Decision of Wiercinski vs Mangia (aka The “Nazi Deli” Hoax)




Uh yeeah what have we been saying all along?!
What’s that— you don’t remember?
Oh! Well please, let us remind you!

You may recall we last left fraudster and extortionist Adam Wiercinski aka Adam Jamroz idiotically gloating about his so-called “victory” over his former employer, Mangia LLC.

As you know, when many many many media outlets erronerously reported a jury "award" of $900,000.00 having been granted to fraudster and extortionist Adam Wiercinski aka Adam Jamroz, WE here at PX This boldly and vehemently presented the FACTS and TRANSCRIPTS in the face of a veritable tidal wave of libelous media coverage.

For all our judicious, righteous, moral, truthful, and ethical efforts, we were rewarded with

oh right, nothing. Hah, less than nothing! Despite PX This being the ONLY public source of OFFICIAL COURT TRANSCRIPTS from the trial, PX This was still accused of somehow being "biased," "conspiratorial," and "crazy" by several stupid, gullible, wholly uninfomed, willfully ignorant trolls at The Huffington Post, The New York Post, New York magazine, Fox News, The Washington Times, The International Business Times, Gothamist, Yelp, etc etc etc.

But whatever! Cuz GUESS WHAT.
The wait is over mutherfukkers, and fraudster extortionist Adam Wiercinski aka Adam Jamroz LOST. Gee whiz, justice prevailing, imagine that!


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The Curious Case of Coco Henson Scales

February 17th, 2014 by The House


Dear New York Times,

I am a freelance writer currently working on a manuscript about the New York City fine dining industry. Included therein will be an account of bestselling restaurant “exposé” author and former “maitre d’ to the stars,” Abbe Diaz, who also alleges that she has been the victim of journalistic improprieties partly perpetrated by your organization. I quote from e-mails recently sent to Joel Stein of Time magazine, New York Times staff writer Charles Duhigg, and media blogger Jim Romenesko by this author:

“1. Mounting evidence suggests that in 2004, the (then) foremost New York Times restaurant columnist, the head editor of Gawker, and a New York Times photographer (and his sister, ‘Coco Henson Scales’) colluded to misappropriate the nonfictional story in my self-published book (diary of a hotspot hostess/ maitre’ d’), released mere weeks prior to a very similar but falsified essay [“My Year at a Hotspot”] which appeared in the New York Times, in an apparent attempt to garner a ‘book deal’ and/or ‘screen option’ for themselves.”

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Does the average restaurant owner see Seamless as a necessary evil…?

February 5th, 2014 by The House

Read Quote of Abbe Diaz’s answer to Does the average restaurant owner see Seamless as a necessary evil or as a product they love using? on Quora




411NSIDER: Gusto Ristorante is CLOSED

January 2nd, 2014 by The House


Gusto Ristorante

New Year, New Life for 60 Greenwich Ave

On December 31, 2013 Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano, at 60 Greenwich Ave, served its last meal after a nearly eight year stint. It closed on January 1, 2014 to make room for a new yet-to-be-announced project by proprietor Sasha Muniak.

Muniak owns both the commercial and residential properties at the three-story building which housed the former Gusto Ristorante, as well as its adjacent three-story commercial property at 62 Greenwich Ave, currently the temporary home of Muniak’s Mangia corporate offices. Stay tuned for an additional project within this space as well, which in the past several years has attracted prospective seasoned F&B/Nightlife occupants such as Mark Baker, Paul Sevigny, Armin Amiri, and Omar Hernandez. Read more »

EAT THIS 5 Comments

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