Frank Bruni

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2012

    Undoing the Deep-Fried Life and Other Links

    ​​​Read on for today's link compilation.Frank Bruni writes on how chefs who encourage dining decadence stay healthy behind the scenes. His piece in the New York Times is a thoughtful response to the "unsettling" revelation that Paula Deen has only now revealed her diabetes, three yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Chipotle Versus McDonald's: Why Chipotle is Kicking Ass

    ​​Why is Chipotle growing at three times the rate of McDonald's?

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Have Smoking Bans Help Convert Us into a Nation of Foodniks?

    ​"Do you have a light?" Don Draper asks the waiter in the opening scene of the Mad Men pilot when he's interrupted from writing ideas on a cocktail napkin. The waiter pulls out his lighter marked with his cigarette brand. "Old Gold, huh?" Draper says as he takes a drag. "Lucky Strike here."Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's Big Week: Emmy and a Book Deal (Photos)

    Anthony Bourdain via TwitterLooking good, Anthony!​Here's a riddle --  what do Anthony Bourdain, cream, and pond scum have in common? They all rise to the top!Just a few weeks ago, bad boy Bourdain placed his foot in his mouth when he told TV Guide that Paula Deen was "the most dangerous pers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Food Film Alert: A Matter of Taste

    Paul Liebrandt. Do you recognize the name? For those that aren't as food obsessed as we are, here's a quick recap: At 24, he was the youngest chef to ever be awarded 3 stars by The New York Times. He is also chef-owner of Corton, one of New York's top restaurants. Training under such greats like D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Eating Around the Blog-o-Sphere

    Got an interesting post or bit of news to share? Email it to Charlie and we'll include it in Eating Around the Blog-o-Sphere.  Chef Chad Galiano, also known as Chadzilla, talks shu-mai dumplings made with koji aji, an MSG substitute.Jeff Eats takes issue with the Sun Sentinel's Best P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Top Chef Kenny Gilbert Goes Packing

    ​That's all folks. Top Chef and new Florida resident Kenny Gilbert was forced to "pack up his knives and go" on last night's episode of Top Chef D.C.Gilbert was sent home following the show's Restaurant Wars episode, which pits two teams of four cheftestants against each other. The chefs took over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    What Do You Think About Sam Sifton's Critical Debut at the New York Times?

    ​In one of the most talked about moves in food journalism since... well, as long as I can remember, Frank Bruni hung up his silverware at the New York Times in August, leaving a gaping chasm for his successor, the Times own Sam Sifton, to wedge into. Sifton's very first column -- on Daniel Boulud' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Critical Anonymity in Question for New York Times Writer Sam Sifton

    ​Ethical guidelines amongst restaurant critics has become a hot button topic these days, with outings of high-profile critics who show up to restaurants expecting preferential treatment tumbling down like so many business cards flung at a maître d'. Last week's announcement of long-time New York ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2008

    Chopsticks Say: Ka-ching!

    China Grill brings the show to Lauderdale