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USHG’s Chief Culture Office Erin Moran Explains How the Groundbreaking Parental Leave Plan Came Together

Source: Eater NY

Finding the connection between Danny Meyer’s no-tipping program and the new parental leave plan

This week, Danny Meyer’s company announced a parental leave plan that is uncommon for the restaurant industry. All full-time workers who have been employed within the company for a year or more will be offered 100 percent of their pay for the first four weeks after they become parents — when a child is born or adopted. For the four weeks after that, they will be offered 60 percent of their base pay. This leave plan applies to mothers, fathers, and committed domestic partners with ...

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The Great Eater NY Pizza Delivery Challenge

Source: Eater NY

Eater’s senior critic assembles the team for a taste test to determine Midtown’s best delivery pizza

It’s New York City, so everyone has a strong opinion about pizza. “I love salty cheese, and lots of it, so that no red shows” one colleague enthused, while another noted, “There should be a little sugar in the tomato sauce, but not too much.” Here, where pizza as we know it was invented, some obsess on the crust — whether it be crisp and paper thin or thick and squishy — while others prefer a nice dark sheen to the sauce and ...

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British Government Will Finally Crack Down on Big Desserts

Source: Grub Street NY

Britain appears to have declared a new war on gigantic custards, monster treacle tarts, oversize sponge cakes, and other obvious enemies of the state. According to the Times of London, the government just unveiled a plan yesterday in which restaurants, pubs, and cafés that don’t shrink …

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A New App Gives Drivers Free Coffee If They Don’t Touch Their Phones

Source: Grub Street NY

Toyota, maker of cars with not-always-great airbags, has released a new safe-driving app in Japan that rewards drivers who avoid distracting activities with free coffee. Specifically, the company would prefer if you didn’t use your phone while you’re driving. So they invented an app that …

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16 Excellent Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in October

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s pretty much guaranteed that every month in New York offers a bewildering number of new dishes to eat, drinks to imbibe, and food-themed events to attend. It would be impossible to pack in every single thing each month, and the hardest part often is just figuring out what to …

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The Guy Who Wrote the Oscar Mayer Wiener Song Has Died

Source: Grub Street NY

Richard Trentlage, who wrote the Oscar Mayer Wiener song, died as a result of congestive heart failure on September 21 at the age of 87. The song debuted in a 1963 television ad, but proved to be an unusually enduring jingle and become synonymous with the hot-dog life. An adman …

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Wolfgang Puck Makes His Grand New York City Debut With the Opening of Cut

Source: Eater NY

Wolfgang Puck has locations of Cut in Los Angeles, London, Singapore, and Dubai. And now the celebrity chef is bringing his luxury brand to NYC, the steakhouse capital of the world. The restaurant is located in the tony Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. The executive chef is Raymond Weber, who has worked for Puck for almost a decade. Like the other locations, the menu (see below) features high-priced beef from across the US and Japan that is grilled over hardwood and finished off in a 1200° broiler. Although Wolfgang spent some time in New York as a young chef, ...

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Han Dynasty Expansion, Brunch and Barano, Shopsin’s on Caviar, and More Intel

Source: Eater NY

Paul Sevingy is brining Sway back to life, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

Chef Han Chiang is planning a new outpost of his popular Sichuan restaurant Han Dynasty in Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point development. A few portions of this sprawling retail/condo complex will make their debuts by the end of the year, but Han Dynasty Brooklyn will likely open in 2017. The new restaurant will be located in a 60,000 square foot dining concourse, and it will have a 100 seat dining room as well as a take-out kiosk. Chiang also has locations in the ...

