Koi, in the Trump Soho, Will Close, Citing a Sharp Drop in Business

Source: Grub Street NY

President Donald Trump’s election may have all the diplomats clamoring to stay at his Washington, D.C., Hotel, but his controversial campaign’s harsh rhetoric and administration’s agenda have made many potential customers uneasy about giving their business to Trump’s properties. Residents of Manhattan’s Trump Place successfully changed …

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Ducks Eatery Owners to Bring Jewish Deli to FiDi

Source: Eater NY

Pastrami is coming for hungry workers

Despite delis dying left and right, pastrami patrons Julie Horowitz and her brother Will are doing their best to keep the tradition alive. And they’re succeeding: the duo behind Ducks Eatery will open a new restaurant this June, a spinoff of their quirky Alphabet City sandwich shop and general store Harry & Ida’s Meat and Supply Co.

Located in the Financial District at 11 Park Place, the 1,000-square-foot space will have actual seating, befitting its Harry & Ida’s Luncheonette name. Will Horowitz told Eater that while it will definitely have the uber ...

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Ducks Eatery Owners to Bring Jewish Deli to FiDi

Source: Eater NY

Pastrami is coming for hungry workers

Despite delis dying left and right, pastrami patrons Julie Horowitz and her brother Will are doing their best to keep the tradition alive. And they’re succeeding: the duo behind Ducks Eatery will open a new restaurant this June, a spinoff of their quirky Alphabet City sandwich shop and general store Harry & Ida’s Meat and Supply Co.

Located in the Financial District at 11 Park Place, the 1,000-square-foot space will have actual seating, befitting its Harry & Ida’s Luncheonette name. Will Horowitz told Eater that while it will definitely have the uber ...

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You’ll Never Believe This, But Soylent Is Being Recalled Once Again

Source: Grub Street NY

Meal-replacement-maker Soylent, which has gone six whole months without issuing a new product recall, says it sincerely hopes customers weren’t drinking Soylent 1.8 Powder if they’re dairy-intolerant or vegan. Because, well, that wouldn’t be great news for those people, according to a notice the …

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Thoughtful Tax Protester Leaves Server ‘Personal Gift’ Because ‘Taxation Is Theft’

Source: Grub Street NY

A server named Megan at a Tex-Mex spot in Missouri recently got this tip (or “tip,” more properly) from somebody who looks like they could be a big Grover Norquist fan:

On the receipt’s tip line, the customer put a zero and the battle cry “Taxation is theft.” …

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How Grand Central Oyster Bar Became a Design Icon

Source: Eater NY

Inside the 104-year-old restaurant set to win the James Beard Award for its aesthetic appeal

A closer look at the aesthetic appeal of Grand Central Oyster Bar, cited as this year’s Design Icon Award recipient at the James Beard Awards next week.

For the uninitiated, a sense of New York City’s grandeur and scale first arrives with the trains at Grand Central Terminal, where a soaring ceiling in the main concourse — itself a map of the heavens — can draw gasps from even the steeliest of locals. It’s only fitting that peckish comers get the same treatment downstairs at ...

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Wylie Dufresne Is the Magician of Offbeat Flavors at Du’s Donuts

Source: Eater NY

The highly-anticipated doughnut and coffee shop is now open in Williamsburg

Today marks the return of science-forward chef Wylie Dufresne with the debut of Du’s Donuts, his deceptively simple doughnut and coffee shop in Williamsburg’s William Vale Hotel. Du’s opened at 8 a.m. today with 1,000 fresh-made doughnuts that are on track to sell out by mid-afternoon.

Customers lined up starting at 7:30 a.m. to get a taste of Dufresne’s first project in three years — including chef friends and food media like former Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin, who is now the chief creative officer with Chefs ...

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Daniel Humm and Will Guidara Will Debut Fast-Casual Chicken-Frites Dinners at Made Nice

Source: Grub Street NY

Back in the 2004, Eleven Madison Park birthed a little hot-dog stand you may have heard of called Shake Shack. That stand, of course, morphed into an international burger spot and became the food world’s fast-casual darling. After buying EMP from Danny Meyer, Daniel Humm and …

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Chipotle Is Investigating ‘Unauthorized Activity’ on Its Payment System

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle’s customers have started to return, but now reps for the chain are issuing an ominous warning that may affect diners’ credit-card statements. The company told investors yesterday that it has “detected unauthorized activity on the network that supports payment processing.” That’s troubling news for customers, and …

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The Absolute Best Soccer Bar in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

There’s a difference between a soccer bar and a bar that happens to show soccer. New York City is littered with the latter — every Irish pub falls into this category — while the former is rarer, a place where it’s clear that soccer rises above all else. The establishment …

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A Booze-Fueled Lower East Side Brawl — and More Intel

Source: Eater NY

Plus, skiers’ mountain waffle comes to NYC

— An all-out brawl broke out this past Sunday night at The DL (95 Delancey Street). A video released by the NYPD shows a group of women violently fighting. This isn’t the first recent fight outside the rowdy bar, Bowery Boogie notes — a similar altercation occurred just one year ago. Seventh Precinct commanding officer deputy inspector Steven Hellman told BB, “The DL does not have the best interests of the community [in mind],” and that it is now a priority.

