Category Archives: The Grub Street Diet

Chef J.J. Johnson Starts His Day With Eggnog Waffles

It’s been an eventful year for chef J.J. Johnson: He left his post as the executive chef of Minton’s, became a new father to twins, and wrote his first book. Recently, he’s been cooking at Chefs Club — a long-term … Continue reading

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Artist Mari Andrew Soothes a Hurting Heart With Negronis and Chocolate Pretzels

This year, writer, illustrator, and Instagram phenom Mari Andrew moved to New York and made a full-time commitment to her art (her debut book, Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood, comes out in March). She says … Continue reading

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Chef Reem Assil Combines ‘California Hippie’ With Palestinian Cuisine

A mere five months ago in Oakland, Reem Assil opened Reem’s, a small Arab bakery that’s an extension of her farmer’s-market stand, specializing in mana’eesh (griddled flatbread). Quickly, it made a lot of noise on a national level, becoming a … Continue reading

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John Starks Eats French Toast Before Watching the Knicks

Starks at Café 31, where he often goes before dropping by Madison Square Garden for a Knicks game or event. Photo: M. Cooper It’s been more than a decade since he last played in the NBA, yet John Starks remains … Continue reading

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