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Food Network Star Opening a Speakeasy

Image via Getty Grub Street reports today that Willie Degel, Food Network star and owner of Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse, will open a farm-to-table speakeasy/grill combo called Uncle Jack’s Meat Company on Ditmars Avenue in Astoria early next year.

The Most Anthony Bourdain-ish Quotes from Anthony Bourdain’s New Show

Image via Getty We’re now four installments deep into the Anthony Bourdain/Balvenie Scotch video series Raw Craft, a whisky-driven enterprise showcasing artisans and craftsmen across this great land: Two partners make hand-crafted cast iron skillets in Syracuse.

WATCH: Gabrielle Hamilton and Jacques Pépin Make Eggs, Food Nerds Swoon

Image via YouTube Season 4 of the award-winning PBS series The Mind of a Chef premieres September 5, and this go-around, we’ll enter the brain of Gabrielle Hamilton, a person for whom the hashtag #badass was created.

WATCH: Julia Child Makes Perfect Omelet With Letterman Despite George Burns and Cockroach

Image via YouTube The Late Show returns on Tuesday with Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman as host, a transition that promises to be similar to the time I got a new manager at the Gap.

Mario Batali and Others Join Spoontember Movement

Image via Getty The Feeding America network of nationwide food banks has launched a social media campaign called Spoontember™ to coincide with Hunger Awareness Month.

Paula Deen Confirmed As ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Contestant

Image via Getty Rumors had been swirling (twirling? tangoing?) that Paula Deen, celebrity chef and treasurer of the Paula Deen Comeback Association, would be a contestant on Season 21 of ABC’s celebrity dance competition Dancing With the Stars.

Celebrity Chefs Say Goodbye to Summer on Instagram

Image via Getty Summer, the season, is scheduled to pass away on September 23 after a short battle with candy corn and the color orange.

After Philly Cheesesteak Debacle, Scott Walker Punked At New Hampshire Pizzeria

Republican presidential contender and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has an appetite for politics, and according to the above photo, hundreds of millions of dollars of the Koch Brothers‘ campaign cash, but he should probably stay out of restaurants all together.

Are The Days of Slutty Chinese Food Numbered?

That’s one question Besha Rodell ponders in today’s LA Weekly, in the wake of last week’s Twitter backlash against Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport, whose enthusiasm for “slutty Chinese food” led to a pile-on by some of food media’s most prominent women food writers.

Major Food Group May Impress The President, But Can it Keep Four Seasons Regulars?

Just like that store that temporarily sells Halloween costumes replaced Mesa Grill, Major Food Group has signed on to revamp the soon-to-be-former Four Seasons space.

Whose Restaurant Was a Bigger Fail? Flavor Flav or Stephen Spielberg?

Some celebrities invest in their nobler passions, like the ill-fated JFK Jr‘s ill-fated George magazine, others just want to marry a Kennedy and make Terminator money off your hunger for Cap’n Crunch-crusted chicken fingers.

Grub Street Goes Down as Part of NYMag DDOS Hack

Probably not because he was never invited to take part in the Grub Street Diet, a hacker named ThreatKing shut down New York magazine’s websites including Grub Street, Vulture, and The Cut early this morning, just as the site published a widely-acclaimed profile of 35 of Bill Cosby‘s rape accusers.

Tender is the Tinder of Food Porn

If, like Tracy Jordan, you love cornbread so much you want to take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant, Tender is for you.

Let Stephen Colbert Join You For Lunch This Week, Not Share His Snickers

If your job involves the internet like ours, you’re probably 1) packing your own lunch, 2) eating at your desk, and 3) only have 82 seconds to consume that Duane Reade sandwich at the communal card table you call a desk.

Ludo Lefebvre Proves He Wants a James Beard Award More Than a TV Gig

When we spoke to the Trois Mec chef about life after ABC‘s cancellation of The Taste, Ludo Lefebvre told us he’d currently rather focus on competing for more James Beard awards than TV contracts: Now I need to open another restaurant because I want to be nominated next year for Best New Restaurant.

David Chang’s Food Waste To Become Fuku’s Latest Menu Item

Per the Momofuku boss’ Instagram account, David Chang alerted followers to the latest menu craze sure to have people who spend their morning compulsively reading food blogs spending their afternoons obsessively lining up 1st Avenue once again.

Video: Buffet-Obsessed Paul Rudd Could School John Oliver About Food Waste

Paul Rudd could teach John Oliver a thing or two about food waste. While promoting Ant-Man on Conan O’Brien, he recalled his youthful obsession with $2.50 Chinese restaurant buffets where he’d not only eat dishes caked in MSG but dump them into Tupperware for dinner the next day.

Watch John Oliver Take On American Food Waste, Dispel Myth About Eating Before Swimming

FIFA and the Greek debt crisis may be the biggest European scandals John Oliver devotes his scolding on Last Week Tonight, but when it comes to American culture he has the frequently expressed lowest opinion of our food culture, from the harsh political reality of chicken farming to Dr.

What Stoner Chefs and Canceled Food Shows Received Emmy Nominations?

This year’s Emmy nominations include recognition for some of television’s most unwatchable food shows that are either no longer on the air or shouldn’t be.

Canada’s Best-Instagramming Chef, Dave Mottershall, Is $1000 Away From His Own Restaurant

All photos by Adam Robb Chef Dave Mottershall has 28,000+ Instagram followers stalking his house-aged salume and beer-battered fiddleheads, but he still doesn’t have a kitchen of his own, operating his year-old pop-up Loka Snacks out the back of the dark, rocking, and very photo-unfriendly Hi-Lo Bar in Riverside, but now the 2012 PEI Chef of the Year is less than $1000 (Canadian!