— If peeking other New Yorkers’ apartments is your thing, then you’re ...

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Trump Has a Button He Pushes So a Butler Brings Him a Coke

Source: Grub Street NY

To mark President Trump’s first 100 days, the Associated Press ran a piece Monday where the nation’s leader talks about how his time in the Oval Office will be remembered as a “different kind of a presidency.” As New York Times national-security editor Amy Fiscus

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The James Beard Foundation’s 2017 Media Winners Include Dorie Greenspan, Victuals, and Chef’s Table

Source: Grub Street NY

Last night in New York, the James Beard Foundation held its annual Media Awards, honoring writers, producers, editors, hosts, and directors behind some of America’s strongest food-focused journalism. A few notable winners: Bon Appétit won for filming Andrew Knowlton working at Waffle House for 24 hours; two writers took home …

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David Chang Hires New Corporate Executive to Run All Momofuku Restaurants

Source: Eater NY

Alex Munoz-Suarez worked with Batali restaurants for more than decade

Changes in the Momofuku empire today: Chef David Chang has hired a new president to run all of the restaurants nationwide — a former financial world guy who worked for the Batali and Bastianich group for 13 years during a massive growth period. Momofuku Holdings announced on Tuesday that Alex Munoz-Suarez will start his position running all the restaurants on May 1. Former Momofuku president Andrew Salmon is now an advisor to Milk Bar.

Chang has hinted for some time that his New York-grown restaurant group may need bigger corporate ...

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England’s Acclaimed Recycled-Bread Beer Is Coming to New York City

Source: Grub Street NY

About a third of America’s bread gets tossed out each day, but a pioneer in the fight against food waste is about to put some of it to far, far better use. Toast, Tristram Stuart’s celebrated British beer made from recycled loaves, is coming to New …

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Indonesian Restaurant from the Vongerichtens Slated for Spring Street

Source: Eater NY

Ochi and Cedric — Jean Georges’ son — are steering the spot

Son of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Cedric Vongerichten of Perry Street and his wife Ochi are opening an all-day, full-service Indonesian restaurant potentially called Sate House at 20 Spring Street.

The 2,000 square-foot restaurant with nearly 50 seats will feature a standing bar and will serve food with a focus on “spicy sauces,” according to notes from Community Board 2. Vongerichten is pretty tight-lipped about the concept otherwise, emailing the Commercial Observer that “food served will be an influence of Indonesian cuisine with modern American style.”

Cedric worked ...

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Watch This Film About All the Land a Church’s Chicken Founder Restored with His Fortune

Source: Grub Street NY

For half a century, Church’s Chicken co-founder David Bamberger has been working to make sure he’s remembered not for becoming a fast-food mogul, but as Texas’s unlikeliest conservationist. In 1969, he sold his stake in the fried-chicken biz and used the wealth to create Selah, Bamberger …

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Galen Zamarra of Mas (Farmhouse) Plots Waterfront Restaurant on the North Fork

Source: Eater NY

Greenport is shaping up to be a summer dining destination

The dining scene for Long Island’s North Fork just got a lot hotter. Chef Galen Zamarra of longtime West Village American and French fine-dining restaurant Mas (Farmhouse) will be opening a more casual restaurant at one of “the most picturesque” waterside hotels in Greenport.

The chef — whose restaurant Mas will reopen soon after a fire last summer — will be in charge of all the food and drink at Sound View Hotel, a nearly 65-year-old property with a private beach that was recently purchased by Manhattan ...

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Coca-Cola Insists It Made Coke ‘Healthy’ by Putting Fiber in It

Source: Grub Street NY

Coca-Cola says a new soda it just released in Japan ended up with some fiber in it — please note that this isn’t another crazy recall notice, though. In fact, the fiber was added on purpose to this beverage, which is being marketed as the …

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Go Forth and Hunt Down NYC Unicorn Foods

Source: Eater NY

A round-up of NYC’s unicorn foods for your Instagramming pleasure

New York City is officially at peak unicorn food. Starbucks tipped the movement over the edge and NYC is now flooded with unicorn dust, the bright rainbow display showing up in lattes, milkshakes, cocktails, and more.

Below please find an incomplete guide to where you can spot a unicorn food in the wild. Comment with more and we’ll update as necessary.

Go forth and Instagram.

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An Innovative Culinary Program Mixes Kitchen Training With Compassion

Source: Grub Street NY

Cooking saved Leroy Green’s life. “Before, I could have been anywhere. I could have been in jail,” he says. “That’s the thing about this now. I can do what I say I’m going to do.” Green, who’s rarely without a Yankees cap, is a line cook at Pondicheri, …

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Partisan Pete Joins the Union Square Cafe Fan Club

Source: Eater NY

The Times critic writes that the restaurant is in a category of its own

Pete Wells overheard a guest at Union Square Cafe ask the bartender if a dish on the menu was “exactly the same” as the version served at the original location. While the dish — a Bibb and red oak leaf salad — stayed true during the move a few blocks north, Wells is pleased to find that the second coming of Danny Meyer’s first restaurant isn’t all exactly the same.

Wells writes that he was more of an admirer of the original, noting “I was never ...

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