Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Complete Taxonomy of New York Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

There was a time, not long ago, when New York was not considered a serious burger town. But over the past decade or so, the scene has exploded. Stupendously good burgers can now be found everywhere, from the rowdiest dive bar to the Frenchiest bistro. Today there are so many styles of New York Hamburger — grass-fed locavore, evolved fast food, the burgeoning field of dry-aged — that we’ve attempted to categorize them. Here, 50 burgers that best define this ground-meat moment. But before that, we in-house arbiters of burger greatness attempt the impossible — to pick the very ...

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Tapas Restaurant Opening In Former Carpe Diem Space In Ice House Lofts

Source: Decatur Metro » Food and Drink

Carpe Diem closed over two years ago.  And since then the restaurant space on the first floor has sat empty. But back in April, residents reported that the windows of the old Carpe Diem space in the Ice House Lofts were papered over and a message was written on the paper. “Chic new restaurant coming soon!  Check […]

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What Would You Say to a Foie Gras Rotolo

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

great-chefs-event-2015-400Congratulations to Michael Herman, who was picked by Marc Vetri as the winner of two VIP tickets to the Vetri Foundation Great Chefs Event. Herman and his guest will get to experience the Great Chefs Event and after party on Tuesday, June 9th.

Tickets do remain to the fundraising feast, but only 35 for the VIP party.

Check out the details at the Vetri Foundation site and hope that Michael Herman’s foie gras rotolo becomes a reality.

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The Last-Minute Sunday Night Reservation Guide

Source: Eater NY

Tables are still available at Lucali, The NoMad, Carbone 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

· Del Posto (8:15, 8:30)
· Annisa (8:30, 9:00)
· Marea (7:45, 9:30)
· The NoMad (7:00, 8:45)
· Maialino (9:00)
· Carbone (9:30)
· Boulud Sud (7:15, 7:30)
· Lupa (5:30, 9:00)
· Hearth (7:00, 7:30)
· Wassail (7:00, 7:30)

Resy

· Rotisserie Georgette (7:30, 9:30)
· Bar Boulud (8:00)
· All’onda (8:00)
· Blenheim (7:30, 8:00)
· Rosemary’s (7:30, 8:00)
· ...

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Can you make crave-worthy desserts with less (or no) white sugar?

Source: Washington Post Food Section

It’s probably not a coincidence that just as cookbooks based on alternatives to wheat have entered the market (who ever heard of kamut or farro two decades ago?), so have alternatives to refined white sugar. Two recently published books come up with different ways to address Demon Sugar. “Baking with Less Sugar,” by Joanne Chang of Boston’s Flour Bakery, dramatically cuts back on sweetness while substituting maple, honey and fruit sugars in smaller quantities. “Real Sweet,” by baking blogger Shauna Sever, calls on an even wider variety of less-refined or “natural” sweeteners (agave nectar, coconut sugar, muscavado, turbinado), all used ...

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Philly Beer Week Guide by Beer Style

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

As there is more than one way to skin a cat, there are also a ton of ways to approach Philly Beer Week. You can concentrate on drinking locally, you can focus on events with good food, or in our case today, you can choose an event by your favorite style of beer.

IPA Events at Philly Beer Week

IPA Tap Takeover at Birra

Sunday, May 31 11:30 AM to closing
Thirteen IPAs on tap including Shawnee’s Session IPA ...

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The man who helped spark the cocktail movement — and keeps feeding it

Source: Washington Post Food Section

When David Wondrich’s “Imbibe” was first published, in 2007, it hit a market that was craving cocktail knowledge. The book, a meticulously researched paean to 19th-century bartender Jerry Thomas, won a James Beard award and became a widely read origin story for the bartending world: a true tale of a man pursuing the making of drinks as a serious career and apparently having a hell of a time doing it.Read full article >>

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The Last-Minute Saturday Night Reservation Guide

Source: Eater NY

Tables, right this way.

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

· Boulud Sud (8:15, 8:30)
· Rebelle (8:45, 9:15)
· Hearth (7:00, 7:30)
· Chevalier (9:30)
· The NoMad (9:30)
· Riverpark (9:15, 9:30)
· Tuome (6:45, 9:15)
· Telepan (6:30, 9:30)
· Perry St (7:00, 7:30)
· Uncle Boons (5:30)

Resy

· Hill Country (7:30, 8:00)
· Barchetta (5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00)
· Aldea (7:30)
· Scarpetta (9:30)
· Toro (8:00)
· All’onda (8:00)
· Blenheim ...

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Philly Beer Week: Philly Tacos on Sunday

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

philly-taco-beer-400On Sunday, May 31st, Jim’s Steaks is hosting a special one-time Philly Beer Week event celebrating the “Philly Taco,” a Jim’s cheesesteak wrapped in a giant slice of Lorenzo’s Pizza.

The event kicks off at Lorenzo’s (305 South Street) at 10 pm where participants will grab their oversized piece of pizza. Then it’s a short walk to Jim’s for cheesesteaks and a Philly Taco beer. Yes, there is a Philly Taco beer. It’s the collaboration of two out-of-town brewers, Perennial Artisan Ales (St. Louis) and Cigar City Brewing (Tampa). Perennial co-owner Phil Wymore met Cigar City founder Joey ...

