Monthly Archives: September 2015

“we owe our loyal guests and committed patrons a refresh of the space and concept”

Source: PoPville

black salt
4883 MacArthur Boulevard, NW via BlackSalt

From a press release:

“On Monday, September 28, BlackSalt Fish Market and Restaurant will close for renovations. The seafood-centric restaurant and fish market has had a successful 11 year run, building a strong following in the Palisades neighborhood and beyond. Jeff Black says “we ...

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New York City’s Michelin-Starred Restaurants

Source: Eater NY

76 restaurants in three boroughs.

Today, the Michelin Guide revealed its 2016 star ratings for New York City. Here’s a rundown of all of the restaurants on the list, in map form — now, it’s easier to see how the choices are distributed across the city and which starred restaurants are in your neighborhood.

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Eat and bike with Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall on Oct. 4

Photo credit: Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Photo credit: Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Eat. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall will be hosting Spokes and Folks, a special event featuring Oktoberfest-worthy BBQ bites and biking along the Beltline beginning 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. Chef Nick Anderson of Rathbun’s and the Ladybird team will prepare dishes such as bratwurst, smoked barbecue wings, bacon-braised cabbage, pretzels with spicy beer cheese sauce and potato salad.

Bike. Participants will ride the BeltLine from Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall at mile marker 9.25 to Piedmont Park and back. The Spindle, Atlanta’s urban commuter/bike apparel shop, will lead the ride.

Give. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Giving Kitchen, which provides emergency assistance grants to Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship.

Participate. Tickets are $20 and will cover the guided bike ride, food, and one draft beer from Three Taverns Brewery. Additional beverages and treats from King of Pops will also be available for purchase. To purchase, click here.

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood at 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE.

Picholine Just Got a Michelin Star— Too Bad It’s Not Open Right Now

Source: Eater NY

What’s going on here?

Terrance Brennan’s Picholine retains its one-star rating from Michelin this yearThe unfortunate news for anyone who wants to dine there is that this restaurant has been closed for many weeks now, and it’s not currently open.  A message on the answering machine notes that it’s closed, and that guests should check the website for details on the reopening, but there is no such information on that site. The last social media update was six weeks ago.

An email to the team gets bounced back, and rumor has it the staff got calls from the ...

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Danny Meyer’s The Modern Is The Big NYC Michelin Winner for 2016

Here are the Michelin Star ratings for 2016.

Michelin, arguably the world’s most recognized restaurant guide, unveiled its 2016 star ratings for New York restaurants today, and the big winner was Danny Meyer’s The Modern, which was elevated to two stars under chef Abram Bissell. Anonymous inspectors award worthy venues with either one star (“a very good restaurant in its category”), two stars (“excellent cuisine, worth a detour”), or three stars (“exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”).

Another big winner was Atera, which retained its two stars after chef Matthew Lightner left earlier this year; he was replaced by Danish chef Ronny Emborg. Semilla in Williamsburg, whose affordable vegetable tasting menu won over critics across town, earned a star in its first year of business. And Gabriel Kreuther, the longtime chef at The Modern, earned a star for his eponymous effort on Bryant Park.

Among the other starred recipients were Tempura Matsui, a $200 per person omakase restaurant, CagenSushi YasudaHirohisaThe Finch, and the pan-Thai Uncle Boons, and the Issan-themed Somtum Der.

Cosme, the New York debut of Enrique Olvera, arguably the world’s most acclaimed Mexican chef, was snubbed from the list. The omission puts Michelin at odds with local reviewers; the New York Times, New York Magazine, and this critic all awarded three stars to the Flatiron District restaurant. Casa Enrique remains the city’s only Michelin-starred Mexican spot.

Michelin originally planned on announcing its results to the public during a gala tonight in Lower Manhattan. Then something called “Twitter” happened. Excited chefs, who learned of their individual rankings after receiving phone calls from Michelin, started sharing their results all over social media yesterday and today. So the Red Guide went ahead and released its full list of starred restaurants a bit early.

