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  • Archive for June 17th, 2007

    Will America’s best Chinese restaurant be headed by a Japanese chef?

    Sunday, June 17th, 2007

    Today we will being our countdown to a non-specific date…Chinese food aficionados are waiting with baited breath for the mid-July opening of Wakiya in New York City after Alan Yau (of Hakkasan fame) was unable to get a visa for his chef for Park Chinois and thus canceled the project. Yuji Wakiya, who is Japan-Japanese, […]

    NYT: Why immigration reform affects your Chinese takeout

    Sunday, June 17th, 2007

    Tim and Nina Zagat of (yes as in those Zagats) have an interesting op-ed piece in The New York Times about why Chinese cuisine in the United States is stagnant — and they blame it (partially) on the difficulty with getting visas for Chinese chefs. This is something that I have thought long and hard […]

    Two for two for Twelve on the NYT bestseller list

    Sunday, June 17th, 2007

      New York Magazine has an item by Lloyd Grove on Twelve’s early success with landing the imprint’s first two books on The New York Times best seller list — Boomsday by Christopher Buckley (peaked at #14 on the fiction hardcover bestseller list) and God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens (#1 on non-fiction hardover). […]