The Blabber in the Trenches

October 12th, 2011
The Blabber in the Trenches

  The Blabber in the Trenches   • The latest riveting rumors swirling within the industry have restaurateur Keith McNally "livid" over the news that the lease on Meatpacking District mainstay, Pastis, will not be renewed. Although there’s some disagreement as to the exact date of the lease expiration (Pastis opened in the Fall of [...]

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The Blabber in the Trenches

May 12th, 2011
The Standard hotel

  Following relatively recent news of shakeups at The Box, EMM, and Bagatelle, PX This has learned that Managing Director Ian Nicholson is the latest executive to decamp The Standard Hotel here in NYC. Following the earlier but unrelated departure of F&B Director of Operations Lana Trevisan (currently GM of soon-to-open Hotel Americano), Nicholson resigned [...]

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My Day Off: Sunset Beach, Silver’s…

June 16th, 2010
SunsetBeach

PX This presents “Where I Spent My Day Off” — by a NYC Restaurant Insider [Sunset Beach, Silver's, B. Smith's - The Hamptons, NY]

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Are You Ready for the Summer…

May 10th, 2010
SunsetBeach_view

… Are you ready for the sunshiiine? Are you ready for the birds and beeees, the apple treeees, and a whooole lotta foolin’ around… – The Camp Northstar Kids Chorus PX This presents: The Sunset Beach Diaries   • Day 1 – May 6, 2010: On my way to Shelter Island…     • Day [...]

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“You forgot one…”

January 11th, 2010
andre_standard

A concerned reader just wrote in to point out where we were remiss. “…Love your site… but you forgot one picture from the Standard staff Xmas party… lol…” You’re absolutely right, dear reader! Thank you! Who says the holidays are over? They’re over when we say they’re over. The gifts just keep on coming… :) [...]

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Video: Indochine’s 25th Birthday

December 21st, 2009
indochine25_video

All your favorite NYC denizens, captured drunk on video— and slurring their words and everything! What more could you possibly ask for? Now it really feels like Christmas! :)   See also: “SPOTTED: Indochine’s 25th Anniversary”  

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SPOTTED:

December 9th, 2009
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• Tuesday, December 8, 2009. 8:30PM – Matt Dillon, Andre Balazs, Ric Pipino, Justo Artigas, Mark Baker, Cat Wei, Nur Khan, Roy Liebenthal, Ronnie Madra, Natalie Kates, Sasha Muniak, Nick Rytting, and (of course) Sante D’Orazio at the opening night party for the Barely Private exhibit at Milk Studios.             [...]

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The Standard Expand-ard

December 3rd, 2009
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  Start packing your bags now. Two must-visit destinations are about to get hotter (and not just due to global warming). Your beloved chain of snazzy flophouses, by your favorite cute diminutive hotelier, is expanding to include locations in both London and Costa Rica. Plus, you can probably expect to see some familiar faces to [...]

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Civetta Closing – “New Concept” to Come

November 23rd, 2009
civetta

This just in from a tipster: Civetta has abruptly laid off most of its staff and is closing for one month to make way for a new concept that will tentatively be manned "…by Nur Khan and Paul Sevigny." The termination comes as quite a surprise to the majority of those involved, as Civetta was [...]

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SPOTTED [Indochine's 25th Anniversary]:

November 23rd, 2009
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• Friday, November 20, 2009. 9:30PM – Stephen Gan, Glenn O’brien, Andre Balazs, Jacqueline Schnabel, Ann Dexter-Jones, Geoffrey Zakarian, Jason Pomeranc, Kenny Kenny, Ronnie Madra, Richard Johnson & Sessa Von Richtofen, Anna Sui, Willem Dafoe, Lauren Ezersky, Lyor Cohen, Tory Burch, Carmen d’Alessio, Merv Matheson, Marc Bagutta, Sean MacPherson, John MacDonald, George Wayne, Steven Greenberg, [...]

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