Here’s the full list of starred recipients:

Three Stars

  • Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
  • Eleven Madison Park
  • Jean-Georges
  • Le Bernardin
  • Masa
  • Per Se

Two Stars

  • Aquavit
  • Atera
  • Blanca
  • Daniel
  • Ichimura
  • Jungsik
  • Marea
  • Modern (The)
  • Momofuku Ko
  • Soto

One Star:

  • Ai Fiori
  • Aldea
  • Andanada
  • Aureole
  • Babbo
  • Bâtard
  • Betony
  • Blue Hill
  • Bouley
  • Breslin (The)
  • Brushstroke
  • Café Boulud
  • Café China
  • Cagen (new)
  • Carbone
  • Casa Enríque
  • Casa Mono
  • Caviar Russe
  • Delaware and Hudson
  • Del Posto
  • Dovetail
  • The Finch (new)
  • Gabriel Kreuther (new)
  • Gotham Bar and Grill
  • Gramercy Tavern
  • Hirohisa (new)
  • Jewel Bako
  • Juni
  • Junoon
  • Kajitsu
  • Kyo Ya
  • La Vara
  • Luksus at Tørst
  • Meadowsweet
  • Minetta Tavern
  • Musket Room (The)
  • M. Wells Steakhouse
  • NoMad
  • Peter Luger
  • Picholine
  • Piora
  • Pok Pok Ny
  • Public
  • Rebelle (new)
  • River Café (The)
  • Rosanjin
  • Semilla (new)
  • Somtum Der (new)
  • Spotted Pig
  • Sushi Azabu
  • Sushi of Gari
  • Sushi Yasuda (new)
  • Take Root
  • Telepan
  • Tempura Matsui
  • Tori Shin
  • Tulsi
  • Uncle Boons (new)
  • Wallsé
  • ZZ’s Clam Bar

Here Are the 2016 Michelin Stars for New York City

Source: Grub Street NY


Congrats to the winners.

Following the now-standard announcement from Michelin last week of its ostensibly affordable “Bib Gourmand” restaurants in New York, the storied tire company today unveiled its annual, and much-debated, list of starred restaurants in the city as well. Somewhat interestingly, the company decided to wait and unveil the full list late today, at 5 p.m. (Many chefs, however, jumped on Twitter early to relay the news of their stars after they heard from Michelin’s reps yesterday and this morning.)

Anyway, the list, as it always does, leans heavily on fine-dining spots and hews closely to last ...

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A Creative Way To Make The Beloved Beer Can Sustainable

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

11910358_697066010393102_1179145357_nIn honor of DesignPhiladelphia’s upcoming, annual Pearl St. Passage festival covering the streets of Chinatown and North Callowhill neighborhood, retro whiskey and go-go bar, The Trestle Inn, is hosting We Can, a pop-up beer garden to help the city find creative ways to reuse and “upcycle” aluminum beer cans.

The Trestle Inn, located at the corner of 11th and Callowhill Streets, teamed up with MIO to create this event as a “playful tongue-in-cheek response” to the growing number of pop-up beer gardens surfacing the streets of Philadelphia.

Starting Thursday Oct. 8th and Friday Oct. 9th from 2pm-8pm,...

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A Creative Way To Make The Beloved Beer Can Sustainable

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

11910358_697066010393102_1179145357_nIn honor of DesignPhiladelphia’s upcoming, annual Pearl St. Passage festival covering the streets of Chinatown and North Callowhill neighborhood, retro whiskey and go-go bar, The Trestle Inn, is hosting We Can, a pop-up beer garden to help the city find creative ways to reuse and “upcycle” aluminum beer cans.

The Trestle Inn, located at the corner of 11th and Callowhill Streets, teamed up with MIO to create this event as a “playful tongue-in-cheek response” to the growing number of pop-up beer gardens surfacing the streets of Philadelphia.

Starting Thursday Oct. 8th and Friday Oct. 9th from 2pm-8pm,...

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“Zahav” cookbook introduces home chefs to the world of Israeli cuisine

Source: Philadelphia Weekly

My wife asked me to please quiet down—she was trying to catch up on her backlog of episodes of Eastbound and Down, and there I was, sitting next to her on the couch reading Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook’s love letter to tahina, apparently a little too interactively: I was grunting…

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A Happy Hour to Help the Homeless

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Best Foot PhillyA happy hour to support the homeless is approaching and you can help join the cause by drinking cheap beer, eating delicious food and bringing clean socks to contribute.

Indoor German bierhall, Bru Craft & Wurst, located at 13th and Chestnut Streets in Midtown Village, will host the Best Foot Forward Happy Hour and Fundraiser this Friday, October 2nd, starting at 4pm and extending drink deals until 9pm. Best Foot Forward Philly is a free, all-volunteer clinic that supports the podiatry needs of Philadelphia’s immense homeless population.

It has been said that while the average person walks about four miles a ...

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Whole Foods Says It Will Stop Selling Food Made by Prisoners

Source: Grub Street NY


One of the inmates’ low-paying specialties.

Following an angry protest inside a Houston store this weekend, Whole Foods says it will stop selling products made through a controversial prison labor program.

