Monthly Archives: August 2013

Charmery partners with Union Brewery for IPA-flavored ice cream

Source: Baltimore City Paper - Feedbag

It isn’t the ice cream itself that gets David Alima jazzed, it’s rubbing elbows with the other purveyors in the ‘hood who he considers “genius.” The Charmery co-owner’s most recent collaboration, with Jon Zerivitz, brewmaster at Union Craft Brewery, yielded an India Pale Ale-flavored ice cream with a tart aftertaste. “I asked Jon about the flavor notes in Duckpin that we could play with,” says Alima, who ended up adding chocolate and a little bit of grapefruit to the ice cream base, along with the IPA, reduced to an alcohol-free syrup. It may take an IPA lover to appreciate the ...

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Crunch Time: The Last-Minute Saturday Night Reservation Guide

Source: Eater NY

2011_last_minute_resy_guide1.jpgEater scanned through all 1,299 NYC restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here’s the best of the bunch. Get ’em while they’re hot:

· Lafayette (9:00, 9:15)
· Perry St (7:30, 8:00)
· L’Apicio (7:00, 8:30)
· Il Ristorante Rosi (7:15, 7:45)
· Hearth (7:30, 8:00)
· Esca (9:30)
· Pearl and Ash (7:00, 9:30)
· Ai Fiori (7:15, 8:30)
· DBGB (7:45, 8:30)
· Pig and Khao (7:00, 7:15)
· Gotham Bar and Grill (8:30, 9:30)
· Lincoln Ristorante (8:00, 8:30)
· Acme (7:30, 8:30)
· Union Square Cafe (8:45, 9:45)
· Kin Shop ...

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Video Interlude: The Five Must-Watch Food Videos of the Week

Source: Eater NY

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In this week’s roundup of new and notable videos, Luke Holden tells the story of Luke’s Lobster, Harold Dieterle discusses his secrets to restaurant success, the Immaculate Infatuation guys taste ramen burgers with model Chrissy Teigen, and Grand Forks Herald restaurant critic Marilyn Hagerty dines at Le Cirque.

1) Luke’s Lobster:
Here’s the story of Luke Holden, president and founder of Luke’s Lobster, and the Maine-style lobster rolls he’s serving out of his food truck The Naughty Mobile:

2) Words of Wisdom from Harold Dieterle:
Harold Dieterle visits Bloomberg News to discuss how he ...

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Something for the Weekend: Crabapalooza, Bacon and Beer Tasting, and More

Source: Eater NY

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:

back-forty-crab-boil-nyc-02_sq-73681-001.jpg1) Crabapalooza
When: Today, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Back Forty
What: The East Village location of Back Forty is hosting a Chesapeake-style crab boil this afternoon. $45 will get you a mountain of spiced crabs along with some sides, including fresh cornbread, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob, and string beans, and some summer fruit cobblers for dessert. There will also be pitchers of beer available for purchase. For those headed out to the beach this weekend, the Back ...

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More New Italian Restaurants – Rialto Coming to former Guards space in Georgetown

Source: PoPville

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2915 M Street, NW

Yesterday came big news tweeted from ‏@bestbitesblog:

“Italian restaurant Rialto taking over the Guards space in Georgetown is shooting for mid-September opening.”

At Washingtonian, the Best Bites Blog reports:

“A rep describes the food as a “blend of old-world Italian cuisine with a ...

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We’re Shoving Off for the Long Weekend

Source: Grub Street NY


Please tell me you didn’t forget the bratwurst — not again.

Grub Street is closing up shop a little early today because someone needs help lighting the grill. With that in mind, we’re wishing everyone a very safe and happy holiday weekend. In the meantime, you may as well start mentally preparing for all of the restaurants that are about to open uptown, downtown, and pretty much everywhere else. We’ll be back here bright and early on Tuesday morning with a bunch of news to report and, hopefully, a little bit of leftover sand still in our ...

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Mile End Reopens With Big Changes; More Bedford + Bowery Bazaar Details

Source: Grub Street NY

• Both locations of Mile End are reopening today with major renovations. Formerly a takeout spot, the Bond Street location has been converted to a full delicatessen that’s open for dinner until midnight with table service and beer and wine. The original Hoyt Street spot has an updated menu of “beer-friendly food” and no longer serves weekday breakfast and lunch. [Eater NY]

• All locations of Mermaid Oyster Bar and Inn are extending happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. from Saturday through Monday night. [Grub Street]

• Bedford + Bowery has revealed the food and beverage lineup ...

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At the Table | Mojito Bar and Restaurant: Tennis in the Background

Source: NY Times Food

For some visitors to the Mojito Bar and Restaurant, outside the site of the United States Open in Flushing, Queens, the annual event is more about drinks and people watching than about the matches.

    

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Ruth Reichl Isn’t So Sure Chef’s Counters Will Last

Source: Grub Street NY


She loved it but has some questions.

The former Gourmet editor took the train to Bushwick last night to eat at Blanca and reports that the couple dozen tasting-menu courses were all “almost entirely wonderful.” Ruth Reichl marvels at raw Wagyu with beef broth, a beautiful magenta square of tuna, a single tortellini with a “powerful” punch of flavor, the beauty of a “single raspberry in almond milk” — in short, she was absolutely blown away. “But I wonder where the restaurant will be five years from now,” she writes. “At the moment these expensive tasting experiences for a small, ...

