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 fÃºtbol striker, Teddy Sheringham, who later said he "never set out to hurt the rammer," but didn't exactly offer his condolences either.
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]
"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 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.
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."
“Cookin is gooood!”
I'm picky about meatball subs so when I say is good it's really good
“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.
Having worked at Olive Garden for 3 years I guess I never really knew what REAL Italian food tasted like.