It’s the pretty inevitable fallout of selling a couple of brands of cheese and fish since 2011 that critics argue aren’t produced for fair wages (a big deal for Whole Foods) because they’re part of a unique arrangement with Colorado’s Department of Corrections that sounds uncomfortably similar to Orange Is the New Black‘s sweatshop-y Whispers lingerie business.

One such vendor, Quixotic Farming, puts “locally raised” ...

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New This Week: Cool Cakes at Ice Cream Jubilee, Sweetgreen’s Fall Salads

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Ice Cream Jubilee launches cool cakes, fall flavors 301 Water St., SE One of our favorite sweet shops is rolling out custom-order ice cream cakes. Guests can pick any flavor of ice cream and match it with their favorite dough, such as salty apple-cinnamon with spice cake, or cookie

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‘Angry Chef’ Ron Eyester addresses ‘struggling’ restaurants

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ron Eyester, owner of Diner, The Family Dog and Rosebud.

Ron Eyester, owner of Diner, The Family Dog and Rosebud.

Ron Eyester, also known as “Angry Chef” on Twitter, hasn’t had the best of summers, — Timone’s, one of his three Morningside restaurants, closed for the second time and former AJC food editor John Kessler gave his newest venture, Diner, a less-than-glowing review — and now the former Top Chef contestant is addressing his “struggling” Grateful Tables Restaurant Group in an open letter.

“It’s no secret we’re struggling…we ended biting off more than we can chew.  We ended up encountering some scenarios that we obviously could not have ...

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VIP Tickets Going Fast for Whiskey Fest

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

whiskey-fest-flask-400VIP tickets for Philadelphia magazine’s Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival on Thursday, October 29th are going fast. The VIP tickets get you the chance to taste Pappy Van Winkle and a host of other ultra-premium spirits. Early entry and a behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Financial Field is also part of the VIP experience.

VIP tickets are $150 per person (general admission tickets are $95) are on sale now. Get them now before like the Pappy, it’s all gone.

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​Trump Hotel finds a replacement for José Andrés in D.C.

Source: Washington Business Journal

Donald Trump’s hotel group has found a new signature restaurant for the Trump International Hotel in D.C.: BLT Prime, a steakhouse that’s part of a chain of BLT-branded restaurants.

The 9,000-square-foot restaurant will take the space formerly slated for José Andrés, who pulled out of a deal to open a restaurant there back in August, citing comments Trump made about immigrants during his presidential campaign.

The hotel, which is being built in the Old Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania…

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The Grub Street Food Festival Returns October 18


More than 75 vendors will be on hand all day long.

Mark your calendars: On Sunday, October 18, Grub Street is once again teaming up with the always-amazing Hester Street Fair (and our sponsor Citi) to set up our annual eating extravaganza. As always, admission will be free (you just pay for what you order), and there will be literal tons of amazing food. Stands this year will include Thai specialists Khao Man Gai; meat experts like Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, Harry & Ida’s, and Meat Hook Sandwich Shop; and an up-and-coming pizzeria you may have heard of called Roberta’s. That is, of course, just the beginning, though. There will be more than 75 vendors on hand, live music, a beer garden showing Sunday’s football games (so, basically, a giant outdoor sports bar), and — we have it on good authority — there will even be mini golf.

The list of vendors is still growing, but check out who’s already onboard, and make sure you head to the corner of Essex and Hester Streets on October 18. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., so you’ll have plenty of time to check everything out.

2nd City Beef
An Artistic Taste
Arancini Bros
Aux Epices
Bibingka-esk
Booqoo Beignets
Brooklyn Baked & Fried
Brooklyn Floss
Bruce Cost Ginger Ale
Butcher Bar
Daly Pie
Davey’s Ice Cream
Deviant Chef
Flinders Lane
Gaddy Lane
Goa Tacos
Good Stock
Gordos Cantina
Harry & Ida’s
HKFT
House of Mac
Ice & Vice
Jam Jar Bakery
Khao Man Gai NY
Little Treats
Luke’s Lobster
Lumpia Merienda
Macaron Parlour
Malai Ice Cream
Manousheh
Mayhem and Stout
Meat Hook Sandwich
Melt Bakery
Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque
Mimi and Coco NY
NY Chup
Paranta Alley
Pasar Malam
Phumpling Co.
Poffees
Red Star Sandwich Shop
Renegade Lemonade
Roberta’s
Sam’s Fried Ice Cream
SCONE ALONE
Seoul Pancake
Skillet Rose
Original Soupman
Squish Marshmallows
Sticky’s Finger Joint
The Queens Kickshaw
Tipsy Scoop
Tompkins Square Bagels
Tostones
Underwest Donuts
When Pigz Fly
Woza
Zhà Pan Asian
Just Food’s CSA Smackdown

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