The Blabber… for the 99%

November 3rd, 2011
The Blabber in the Trenches - PX This

  The latest blabber within the industry has insiders recalling that a former employee who worked at Milk Street Cafe (the deli and catering shop who claimed their "booming" business was devastated by Occupy Wall St) since its inception, and who left prior to the protesters setting up camp, had noted upon resignation back in

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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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Truth is Blind

July 5th, 2011
photo by Shari Davis

  • Which former "celebrity" chef is (quite apparently) really desperate to find a job? Anybody hiring? Call us— we’ll… uh… gladly make the introduction, take a standard headhunter’s commission, pat you on the back and wish you good luck (chances are you’re gonna need it).   • Which popular impresario’s shotgun wedding has insightful [...]

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The Blabber in the Trenches

May 20th, 2011
Miss Lily’s graphic design logo by Carmen Montt

  • This just in: The awesome team behind Miss Lily’s has beaten Subway® Sandwiches to the punch, and have taken over the corner storefront next door. The commodious adjacent space will house an extension of Miss Lily’s fresh juice bar, a record store, and Miss Lily’s To-Go. It is expected to be in operation [...]

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EMM’s Mark Birnbaum…

May 13th, 2011
The Blabber in the Trenches

  Hey, did you hear about Mark Birnbaum getting sued for sexual harrassament? [No? Oh, you must live in a fucking cave.] Discuss.   Cuz you knooow you want to. COMMENTS ARE OPEN.               How’s this, I’ll start— maybe I’ll just fill in some of the ones I’ve heard [...]

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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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The Blabber in the Trenches

April 14th, 2011
The Blabber in the Trenches

  The Blabber in the Trenches A Sommelier, a GM, a Restaurateur, and a Blogger walk into a bar… order some drinks, get a little tipsy, and— what else? — start gossiping like a bunch of sewing bee bitches. It went down a little something like this:   Blogger: … because I had lunch with [...]

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The Blabber in the Trenches

January 11th, 2011
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  The Blabber in the Trenches   • Longtime operators Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba have been ousted from Bagatelle, Kiss & Fly, and RDV. Apparently ejected on the night before Christmas, the duo, despite their partnership agreement and impressive track record (earnings at Bagatelle are estimated in the $8M per year range), have been [...]

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The Blabber in the Trenches

November 19th, 2010
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  The Blabber in the Trenches If the recent flurry of new restaurant openings (at a dizzying pace of approximately a half-dozen per week) hasn’t satiated your dining-out ennui yet— rest assured, there are a lot mooore coming. Longtime operatives from all over the industry continue to vie for spaces, investors, and the all-important SLA [...]

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The Blabber… [UPDATED]

June 3rd, 2010
MissLilys

  As news spreads about Anna Wintour‘s apprehension over Serge Becker’s latest enterprise (New York Post‘s "Page Six" has confirmation from Ms. Wintour’s office), comments and suggestions have been pouring into our inbox. (Thank you!) Several have asserted we were perhaps remiss in neglecting to divulge the name and/or location of said enterprise, which was, [...]

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