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Pete Wells Sprinkles Three Stars Upon Brooklyn’s Nordic Wonder, Aska

Source: Eater NY

Pete is especially happy that Frederik Berselius has retired the pig’s blood crackers

Times critic Pete Wells is impressed by many of the dishes that Frederik Berselius is serving at Aska in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. He gave the previous iteration of the tasting menu restaurant two stars, but now, Wells finds that the chef’s cooking has evolved into something that’s even more unusual:

You will still be eating things you probably didn’t think you wanted to eat. A new pig’s blood creation has replaced the cracker, and this time it leaves a memory I’m happy to be ...

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Off the Menu: Dan Kluger Builds on His Past, at Loring Place

Source: NY Times Food

Salvation Burger reopens, a longtime Parisian establishment pops up in SoHo, and other restaurant news.

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Club Kid Killer Michael Alig’s Return To NYC Nightlife Not Going So Well

Source: Eater NY

He hosted a party celebrating the end of his parole

Infamous ‘80s and ‘90s nightlife promoted Michael Alig — who pled guilty to manslaughter after killing a fellow “club kid” — is apparently not being broadly welcomed back into the nightlife world. Page Six reports that Alig’s return to the scene as a consultant at The Rumpus Room has faced a round of backlash and even a death threat. He and the club were particularly criticized for a Monday night party celebrating the end of Alig’s sentence, which comes after 17 years in prison and a two-year parole ...

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Muslim-Run Restaurant Offers Homeless and Elderly People a Free Christmas Dinner

Source: Grub Street NY

A Muslim-owned Turkish restaurant over in London will single-handedly restore your faith in humanity this holiday season. Shish, as the spot’s called, is offering free meals to all homeless and elderly people who come in on Christmas Day. It announced the gift a few weeks ago …

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Muslim-Run Restaurant Offers Homeless and Elderly People a Free Christmas Dinner

Source: Grub Street NY

A Muslim-owned Turkish restaurant over in London will single-handedly restore your faith in humanity this holiday season. Shish, as the spot’s called, is offering free meals to all homeless and elderly people who come in on Christmas Day. It announced the gift a few weeks ago …

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Taste-Test: Dominique Ansel’s “Baileys Bakeout Noodles”

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Cronut creator Dominique Ansel has teamed up with Baileys and global creative company Mother New York & Mother London to create a new dessert called Baileys Bakeout Noodles. And guess who got to eat it first? THIS GUY!

A delivery arrived at my apartment yesterday afternoon, and inside the package labeled “Bakeout Noodles” there was (to the untrained eye) a bowl of ramen staring back at me. That’s right, the “noodles” are a fauxssert; a cake “egg” filled with passionfruit “yolk”, coconut marshmallow “fishcake”, chocolate waffle “nori sheet” and Kataifi “noodles” were piled on top of a Baileys Irish Cream ...

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April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s Salvation Taco Is Expanding to Williamsburg Next Spring

Source: Eater NY

The taqueria will be located in another Pod hotel

April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, the hitmakers behind The Spotted Pig and a slew of other celebrated Manhattan restaurants, are opening their first project in Brooklyn next year — a location of Salvation Taco in a new Williamsburg hotel. It’s an outpost of the Pod hotels, a micro-hotel company that Bloomfield and Friedman previously partnered with for Salvation Burger and the first Salvation Taco. It previously wasn’t clear what concept the restaurateurs would be bringing to this project, located at 626 Driggs Ave. between Metropolitan Ave. and North 4th St. Besides ...

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McDonald’s Will Make McCafé Coffee All Fancy Now

Source: Grub Street NY

Sadly, the freedom to enjoy great terrible coffee may soon be a luxury. Bodegas are slowly but surely dying, urns at 7-Eleven now dispense “single-origin” brews, and even Starbucks is doubling down on fancy pour-overs in hopes that people will eventually pay …

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The Complete Guide To PizzaGate

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

It’s not a thing. Stop it.

#StandwithComet this Friday. Any everyday. And every show. If you can’t make it to eat this Friday, we recommended the December 14 Japanese Breakfast and Eskimeaux show in our Your Best December feature. The January 21 We Were Black Clouds, Foxhall Stacks and Loud Boyz show will be in our Your Best January feature.

Donate to the Rape Abuse Incest National Network.

Convince people to bookmark Snopes.

It’s not a thing. Stop it.

