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PX This. (diary of the potted plant) is the witty, irreverent
(star-studded) four year journal of a struggling New York commercial-artist/fashion-designer moonlighting as a maitre d' at some of Manhattan's most well-known restaurants...



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- Who is Abbe Diaz...?

- ‘PX This’ Series Moves Forward Despite CBS’ Celeb-Chef Sitcom
[New York Magazine, Grub St]

- Abbe Diaz Rats Out... Searches for Self on Craigslist
[New York Magazine, Grub St]

- Self-Publishing Ruins Author/Agent Friendship
[GalleyCat, mediabistro.com]

- Hey, How'd You Publish an Industry Tell-All?

- Abbe Diaz vs Gawker
- Round One
- Round Two
[BlackBook Magazine, GNML]

- Abbe Diaz: Talk Loudly
and Carry a Big Stick...Too
- Part One
- Part Two
- Part Three

- Ex-maitre d' Shown Door Instead of Table
[The NY Daily News]

- Chef Roman à Clef: "I'm not Abbe"
[New York Magazine, Grub St]

- Mind Your Manners...

- Those Who Can't, Hire Consultants
[Sympathy for the Restaurant Industry]

- Abbe Diaz Takes the Fifth...
[Fishbowl NY, mediabistro.com]

- Is our mystery roman a clef writer Boston's $2.45Million Dollar Bartender?
[New York Magazine, Grub St]

- Is Abbe Diaz Behind another Crazy Food Scandal?

- 'Sympathy' Responds, Declines to Admit Identity
[Fishbowl NY, mediabistro.com]

- Abbe Diaz Accuses Eater of Morandi Favoritism
[New York Magazine, Grub St]

- Go For Toque
[Time Out New York]

Abbe Diaz to Greenhouse: "Suck It"
[Down by the Hipster]

- Endorsement for the Day
[Spread Eagle in NYC]

- If Two is a Trend...

- A Blogger's Peril at La Esquina

- The Long-Winded History of Graydon Carter and Jean-Georges Vongerichten

- Leigh Haber Takes Her Complaints Straight to the Top
(hyperlink directly to this entry on pxthis.com)

- Internet People Dine at Balthazar, Talk Trash

- Maer Roshan Needs a Cellphone to Cry On
(hyperlink directly to this entry on pxthis.com)

- Maer Roshan Spotted Not Crying on His Cellphone
(hyperlink to this story on pxthis.com)

- Auteur Kevin Smith HEARTS abbe diaz

- New York Magazine Displays its Astounding Ignorance
[New York Magazine, Grub St]

- Abbe Diaz, noted NYC ex-maître

- Abbe Diaz Does Not Wait for Matt Levine and the Eldridge
[New York Magazine, Grub St]

- Abbe Diaz to Greenhouse: "Suck It"
[Down by the Hipster]

- Gawker: Can't Take What They Dish, OBVIOUSLY

- Gawker: Ooooh, JELLUS!

- Eater.com: Oooooh, JELLUS!

- "Restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten is so annoyed by the success of his former Maitre D' Abbe Diaz's new tell-all book, he is forcing his employees to sign confidentiality agreements. They were also banned from discussing the [book] at work." - The New York Post

- "Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been exposed as a poor customer in a new book by former maitre d' to the stars Abbe Diaz. Diaz, who hosted dozens of top New York restaurants, says in her memoirs PX This the Oscar-winning actress wasn't the most pleasant of customers...
The book, named after the restaurant code for VIP, does praise Paltrow for her choice of men and says that former boyfriend Ben Affleck was an absolute delight to serve..."

- The NY Daily News

- "I just finished reading PX This a week or so ago, and I have to say, it's one of the most enjoyable books I've read over the last year... [READ MORE]"


Abbe Diaz is a freelance commercial-artist, designer/dressmaker, and restaurant consultant. She has worked in the restaurant/bar industry for over twenty years, with numerous stints throughout the New York dining/party scene that include: Limelight, Palladium, Tunnel, Club USA, Coffee Shop, Spy, Cafe Tabac, The Strand (Miami Beach), Mercer Kitchen, Ilo, Lotus, and Theo. She served as the opening maître d' for The Park, Smith, and 66.
She is proud to have had the opportunity to work under such nightlife arbiters as: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Brian McNally, Jonathan Morr, Peter Gatien, Eric Goode, and Sean Macpherson.

Diaz gained a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers College, Rutgers University - New Brunswick (Class of '90). She was further educated as a non-matriculate Design student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in NYC, where she currently resides.

The current continuing "sequel" to PX This can be found on Abbe Diaz's weblog at www.pxthis.com.


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