The Family Meal – Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Hello Tuesday, There was an event yesterday. Let's get to it... The 2018 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards were last night in Chicago and the winners are… listed below in two scrunched paragraphs, or on the JBF site in a more readable format if that’s your thing. Of note (via the NYT’s early roundup): “In this year’s … Continue reading The Family Meal – Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

The Family Meal – Friday, May 4th, 2018

Hello Friday, Just in: The Nobel Prize in Literature will not be awarded this year. Family Meal was always going to be a longshot, but... shoot. Let's get to it... Awards Season – The 2018 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards are set for Monday night in Chicago. If you must watch from elsewhere, they’ll “be streaming the ceremony live on Twitter and at jamesbeard.org/awards, … Continue reading The Family Meal – Friday, May 4th, 2018

The Family Meal – Friday, May 4th, 2018

Hello Friday, Just in: The Nobel Prize in Literature will not be awarded this year. Family Mealwas always going to be a longshot, but... shoot. Let's get to it... Awards Season – The 2018 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards are set for Monday night in Chicago. If you must watch from elsewhere, they’ll “be streaming the ceremony live on Twitter and at jamesbeard.org/awards, … Continue reading The Family Meal – Friday, May 4th, 2018

The Family Meal – Friday, April 20th, 2018

Hello Friday, A quick one for you today. (That was the intro.) Let's get to it... The Intercept – The National Restaurant Association “tapped a longtime Republican pollster to survey the public about a range of issues impacting the industry…. The poll — which was presented on a slide deck obtained by The Intercept and Documented — found that seven in 10 Americans want to … Continue reading The Family Meal – Friday, April 20th, 2018

The Family Meal – Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Hello Tuesday, Once again the Pulitzer Board has snubbed newsletter writers. I’m sure you’ll all agree this is a great injustice, but we must all move on together. Let’s get to it… The Media – Congrats to Kim Severson and Julia Moskin, the two NYT Food writers who won this year's Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for their December 12th … Continue reading The Family Meal – Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The Family Meal – Friday, April 13th, 2018

Hello Friday the 13th, Sure this is an old joke, but... Maybe the freaky thing about today will be that nothing unusual happens? Let’s get to it… Without Representation: The New York Times has not published a starred review of a kitchen led by a woman since November 7th, when Pete Wells reviewed Sen Sakana, where Mina Newman shares the executive chef title with … Continue reading The Family Meal – Friday, April 13th, 2018

The Family Meal – Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Hello Tuesday, Seems like there’s just a bit of non-restaurant news happening today, but when you need a break from that, might I suggest... Delivery wars – “Postmates and DoorDash have discussed a merger that would unite two of the largest restaurant-delivery startups in the U.S. in a bid to take on better-funded competitors like GrubHub, Uber and Amazon, multiple sources have told Recode… Combined, … Continue reading The Family Meal – Tuesday, April 10th, 2018