John Besh

John Besh’s Restaurant Group Will Open Warbucks Restaurant in New Orleans

Restaurant August executive chef, Todd Pulsinelli, is leaving the John Besh flagship to open Warbucks, a casual restaurant named for the chef’s rapper persona, reports NOLA.COM. (Pulsinelli makes rap music for fun.)<p>The restaurant will take the place of Amici in the Garden District, which closed in …

New Orleans

Despite Tempestuous Year, John Besh’s Restaurant Group Pushes Ahead With Opening

Despite a year rocked by sexual harassment allegations and a bitter, public split from chef Alon Shaya, John Besh’s restaurant group (now called BRG Hospitality) will push ahead with the opening of Eunice restaurant in Houston late this summer, according to reports from the Houston Chronicle and …

New Orleans

Tales of the Cocktail relaunches with a new mission and renewed focus on New Orleans | NOLA.com

In February, Caroline Rosen took over as the executive director of Tales of the Cocktail, the annual cocktail conference that draws thousands of …

New Orleans

Alon Shaya Doesn’t Even Like To Drive By Restaurant Shaya Anymore

Alon Shaya may have officially moved on when he opened Saba, his first restaurant since his contentious split with John Besh’s restaurant group, but he still finds it challenging to even drive by his namesake restaurant Shaya, according to Fox 8 News.<p>Once chef-partner at Shaya, Domenica, and Pizza …

New Orleans

Alon Shaya’s Saba Restaurant Opens This Week

James Beard Award-winning chef Alon Shaya will bring crabmeat-topped hummus, fresh pita, and and an Israeli version of a fried oyster po-boy to Magazine Street this Friday when he throws open the doors to Saba restaurant (<i>5757 Magazine Street</i>).<p>“We’re really gearing this entire place to be for the …

New Orleans

Brett Anderson’s Groundbreaking Exposé Didn’t Win at the James Beard Awards

The James Beard Foundation announced its 2018 Media Awards winners over the weekend and Brett Anderson’s groundbreaking exposé about the culture of sexual harassment at John Besh’s restaurant group did not win. It was the “biggest surprise of the night.”<p>Besh, himself accused of sexual harassment, …

New Orleans

Alon Shaya and John Besh End Legal Fight Over the Shaya Name

New Orleans chefs Alon Shaya and John Besh have officially ended their legal fight over the Shaya name, the <i>New Orleans Advocate</i> reports. Yesterday, the two chefs reached a settlement stating that BRG Hospitality will continue to operate the Israeli restaurant Shaya under the name Shaya. The exact …

New Orleans

John Besh and Alon Shaya Have Settled Their Long-Running Legal Dispute

John Besh’s serial harassing may have cost him his executive-chef job, but it won’t keep him from getting full control of Shaya, the Besh Restaurant …

James Beard

John Besh and Alon Shaya Settle Their Legal Dispute Over Shaya Name

John Besh and Alon Shaya have wrapped up a contentious legal fight over the Shaya name, according to Ian McNulty. The award-winning Shaya restaurant, part of BRG Hospitality (formerly called Besh Restaurant Group), will still be called Shaya even though its namesake chef Alon Shaya is no longer …

Atlanta

Alon Shaya Talks New Restaurants, Book On Food Republic Today

<i>Be sure to subscribe to Food Republic Today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. And please rate the podcast and leave …

New Orleans

John Besh and Alon Shaya settle legal dispute; Besh's company will keep Shaya name | NOLA.com

Alon Shaya and BRG Hospitality, formerly known as the Besh Restaurant Group, have settled a legal dispute over the use of the name "Shaya." BRG, the …

New Orleans

John Besh, Alon Shaya reach settlement; legal feud ends with kind words, separate restaurants

Chefs John Besh and Alon Shaya will soon have restaurants going head to head in New Orleans, but their legal fight has officially ended.<p>In a joint …

Baton Rouge

Legal Dispute Between Chefs Over Restaurant Name Ends

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chef Alon Shaya and a company founded by Chef John Besh have settled a legal battle over the use of a name but will soon have …

Hospitality

John Besh, Alon Shaya reach settlement, chefs' legal fight ends with kind words, separate restaurants

Chefs John Besh and Alon Shaya will soon have restaurants going head to head in New Orleans, but their legal fight has officially ended.<p>In a joint …

Baton Rouge

Jack Rose Swings Open Its Doors Today

<i>OPENING ALERT</i> — <b>Jack Rose</b>, the highly anticipated debut from QED Hospitality, opens for dinner today. Jack Rose is replacing The Caribbean Room at <b>The Pontchartrain Hotel</b>; the latter, a throwback restaurant closed in mid-March. QED’s founders, Brian Landry and Emery Whalen were previously top …

New Orleans

What Happens After Accused Chefs Step Out of the Spotlight?

