Monthly Archives: March 2015

Wine Tasting; OpenTable Top 100; Low Country Boil

Source: Eater Atlanta

Winemaker Alex Elman will be the Market Across the Street.

OLD FOURTH WARD — The Market connected with Across the Street will host a complimentary wine tasting on Wednesday, April 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Winemaker Alex Elman will be on hand for a meet and greet, and the event includes samples from her favorite wines and bites from the Market and the restaurant. [EaterWire]

LISTICLES — OpenTable has released its list of the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America, and three local eateries made the cut. Cooks & Soldiers, Do Restaurant at The View, and Umi ...

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The Upsider Launches Lunch; Resy Now Hawking Tables in Brooklyn

Source: Eater NY

Plus, Benoit revives its cochon dinners.

MIDTOWN EAST — Prime Meats and Ko vet David Colston is launching lunch this week at The Upsider, which opened last September. The menu’s miso salmon with wasabi caramel, and polenta with prawns, a poached egg, and brown butter offer a nice change of pace for the neighborhood’s lunch scene. Check out the full menu below. [EaterWire]

BROOKLYN — Resy is now operating in Brooklyn today with reservations for places like Lucali, Littleneck, Mason Premiere, Meadowsweet, and several others. For the full lineup, check out the Resy app. [EaterWire]


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Breads Bakery Coming to Bryant Park Kiosk; UrbanSpace’s Midtown Food Hall Lineup

Source: Eater NY

Midtown is getting a slew of awesome new lunch options.

Israeli import Breads Bakery, which pretty much launched the babka revolution of the moment, is expanding to Midtown in just a couple of weeks, reports Flo Fab. The team is getting ready to take over one of the kiosks in Bryant Park left behind by ‘wichcraft, which decided not to renew its lease at the end of 2014. No word yet on precisely what the kiosk will carry, but a mix of sweet and savory pastries like those offered downtown and coffee seem likely and a rep says ...

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Taqueria Diana, San Loco, Paul’s, Bar Virage All Back Open After EV Explosion

Source: Eater NY

Jimmy’s No. 43, B&H Dairy, Ramen Misoya, and Burp Castle, are still closed.

The restaurants along 2nd Avenue that were shuttered by the devastating explosion and fire that claimed two lives, are gradually getting back on their feet. San Loco is up and running, Paul’s Da Burger Joint opened yesterday (just tell the cops where you’re going), and Bar Virage tells Eater that it will reopen for dinner tonight around 5 p.m.

Yesterday afternoon Taqueria Diana started doing just delivery, but a quick call to the restaurant reveals that the nacho specialist spot is now completely back open.

Meanwhile, ...

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Opening Alert: Check Out the Menu for Guy Wong’s Le Fat, NOW OPEN in Westside

Source: Eater Atlanta

Opening day has finally arrived for Wong’s latest restaurant.

At long last, Le Fat has opened its doors. Miso Izakaya’s Guy Wong is now serving dinner at his Westside restaurant, which Yum Bunz at 935 Marietta Street. The colonial French/Vietnamese eatery is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wong plans to add lunch service soon.

On the menu, look for family-style dishes such as fried whole fish with crispy ginger and garlic, shaken beef, and carmelized chicken claypot. Classic pho, com, and bun dishes will be available as well. T. Fable Jeon...

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Bombay Gaylord Hopes to Reopen; Peeps Dioramas

Source: Eater DC

Plus, more from Robert Wiedmaier and a D.C. snub.

SILVER SPRING— Bombay Gaylord does hope to rebuild in the same location, Bethesda Magazine reports, though time will tell what inspectors say. The restaurant was recently destroyed by a fire. [BM]

AWARDS SEASON— Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs list is out. But no one from DC is on it. [EN]

HOLIDAYS— Embrace the season. It’s Peeps diorama contest time. [WaPo]

BETHESDA— More Robert Wiedmaier in Maryland? Bethesda Now reports Villain and Saint will be a collaboration between the chef and the Markham’s Bar & Grill owner, and it will involve ...

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New Sushi Restaurant Coming to Rosslyn?

Source: ARLnow

Rolls By U in the Colonial Village Shopping Center Rolls By U in the Colonial Village Shopping Center

A new sushi restaurant appears to be moving in to the Colonial Village Shopping Center, next to the IceBerry frozen yogurt shop, at 1713 Wilson Blvd.

Rolls By U has put construction paper in the windows and simple signs on the door, with the business’ name, plus “where u create,” typed out on its logo.