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Three rosés for summer, plus two reds for what’s on the grill

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Here are three rosés for summer, examples of pale Provence, a rich, deep Côtes du Rhône and a deep pink American rosé. They’re different, and all terrific. The two reds will pair with dinner off the grill: a richly textured pinot noir from New Zealand and a juicy, fun cheapie from Spain.Read full article >>

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Juniper Commons Is Closing

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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Kevin Sbraga at Juniper Commons

Kevin Sbraga’s salute to the 1980s is closing. Juniper Commons will close after service on Saturday, May 30th. The restaurant at Broad and South will shutter after less than six months. Although the 80s theme was highly anticipated, it was not well received by critics who felt the concept aimed (and hit) a middlebrow bulls-eye.

The Sbraga Dining organization issued the following statement:

Chef Kevin Sbraga and Sbraga Dining have made the very tough decision to close Juniper Commons for business. We would like to thank our amazing team who took the journey wiht us ...

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Top Stories on Eater Philly This Week

Source: Eater Philly

Relive the week in Eater.

These were the top-performing posts on Eater Philly this week.

· Dudes Who Bought PYT’s Burger-A-Day Groupon Are Pleased With Themselves, Says Groupon
Checking in with some of the people who bought the chance to eat stunt burgers every day for a year.

· Anthony Bourdain Says the Best Cheesesteak ‘Might Well’ Be From Jersey
Watch a preview of Parts Unknown: New Jersey, airing this weekend.

· Get Tipsy at the Movie Theater at Upcoming Studio Movie Grill
A theater with food and booze service right to your seat is coming soon to Upper Darby.

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Garces Group’s Rosa Blanca Is Closing for a Rebrand

Source: Eater Philly

The plan is to reopen with a new concept that still focuses on Cuban food.

Jose Garces‘s Cuban diner, Rosa Blanca, will shutter for the summer to regroup, according to the Insider. It will close down after dinner on Sunday, May 31, with plans to reopen this fall in the form of a “Cuban cafe.”

No word yet on the name or any further details on the diner’s replacement. Rosa Blanca did, however, already inspire a scaled-back spinoff called Rosa Blanca Cafe, located at Dilworth Park.

Rosa Blanca opened in December 2013, as a ...

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Mast Brothers is Throwing a ‘Hootenanny’; The Vine Launches Brunch This Sunday

Source: Eater NY

Plus, a garden party with fresh juice mocktails and a whole lot of sherry.

CHELSEA —  The Vine is launching brunch service this Sunday. Dishes include breakfast staples like lemon ricotta pancakes, baked eggs with spicy soppressata and eggplant caponata as well as day drinks like mimosas and bloody marys. Check out the full menu, below. [Eaterwire]

WILLIAMSBURG — Mast Brothers and the Newport Folk Foundation are throwing a “Hootenanny” next Thursday. The event will take place at the Mast Brothers Factory and features Island Creek Oysters that are shucked to order, food from chef Chris Fischer, of Martha’s Vineyard’s Beach ...

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There Are 100 of Dan Barber’s Veggie Burgers Left at Shake Shack

Source: Grub Street NY


Run!

If you couldn’t get off work to try Dan Barber’s vegetable-pulp-based cheeseburger — available today, and today only, at Shake Shack’s Madison Square Park flagship — you’re in luck: Grub hears that there are 100 patties left (out of a total of 500). This $8.95 burger is comprised of smashed leftover vegetable pulp from a cold-pressed juice operation, and topped with green-leaf lettuce, melted cheese from Jasper Hill cheese trimmings, bruised-beet ketchup, honey-mustard mayo, and a repurposed bread bun that incorporates stale rye bread. Who knows when Dan Barber will serve it next? Get a move on it.

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Brooklyn Nightlife and Restaurant Coalition Aims to Cut Down on Local Conflicts

Source: Eater NY

Restaurateurs and other industry folks have formed an alliance to smooth out communication with community boards.

A group of Brooklyn industry people, led by Dave Rosen, the owner of the Williamsburg bar the Woods, has just formed the Brooklyn Nightlife and Restaurant Coalition, with the hope of smoothing out some of the regular issues restaurants run into. Members so far include staff from Roberta’s, Brooklyn Brewery, Project Parlor, and the Van Brunt Stillhouse, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is the chair of the board.

The alliance, which was announced earlier this week, has a few main goals. ...

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Post Hunt 2015 is here: Meet us in Freedom Plaza on Sunday

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

We’ve been watching you (we have our ways) and have determined that you are (barely) brilliant enough to attend the most exclusive event of the year in Washington: the eighth annual Post Hunt. On Sunday, the most brilliant, creative, illustrious and industrious minds in the country will converge on downtown Washington. Oh, and Dave Barry, […]

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Carl’s Jr. CEO Says Kim Kardashian Couldn’t Eat a Burger

Source: Grub Street NY


Who knows?

As CEO of Carl’s Jr., Andy Puzder actually believes that a crucial part of his job is offending the public with soft-core ads. In an interview today to promote a new sandwich, a “meat-on-meat” hot dog–burger situation (whose ad stars Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes), Puzder decided to start insulting prior female talent.

He said gross things, like “Heidi Klum is no spring chicken,” and also took a dig at Kim Kardashian. Back in 2009, Kardashian starred in an ad for a grilled-chicken salad because, as she wrote at the time, it “fits in perfectly with ...

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Philly Beer Week: Food And Beer Events This Weekend With Beer (And Food)

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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This is it. Philly Beer Week is upon us. And while we’re sure you’re making your plans in a completely rational and responsible manner, we’d just like to remind you that food is not the enemy. It’s what your body needs in order to remain in the upright position generally deemed most effective for drinking more beer.

There are a ton (literally hundreds) of beer-focused food events happening over the next week, but in order to get you through the all-important first couple nights (and mornings) of Beer Week, we’ve picked out the best ones happening tonight, tomorrow ...

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