Posts for May 29, 2012

Blue Ribbon BBQ Launches a Food Truck

Smokin'Photo: Blue Ribbon BBQ

Following in the footsteps of fellow cue parlor Redbones, Blue Ribbon has launched a food truck. This one is in Needham, at an intersection known for lots of traffic and not a lot of good food. The "Hoodoo Trailer," if you will, opens today.

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Gordo Goes Down: Ramsay Injured During Celebrity Soccer Match

Who would ever want to hurt this guy?

During a celebrity soccer match in Manchester yesterday, Gordon Ramsay was taken out of the game on a stretcher after being tackled in the second half and injuring his back. The game, a fundraiser for UNICEF, was probably just intended to be a good spot of fun, with such non-serious soccer lovers as Woody Harrelson and Mike Myers playing in the match at Manchester United's stadium. (Will Ferrell also sustained an injury on the pitch.) Despite this, The New York Post reports that Ramsay, once a player for Glasgow's Rangers, was "flattened" by Britain's former fĂștbol striker, Teddy Sheringham, who later said he "never set out to hurt the rammer," but didn't exactly offer his condolences either.

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T.G.I. Friday’s Denies Lifting Song From LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy.

Last week, we told you about the minor controversy surrounding a new T.G.I. Friday's ad: Its background music sounds similar to LCD Soundsystem's "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House." We reached out to Friday's, and Trey Hall, the company's chief marketing officer, got back to us: "Friday’s has always and continues to respect the rights of all artists. The music in question is original content that was created for the Friday’s brand; and therefore we do not believe it infringes on any artist copyright." [Earlier]

But Romney Doesn’t Even Drink

"What happens is, the Republicans run up the tab, and then we're sitting there and they've left the restaurant ... And then they point and [say], 'Why did you order all those steaks and martinis?'" —Barack Obama, criticizing the GOP's spending habits, at a campaign stop in Iowa. [AP via US News & World Report, Related]

Modernist Cuisine at Home Coming in October

'Modernist' goes mass.Photo: courtesy of Modernist Cuisine

Modernist Cuisine is, by all accounts, a critical and commercial success (or, at least, as commercially successful as a 50-pound, $600 cookbook about incredibly complex cooking methods can be — Fifty Shades of Grey it ain't). And now the team behind the book reveals what their follow-up will be: an at-home companion called, thoughtfully, Modernist Cuisine at Home.

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Watch Chefs Make Dishes Inspired by Cartoons, Skateboarding

Last week, we talked about asparagus operas at Harvard. This week, the Boston Center for Adult Education hosts CREATE: Six Artists, Six Chefs, One Canvas. Local faves like 80 Plates winner Nookie and Storyville bon vivant/Helly Kitty fiend Louis DiBiccari will create dishes based on local artists' work. Kevin Mabry from JM Curley and Bruno Padro from Storyville will oversee the cocktail portion of the evening. Also, the folks from Island Creek Oysters plan a "special surprise."

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Super-Rich 28-Year-Old Eats Fast Food

Where did Facebook founder and official billionaire Mark Zuckerberg eat while on his honeymoon in Rome? McDonald's, apparently. Maybe he just knew he wouldn't get a chance to try Italy's NYCrispy once he got back to the States. [NYP]

Media Takeovers: Anthony Bourdain Launching New CNN Show Next Year

News man.Photo: Sean Mathis/WireImage

For all the fires that Anthony Bourdain has irons in at the moment — his Travel Channel shows (which Eater confirms will soon end), a killer publishing deal with Ecco — we didn't expect this: According to CNN, Bourdain will launch a weekend news show on the network in 2013.

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Kirby's Kitchen Kloses, Rekoncepts

Sad! The Everett spot opened a few months ago from jovial Myers + Chang alum Bob Botchie. Apparently he's reconcepting the space and posted details on Facebook.

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Grubstreet Sweeps

Recent reader reviews on MenuPages

  • Cookin' Cafe & Grill See the menu

    “Cookin is gooood!”

    I'm picky about meatball subs so when I say is good it's really good

  • The Pour House See the menu

    “Awsome food and drink”

    After spending all your hard earned dollars in the Pru enjoy a few cool one here before you take the T home.

  • Il Villaggio See the menu

    “Absolutely Amazing”

    Having worked at Olive Garden for 3 years I guess I never really knew what REAL Italian food tasted like.


Kara Baskin
NY Mag