The restaurant’s Twitter account has tweeted just twice, but its bio says “coming to Arlington this spring” and its second tweet includes the hashtag “#createyourown,” implying a do-it-yourself sushi concept.

When Rolls By U, does open, it figures to have some competition, with Kona Grill ...

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Superica launches breakfast service, adds extended weekend hours

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution


Breakfast service begins at Ford Fry’s Superica at Krog Street Market on Saturday morning and will continue on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Look for Tex-Mex breakfast dishes such as Huevos Mexicanos, Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles, Fajitas and Eggs, Pecan Waffles, Bacon Hot Cakes, Migas, and Tamales.

With new extended afternoon hours on the weekends (and live music on Saturday nights), Superica will be open from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays (alcoholic beverages are served after 12:30 p.m. on Sunday).

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Hungry Guy Poses As Police Officer So He Can Skip the Drive-through Line

Source: Grub Street NY

You have the right to remain in line.

This weekend, a Texan who couldn’t stomach waiting in the Whataburger drive-through line got arrested after he violated literally the one line-cutting rule: Never draw attention to yourself. Unwisely, he chose to impersonate a police officer by wheeling into the parking lot in a Dodge truck that he’d outfitted with sirens and flashing lights, forcing the other cars in the line to move out of the way.

His trick failed spectacularly, though, as there was an actual off-duty cop nearby who immediately became suspicious. There’s no telling how many hours it took ...

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Ken Friedman Once Tried to Open a Restaurant With Roberta’s

Source: Eater NY

A look at the bitter split between Roberta’s owners reveals a great restaurant that could have been.

The owners of Roberta’s – chef Carlo Mirarchi, Brandon Hoy, and Chris Parachini – won’t talk (and rightfully so) about the tumultuous battle currently taking place in court over Parachini’s right to a slice of Brooklyn’s coolest restaurant empire. But as the Times learns in its in-depth look at the whole dramatic split between Parachini and his partners, plenty of other people will talk about it. From this we can glean a few juicy details.

First of all, Ken Friedman, who with April ...

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Where To Get Cream Puffs, Eclairs and Profiteroles in D.C.

Source: Eater DC

Beard Papa is coming soon, but here are local restaurants and bakeries that are home to great cream puffs.

D.C. will go crazy for cream puffs this year. After opening about 300 locations, Beard Papa’s finally prepares to introduce their innovative, natural cream puffs to Georgetown this spring. Although the French invented the profiterole, the Japanese are now perfecting this dessert through the worldwide chain from Osaka, allowing customers a choice of choux pastry shells and fillings from classic cream and chocolate to green tea or mango speciality flavors. Until the Georgetown location opens, where can eager Washingtonians find cream puffs, ...

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The Last-Minute Tuesday Night Reservation Guide

Source: Eater NY

Tables available at Javelina, Daniel, Charlie Bird, and more.

Eater scanned through all NYC restaurants on OpenTable and Resy with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here’s the best of the bunch:

Open Table

· Javelina (9:30)
· Daniel (9:45)
· The Modern (8:15, 8:45)
· Rubirosa (9:45)
· Marea (9:45)
· Balthazar (6:00, 10:00)
· Batard (6:15, 8:45)
· Telepan (8:00, 8:30, 9:00)
· Bowery Meat Co. (9:00, 9:30)
· Oceana (7:30, 8:00, 8:30)
· The Peacock


· Le Rivage (6:30)
· Toro (8:00)
· Rosemary’s (7:30, 8:00)
· Claudette (9:00)
· Bar Bolonat (7:30, 8:00)
· ...

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Here’s the Early Word on Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Source: Eater Philly

Early buzz and some good news on the liquor license front.

Though it’s been cautiously labeled a soft opening as changes and developments continue to roll out, the Philly outpost of NYC dim sum institution Nom Wah Tea Parlor has been serving up dim sum for close to a month now, between delivery and dine-in. Here’s a roundup of news updates and the earliest online reviews and reactions for those too curious to wait for official reviews to begin rolling in.

The Progress-Toward-Booze News: Owner Wilson Tang shared some good news on the beverage front this weekend, posting to social ...

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Chain Gang Roundup: Chipotle Opens at Liberty Place

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Photo by Arthur Etchells

Photo by Arthur Etchells

Chipotle is now open in the food court on the second floor of the Shops at Liberty Place. The food court location is Center City’s third Chipotle, joining the stand-alone locations at 1512 Walnut Street and 1200 Walnut Street.

starbucks-cold-brew-400Starbucks locations in Philadelphia and up the eastern seaboard are introducing Starbucks Cold Brew today. According to Starbucks, the cold brewed coffee is smooth and rich, with refreshing chocolate and light citrus notes.

