Rob Tallia
Editor of:   CHELSEA, New York

ROB Tallia has spent most of his life in a struggle for a normal cholesterol level. When he is not doing that, however, he helps produce the NFT Guidebook series with his partner, Jane Pirone, plays guitar, takes the occasional photo, and travels as much as possible with his wife Jodie and young son Miles. He thanks you for your support.

10 NFT Questions:
My Day Job:
     NFT Managing Editor/Garbage Removal
What I'm listening to:
     Fu Manchu, Interpol, ST 37.
What I'm reading:
     Thomas Bernhard, Jim Bouton.
What I've just seen:
     Sloths, monkeys, and a bar made out of a Fairchild C-123 in Costa Rica.
What I believe in:
     Bacon / Art.
What pisses me off:
     People who overpromise and underdeliver.
What I really think of NFT:
     It's okay for now.
The question I really wanted to answer was:
     Q: What is the frequency, Kenneth?
    A: 66.9 megahurtz
Further contact info:
What sanctifies me:
     Art / Bacon.

Rob's Photos

Rob's Features
48 Hours in Kansas City
See NFT Managing Editor/co-founder Rob Tallia fully clog his arteries in a 26-hour period by eating in five separate Kansas City barbeque joints. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly. No flowers, please, just brisket.

The Grandest Street of All
Join NFT head honcho Rob Tallia on an epic journey down the entire length of Grand Street in Manhattan. From the gritty to the sublime, Grand Street has it all.   

City Life
What is city life? At its best, a seamless interaction of people, ideas, movement, culture, and solitude. Solitude, because behind every closed door is a family—perhaps of one, or two, or ten, occasionally a “manufactured” family of roommates—but even in the most disparate of circumstances, the occasional meal (be it take-out from the corner Chinese), shared television-watching experience (Oscars, Super Bowl, latest reality-TV finale), or communal party to celebrate a birthday, new job, quit job, return from abroad, whatever. And yet, solitude, since even one’s roommates and family members, being city dwellers, are at least occasionally on the move, away from home, traveling on business, visiting the ersatz family homestead in the ‘burbs, etc. leaving one to oneself.    

Rob's Reviews & Comments
Hakkasan 2/4/2011
Fuel City Tacos 4/29/2010

Rob's Radars Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Masonic Rock
10/9/2014 Landmarks, Fort Greene / Clinton Hill — The Brooklyn Masonic Temple just has so much going for it - filming location for Lulu & Po
Post-BAM Glam
10/8/2014 Restaurants, Fort Greene / Clinton Hill — This is one of my favorite places to send people--lots of fun small plates to share, including such...

Temple of Ceviche
8/24/2010 Restaurants, Near North / River North — Two radars of Topolobampo within one calendar year? Yes, we're making up for lost time here, since w...

Pig Bliss
8/18/2010 Restaurants, River North / Fulton Market District — Yup. It's as good as everyone says it is. And louder. And busier. You can wait a while, even if you...

Midtown Dinner
8/13/2010 Restaurants, East Midtown — When you get to a certain age, you will need to find a restaurant in Midtown other than Show All Content

Submitted Listings

New York
10 St. Parking Corp
14th St-6th Ave F Line,L Line,V Line
376 Lafayette St Henry Hardenbergh's NoHo masterpiece, circa 1888.
42nd St-Port Authority Bus Terminal A Line,C Line,E Line
65 Fen Great new Lefferts wine shop; very affordable.


Central Purple Line

Bargain Bookshop
Blue Elephant A classy new location but still damn fine Thai food.
Island Queen Where NFT planned the London guide. Sweet.
Lyric Hammersmith Hammersmith's hottest home of hentertainment.

Los Angeles
BKT Hollywood Thai dessert shopamazing visual!
Center for Contemporary Art Hip gallery in random location specializes in postmodern photography.
Gallery of Functional Art Super-cool design-y store in Bergamot Station.
Mel Pierce Camera Friendly local source for cameras, papers, printers, etc.
Morono Kiang Gallery Contemporary Asian art gallery in the Bradbury Building. sweet!

Delano Hotel Philippe Starck cool on the beach. Swank.
Fontainebleau Hotel & Resort Restored swanky Morris Lapidus brilliance; pool, restaurants, clubs, etc.
Hakkasan Stellar postmodern Chinese no Chinese person could possibly afford.

New Orleans
Franky & Johnny's Restaurant Down-home as down-home gets, y'all.

Other Cities
Amon Carter Museum Skip the western crap and check out the brilliant photography collection.
Angry Dog Excellent bar w/ even more excellent burger.
Angry Dog Dive bar w/ exceptional burger. Therefore, Heaven.
Arthur Bryant's Barbeque Burnt ends and killer brisket will save the world.
Boulevard Brewing Co KC''s ubiquitous microbrewery. Go for the wheat.

Champs de Mars
Champs de Mars Green haven up against the Eiffel Tower !
Ile de la Cite
Ile de la Cite Medieval flavour all around this island home to Notre-Dame...
Ile Saint-Louis

Bindlestiff Books Tiny, cute, mostly new remainders.
Bindlestiff Books Tiny, cute, mostly new remainders.
Khmer Art Gallery Lovely Cambodian art and incredible instruments.
Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art

San Francisco
Andy Goldsworthy: Spire Goldsworthy brilliance amongst (and with) the trees.
CocoaBella Chocolates Fabulous compendium of world-wide designer chocolates.
Sugarlump Coffee Lounge Insanely awesome coffee bar with killer mid-century furnishings. My god.
Vista Point Gorgeous pics of SF by gallery owner/photographer.

Ballard Got a little Viking in you?
Capitol Hill Be yourself...together.