Monthly Archives: September 2014

Shake Shack

Source: Eat It, Atlanta

Shake Shack

Having never been to a Shake Shack, yes, I was that guy that visited a restaurant within a few hours of opening. It’s a poor move for those expecting to find a restaurant in their groove, but this is fast food we’re talking about. Besides, I’ve been reading about Shake Shack for as long as blogs have existed, I have a hard-on for burgers, and I wanted to see what the noise is all about.

Once you navigate parking (which may be a challenge) you should expect a line, but it moves briskly, the orders taken by an army of smiling cashiers ...

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élan Debuts Lunch with Kung Pao Chicken Salad; Bergen Launches Brunch This Weekend

Source: Eater NY

Plus tickets to the Nomad’s annual Halloween masquerade go on sale.

FLATIRON — élan is starting lunch service this Thursday. David Waltuck will serve his seafood sausage in a bun with sauerkraut butter, plus kung pao fried chicken salad with soba noodles, and a spiced lamb burger with chickpea fries. [EaterWire]

CROWN HEIGHTS — Berg’n will debut its brunch this weekend (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with specials from its vendors like a carbonara pizza or a truffled egg pie from Pizza Moto. There is also egg, cheese, and kimchee toast at Asia Dog, and a breakfast ramen burger at ...

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Thousands More Food Service Workers Now Covered Under Expanded Minimum Wage Law

Source: Eater NY

Today the Mayor raised minimum wages for many, and expanded minimum wage coverage to thousands previously uncovered.

Today Mayor Bill De Blasio signed an executive order that will allow thousands of previously exempt workers to be covered under an expanded minimum wage law. The law immediately covers anyone employed by a business that occupies a commercial project that receives more than $1 million in subsidies from the city government, and would raise the minimum wage of those without benefits from $11.90 to $13.13 an hour. Those with benefits would see their hourly wage go up to $11.50, up from a ...

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Dinners With Toki; Simple Abundance Class; Wine Dinner

Source: Eater Atlanta

A dinner series is coming to Southern Art.

BUCKHEAD — Southern Art is hosting a quarterly supper series, “Dinners with Toki.” The first event is scheduled for Thursday, October 16, at 6 p.m. and will include a four-course menu paired with cocktails chosen by Southern Art head mixologist Toki Sears. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online.

MIDTOWN — The Atlanta Community Food Bank is has released its schedule for the “Simple Abundance Class.” The first event is Monday, October 13, and will feature STK Atlanta chef Mark Alba, who will cook seasonal and signature dishes from his ...

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Trouble on East 65th Street: Why Does Daniel Keep Losing Stars?

Source: Grub Street NY


Daniel Boulud.

The biggest news in this year’s announcement of New York City’s Michelin stars, by far, is the demotion of Daniel Boulud’s Daniel from three stars to two — another blow for a restaurant that’s weathered its share of bad news recently. Last summer the Times also knocked a star off its rating, and this past spring, Daniel dropped from No. 29 to No. 40 on that global 50 Best Restaurant List. These are still outstanding honors for most restaurants, but a slow, steady slide down three major rankings for the world’s finest dining destinations is bad news ...

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Joel Robuchon to Bring L’Atelier Back to New York City; Eataly Plans a Downtown Expansion

Source: Eater NY

The legendary French chef and the Italian food paradise both have grand plans for Lower Manhattan.

Legendary French chef Joël Robuchon has just announced plans to reopen L’Atelier, two years after he closed the outpost of his Parisian restaurant in the Four Seasons. Rumors of Robuchon’s return to New York City have been out there since May, and now Flo Fab confirms that a new L’Atelier will open in Battery Park City’s gleaming new development, Brookfield Place.

The new restaurant will take up a sprawling 11,000 square feet, and will be modeled after the swanky London outpost of L’Atelier. ...

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Thieves Return Rose’s "Fuck Perfect" Sign; Sakuramen’s Lounge

Source: Eater DC

Sometimes, Shit People Steal actually comes back.