Elevation Burger has introduced certified organic chicken to all of its burger restaurants, including locations in Collegeville, Plymouth Meeting, Willow Grove and Wynnewood. The ...

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White Castle Sneakers Have Arrived

Source: Grub Street NY

Kicks to crave.

At first, the sneakers make it seem like White Castle employees have the best uniforms in the history of fast food. But this trio of kicks, which turned up in the Japanese magazine Shoes Master and are patterned with nothing but the iconic logo, are actually being unleashed on the Craver Nation at large.

They’re an upcoming collaboration with Vans, a brand known to find inspiration in excellent eats from time to time, and New York streetwear brand Supreme. (Obviously Harold would wear the polished lace-ups, while Kumar would sport the slip-ons.)

It’s clear comfortable kicks ...

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Blitzing Through City Kitchen, Times Square’s Newest Food Court

Source: Eater NY

As has already occurred in cities like Singapore, New York is turning into a maze of food courts. They’re often ensconced in cut-rate real estate, giving dining establishments a chance to rent smaller spaces at lower rents. As the reasoning goes, it’s a good way for start-ups and small chains to sidestep the skyrocketing cost of stand-alone stores, and now food courts have become a major fad in themselves.

Joining Gotham West, City Kitchen is the second to arrive in the area west of Times Square, occupying a second-floor space that’s clearly not prime real estate. Even the entrance telegraphs ...

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Jonah Kim’s Yona Brussels Sprouts Were Inspired by the Bloomin’ Onion

Source: Eater DC

Even though he’s actually never tried one.

When coming up with dishes for his Yona pop-up, now running at G Sandwich, chef Jonah Kim tried to create his own take on one of the most prevalent restaurant dishes of the moment: crispy brussels sprouts. His source of inspiration was perhaps an unlikely one for a serious chef: the Bloomin’ Onion made famous by Outback Steakhouse.

Even funnier: he’s never tried one. “You know it’s weird; I’ve never had it, but I’ve seen it and I know it’s one of the unhealthiest things you can eat. But I just thought the ...

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Little 5 Corner Tavern reopens and more dining news

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution


The Little 5 Corner Tavern in Little Five Points, which was forced to close in May 2013 when it was damaged by a two-alarm fire, finally reopened this week after extensive renovations. The pub and pool hall features a sprawling menu of apps, specialty sandwiches, burgers, and entrees such as steak and salmon, plus weekend brunch. There are three more Atlanta Corner Tavern locations, in East Point, Edgewood and the Westside.1174 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-521-0667. 

Battle & Brew in Sandy Springs

The new location of Battle & Brew is now open on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. ...

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Well Liked Ramen Spot Coming to Chinatown

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz


Spicy Seafood Ramen | Photo via Yelp

Rai Rai Ramen was located in North Brunswick, New Jersey until it was damaged in a December fire. The ramen restaurant is now relocating to the 900 block of Race Street in Chinatown. In their North Brunswick location, Rai Rai had a four-star Yelp rating and 261 reviews.

Most reviews were impressed by the number of ramen varieties, 25 by our count and in particular, by the spicy seafood ramen (pictured).

Rai Rai Ramen [Foobooz]

The post Well Liked Ramen Spot Coming to Chinatown appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.

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Marcus Samuelsson’s Streetbird Rotisserie Will Drop This Thursday

Source: Eater NY

Expect some serious 1970’s hip hop and art.

Red Rooster chef and die-hard Harlem advocate Marcus Samuelsson will open his latest project, the casual and funky Streetbird Rotisserie this Thursday. The restaurant, which has been in the works for four years, is an homage to the neighborhood, drawing inpsiration from Harlem’s diner culture, neighborhood cookouts and 1970’s hip hop. It smacks of Samuelsson the moment one walks in the door.

The space is as much an interactive art exhibit as it is a restaurant. Nearly every inch of space is covered in graffiti art done by Def Jam Records founder ...

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A Man Won $2,400 for Biting Into ‘Excessively Hard’ Pizza Hut Croutons

Source: Grub Street NY

Bite with care.

A Tennessee man’s denture was apparently no match for the croutons on his Pizza Hut salad: According to the Roane County News, Everett Chatman sued the chain for negligence after “excessively crunchy croutons” damaged his fake teeth and the company’s insurance company refused to fix them. The local judge ended up awarding Chatman $2,400, plus interest and court costs. Let this serve as a lesson to us all about the dangers of sticking to a diet at a fast-food joint.

[Roane County News]

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