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EaterWire: Fall Lunch at Boqueria; Five Best Sports Bars

Source: Eater DC

boqueria500.jpgMULTIPLE LOCATIONS— There’s a special huitlacoche menu at Rosa Mexicano running from September 4 through October 6. The “Mexican truffle” will be incorporated in dishes like quesadillas, grilled scallops, salsa, and ice cream. Visit the website to learn more. [EaterWire]

LISTICLES— Football is back, so here are the five best sports bars according to Foursquare data: Sign of the Whale, Public Bar, Cleveland Park Bar & Grill, the Front Page, and Lucky Bar. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN— Summer’s not quite over, but the new fall lunch menu at Boqueria is now in effect. Here it is.
Boqueria. [Photo: R. Lopez]

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Calexico’s Park Slope Expansion Held Up by Permit Issues

Source: Grub Street NY


Burritos when?

It was announced more than a year ago, but progress on the Park Slope outpost of Calexico has stalled. Co-owner Jesse Vendley tells DNAinfo that plans are hung up on Buildings Department permits for “simple renovations” in the old Blue Ribbon Space on Fifth Avenue. Calexico’s owners recently announced an expansion to Philadelphia as well as new locations in Queens and throughout Long Island. [DNAinfo, Earlier, Related]

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EaterWire: End of Summer Fiesta; Taco Night At Porsena Extra Bar

Source: Eater NY

salvationtaco.jpgMURRAY HILL — On Labor Day Salvation Taco is throwing an “End of Summer Fiesta” on its rooftop. There will be drink specials like $10 sangria and frozen margaritas, plus snacks like sticky rice tamales and elotes. The roof opens for drinks at 2 p.m., but the food won’t be available until 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile downstairs, Salvation Taco will also be serving the weekend brunch menu starting at 11 a.m. [EaterWire]

EAST VILLAGE — Porsena Extra Bar is hosting its last taco night of the summer this Sunday. From 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. get a choice of two tacos ...

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Baby Wale Opens Along Shaw’s Restaurant Row

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

This week began with one opening on the stretch of Ninth Street, Northwest, surrounding the Convention Center. But Thally’s reign as the area’s youngest restaurant did not last long. Long-awaited Baby Wale, the bar from Corduroy chef/owner Tom Power, was finally born on Wednesday night.A copper bay window is

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Eater Moving Pictures: Cocktail U: Watch Dave Arnold Make a Debbie (Gibson)

Source: Eater DC

Welcome back to Eater’s Cocktail University, where cocktail wizard Dave Arnold — he of the cutting edge New York bar Booker and Dax — presents a series of cocktail recipes and techniques. He’s already demoed his elegant version of a Corsair, a Thai Basil Daiquiri, a shave ice margarita, a perfect gin and tonic, and a pre-bottled and chilled Manhattan. Today, in a tribute to his favorite New York bar McSorley’s, Arnold offers his take on a classic Gibson cocktail, which he calls The Debbie.
· All Cocktail University on Eater [-E-]

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Fundraising: With under three hours left to…

Source: Eater NY

sarahsimmons.jpegWith under three hours left to go, it looks like City Grit’s Kickstarter campaign is going to leave Sarah Simmons empty-handed. She and the team were trying to raise an ambitious $100,000 for the deposit on a new space, but as of now they’ve only made it just over $33,000. No news yet on a Plan B for the team. [Kickstarter]

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Meanwhile in the Hamptons…: Interviews with Winemakers, Fresh Mozzarella, and More

Source: Eater NY

Summer is coming to a close, but things are still happening in the Hamptons. Here’s a roundup of all the latest food news from Eater’s sister site Curbed Hamptons:
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Sag Harbor: Here’s a look at some of the farm-to-table tablescapes created by local interior designer Steven Gambrel for a cocktail party at Watchcase. Besides just the usual wine and cheese, these tables are overflowing with whole cucumbers, eggplants, and bunches of beets.

North Fork: Winemaker Russell McCall chats with Curbed Hamptons about being a pioneer of Long Island winemaking, and about what it takes to ...

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There’s a Motherflippin’ Chicken McRib Now

Source: Grub Street NY


No, we’re not making it up. This is what we know so far.

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“The patty is like a big McNugget,.”Photo: McDonald’s Malaysia/Facebook

1. The Chicken McRib is a real thing, now being served at McDonald’s locations throughout Malaysia. Chickens actually do have rib cages, including a large floating rib near the bum, thank you very much. Nonetheless, most anyone serving “chicken ribs” in general is being euphemistic.

2. In its marketing, McDonald’s is slyly saying, “Don’t get it twisted”: Unlike its infamous boneless pork McRib, what they’re cooking up is just a “juicy ribbed chicken patty cooked to ...

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The Tristate Area Is Apparently Not a Great Place to Buy Wine

Source: Grub Street NY


It shouldn’t be such a struggle.

The American Wine Consumer Coalition conducted a survey on which states are the best for wine drinkers and gave New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut a D-plus for “wine friendliness.” The questionable survey was based on the following criteria, ranked from most to least important: “winery shipping (consumers being able to buy directly from wineries); state control of retail wine sales; an ability to buy wines from any wine retailer in the country; being allowed to buy wine on Sunday; the ability to buy wine in grocery stores; and the freedom to bring wine ...

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