Hybird: All day tomorrow, you can get Questlove fried chicken (or any other item on the menu) for $2 at his new Chelsea Market fried chicken joint Hybird. The founder will also DJ a set from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, which is remarkable in itself because Questlove is awake before noon.
Twitter: Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery turns five years old today, and you can help celebrate with a birthday cake shake all week! (Maybe you can import some Birthday Cake Truffles from New York and barter them for free shakes?)
The Atlantic: What’s force-feeding prisoners really like at Guantanamo Bay? Let Mos Def bravely show you in this disturbing demonstration.
Eatocracy: Today in #ChefProblems: no, every dear chef friend of yours can’t get you a reservation at the last minute, no matter how cool or famous or close you are.
Wall Street Journal: Finally, a small bit of dignity for Hell’s Kitchen contestants. Gordon Ramsay went up against street food vendors in Singapore for a crowd-judged cooking contest, and, as it turns out, Singaporeans make better Singaporean food than Gordon Ramsay. Who’d have thought?
Slate: A former chef de partie at Jean Georges gives her account of what it’s like working at a high-end restaurant. In essence, you are replaceable, and your co-workers are forming alliances to get you kicked out.
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