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Brooklyn Heights Busted Chef Reborn as The Montauk Grifter

We hate to say “we told you so,” but we told you so. The Notorious Busted Chef, Dan Kaufman, is up to his conning ways again. Gawker reports today that Kaufman was busted last month in Montauk by NYPD detectives: Read BHB’s original coverage of the Busted Chef saga now.

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Blue Pig Redux on Atlantic?

BHB reader “Jason” sends in this photo, taken by his daughter “Zoey”, of a blue pig in the window of 87 Atlantic Avenue former home of Dallas Jones BBQ. Is this the same mascot from the ill-fated Blue Pig Ice Cream store of Busted Chef fame? Well we do know that the “real” Blue Pig […]

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More on New Eatery in Busy Chef Space

The folks at the Brooklyn Paper used “reporting skills” and called the owner of Bevacco, the new eatery slated to open in the cursed Corner of Cranberry/Busy Chef space at 60 Henry Street. What did they find out? He’s no crook, actually runs 3 successful restaurants and he has no ties to the previous band […]

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History Repeats? New Restaurant Coming to Busy Chef Space on Henry Street

A company called “Bevacco” is planning to open a restaurant at the “cursed” Food Maestro/Busy Chef space at 60 Henry Street.

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Sex, Lies, and the Busted Chef

“Awesome Slut”, whose eponymous site won the “best sex blog” award from the Village Voice this year, tells all in her confessional “the mistakes we make” about an affair with Daniel Kaufman a/k/a Daniel Kay a/k/a Daniel Katze a/k/a the Busted Chef, whose true identity she discovered through a Google link to BHB. Caveat: the […]

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Busy Chef Given Probation

We hadn’t seen any information about the ongoing Busy Chef/Dan Kaufman case recently so we reached out to the Kings County District Attorney’s office. We learned that Kaufman plead guilty on December 2 to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. On February 8 he was sentenced to five years probation.

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Cursed Corners?

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: “Is it poor management, bad timing, or just a terrible location?” When a commercial corner location in toney Brooklyn Heights remains perpetually empty, or even when occupied it is home to short-lived enterprises, one might ask that question.One of these unfortunate corners (photo above) is at Clark and Hicks, in the St. […]

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“Busy Chef” Kaufman Goes to Trial July 23

Infamous “Busted Chef” Daniel Kaufman pleaded not guilty to two felony charges in a Manhattan court yesterday, stemming from an incident last December when he allegedly stole his friend’s credit card. Kaufman was arraigned on charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, and released on his own recognizance. His trial is set […]

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Busted Again: The Busy Chef Never Rests!

BHB has discovered charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of a stolen credit card against “Busted Chef” Daniel Kaufman in Manhattan from earlier this year. According to the criminal complaint, Kaufman was arrested on Jan. 20 for an incident on Dec. 19 on the Upper East Side in which he allegedly stole a credit […]

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Alan Young, Attorney and Busy Chef Partner Disbarred

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that Alan Young, former Busy Chef, Oven, Wine Bar at 50 Henry and Blue Pig owner (as well as other businesses at those Henry Street addresses) has been disbarred.  The eateries were shuttered last year after manager Dan Kaufman was busted on charges of credit card fraud and identity theft.  The […]

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