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Colorado’s Pot Candies Get a Scary-Looking Symbol to Prevent ‘Accidental’ Ingestion

Source: Grub Street NY

Colorado’s edibles-makers have been trying to convince the state’s lawmakers that their products are self-evidently full of weed since it became legal. But as of tomorrow, it will be really clear. On October 1, all pot candy will require a “universal symbol” to cut down on people’s tendency …

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Here’s All of the Amazing Food That Will Be at Tomorrow’s Grub Street Food Festival

Source: Grub Street NY

A reminder: Tomorrow, October 1, Grub Street will take over the Hester Street Fair for our annual Grub Street Food Festival. Just as it’s been in years past — and true to its name — the day promises tons of food from dozens and dozens of …

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Mario Batali Eats Tacos and ‘Guacasalsa’ at Home

Source: Grub Street NY

The Grub Street Diet debuted ten years ago, and to celebrate, we’ve asked some favorite subjects to once again chronicle everything they eat and drink. “I would say I probably eat less than half the food
I ate in 2011,” Mario Batali says. “I pay attention now, …

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La Colombe Is Now Helping Midtown Office Workers Cope With the Drudgery of the Daily Grind

Source: Eater NY

The new location of the third wave coffee chain is right across the street from Bryant Park

Philadelphia-based coffee company La Colombe is offering a ray of sunshine to Midtown office workers on this gloomy Friday in late September. A new 1,400 square foot cafe opened this morning at 1045 6th Avenue, right across the street from the southwest corner of Bryant Park. In addition to drip coffee and espresso drinks, La Colombe Midtown is also serving draft lattes and pastries from City Bakery. It’s open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The company has six locations below 14th ...

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This Is the Line to Get London’s First Cronuts

Source: Grub Street NY

After apparently baking 1,000 test versions to perfect them in London’s humidity, Dominique Ansel gave Brits their first proper Cronuts this morning at 8 a.m. As expected, residents of the pastry-mad country started queuing up at 5 a.m., but by the time doors officially …

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The Iconic Carnegie Deli Will Close Forever

Source: Grub Street NY

Just shy of its 80th anniversary, the iconic Carnegie Deli — home of comically large sandwiches named after celebrities — will close for good at the end of the year. Along with those huge and expensive sandwiches, the restaurant became known for waiters who were not interested in …

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Pastrami Bombshell: Carnegie Deli Is Closing For Good at the End of the Year

Source: Eater NY

The 79-year-old deli will stop serving its sky-high sandwiches in just a few short months

Midtown’s Carnegie Deli has faced a number of setbacks and scandals over the last few years — including a year-long closure due to an illegal gas hook-up, a wage lawsuit filed by staffers, and the messy divorce of its owner and her husband, who was cheating with a waitress while allegedly helping her open a rouge location of the deli in Thailand. And now, proprietor Marian Harper Levine is deciding to throw in the towel. The second generation deli owner ...

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Your Best October

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Fall is the best season. There’s pumpkin stuff, it’s acceptable to wear sweaters and our annual comedy festival, Bentzen Ball, closes the month. But there’s more to life than lattes, wool and comedy. Here are 31+ events, books, films, shows and more to ensure your October is your best month yet.

 

The Donald: How Trump Turned Presidential Politics Into Pro Wrestling Book Release Party and Debate Watch @ Black Cat October 9

Our own managing editor and resident professional wrestling super fan, along with WaPo/Vice writer Chris Kelly (also a WWE aficionado) teamed up to delve deeply into ...

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Your Best October

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Fall is the best season. There’s pumpkin stuff, it’s acceptable to wear sweaters and our annual comedy festival, Bentzen Ball, closes the month. But there’s more to life than lattes, wool and comedy. Here are 31+ events, books, films, shows and more to ensure your October is your best month yet.

 

The Donald: How Trump Turned Presidential Politics Into Pro Wrestling Book Release Party and Debate Watch @ Black Cat October 9

Our own managing editor and resident professional wrestling super fan, along with WaPo/Vice writer Chris Kelly (also a WWE aficionado) teamed up to delve deeply into ...

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Dita Von Teese Loves Hosting Fondue Parties

Source: Grub Street NY

The Grub Street Diet debuted ten years ago, and to celebrate, we’ve asked some favorite subjects to once again chronicle everything they eat and drink. “Last time I did this, I noticed the commentary: Some people said I ate too much, and others that I didn’t …

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