As allegations of sexual misconduct continue to shake the restaurant industry, we've reached an unprecedented juncture. Two new articles take a look …

James Beard

An SUV Rammed Into a John Besh Restaurant on Easter Sunday

No foolin’ — an SUV crashed into Besh Restaurant Group’s catering and event space <b>Pigeon & Prince</b> in the Central Business District yesterday afternoon, reports NOLA.com.<p>A dark grey Toyota 4-Runner was stuck in the window of Pigeon & Prince, after apparently veering off the road. The 4-Runner also …

New Orleans

Teens Working At Arby's Are Suing Over Relentless Sexual Harassment

Since the #MeToo movement began, most of the coverage has centered on prominent women in their 20s and 30s, and those with more established careers. …

Me Too movement

Erin Wade: How my restaurant successfully dealt with harassment from customers

As a female chef, I am disheartened to open the paper and see the latest news of male chefs behaving badly. Mario Batali, John Besh, Ken Friedman . . …

Feminism

A chef’s journey through food and memories brings him home again

This time last year, Alon Shaya couldn’t have imagined how much his life would change.<p>The celebrated chef, an Israeli native with a successful …

New Orleans

Sorry, Alice Waters's Vilified Egg Spoon Has Nothing to Do With #MeToo

The <i>New York Times</i> has reignited the flames of an absolutely ridiculous “feud” by publishing a tidy bit of clickbait perfectly engineered to raise the …

Me Too movement

20 Questions: Our Second Annual Nashville Food-Industry Survey

What do the people responsible for Nashville’s booming dining scene really think?<p>For the <i>Scene</i>’s second annual food-industry survey, we made a list of …

Nashville

OpenTable Launches Anti-Discrimination 'Open Kitchen' Campaign

The app is encouraging restaurants to support and promote gender equality and diversity.<p>You may know OpenTable as an app that helps you make …

Me Too movement

Person of the Year 2017:TheSilenceBreakers

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can't afford and live in houses …

Megyn Kelly

Lawsuit Says ESPN Employees Asked Aloud What Rihanna ‘Tastes Like,’ ‘Openly’ Watched Porn

"SportsCenter" anchor Chris Berman accused of leaving "threatening and racially disparaging voicemail" for Jemele Hill<p>Harvey Weinstein<p>Matt Lauer<p>Louis C.K.<p>Kevin Spacey<p>Al Franken<p>Charlie Rose<p>Rep. Trent Franks<p>John Lasseter<p>James Toback<p>Former President George H.W. Bush<p>Warren Moon<p>Roy Moore<p>Dr. Larry …

Garrison Keillor

Aspen's Food & Wine Classic sets the stage for the finale on Top Chef's penultimate episode

<i>Because</i> The A.V. Club <i>knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For</i> …

TV

Report: Mulherin's chef Painter suspended over sexual-harassment allegations

One woman told Philadelphia Magazine that it was "like walking into an episode of 'Mad Men.' "

Mario Batali

Alon Shaya Reveals Location of His NOLA Restaurant

Alon Shaya has announced where he will open his new, modern Israeli restaurant — and its location means that Uptown is losing Kenton’s, a restaurant that had become a steadfast destination for an excellent old-fashioned, wood-fired oysters, and other contemporary Southern dishes. Kenton’s will …

Festivals

‘Fuller House’ Creator Jeff Franklin Fired After Complaints About His Behavior

Fourth season of the Netflix comedy to proceed as planned<p>Harvey Weinstein<p>Matt Lauer<p>Louis C.K.<p>Kevin Spacey<p>Al Franken<p>Charlie Rose<p>Rep. Trent Franks<p>John Lasseter<p>James Toback<p>Former President George H.W. Bush<p>Warren Moon<p>Roy Moore<p>Dr. Larry Nassar<p>Brett Ratner<p>Mark Halperin<p>Russell Simmons<p>Steven Seagal<p>Jeremy …

Fuller House

Monica Lewinsky says the #MeToo movement has caused her to question the issue of consent in her affair with Clinton

Monica Lewinsky, whose name saturated the American media 20 years ago when her sexual relationship with former President Bill Clinton became public, wrote in a new essay for Vanity Fair, saying the #MeToo movement has made reconsider her affair with Clinton.<p>"I now see how problematic it was that …

Me Too movement