SHIT PEOPLE STEAL— It’s old news that people can’t stop stealing Rose’s Luxury’s “Fuck Perfect” sign. It’s shocking news that sometimes they actually return it. [Facebook]

PHOTO INTERLUDEWashingtonian spent three days in the life of Mike Isabella. Here’s how it went. [Washingtonian]

ADAMS MORGAN— Good news for ramen fans. Sakuramen plans to expand into the space upstairs, according to PoPville. It will be more of a lounge atmosphere there. [PPp]

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Joël Robuchon Will Open His Comeback Restaurant in Lower Manhattan

Source: Grub Street NY


Joël is in a New York state of mind, just like that other Joel guy.

Joël Robuchon tells Florence Fabricant that just like Ace Frehley, he’s back in a New York groove. In fact, the highly esteemed French chef will open a much larger and most definitely spiffier version of his L’Atelier, which closed at The Four Seasons in the summer of 2012. This time, though, instead of a midtown address, Robuchon’s got a whopping 11,000 square feet to work with, and the new restaurant will be the “jewel in the crown” of Brookfield Place. Yes, that’s ...

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Luke’s Lobster Turns Five

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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They started with 250 square feet in East Village and no restaurant experience. Today, they’ve grown into a small empire with 13 different locations across the Northeast–including Philly. And now, Luke’s Lobster is turning five.

So to celebrate, on Wednesday, October 1st, Luke’s will be giving a $5 discount to any order of $15 or more (while supplies last).

The post Luke’s Lobster Turns Five appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.

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Pete Wells Gives Two Stars to Cherche Midi (While Panning Balthazar, Schiller’s, and Morandi)

Source: Eater NY

The Times critic can get behind Cherche Midi, but he has some issues with the rest of the McNally empire.

As expected, Pete Wells reviews Cherche Midi, Keith McNally’s new French bistro on the Bowery this week. He approves of the “healthy disregard” for all current dining trends, and notes an emphasis on red meat:

Steak frites does a fine impersonation of a Parisian bistro steak, the kind you don’t mind chewing and chewing between glasses of the house Beaujolais Villages…Filet mignon au poivre is far more tender, of course, with less sacrifice in flavor than usual. The ...

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Behold the Menu for Mark Ladner and Eli Kulp’s Gluten-Free Collab Dinner

Source: Eater Philly

The Michelin-starred chef is bringing his gluten-free Pasta Flyer concept — and some Del Posto classics — to Philly next week. Here’s a look at everything you’ll be eating.

This week, chef Mark Ladner is bringing his Pasta Flyer pop-up to town. Currently traveling in and operating out of a food truck, the concept is looking to offer fast, affordable, gluten-free pasta dishes and more.

In addition to a pop-up at Drexel, Ladner will be cooking at High Street on Market during lunch this Thursday, October 2, offering a gluten-free special from the Pasta Flyer menu. Then, he’ll move ...

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Menu Details for Off the Dock Seafood Stall at Krog Street Market

Source: Eater Atlanta

Look for a raw bar concept from Atlanta’s “fish guys.”

The as-of-yet unnamed Krog Street Market concept from Off the Dock Seafood’s Thom Duncan and Jeff McGhee will feature a significant raw bar component, per Atlanta Magazine.

The 800-square-foot market stall will offer raw fish and shellfish, including Georgia oysters and clams, flounder, and black bass. Sandwiches, salads, and soups will be made with local ingredients. Expect Sapelo Island clam chowder and ceviches. There will be two seasonal brews on tap, plus wines.

Duncan and McGhee have established themselves as Atlanta’s foremost fish providers, delivering their product from the ...

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Zeke’s Coffee of DC

Source: Eater DC

The Baltimore-based roaster recently expanded its presence into D.C. with a second roastery. The tasting events vary from month to month with plans to increase the number events in November as farmers’ markets slow down. The most recent was a coffee and Greek pastry tasting, and the October tasting will tentatively feature a tasting of kona coffees.

When: monthly, check website for events

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Mockingbird Hill

Source: Eater DC

Coffee at Mockingbird Hill is not a conventional tastinging experience. Instead, the bar offers flights of three coffees, not unlike those with wine, beer, or spirit tastings. Select flights that are organized by a single region or year. And for those looking to explore further afield the shop offers coffees that come from roasters not normally found in D.C.

When:
Daily, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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