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Inside Jetro Cash & Carry, the Store Every New York Restaurant Owner Truly Loathes

Source: Grub Street NY

New York’s restaurateurs have to deal with an enormous number of headaches: managing constant staff turnover, comforting overly demanding diners, struggling with rising rents, hoping ConEd doesn’t turn off the gas, and navigating the terrifying shopping experience at Jetro Cash & Carry, a massive restaurant-supply store in Gowanus, …

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Vegan Butcher Shop Arrives in Bed-Stuy, Salvation Burger Roars Back to Life, and More Intel

Source: Eater NY

Danny Meyer says that business has been good since the election, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

The operators of Smorgasburg vegetarian comfort food stand Monk’s Meat are planning to open a seitan-based, no-meat butcher shop at 477 Gates Ave in Bed-Stuy. One of the chefs, Chris Kim, tells DNAinfo: “I think overall the biggest reaction we get is that people can’t believe with all the flavors and textures, that the stuff doesn’t have any meat in it.” Now they’re planning to make those slabs of fake meat the focus of a new business “inspired by ...

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Fireball Whiskey Is Finally Available to Purchase in Giant Wine Boxes

Source: Grub Street NY

As if Fireball, the Big Red–flavored whiskey that your younger cousin Dylan loves, couldn’t get any classier, the frat-bro favorite is now available in a convenient box.

The so-called Firebox retails for about $60 and contains two 1.75-liter pouches of poison. Translation: There are about 80 …

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Man Indicted for Murder of L&B Spumoni Gardens Co-owner

Source: Grub Street NY

After being arrested by federal authorities last month, Andres Fernandez has been indicted for murder and attempted robbery of L&B Spumoni Gardens co-owner Lou Barbati. On Monday the case was transferred to state court, where Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez alleged that Fernandez …

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BYT Gift Guide 2016 – Part 2

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Well, hello there! REAL TALK: You have ONLY TWO weekends left before Christmas. YEAH. So, you better get that last minute holiday shopping ball rolling. And we’re here to help. Below you’ll find a hand picked, mood board inspired selection of items your friends and family would be FOOLS not to love (SIDE NOTE: FEEL FREE TO GIVE THEM MOST OF THESE YEAR ROUND, and not just when you’re obligated to), all locally purchasable here in DC (and a lot locally made, even). And-New Yorkers and Chicago peeps-99% of this is orderable too, don’t worry.

This year, we got SO ...

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Daddy’s, the Site of Too Many Fun Nights to Count or Remember, Will Close This Month

Source: Eater NY

It’s time to say farewell to the unfussy hero of Graham Avenue

Daddy’s, the 15-year-old Graham Avenue pub with the horseshoe-shaped bar, roaring fireplace, moderately priced cocktails, and mellow backyard, is closing at the end of the month. The owners announce on Instagram that the bar will have a farewell party on December 30, and a private event for friends and family on December 31. An employee at Daddy’s tells Eater that a “high end whiskey bar” is moving in, from a team that has “a couple of other bars” in the area. Word on the street is that ...

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Rob Newton Brings a Touch of the South to Schermerhorn Street With the Opening of Black Walnut

Source: Eater NY

The acclaimed chef raises the curtain on his new restaurant inside the Hilton Brooklyn

Over the last six years, chef Rob Newtown and his partner in business and in life Kerry Diamond have opened a handful of small, well-regarded Carroll Gardens restaurants, including Nightingale 9Wilma Jean, and Smith Canteen.  And now, Newton is debuting another restaurant a bit north of where he and Diamond have their mini empire. Black Walnut is located inside the Hilton Brooklyn on Schermerhorn near Smith Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The menu from this Arkansas-raised chef includes a few riffs on Southern staples, ...

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Bob’s Burgers Launched a Real, 10-Day Burger Pop-up

Source: Grub Street NY

Any Bob’s Burgers fans who wonder what Bob Belcher’s pun-tastic burgers taste like IRL can find out this week, thanks to an official Bob’s Burgers pop-up. Alvin Cailan, mastermind behind California’s Eggslut, has installed a burger counter at Unit 120, his “culinary incubator” in …

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Sietsema’s 20 Great West Village Restaurants

Source: Eater NY

Eater’s senior critic offers choices from cheap to expensive in the West Village

No doubt the West Village is one of the city’s loveliest neighborhoods, composed of stately brownstones dating from the 1840s through the 1880s, trim storefronts, a country church with a flower garden, and reclaimed port and industrial architecture turned into lofts, galleries, and coffee shops. Two centuries ago it was a remote farming village that became a refuge for city dwellers fleeing cholera. But gaze at it now! Hordes descend every weekend to see Carrie’s townhouse from Sex in the City and the homes of authors like ...

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Your Prosecco Habit Might Be Giving Italians Cancer

Source: Grub Street NY

Add reasonably priced sparkling wine to the list of things that might cause cancer. Prosecco, the budget-friendly Italian wine that your aunt absolutely loves, has gotten so hot that suppliers are rumored to be running out. Understandably, producers in Italy are searching for ways to grow …

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