Chopped

LIC chef comes in second on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
LIC chef comes in second on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 8/07/2013 at 3:37PM

Being “chopped” never felt so good. Although Long Island City chef Natasha Pogrebinsky didn’t win the grand prize on the show, she left with an unforgettable experience. “I’m not upset about the outcome at all, I’m very happy that I had the chance to talk about my story, my restaurant, my type of cuisine,” said [...]

LIC chef to appear on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
LIC chef to appear on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 7/24/2013 at 3:15PM

Chef Natasha Pogrebinsky hopes her dish does not end up on the chopping block. The executive chef and co-founder of Bear Bar and Restaurant, located at 12-14 31st Avenue in Long Island City, will appear on an episode of the Food Network’s “Chopped” airing Tuesday, August 6. On the show, which has already been taped, [...]

Astoria chef competes on ABC reality show ‘The Taste’
Astoria chef competes on ABC reality show ‘The Taste’
Entertainment Alexa Altman 2/12/2013 at 9:02AM

The freshest face of foodie television is as fiery as her cooking. Diane DiMeo, a self-taught Astoria chef and aspiring restaurateur, is a contestant on “The Taste,” a new ABC program that teams ambitious cooks with kitchen veterans for blind taste tests, battling it out for $100,000, a car and gastronomic glory. DiMeo, who was [...]

Astoria’s Christos Steakhouse is a ‘rare’ find
Astoria’s Christos Steakhouse is a ‘rare’ find
Dining Alexa Altman 3/19/2012 at 9:13AM

Meat has met its match at Christos Steakhouse, a hidden Astoria eatery where the cuisine is captivating and the service spectacular. Tucked away on 23rd Avenue, far from the buzz of Steinway Street, the building’s façade is easily unnoticed amongst a row of residences. It isn’t until you catch a glimpse of the valet parking [...]