The Family Meal – Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Hello, Tuesday. Quick reminder: If you're getting this as a fwd, welcome to Family Meal. It's a twice-weekly roundup of news for / about the restaurant industry, and you can sign up to get it delivered at thisfamilymeal.com. (Side note: feel free to fwd this on!) And now, the news... The Big Bet: Thomas Keller’s … Continue reading The Family Meal – Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The Family Meal – Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Hello, hello, and Happy Valentines Day (if that's your thing)! Before we get started, I'll say it again: If you're working today, here's hoping you make outrageous amounts of money. If you're dining out, make one good reservation, keep it, and tip big. There's been some political news this week. Here's the restaurant side of … Continue reading The Family Meal – Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

The Family Meal – Friday, February 10th, 2017

Hello, hello, It's Friday, and time for Family Meal. Let’s skip the intro and get right to the news this week: Anthony Bourdain is a “glorified line cook on CNN” according to Allessandro Borgognone. Somehow, this quote did not make it into Bourdain’s New Yorker profile last week, but did make it into Borgognone’s Esquire profile this … Continue reading The Family Meal – Friday, February 10th, 2017

The Family Meal – Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Hello Hello, Quick reminder: if you’re getting this as a forward, sign up for yourself at http://www.thisfamilymeal.com. We won’t crowd your inbox. Just the good stuff, Tuesdays and Fridays. Speaking of which… Your publicist / assistant / gatekeeper is not as good as Laurie Woolever. I haven’t finished the whole thing yet, but so far … Continue reading The Family Meal – Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

The Family Meal – Friday, December 30th, 2016

Good Friday afternoon, Quick heads-up: The arrival of your author’s second child was imminent two weeks ago, and now it is really, really imminent. With that in mind, this will be the last Family Meal until mid-to-late January. I’ll miss you while I hygge, but I will be back! Here we go... “Humility creeps up … Continue reading The Family Meal – Friday, December 30th, 2016

The Family Meal – Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Good Tuesday Morning, Personal note: Your friend and humble narrator is expecting his second child to arrive any day now, so there may be an interruption to Family Meal for a week or two soon. Will keep you posted. Now, this… Disclosure Du Jour: After a year of having his conflicts of interest (justly) picked … Continue reading The Family Meal – Tuesday, December 20th, 2016