Chris Stang

Co-Founder & CEO

Since its inception in 2009, Stang has been the architect of The Infatuation’s editorial voice, creative vision, and marketing strategy. Today his role still encompasses all of those things, but also includes pushing the company forward into new arenas, including the creation and launch of Text Rex, and EEEEEATSCON, The Infatuation’s food festival. He was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2015 for Underfinger, a review of a restaurant that doesn’t exist, and he still writes from time to time about real restaurants. Prior to taking on The Infatuation full time, Stang was the VP of Marketing at Atlantic Records, working closely with many of the label’s biggest acts including Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Skrillex, Gnarls Barkley, and Panic! At The Disco.

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7.7
NYC

Review:

Fiaschetteria Pistoia

NYC

Review:

Fiaschetteria Pistoia

Fiaschetteria Pistoia is an East Village restaurant from some Italians who have another restaurant in Tuscany. It’s all about the handmade pasta.

NYC

Feature:

Happening Right Now: New Restaurant Intel

NYC

Feature:

Happening Right Now: New Restaurant Intel

The restaurant intel to know about right now.

9.2
NYC

Review:

The Grill

NYC

Review:

The Grill

The Grill is the revamp of the legendary Four Seasons restaurant, run by the people behind Carbone. It’s very similar, very expensive, and worth it.

NYC

Guide:

25 Great Restaurants You Can Actually Get Into

NYC

Guide:

25 Great Restaurants You Can Actually G...

Yes, there are actually some excellent restaurants you can actually get into with little to no advance planning.

8.1
NYC

Review:

Faun

NYC

Review:

Faun

Faun is an excellent neighborhood spot in Prospect Heights serving seasonal, Italian-inspired food. Eat pasta on their patio whenever possible.

NYC

Review:

The Office Speakeasy

NYC

Review:

The Office Speakeasy

The Office is a speakeasy on the 38th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel. It’s a cool place for some expensive drinks, but skip the tasting menu.

NYC

Guide:

A Complete Guide To The Best Upper East Side Restaurants

NYC

Guide:

A Complete Guide To The Best Upper East...

All the Upper East Side restaurants you need to know, all in one place.

9.1
NYC

Review:

4 Charles Prime Rib

NYC

Review:

4 Charles Prime Rib

4 Charles Prime Rib is an underground West Village steakhouse that’s all about eating big slabs of meat and burgers late at night.

LA

Friday Fives:

Shep Gordon

LA

Friday Fives:

Shep Gordon

Friday Fives from Shep Gordon, the legendary talent manager who you can thank for creating the concept of the “celebrity chef.”

8.2
NYC

Review:

Karasu

NYC

Review:

Karasu

Karasu is a Japanese speakeasy/izakaya you find by going through the back door of Walter’s in Fort Greene. Go for cocktails and fried chicken.

NYC

Friday Fives:

Hillary Reinsberg

NYC

Friday Fives:

Hillary Reinsberg

New York restaurant picks from The Infatuation's Editorial Director, Hillary Reinsberg.

8.2
NYC

Review:

Augustine

NYC

Review:

Augustine

When it comes to FiDi, Augustine is pretty much as good as it gets. Think Balthazar, but for bankers, and with somewhat better food.

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