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The Fat Monk Opening Points to a Meat-Centric Restaurant Revival on the UWS

Source: Eater NY

First White Gold, then Maison Pickle, now this

The Upper West Side is seeing some action as far as restaurant openings go, with the most recent debut of The Fat Monk last week, at 949 Columbus Ave. The gastropub from Rob McCue of Hell’s Kitchen Season Eight is one of a handful of hot spots to open in the neighborhood in the past few months, with sibling to Jacob’s Pickles, Maison Pickle debuting in February and White Gold Butchers from April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman having opened in November.

“There are more hungry and thirsty people than great places to ...

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Where to Eat Pączki in New York City

Source: Grub Street NY

New York’s doughnut scene is clearly thriving, and it’s not without quality spots to satisfy a pierogi fix. But while the city’s food culture owes a major debt to Poland’s Jewish cuisine, pączki — fat doughnuts typically served this time of year — have never found …

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Starbucks Is Closing the Last Two Locations of Its Evolution Fresh Juice Chain

Source: Grub Street NY

Starbucks is finally pulling the plug on its attempt to clone Liquiteria. The ill-fated Evolution Fresh stores were part of the coffee chain’s plot to dominate the juicing craze; it bought that brand in 2011 from the Naked Juice creator, and by 2012 was building cafés

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Front Burner: Ice Creams Spiked With Whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day

Source: NY Times Food

OddFellows Ice Cream Company in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, celebrates the holiday with three new flavors.

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Peeps Oreos Are Apparently Dyeing People’s Saliva Pink

Source: Grub Street NY

Peeps Oreos have been on the loose just over a week in America’s Walmarts, meaning the freak-out about what damage America’s most polarizing seasonal candy would do as a pure DayGlo icing was perhaps unfair to the cookies, which should …

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New York City Sues to Stop Company From Franchising Tavern on the Green

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s been a rough run for Tavern on the Green since it reopened in 2014. Two chefs have quit, and critics have been ruthless, saying the food “tasted vaguely of cleaning chemicals” and “recalled the worst of old Tavern,” which was put …

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Where to Go Tomorrow to Drink Some of the Coolest Natural Wines in the World

Source: Grub Street NY

Plans tomorrow? La Buvette, a much-loved bar in Paris that specializes in obscure, natural wines, will pop up at L’estudio, a brand-new, all-day restaurant on Hester Street from the owner of O Café. Camille Fourmont is a big deal abroad: She runs tiny La …

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Salt Bae Sprinkles His Way Into the China Grill Location

Source: Eater NY

The Manhattan branch has closed after nearly 30 years in business

Anchored in Midtown for 29 years, China Grill has closed in the CBS Building (60 W. 53rd St.)— apparently to make room for Salt Bae.

A spokesperson from China Grill denied the impending closing to Eater in late-January, claiming that the Post got the address wrong. The chain has been downsizing since at least 2012, when it shuttered locations in Miami and Las Vegas. Remaining China Grill locations are in Dubai and Mexico City.

Next up, get ready for Turkish chef and expert salt sprinkler, Nusret Gökçe, aka Salt ...

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A Rare Guatemalan Restaurant Is Tucked Away in Jamaica, Queens

Source: Eater NY

Luna de Xelaju serves ‘longbeak rattlebox’ tamales in a former pizzeria

Sure, there are plenty of Guatemalan dishes on the menu at Queens’ Tierras Centroamericanas. And you’ll also find grocery stores in Dyker Heights and Bath Beach, Brooklyn that have cleared away space for a table or two and started serving the meal-size soups of the Central American nation.

But Luna de Xelaju remains the only full-blown Guatemalan restaurant that I know of in the five boroughs. “Xelaju” is the modern name for the Mayan city Quetzaltenango, now Guatemala’s second largest.

Located on Parsons Boulevard in downtown Jamaica not far ...

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The Campbell Apartment Will Reopen in May and More Intel

Source: Eater NY

The 80s-era cult dessert, Dole Whip is gaining traction in NYC — plus more news

The Campbell Apartment Progress: The bar that had been The Campbell Apartment in Grand Central, will reopen May 1, reports Bloomberg. Scott Gerber of the Gerber Group — which includes Whiskey Blue at 541 Lexington and Kingside at 124 W. 57th St. — holds the lease on the space, which is allegedly $1.1 million a year.

Mark Grossich lost the lease at the end of July, after running the bar since 1999, having spent $2 million renovating the room. As he was negotiating with the ...

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Panda Sex Is Great News for Tokyo Restaurant

Source: Grub Street NY

Nothing has ever gone so well for anyone after such a brief tryst. Tokyo restaurant operator Totenko Co. saw its stock rise 2.9 percent following the announcement of the 52-second mating session between Ueno Zoo giant pandas Shin Shin and Ri Ri. That bump is five times its …

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Trump’s Steak Order Is Even Worse Than You Thought

Source: Grub Street NY

This weekend, Donald Trump ate his first dinner out in Washington, D.C., since becoming president — at his “regular table” at the BLT Steakhouse located inside his own hotel, just five minutes from the White House. The administration apparently tried keeping the meal a secret, but Independent Journal …

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